Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Spring Fever. Record Breaking Spring Possible

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This really comes as no surprise when you consider all the warm weather we have had this spring!

Meteorologists consider the months of March, April, and May "meteorological spring" and with only half a month to go, this will more than likely turn out to be a record breaker in a few categories.   Remember, records in Little Rock date back to the 1870s.

As I look at the long range models with about 2 weeks left, I don't see any reason why this will change much.  Here are the startling statistics.
  1. If spring ended today, it would be the hottest spring on record by average high temperature.  As of May 15th, that's 78.04 degrees.  The current number 1 is 76.64 degrees set in 1987.
  2. If spring ended today, it would be the hottest spring on record by average seasonal temperature.  As of May 15th, that's 67.02 degrees.  The current number 1 is  65.37 degrees set in 2006.
  3. If spring ended today, it would be the 4th hottest on record by average low temperature.  As of May 15th, that's 56.00 degrees.  This number could easily vault higher as number 1 on the list is 56.49 degrees set in 1880.
     

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes todd those stats are not surprising. Its been warm this spring but the winter we had was also. Its just continuing on and on.

Anonymous said...

I'm getting worried. With our record breaking warm winter and spring, what will August feel like? I can just hear Todd's teaser for the forecast in late August - "What does Arkansas have in common with the surface of the sun?" stay tuned.....

Susan in Heber.....

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