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February, 2024 Monthly Summary
Monthly Statistics
  Temperatures Precipitation
Site Max Min Avg Norm Dep Hi Lo Sum Norm Dep
Fayetteville (NW AR) 63.6 34.4 49.0 40.4 +8.6 81 14 1.17 2.56 -1.39
Harrison (NC AR) 62.1 37.4 49.8 40.9 +8.9 84 22 1.61 2.42 -0.81
Jonesboro (NE AR) 60.8 40.0 50.4 42.6 +7.8 77 24 2.71 3.79 -1.08
Fort Smith (WC AR) 66.2 39.9 53.1 45.0 +8.1 84 21 1.42 2.69 -1.27
Little Rock (C AR) 66.0 43.7 54.8 44.7 +10.1 81 26 3.10 3.97 -0.87
Texarkana (SW AR) 68.9 46.9 57.9 48.3 +9.6 90 28 2.46 4.28 -1.82
El Dorado (SC AR) 67.3 41.6 54.4 48.5 +5.9 85 23 3.39 4.47 -1.08
Pine Bluff (SE AR) 65.2 43.7 54.4 46.5 +7.9 81 26 3.34 4.27 -0.93


Temperatures across the state during February were the hottest on record at most locations. Rainfall totals for the month were well below normal.  

Record Temperatures
Temperature records broken in February. Check out the records below.
Site Record High (Date of Occurrence)
Batesville 84 (2/27)
Harrison 76T (2/21), 84 (2/27)
Hot Springs 81 (2/26)
Jacksonville/LRAFB 83 (2/26), 80 (2/27)
Little Rock 77T (2/22)
Monticello 81 (2/25)
North Little Rock 78T (2/25)
Russellville 77 (2/22)
Stuttgart 79 (2/25), 79T (2/27)

Note: "T" means record was tied. 

Quick Event Summary

The biggest story in Arkansas weather during the month of February was the extremely warm temperatures seen across the state. Temperatures were so warm that nearly every climate station recorded its warmest February. Average temperatures ranged from five to more than 10 degrees above normal. A few locations recorded high temperatures approaching 90 degrees. There were a few instances of severe and winter weather, but the above normal temperatures and below normal precipitation led to several days of increased wildfire danger. The first tornado of the year occurred in Saline County on February 9th.

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Severe Storms on February 9, 2024


Well above normal temperatures and dry conditions were seen at the start of the month with a storm system approaching the area late on the 2nd with rain occurring from west to east on the 3rd. Rain persisted through the 4th before departing to the southeast. Above normal temperatures continued through the first 7 days of the month.

A few storms developed during the evening hours of the 9th across portions of western and central Arkansas. One of these storms produced large hail near Hot Springs before eventually producing an EF1 tornado along E. Sardis Rd in Saline County. Rain became more widespread across southern and eastern Arkansas late on the 9th and continuing into the 10th.


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Snow on February 12, 2024


A round of winter weather occurred on the 12th shortly after the brief round of severe weather on the tenth, with parts of northwest Arkansas picking up a few inches of snow in some spots. Snow expanded eastward through the day with some minor accumulation observed across northeast Arkansas as well. For much of the state this system had little to no impact, other than a brief period of cold temperatures. 

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Isolated Severe Storms on February 16, 2024

Isolated Severe Storms on February 22, 2024


During the middle of the month there were a couple of very brief cooldowns, preceded by isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms. On Feb 16th and 22nd there were a few instances of severe weather across the state. Rainfall wasn't widespread, but there were a few locally heavy downpours. 

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Very Warm/Dry Then Turning Colder February 25-28, 2024

Above normal temperatures were noted from Feb 25-28 across the state. Increased southerly winds occurred as well, along with little to no rain. This lead to a couple days of increased wildfire danger and an increase in burn bans across the state. Winds were highest on the 27th ahead of an approaching cold front, gusts exceeded 40 mph in several locations. Temperatures broke records on the 26-28 with Texarkana recording a high of 90 on the 26th.

Some precipitation was seen across the state at the end of the month with rainfall observed on the 29th. As precipitation moved across the area, some sleet and even a few snow flakes fell before everything transitioned to all rain. 

Temperature and Precipitation Trends
Temperatures at Little Rock (Pulaski County).
In the picture: Temperatures at Little Rock (Pulaski County). Click to enlarge.


Precipitation at Little Rock (Pulaski County).
In the picture: Precipitation at Little Rock (Pulaski County). Click to enlarge.


Precipitation across Arkansas.
In the picture: Precipitation across Arkansas.


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Detailed Monthly Statistics