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Record Report
Statement as of 03:54 am CDT on August 01, 2014

...Record low temperature set at Stuttgart Airport...

A record low temperature of 66 degrees was set at Stuttgart Airport yesterday. This ties the old record of 66 set in 1997.

Public Information Statement
Statement as of 5:29 am CDT on August 1, 2014

...July 2014...one of the coldest on record in Arkansas...

July proved to be rather cool over much of Arkansas. This time of year...blocking high pressure tends to be the dominant weather pattern in the mid south and much of the southern United States. However...this year...the high pressure was shunted southwest and west of the region...allowing northwest and northerly upper level wind flow to drive several systems through the state. Much cooler air and abundant cloud cover tended to follow these systems. The result was a month which saw temperatures well below the 30-year average in much of the state.

At many locations...these temperatures made for the coolest July on record...be it average high...low or monthly temperature. Preliminary indications are that...statewide...this has been the coldest July since 1967...and quite likely the coldest on record. A final determination on this ranking will come after final quality control of data has been made by the National climatic data center.

In terms of average temperature...this has been the coldest July in over 100 years at Mountain Home...Hardy...Pine Bluff and Camden. July 2014 at several other locations...such as Little Rock...may not have ended up ranking as the all-time coldest...but was definitely in the top five coldest.

All data listed below are preliminary until final quality control by the National climatic data center in Asheville North Carolina.

.Average high temperature...

At the stations listed below...the average high temperature for July was the coldest on record.

July 2014 coldest previous record temperature station avg. High since coldest July records since -------------------- --------- ------- --------------- ------------- Devils Knob 78.9 1959 79.7 in 1959 1937 Calico Rock 2 WSW 82.4 2009 84.4 in 2009 1915 Batesville livestock 82.5 2007 83.5 in 2007 1941 Mammoth Spring 82.6 1967 84.4 in 1967 1904 alum Fork 83.1 2007 85.1 in 2007 1937 Lead Hill 83.2 2009 83.5 in 2009 1927 Keo 83.6 2009 85.3 in 2009 1948 Hardy 83.7 2009 84.5 in 2009 1897 Hot Springs 1 NNE 84.1 1989 86.7 in 1989 1875 Brinkley 84.3 1994 84.4 in 1994 1882 Newport 84.3 2009 85.2 in 2009 1884 Sparkman 84.3 2007 85.7 in 2007 1963 Evening Shade 1 NNE 84.4 2009 86.3 in 2009 1923 Greers Ferry dam 84.4 1994 85.6 in 1994 1903 Waldron 84.4 2007 85.2 in 2007 1919 North Little Rock 84.7 1989 85.8 in 1989 1975 Saint Charles 84.7 2009 86.4 in 2009 1930 Batesville lock and dam 84.8 2009 87.6 in 2009 1951 Mountain View 84.9 1967 86.3 in 1967 1924 Beedeville 4 NE 85.1 2009 86.9 in 2009 1964 Murfreesboro 1 W 85.2 2007 85.8 in 2007 1970 Batesville Airport 85.3 1950 85.5 in 1950 1937 Des Arc 85.3 1905 86.6 in 1905 1903 Gilbert 85.3 2009 85.5 in 2009 1936 Rohwer 2 NNE 85.5 2007 87.1 in 2007 1959 Hot Springs Airport 85.6 1967 86.5 in 1967 1948 Pine Bluff 85.6 1940 86.8 in 1940 1883 Booneville 3 SSE 85.8 2004 86.0 in 2004 1906 Stuttgart 85.8 1967 82.6 in 1967 1888 Clarksville 86.5 2004 86.7 in 2004 1871 Blue Mountain dam 86.6 1989 87.0 in 1989 1967 Russellville 86.7 2004 87.4 in 2004 1882 Searcy 86.9 1950 87.2 in 1950 1882

.Average low temperature...

At the stations listed below...the average low temperature for July was the coldest on record.

July 2014 coldest previous record temperature station avg. Low since coldest July records since -------------------- --------- ------- --------------- ------------- Mammoth Spring 58.0 1950 60.3 in 1950 1904 Lead Hill 61.5 1959 61.7 in 1959 1927 Hardy 63.4 1918 63.6 in 1918 1897 Sparkman 63.9 1970 65.7 in 1970 1963 Mountain View 64.2 1984 64.2 in 1984 1924 Saint Charles 65.3 1972 67.2 in 1972 1930 lrafb/Jacksonville 66.1 2013 67.9 in 2013 1956 Hot Springs Airport 67.5 1976 69.4 in 1976 1948 North Little Rock 68.1 2013 69.7 in 2013...2009 1975

.Average monthly temperature...

At the stations listed below...the average monthly temperature for July was the coldest on record.

July 2014 coldest previous record temperature station avg. High since coldest July records since -------------------- --------- ------- --------------- ------------- Mammoth Spring 70.3 1950 72.9 in 1950 1904 Calico Rock 2 WSW 71.4 2009 73.0 in 2009 1915 Devils Knob 71.8 1959 73.7 in 1959 1937 Lead Hill 72.4 2004 73.1 in 2004 1927 Batesville livestock 72.9 1950 74.2 in 1950 1941 Evening Shade 1 NNE 72.9 2009 75.0 in 2009 1923 Mountain Home 1 NNW 73.4 1905 73.8 in 1905 1902 Hardy 73.5 1905 75.5 in 1905 1897 Gilbert 73.6 1967 74.5 in 1967...1950 1936 Mena 74.0 1950 75.3 in 1950 1887 Sparkman 74.1 2007 76.9 in 2007 1963 alum Fork 74.3 2004 76.7 in 2004 1937 Waldron 74.5 2007 76.1 in 2007 1919 Mountain View 74.6 1967 75.5 in 1967 1924 Murfreesboro 1 W 74.6 1976 75.7 in 1976 1970 Greers Ferry dam 74.9 1967 75.6 in 1967 1903 Batesville lock and dam 75.0 2009 76.4 in 2009 1951 Keo 75.0 1967 76.1 in 1967 1948 Mount Ida 75.0 2007 75.6 in 2007 1872 Batesville Airport 75.5 1950 76.2 in 1950 1937 Booneville 3 SSE 75.5 2004 76.4 in 2004...1950 1906 Malvern 75.5 1995 75.7 in 1995...1967 1882 Newport 75.5 2013 77.0 in 2013 1884 Blue Mountain dam 76.1 1989 76.8 in 1989...1967 1967 lrafb/Jacksonville 76.2 1989 77.4 in 1989 1956 Fordyce 76.4 1984 76.5 in 1984 1911 Morrilton 76.4 2009 77.8 in 2009 1919 North Little Rock 76.4 1989 78.0 in 1989 1975 Pine Bluff 76.4 1906 78.2 in 1906 1883 Clarksville 76.5 1989 77.3 in 1989 1871 Hot Springs Airport 76.5 1967 78.0 in 1967 1948 Rohwer 2 NNE 76.6 1961 77.5 in 1961 1959 Beedeville 4 NE 76.7 1967 77.1 in 1967 1964 Leola 76.7 1967 77.1 in 1967 1963 Dardanelle 76.8 1967 77.5 in 1967 1909 Searcy 76.9 1967 77.3 in 1967 1882 Saint Charles 75.0 2009 77.7 in 2009...1967 1930 Camden 77.1 1906 77.5 in 1906 1890 Star City 77.5 1989 77.5 in 1989 1964