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Climate Summary (Mar 2017)
 
Little Rock Climate Summary
...THE LITTLE ROCK ADAMS FIELD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1874 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              91   03/31/1974
 LOW               11   03/03/1943
HIGHEST            86   03/21        64      22       87  03/15
LOWEST             28   03/15        43     -15       32  03/21
AVG. MAXIMUM     68.1              64.0     4.1     68.8
AVG. MINIMUM     44.6              42.7     1.9     47.6
MEAN             56.4              53.4     3.0     58.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      3               3.4    -0.4        1
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        12.33   2016
 MINIMUM         0.52   1925
TOTALS           3.87              4.68   -0.81    12.33
DAILY AVG.       0.12              0.15   -0.03     0.40
DAYS >= .01        11               9.8     1.2       11
DAYS >= .10         8                                 11
DAYS >= .50         2                                  6
DAYS >= 1.00        1               1.6    -0.6        4
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.27   03/07 TO 03/07

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           12.0   1875
 24 HR TOTAL     12.0   03/06/1875 TO 03/06/1875
 SNOW DEPTH         8   03/17/1892
TOTALS            0.0               0.4    -0.4      0.0
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.00              0.00    0.00     0.00
SINCE 7/1         0.2               3.5    -3.3      5.7
 LIQUID 7/1      0.02                MM      MM     0.57
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       0               0.3    -0.3        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                                  0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     280               375     -95      224
 SINCE 7/1       2194              2888    -694     2113
COOLING TOTAL      21                14       7       21
 SINCE 1/1         33                16      17       27

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     10/20/1989
 LATEST       04/19/1983
EARLIEST                        11/13
LATEST                          03/19
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    37/240    DATE  03/24
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    48/260    DATE  03/27

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            8
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             13
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         10

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     68

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                5     RAIN                      10
LIGHT RAIN               12     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       1
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      15     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      1

-  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 March 2017...

.Summary...
Above average temperatures continued into March. Even though the
month was warm, it turned out to be the coolest in a couple of
years. The coolest period of the month was in the second week, when
readings were around 10 to 15 degrees below average.

Measurable rain fell in the first two weeks, and during the last
week. There were 11 days with measurable rainfall.

.Monthly Temperatures...
The average high, low, and monthly temperatures were the coolest
since 2015.

.Daily Temperatures...
Daily temperatures were above average on 23 days, average on one
day, and below average on seven days. There were three days with
freezing temperatures, which was the most since 2015.

.Daily Record Temperatures Tied or Broken During the Month...

Date(s)  Record Type                New Record      Previous Record
21st     High temperature           86 in 2017      86 in 1916, 1907

.Monthly Rainfall...
Rainfall was below average, and it was the driest March since 2010.

.Daily Rainfall Records Tied or Broken...
None.

.Monthly Snowfall...
For the second March in a row, no snow fell.

.Daily Snowfall Records Tied or Broken...
None.
 
North Little Rock Climate Summary
...THE NORTH LITTLE ROCK CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1975 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              87   03/31/1981
 LOW               14   03/03/2014
                        03/02/1980
HIGHEST            85   03/21        64      21       85  03/15
LOWEST             28   03/15        45     -17       35  03/20
AVG. MAXIMUM     67.0              63.6     3.4     67.1
AVG. MINIMUM     46.7              44.3     2.4     47.8
MEAN             56.9              53.9     3.0     57.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      2               2.6    -0.6        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        12.52   2016
 MINIMUM         1.61   2007
TOTALS           3.47              4.77   -1.30    12.23
DAILY AVG.       0.11              0.15   -0.04     0.39
DAYS >= .01        11              10.0     1.0       11
DAYS >= .10         8                                 11
DAYS >= .50         3                                  7
DAYS >= 1.00        0               1.4    -1.4        3
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.43   03/06 TO 03/07

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            6.4   2015
 24 HR TOTAL      6.4   03/04/2015 TO 03/05/2015
 SNOW DEPTH         5   03/05/2015
                        03/10/1984
TOTALS              T               0.4    -0.4        T
 LIQUID EQUIV       T              0.00    0.00       MM
SINCE 7/1         0.8               4.4    -3.6      7.2
 LIQUID 7/1      0.08              0.50   -0.42     0.72
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       1               0.3     0.7        2
DAYS >= 1.0         0                                  0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM
 24 HR TOTAL        T   03/11 TO 03/11

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     271               360     -89      244
 SINCE 7/1       2102              2846    -744     2205
COOLING TOTAL      27                17      10       17
 SINCE 1/1         44                19      25       20

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

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    16/200    DATE  03/07
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    45/200    DATE  03/24

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.00
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR          MM
NUMBER OF DAYS PC            MM
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY        MM

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     65

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                3     RAIN                       5
LIGHT RAIN                9     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      1
FOG                       2     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
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 March 2017...

.Summary...
Above average temperatures continued into March. Even though the
month was warm, it turned out to be the coolest in a couple of
years. The coolest period of the month was in the second week, when
readings were around 10 to 15 degrees below average.

Measurable rain fell in the first two weeks, and during the last
week. There were 12 days with measurable rainfall, which was the
most in two years.

.Monthly Temperatures...
The average high, low, and monthly temperatures were the coolest
since 2015. The average high was the 6th warmest on record. The
average low was the 7th warmest on record. The average monthly
temperature was the 6th warmest on record.

.Daily Temperatures...
Daily temperatures were above average on 22 days, average on three
days, and below average on six days. There were two days with
freezing temperatures, which was the most since 2015.

.Daily Record Temperatures Tied or Broken During the Month...

Date(s)  Record Type                New Record      Previous Record
21st     High temperature           85 in 2017         84 in 1997

The 21st saw the 5th warmest day in March in terms of high
temperatures, with a high of 85 degrees.

The 20th saw the 10th warmest day in March in terms of high
temperatures, with a high of 84 degrees.

.Monthly Rainfall...
Rainfall was below average, and it was the driest March since 2011.

.Daily Rainfall Records Tied or Broken...
None.

.Monthly Snowfall...
Only a trace of sleet fell. This marked the first March snowfall in
two years.

.Daily Snowfall Records Tied or Broken...

Date(s)       New Record             Previous Record
11th        Trace in 2017        None - record established

.Miscellaneous Phenomena...
A sea level pressure of 30.63 inches was recorded on March 3rd. This
tied the all-time record highest sea level pressure for the month of
March, which was originally set on March 21, 1986.