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Climate Summary (Sep 2017)
 
Little Rock Climate Summary
...THE LITTLE ROCK ADAMS FIELD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER 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             106   09/01/1947
 LOW               37   09/27/1942
HIGHEST            93   09/22        85       8       96  09/16
                                                          09/14
                                                          09/08
LOWEST             53   09/07        64     -11       55  09/29
AVG. MAXIMUM     85.6              85.6     0.0     90.6
AVG. MINIMUM     64.1              64.5    -0.4     68.9
MEAN             74.9              75.0    -0.1     79.7
DAYS MAX >= 90     10               9.1     0.9       21
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        10.23   1898
 MINIMUM         0.12   2015
TOTALS           0.45              3.18   -2.73     1.31
DAILY AVG.       0.01              0.11   -0.10     0.04
DAYS >= .01         2               7.3    -5.3        3
DAYS >= .10         2                                  1
DAYS >= .50         0                                  1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.8    -0.8        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.69   08/31 TO 09/01

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.00              0.00    0.00     0.00
SINCE 7/1         0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
 LIQUID 7/1      0.00              0.00    0.00     0.00
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       1                11     -10        0
 SINCE 7/1          1                11     -10        0
COOLING TOTAL     304               312      -8      451
 SINCE 1/1       1872              2113    -241     2504

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              5.5
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    26/190    DATE  09/18
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    33/200    DATE  09/18

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           20
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              9
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          1

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     71

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                2     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      1
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 September 2017...

.Summary...
For the fifth month in a row, temperatures were below the 30-year
average in Little Rock. This was largely due to temperatures of 10
to near 15 degrees below average during the first half of the month.
However, the trends were quickly reversing, with the latter half of
the month seeing readings consistently 5-10 degrees above average.

For the fourth year in a row, there were no 100-degree days during
the month. There were ten 90-degree days, which was the fewest in
the month of September since 2014. There were seven days with
low temperatures below 60 degrees, which was the most since 2011.

Rainfall was significantly below average. Even though it was only
the driest September in two years, it was still one of the top ten
driest since rainfall records began in 1874.

.Monthly Temperatures...
The average high temperature was the coolest since 2012. The average
low and average monthly temperatures were both the coolest since
2011.

.Daily Temperatures...
Daily temperatures were above average on 16 days, below average on
13 days and average on one day.

.Daily Record Temperatures Tied or Broken During the Month...
Date  Record Type               New Record          Previous Record
12th  Coolest High Temperature  66 in 2017            67 in 2014

.Monthly Rainfall...
Rainfall was significantly below average this month. It was the
driest September since 2015, and the 9th driest on record.

.Daily Rainfall Records Tied or Broken During the Month...
None.
 
North Little Rock Climate Summary
...THE NORTH LITTLE ROCK CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER 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             105   09/03/2000
 LOW               41   09/24/1989
HIGHEST            94   09/23        85       9       93  09/14
LOWEST             55   09/07        65     -10       54  09/29
AVG. MAXIMUM     85.3              84.4     0.9     87.1
AVG. MINIMUM     65.7              64.5     1.2     67.6
MEAN             75.5              74.5     1.0     77.3
DAYS MAX >= 90     12               7.4     4.6       14
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         8.57   2008
 MINIMUM         0.33   2004
TOTALS           0.28R             3.31   -3.03     0.92
DAILY AVG.       0.01              0.11   -0.10     0.03
DAYS >= .01         2               7.5    -5.5        3
DAYS >= .10         1                                  2
DAYS >= .50         0                                  1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.9    -0.9        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.21   09/05 TO 09/05

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.00              0.00    0.00     0.00
SINCE 7/1           T               0.0     0.0        T
 LIQUID 7/1        MM              0.00      MM       MM
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       1                13     -12        0
 SINCE 7/1          1                13     -12        0
COOLING TOTAL     324               297      27      376
 SINCE 1/1       1921              2074    -153     2171

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

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              4.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    15/090    DATE  09/10
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    31/050    DATE  09/10

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)     67

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                2     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       4     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 September 2017...

.Summary...
Unfortunately, our luck with below average temperatures finally ran
out. The first two weeks of the month saw daily temperatures up to
10 to nearly 15 degrees below average. However, the trend completely
reversed in the latter half of the month, and September 2017 in
North Little Rock ended up a degree above normal.

There were 12 90-degree days, which was the fewest in the month of
September since 2015. There were four days with low temperatures
below 60 degrees, which was the most since 2015.

Rainfall was significantly below average. There were only two days
with measurable rainfall, and amounts on those days were less than
one quarter inch. This made for the driest September in 13 years,
and the driest September since records began at North Little Rock.

.Monthly Temperatures...
The average high temperature was the coolest since 2012. The average
low temperature was the coolest since 2011. The average monthly
temperature was the coolest since 2014.

.Daily Temperatures...
Daily temperatures were above average on 17 days, below average on
12 days and average on one day.

.Daily Record Temperatures Tied or Broken During the Month...
Date  Record Type               New Record          Previous Record
 6th  Coolest High Temperature  75 in 2017            78 in 1988

.Monthly Rainfall...
September 2017 was the driest since 2004, and the driest on record.
The previous record was held by 2004, with 0.33 inches of rain.

There were only two days with measurable rainfall, which was the
least on record at North Little Rock in the month of September since
records began in late 1975.

.Daily Rainfall Records Tied or Broken During the Month...
None.