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Statement as of 3:56 PM CST on March 06, 2015


... Record low temperature set at North Little Rock...

a record low temperature of 18 degrees was set at North Little Rock
today. This breaks the old record of 24 set in 1989.

... Record low temperature set at Hot Springs Airport...

a record low temperature of 16 degrees was set at Hot Springs
Airport today. This breaks the old record of 24 set in 1989.


Public Information Statement

Statement as of 9:20 PM CST on March 06, 2015


... A preliminary summary of the March 4th-5th snowstorm... some
noteworthy statistics... and some noteworthy snowstorms...

.Event totals...

The following totals are compiled from cooperative observer
stations... cocorahs sites and some public reports. We appreciate
everyone who contributed.

Location amount
----------------------- ----------
Hardy 8.0 SSW 8.1 inches
Des Arc 7.9 inches
Benton 10.9 WSW 7.0 inches
Hardy 7.0 inches
pougkeepsie 7.0 inches
Calamine 6.5 inches
Salem 6.5 inches
Beedeville 4 NE 6.2 inches
North Little Rock 6.4 inches
Keo 6.3 inches
Batesville livestock 6.0 inches
Batesville lock and dam 6.0 inches
Georgetown 6.0 inches
Mountain Home 1 NNW 6.0 inches
Mountain View 4.7 SSW 6.0 inches
Newport 6.0 inches
Sherwood 4.6 NNW 6.0 inches
Little Rock 5.7 inches
Evening Shade 1 NNE 5.5 inches
Gamaliel 2 NW 5.3 inches
Botkinburg 3 NE 5.0 inches
Calico Rock 2 WSW 5.0 inches
Greers Ferry dam 5.0 inches
McCrory 5.0 inches
Morrilton 5.0 inches
Mountain View 5.0 inches
Augusta 4.5 inches
Norfork 1.2 NNW 4.5 inches
Yellville 7.3 NW 4.5 inches
Harrison 4.3 inches
alum Fork 4.0 inches
Austin 2.5 SSE 4.0 inches
Bismarck 2 se 4.0 inches
Crystal Valley 4.0 inches
Greenbrier 2.4 NNW 4.0 inches
Jacksonville/lr AFB 4.0 inches
Marshall 4.0 inches
Sheridan 4.0 inches
Sparkman 4.0 inches
Stuttgart 4.0 inches
Clinton 3.8 inches
midway 2.0 W 3.6 inches
Camden 3.5 inches
Jasper 3.5 inches
Pine Ridge 3.5 inches
Booneville 3 ESE 3.3 inches
Antoine 1 SW 3.0 inches
Arkadelphia 3.0 inches
Arkansas Post 3.0 inches
Benton 3.0 inches
Center Ridge 4 S 3.0 inches
Fallsville 1 NNE 3.0 inches
Heber Springs 2 NE 3.0 inches
Hopper 3.0 inches
Hot Springs 1 NNE 3.0 inches
Lead Hill 3.0 inches
Malvern 3.0 inches
Nimrod dam 3.0 inches
Searcy 3.0 inches
Waldron 3.0 inches
Perry 2.9 inches
Gilbert 2.8 inches
Houston 5 S 2.8 inches
Mount Ida 12.9 E 2.6 inches
Abbott 2.5 inches
Dardanelle 2.5 inches
Fordyce 2.5 inches
Glenwood 2.5 inches
Mena 2.5 inches
Long Pool 2.4 inches
Parks 2.3 inches
Dover 3.0 SW 2.2 inches
Danville 2.2 inches
Hattieville 3 NE 2.2 inches
Cove 2.0 inches
Degray lake 2.0 inches
Pine Bluff 2.0 inches
Russellville 7.3 ENE 2.0 inches
u a Monticello 2.0 inches
Knoxville 2.7 NE 1.8 inches
Langley 1.8 inches
Conway 1.5 inches
Dumas 1.5 inches
ozone 1.2 inches
Star City 1.1 inches
Lamar 5.7 NNE 1.0 inches
Ratcliff 1.0 inches
Subiaco 1.0 inches
Kelso 0.5 inches

.Some noteworthy statistics...

At Little Rock...
the 5.7 inches of snow on the 4th and 5th made it the snowiest March
since 1971... and the 6th snowiest on record. This is the 2nd March
in a row with measurable snowfall. The only other times there have
been consecutive marches with measurable snowfall have been 1875...
1876... and 1877... and again in 1891 and 1892. The 5.7 inches of snow
fell in a 24-hour period... and Marks the highest 24-hour March
snowfall at Little Rock since March 2nd-3rd 1971... and the 5th
highest on record. Precipitation records for Little Rock began in
1874.

At North Little Rock...
the 6.4 inches of snow on the 4th and 5th made March the snowiest
since 1984... and the snowiest on record. The previous snowiest March
was in 1984... when 5.0 inches fell. This is the 2nd March in a row
with measurable snowfall... which is the first such occurrence since
records began. The 6.4 inches of snow was also the highest 24-hour
snowfall in March since 1984... and the highest on record. The
previous such record was 5.0 inches on March 9th-10th of 1984.
Also... the 3.9 inches of snowfall on the 5th was the highest March
calendar day snowfall since 1984... and the highest on record. The
previous highest March calendar day snowfall record was 3.5 inches
on March 10th 1984. Records for North Little Rock began in 1975.

At Des Arc...
the 7.9 inches of snow that fell made this the snowiest March since
1965... and the snowiest on record. The previous record was 6.5 in
1965. Records for Des Arc began in 1903.

At Beedeville...
the 6.2 inches of snow that fell made this the snowiest March since
2008... and the snowiest on record. The previous record was 4.8
inches in 2008. Precipitation records for Beedeville began in 1941.

At Georgetown...
the 6.0 inches of snow that fell made this the snowiest March since
1965... and the snowiest on record. The previous record was 5.0
inches in 1965.

.Notable March snowstorms...

1875... March 6th... heavy snow fell statewide... with the highest
totals in the central portion of the state. There was a large swath
of 10-14 inches from west central Arkansas... through Little Rock to
near Memphis. 18 inches of snow fell at Mount Ida... and 12 inches
fell at Little Rock... and these amounts still stand today as the
highest calendar day snowfalls at both locations.

1876... March 19th-20th... heavy snow fell in much of the state. 13
inches fell in the Fayetteville area... with two to three foot drifts
reported. Areas near the Mississippi Delta Region around Helena saw
around 12 inches... with 6-8 inches around the Hot Springs and Little
Rock areas.

1892... March 15th-18th... near-record snowfall occurred over the
entire state. The storm began in the north on the 15th... ending on
the 16th. Snow began on the 16th in the central and south... mostly
ending on the 17th. In most areas... snowfall ranged from 4 inches to
over a foot. The heaviest totals were in central Arkansas... with
over 20 inches at Hot Springs... and 14 inches in the Pine Bluff
area. After the snowfall... temperatures fell into the teens... with
single digits recorded at Hot Springs.

1924... March 13th... snow fell in much of the state... with four to
six inches common. Seven inches fell at Mount Ida... with eight at
Rison.

1948... March 11th... heavy snow fell in northwest Arkansas... with up
to 13 inches reported in Benton County. This accompanied a record
March severe cold outbreak... with temperatures as cold as -14 at
Gravette and Lead Hill the next day.

1960... March 1st-2nd... heavy snow fell in northern Arkansas... wih up
to 7.5 inches. Four to five inches fell in The Little Rock area
alone. One to two inches of freezing rain fell in the south.

1968... March 21st... heavy snowfall was confined to eastern Arkansas
near the Mississippi River. Most of that area saw over ten inches...
and 18 inches fell near the Memphis area.

1970... March 16th-17th... heavy snow fell in the northwest... with
nine to ten inches from Gravette to Harrison.

1971... March 2nd... one to three inches of snow fell... however areas
from Little Rock to near Blytheville saw four to six inches. Nearly
seven inches fell in The Little Rock area.

1988... March 17th... heavy snow fell in the north... with 22 inches
reported near Harrison.

1994... March 8th... heavy snow fell across northern Arkansas. Much of
the area saw 8-16 inches of snow... with some areas seeing as much as
20 near the Missouri border.

2008... March 3rd-4th... heavy snow in parts of northern and western
Arkansas began on the 3rd. By the 4th... eight inches had fallen at
Danville... and 12 inches had fallen at Dardanelle.

2008... March 6th-7th... heavy snow fell across much of the state for
the second time in less than one week. The snow continued into the
7th... with 10.5 inches at Subiaco... ten inches at Evening Shade...
and six inches at Pine Bluff and Monticello.

2010... March 21st... at late season snowstorm produced accumulations
of 12 inches or more near Fayetteville... with six inches recorded at
Harrison.


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