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  • Todd Yakoubian

Historic February


We went from wondering if it was ever going to snow again to saying "STOP!"


Will we ever experience anything like it again in our lifetime? I always say, "never say never to Arkansas weather", but I kinda doubt it. We lived through history. It was a rough time for many, but I see the kids had a good time playing in the snow. Hope those memories last forever.


Thanks to the NWS Little Rock for compiling all the records.


ALL-TIME RECORD COLD


MURFREESBORO -13° ON FEBRUARY 17TH, 2021 (old record -7° 1/12/62)

BEEDEVILLE -7° ON FEBRUARY 16TH AND 16TH, 2021 (old record -6° 1/20/85

LITTLE ROCK AFB -6° ON FEBRUARY 16TH, 2021 (old record -3° 1/12/62)

STUTTGART -4° FEBRUARY 16TH, 2021 (old record 6° 1-17-2018)

HOT SPRINGS -3° FEBRUARY 16TH, 2021 (old record -2° 1/11/62)


SNOWIEST MONTH EVER


LITTLE ROCK 20.3''

SHERIDAN 19''

NORTH LITTLE ROCK 18.7''

KEO 18.4"

FORDYCE 16.7''

LITTLE ROCK AFB 16.2''

MALVERN 15.3''

MURFREESBORO 15''

DES ARC 13''

MORRILTON 13''

BEEDEVILLE 10.7''


SNOWIEST FEBRUARY ON RECORD


LITTLE ROCK 20.3''

SHERIDAN 19''

NORTH LITTLE ROCK 18.7''

PINE BLUFF 18.5''

KEO 18.4''

FORDYCE 16.7''

LITTLE ROCK AFB 16.2''

ANTOINE 16.1''

ARKADELPHIA 16.0''

MALVERN 15.3''

MURFREESBORO 15''

HARDY 13.5''

PERRY 13.5''

DANVILLE 13''

DES ARC 13''

MORRILTON 13''

MAMMOTH SPRING 12.5''

STAR CITY 11.5''

BIG FORK 10.7''


The following is taken directly from the NWS statement https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=LZK&product=PNS&format=CI&version=3&glossary=0

Coldest February High Temperatures at North Little Rock
1.15 Feb 2021 - 12*
2.01 Feb 1985 - 16
3.04 Feb 1989 - 17
4.17 Feb 2021  19*
5.05 Feb 1989 - 19

Coldest February Low Temperatures at North Little Rock
1.16 Feb 2021 - -1*
2.04 Feb 1996 -  4
3.11 Feb 1981 -  5
4.09 Feb 1979 -  5
5.15 Feb 2021 -  6*

Highest February Daily Snowfall at North Little Rock
1.15 Feb 2021  9.0*
2.17 Feb 2021  7.3*
3.06 Feb 1979  6.7
4.09 Feb 2011  6.2
5.13 Feb 1997  5.5

Highest February 24-hour Snowfall at North Little Rock
1.     14-15 Feb 2021  10.9*
2.     06-07 Feb 1979 -  9.1
3.        17 Feb 2021   7.3*
4. 31 Jan-01 Feb 1985   7.2
5.     09-10 Feb 2011   6.2

Snowiest Februaries at North Little Rock
1.2021  18.7*
2.1979  15.6
3.2011  10.2
4.2003 -  9.3
5.1985 -  6.6

Highest Daily Snowfall at North Little Rock
1.06 Jan 1988  10.5
2.15 Feb 2021 -  9.0*
3.25 Dec 2012 -  8.6
4.17 Feb 2021 -  7.3*
5.22 Jan 2016 -  6.9

Highest 24-hour Snowfall at North Little Rock
1.06-07 Jan 1988  12.0
2.14-15 Feb 2021  10.9*
3.25-26 Dec 2012  10.3
4.06-07 Feb 1979 -  9.1
5.   17 Feb 2021 -  7.3*

Greatest Snow Depth at North Little Rock
1.18 Feb 2021  14*
2.07 Jan 1988  12
3.19 Feb 2021  11*
4.08 Jan 1988  11
5.26 Dec 2012 -  9

Snowiest Year at North Little Rock
1.1979  19.1
2.2021  18.7*
3.2011  17.1
4.1985  15.6
5.1978  15.1

Snowiest Months at North Little Rock
1.Feb. 2021  18.7*
2.Feb. 1979  15.6
3.Jan. 1988  12.4
4.Dec. 2012  10.3
5.Feb. 2011  10.2

Snowiest Seasons at North Little Rock
1.Winter 1978-1979  19.2
2.Winter 2020-2021  18.8*
3.Winter 2010-2011  15.7
4.Winter 1984-1985  15.4
5.Winter 1977-1978  15.0

Snowiest 3-Month Period at North Little Rock
1.Dec. 1978  Feb. 1979  19.2
2.Jan. 1979  Mar. 1979  19.1
3.Dec. 2020  Feb. 2021  18.8*
4.Jan. 2011  Mar. 2011  15.7
5.Dec. 2010  Feb. 2011  15.7

Highest Snow Depth Average by Month at North Little Rock
1.Feb. 2021  2.3*
2.Jan. 1988  1.8
3.Jan. 1978  1.8
4.Feb. 1979  1.6
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