If you haven't had a chance to check out "Ninja's Corner", I highly suggest it. You can get to it by clicking on the navigation bar above. He posted some interesting statistics recently about yearly snowfall and it's completely worth following this through the end of 2011. If you take a look at annual snowfall (January through December), both Little Rock and North Little Rock are in record territory. What a year! We started it with huge amounts of snow in January and February, had a violent severe weather season, then had the hottest day EVER in Little Rock, and now we're capping it off with more snow. If you ever think for a moment that our weather will settle down, you're wrong. This is Arkansas!
In 2011 so far, Little Rock's annual snowfall is 16.2 inches which makes it the 6th snowiest on record. Records for Little Rock date back to the 1870s. Here are the years we could beat if we get more snow by December 31st.
1. 1960 (32.6'')
2. 1966 (21.6'')
3. 1918 (19.4'')
4. 1880 (17.2'')
5. 1905 (16.4'')
6. 2011 (16.2'')
In North Little Rock the annual snowfall so far is 17.9 inches. This makes it the 2nd snowiest year in recorded weather history which dates back to the 1970s.
1. 1979 (19.1'')
2. 2011 (17.9'')
We'll see what happens between now and the end of the year! Thanks for reading the Arkansas Weather Blog!
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