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Climate Summary (Jan 2016)
 
Little Rock Climate Summary
...THE LITTLE ROCK ADAMS FIELD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1874 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              83   01/25/1950
 LOW               -8   01/12/1918
HIGHEST            75   01/31        50      25       68  01/27
                                                          01/20
                                                          01/19
LOWEST             22   01/18        31      -9       10  01/08
AVG. MAXIMUM     51.8              50.5     1.3     51.8
AVG. MINIMUM     32.3              31.2     1.1     31.0
MEAN             42.1              40.8     1.3     41.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               1.7    -1.7        0
DAYS MIN <= 32     18              17.3     0.7       15
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        18.04   1937
 MINIMUM         0.25   2003
TOTALS           3.55              3.55    0.00     2.97
DAILY AVG.       0.11              0.11    0.00     0.10
DAYS >= .01         8               8.9    -0.9        6
DAYS >= .10         7                                  5
DAYS >= .50         2                                  3
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.8     0.2        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.61   01/21 TO 01/22

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           20.0   1918
 24 HR TOTAL     13.0   01/17/1893 TO 01/18/1893
 SNOW DEPTH        15   01/21/1918
TOTALS            5.7               1.6     4.1        T
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.57              0.20    0.37        T
SINCE 7/1         5.7               1.8     3.9      0.1
 LIQUID 7/1      0.57                MM      MM     0.01
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       4               0.6     3.4        1
DAYS >= 1.0         1                                  0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         6   01/22
 24 HR TOTAL      5.7   01/21 TO 01/22

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     704               749     -45      724
 SINCE 7/1       1436              1946    -510     1900
COOLING TOTAL       1                 1       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          1                 0       1        0

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     10/20/1989
 LATEST       04/19/1983
EARLIEST                        11/13
LATEST                          03/19
......................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    31/220    DATE  01/31
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    42/220    DATE  01/31

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            7
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             17
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          7

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     66

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                3     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN                9     FREEZING RAIN              1
LT FREEZING RAIN          2     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW                4     SLEET                      2
FOG                       8     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      0

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

&&

..DATA FOR LITTLE ROCK ADAMS FIELD FOR JANUARY 2016...

.SUMMARY...
OVER ALL...THE MONTH WAS ABOVE AVERAGE IN TERMS OF TEMPERATURES.
HOWEVER...TEMPERATURES WERE ABOVE AND BELOW AVERAGE FOR EXACTLY 15
DAYS EACH. THE WARMEST PERIOD WAS AT THE END OF THE MONTH...WITH
DAILY READINGS AROUND 20 DEGREES ABOVE AVERAGE. THE COLDEST PERIOD
CAME IN NINE DAYS FROM THE 16TH THROUGH 24TH.

RAINFALL WAS FAIRLY EVENLY DISTRIBUTED...WITH THE MONTH FINISHING
RIGHT AT THE 30-YEAR AVERAGE. MEASURABLE SNOW FELL FOR THE FIRST
JANUARY IN THREE YEARS.

.MONTHLY TEMPERATURES...
THE AVERAGE HIGH...LOW...AND MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WERE THE WARMEST
SINCE 2013.

.DAILY TEMPERATURES...
AVERAGE ON ONE DAY...ABOVE AVERAGE ON 15 DAYS...AND BELOW AVERAGE ON
15 DAYS. THERE WERE 18 DAYS WITH TEMPERATURES AT OR BELOW FREEZING...
WHICH WAS THE MOST SINCE 2014.

.TEMPERATURE RECORDS TIED OR BROKEN DURING THE MONTH...

DATE   RECORD TYPE                 NEW RECORD          PREVIOUS RECORD
31ST   WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE     57 IN 2016            57 IN 1884

.MONTHLY RAINFALL...
IT WAS THE WETTEST JANUARY SINCE 2013. RAINFALL WAS RIGHT AT THE 30-
YEAR AVERAGE FOR THE MONTH.

.DAILY RAINFALL RECORDS TIED OR BROKEN...
NONE.

.MONTHLY SNOWFALL...
MEASURABLE SNOW FELL FOR THE FIRST JANUARY SINCE 2013. IT WAS THE
SNOWIEST JANUARY SINCE 2011. THE AVERAGE SNOW DEPTH FOR THE MONTH
WAS THE MOST SINCE 2011.

.DAILY SNOWFALL RECORDS TIED OR BROKEN...
NONE.
 
North Little Rock Climate Summary
...THE NORTH LITTLE ROCK CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1975 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              81   01/30/2002
 LOW               -6   01/20/1985
HIGHEST            73   01/31        49      24       67  01/20
LOWEST             22   01/19        31      -9        8  01/08
                        01/18
                        01/11
AVG. MAXIMUM     49.4              49.5    -0.1     49.6
AVG. MINIMUM     33.5              32.7     0.8     31.9
MEAN             41.4              41.1     0.3     40.8
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      2               2.0     0.0        1
DAYS MIN <= 32     16              15.0     1.0       14
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.1    -0.1        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         7.55   1999
 MINIMUM         0.31   2003
TOTALS           3.21              3.42   -0.21     2.92
DAILY AVG.       0.10              0.11   -0.01     0.09
DAYS >= .01         9               9.0     0.0        6
DAYS >= .10         6                                  5
DAYS >= .50         3                                  3
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.7     0.3        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.08   01/09 TO 01/09

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           12.4   1988
 24 HR TOTAL     12.0   01/06/1988 TO 01/07/1988
 SNOW DEPTH        12   01/07/1988
TOTALS            7.2               1.7     5.5        T
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.72              0.30    0.42        T
SINCE 7/1         7.2               2.2     5.0      0.6
 LIQUID 7/1      0.72              0.30    0.42     0.06
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      1
DAYS >= TRACE       4               0.9     3.1        3
DAYS >= 1.0         1                                  0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         7   01/22
 24 HR TOTAL      7.2   01/21 TO 01/22

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     724               741     -17      745
 SINCE 7/1       1488              1933    -445     2008
COOLING TOTAL       1                 1       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          1                 0       1        0

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     10/20/1989
 LATEST       04/19/1983
EARLIEST                        11/13
LATEST                          03/19
........................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              MM
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    MM        DATE   MM
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    MM        DATE   MM

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER             MM
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR          MM
NUMBER OF DAYS PC            MM
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY        MM

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     MM

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               1
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       4
LIGHT RAIN                7     FREEZING RAIN              2
LT FREEZING RAIN          3     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                2     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW                4     SLEET                      1
FOG                       6     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      5
HAZE                      0

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

&&

...DATA FOR NORTH LITTLE ROCK FOR JANUARY 2016...

.SUMMARY...
OVER ALL...THE MONTH WAS SLIGHTLY ABOVE AVERAGE IN TERMS OF
TEMPERATURES. HOWEVER...TEMPERATURES WERE ABOVE AND BELOW AVERAGE FOR
EXACTLY 15 DAYS EACH. THE WARMEST PERIOD WAS AT THE END OF THE
MONTH...WITH DAILY READINGS AROUND 20 DEGREES ABOVE AVERAGE. THE
COLDEST PERIOD CAME IN NINE DAYS FROM THE 16TH THROUGH 24TH.

RAINFALL WAS FAIRLY EVENLY DISTRIBUTED...WITH THE MONTH FINISHING
JUST A LITTLE BIT BELOW THE 30-YEAR AVERAGE. MEASURABLE SNOW FELL
FOR THE FIRST JANUARY IN THREE YEARS.

.MONTHLY TEMPERATURES...
THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS THE COOLEST SINCE 2014. THE AVERAGE
LOW AND MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS THE WARMEST SINCE 2013.

.DAILY TEMPERATURES...
ABOVE AVERAGE ON 15 DAYS...AND BELOW AVERAGE ON 16 DAYS. THERE WERE
16 DAYS WITH TEMPERATURES AT OR BELOW FREEZING...WHICH WAS THE MOST
SINCE 2014.

.TEMPERATURE RECORDS TIED OR BROKEN DURING THE MONTH...

DATE   RECORD TYPE                 NEW RECORD          PREVIOUS RECORD
15TH   WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE     64 IN 2016            62 IN 2000
31ST   WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE     58 IN 2016            57 IN 1988

.MONTHLY RAINFALL...
IT WAS THE WETTEST JANUARY SINCE 2013.

.DAILY RAINFALL RECORDS TIED OR BROKEN...
NONE.

.MONTHLY SNOWFALL...
MEASURABLE SNOW FELL FOR THE FIRST JANUARY SINCE 2013. IT WAS THE
SNOWIEST JANUARY SINCE 2000...AND THE 4TH SNOWIEST EVER RECORDED.

.DAILY SNOWFALL RECORDS TIED OR BROKEN...

DATE    NEW RECORD         PREVIOUS RECORD
22ND   6.9 IN 2016           4.0 IN 1995

THE 6.9 INCHES OF SNOW ON THE 22ND WAS THE 2ND HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY
SNOWFALL ON RECORD IN THE MONTH OF JANUARY. THIS WAS ALSO THE 3RD
HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY SNOWFALL ON RECORD AT NORTH LITTLE ROCK...JUST
BEHIND 12/25/2012 /8.6 INCHES/...AND 01/06/1988 /10.5 INCHES/.

THE 7.2 INCHES OF SNOW ON THE 21ST-22ND WAS THE HIGHEST 24-HOUR
SNOWFALL IN JANUARY SINCE 2000...AND TIED JANUARY 27TH-28TH 2000 FOR
THE 2ND HIGHEST CALENDAR DAY SNOWFALL ON RECORD IN THE MONTH OF
JANUARY. THIS ALSO TIED JANUARY 27TH-28TH 2000 AND JANUARY 31ST-
FEBRUARY 1ST 1985 FOR THE 4TH HIGHEST 24-HOUR SNOWFALL OVER ALL.