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Climate Summary (May 2016)
 
Little Rock Climate Summary
...THE LITTLE ROCK ADAMS FIELD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 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              98   05/31/1998
                        05/26/1964
 LOW               38   05/04/2013
                        05/03/2013
                        01/01/2000
HIGHEST            92   05/29        81      11       88  05/29
LOWEST             50   05/06        59      -9       48  05/02
                        05/04
AVG. MAXIMUM     80.5              81.1    -0.6     81.2
AVG. MINIMUM     60.1              61.1    -1.0     63.2
MEAN             70.3              71.1    -0.8     72.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      1               2.2    -1.2        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        15.91   1882
 MINIMUM         0.64   1918
TOTALS           3.44              4.87   -1.43     9.45
DAILY AVG.       0.11              0.16   -0.05     0.30
DAYS >= .01        11              11.1    -0.1       17
DAYS >= .10         6                                 13
DAYS >= .50         3                                  5
DAYS >= 1.00        2               1.3     0.7        5
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.12   05/30 TO 05/30

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.00              0.00    0.00     0.00
SINCE 7/1         5.7               3.5     2.2     11.1
 LIQUID 7/1      0.57                MM      MM     1.11
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                                  0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL       8                20     -12       11
 SINCE 7/1       2191              3052    -861     3129
COOLING TOTAL     179               209     -30      240
 SINCE 1/1        274               281      -7      330

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              7.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    30/190    DATE  05/30
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    41/250    DATE  05/29

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            5
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             12
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         14

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     67

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                5     RAIN                       6
LIGHT RAIN               13     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      12     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      4

-  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 MAY 2016...

.SUMMARY...
AFTER EIGHT CONSECUTIVE MONTHS OF ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...
LITTLE ROCK FINALLY SAW A RELATIVELY COOL MONTH DURING MAY...WITH
READINGS NEARLY A DEGREE BELOW THE MONTHLY 30-YEAR AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE. MOST OF THE MONTH SAW PARTLY CLOUDY OR CLOUDY DAYS...
WHICH HELPED TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE COOLER READINGS.

RAINFALL...THOUGH FREQUENT...WAS BELOW AVERAGE FOR THE MONTH. THIS
WAS THE FIRST MAY IN FOUR YEARS WITH BELOW AVERAGE RAINFALL.

.MONTHLY TEMPERATURES...
THE AVERAGE HIGH...LOW AND MONTHLY TEMPERATURES WERE THE COOLEST
SINCE 2014.

.DAILY TEMPERATURES...
ABOVE AVERAGE ON 12 DAYS...AVERAGE ON FOUR DAYS...AND BELOW AVERAGE
ON 15 DAYS.

.TEMPERATURE RECORDS TIED OR BROKEN DURING THE MONTH...
NONE.

.MONTHLY RAINFALL...
IT WAS THE DRIEST MAY SINCE 2012.

.DAILY RAINFALL RECORDS TIED OR BROKEN...
NONE.
 
North Little Rock Climate Summary
...THE NORTH LITTLE ROCK CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 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              98   05/30/1977
 LOW               39   05/03/2013
HIGHEST            87   05/24        81       6       86  05/29
LOWEST             49   05/06        61     -12       49  05/22
AVG. MAXIMUM     77.5              80.3    -2.8     79.4
AVG. MINIMUM     59.4              61.6    -2.2     62.4
MEAN             68.4              70.9    -2.5     70.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               1.5    -1.5        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        12.93   2009
 MINIMUM         0.55   2012
TOTALS           2.72              4.96   -2.24    11.27
DAILY AVG.       0.09              0.16   -0.07     0.36
DAYS >= .01        11              11.0     0.0       16
DAYS >= .10         5                                 13
DAYS >= .50         2                                  6
DAYS >= 1.00        1               1.2    -0.2        5
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.07   05/09 TO 05/09

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.00              0.00    0.00     0.00
SINCE 7/1         7.2               4.4     2.8     10.6
 LIQUID 7/1      0.72              0.50    0.22     1.06
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                                  0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      33                23      10       18
 SINCE 7/1       2321              3005    -684     3312
COOLING TOTAL     148               207     -59      208
 SINCE 1/1        228               296     -68      283

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              4.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    13/MM     DATE   MM
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    33/MM     DATE   MM

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)     71

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                3     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN                8     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       5     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 MAY 2016...

.SUMMARY...
AFTER EIGHT CONSECUTIVE MONTHS OF ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...
NORTH LITTLE ROCK FINALLY SAW A RELATIVELY COOL MONTH DURING
MAY...WITH READINGS 2.5 DEGREES BELOW THE MONTHLY 30-YEAR AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE. MOST OF THE MONTH SAW PARTLY CLOUDY OR CLOUDY DAYS...
WHICH HELPED TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE COOLER READINGS.

RAINFALL...THOUGH FREQUENT...WAS BELOW AVERAGE FOR THE MONTH. IN
FACT...IT WAS ONE OF THE DRIEST MAYS EVER RECORDED AT NORTH LITTLE
ROCK.

.MONTHLY TEMPERATURES...
THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS THE COOLEST SINCE 2013...AND THE
9TH COOLEST ON RECORD. THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS THE COOLEST
SINCE 1997. THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS THE COOLEST SINCE
1997...AND THE 8TH COOLEST ON RECORD.

.DAILY TEMPERATURES...
ABOVE AVERAGE ON NINE DAYS...AVERAGE ON FOUR DAYS...AND BELOW
AVERAGE ON 18 DAYS.

.TEMPERATURE RECORDS TIED OR BROKEN DURING THE MONTH...
DATE    RECORD TYPE                NEW RECORD           PREVIOUS RECORD
11TH    WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE    70 IN 2016          70 IN 2011...2000

.MONTHLY RAINFALL...
IT WAS THE DRIEST MAY SINCE 2012...AND THE 6TH DRIEST ON RECORD.

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