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Issued: 5:06 PM CST Jan. 17, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Many locations in Arkansas recorded the coldest temperatures in years this
morning...

Low temperatures in much of the state this morning were extremely cold, thanks to an
Arctic airmass in place. Temperatures as cold as -7 were recorded in the north, and
single digits were recorded as far south as the Louisiana border. Many locations
recorded their coldest temperatures in a number of years. In much of central and
southern Arkansas, this was the coldest airmass since February of 1996, or December
of 1989. While these temperatures were not all-time records or monthly all-time
records, several locations did set or tie daily record low temperatures for January
17th.

                  Low temperature previous daily coldest temperature
location 01/17/2018 record low temperature since records since

Lead Hill -7 -5 in 1982 02/10/2011 1927
Mammoth Spring -5 01/19/1994 1904
Flippin -1 12/24/1989 1951
Mena -1 4 in 1930 12/22/1989 1887
Harrison 0 01/24/2014 1891
Marshall 0 01/08/2015 1892
Batesville livestock 1 01/08/2015 1941
Calico Rock 2 WSW 1 01/25/2014 1915
Murfreesboro 1 W 1 7 in 1982, 1977 12/24/1989 1970
Subiaco 2 4 in 1982, 1930 02/04/1996 1897
Waldron 2 5 in 1982 01/24/2014 1919
Cabot 3 02/12/2011 1965
Mount Ida 3 01/03/2001 1872
Batesville Airport 4 4 in 1997 01/07/2014 1937
Booneville 4 02/11/2011 1906
Des Arc 4 8 in 1977 02/04/1996 1903
Hot Springs 1 NNE 4 4 in 1982 02/05/1996 1875
Keo 4 12/23/1989 1948
Little Rock AFB/Jacksonville 4 02/10/2011 1956
Sheridan 4 12/23/1989 1941
Arkadelphia 2 N 5 5 in 1982 02/04/1996 1899
Camden 5 6 in 1982 12/24/1989 1890
Fordyce 5 5 in 1982 01/04/2001 1911
Malvern 5 02/04/1996 1882
Morrilton 5 02/12/2011 1919
Pine Bluff 5 5 in 1982 12/23/1989 1883
Russellville 5 8 in 1997 01/24/2014 1882
alum Fork 6 01/09/2015 1937
Batesville lock and dam 6 01/09/2015 1951
Conway 6 01/08/2015 1884
Monticello 6 01/04/2001 1876
Stuttgart Airport 6 15 in 1997 02/10/2011 1942
Little Rock Adams Field 7 02/04/1996 1879
North Little Rock 7 02/04/1996 1975
Sparkman 7 01/30/2014 1963
Rohwer 2 NNE 8 8 in 1982 12/24/1989 1959
Hot Springs Airport 10 01/08/2015 1948

These data are preliminary until final quality control by the National center for
environmental information in Asheville, NC.


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506 PM CST Wed Jan 17 2018

... Many locations in Arkansas recorded the coldest temperatures in years this
morning...

Low temperatures in much of the state this morning were extremely cold, thanks to an
Arctic airmass in place. Temperatures as cold as -7 were recorded in the north, and
single digits were recorded as far south as the Louisiana border. Many locations
recorded their coldest temperatures in a number of years. In much of central and
southern Arkansas, this was the coldest airmass since February of 1996, or December
of 1989. While these temperatures were not all-time records or monthly all-time
records, several locations did set or tie daily record low temperatures for January
17th.

                  Low temperature previous daily coldest temperature
location 01/17/2018 record low temperature since records since

Lead Hill -7 -5 in 1982 02/10/2011 1927
Mammoth Spring -5 01/19/1994 1904
Flippin -1 12/24/1989 1951
Mena -1 4 in 1930 12/22/1989 1887
Harrison 0 01/24/2014 1891
Marshall 0 01/08/2015 1892
Batesville livestock 1 01/08/2015 1941
Calico Rock 2 WSW 1 01/25/2014 1915
Murfreesboro 1 W 1 7 in 1982, 1977 12/24/1989 1970
Subiaco 2 4 in 1982, 1930 02/04/1996 1897
Waldron 2 5 in 1982 01/24/2014 1919
Cabot 3 02/12/2011 1965
Mount Ida 3 01/03/2001 1872
Batesville Airport 4 4 in 1997 01/07/2014 1937
Booneville 4 02/11/2011 1906
Des Arc 4 8 in 1977 02/04/1996 1903
Hot Springs 1 NNE 4 4 in 1982 02/05/1996 1875
Keo 4 12/23/1989 1948
Little Rock AFB/Jacksonville 4 02/10/2011 1956
Sheridan 4 12/23/1989 1941
Arkadelphia 2 N 5 5 in 1982 02/04/1996 1899
Camden 5 6 in 1982 12/24/1989 1890
Fordyce 5 5 in 1982 01/04/2001 1911
Malvern 5 02/04/1996 1882
Morrilton 5 02/12/2011 1919
Pine Bluff 5 5 in 1982 12/23/1989 1883
Russellville 5 8 in 1997 01/24/2014 1882
alum Fork 6 01/09/2015 1937
Batesville lock and dam 6 01/09/2015 1951
Conway 6 01/08/2015 1884
Monticello 6 01/04/2001 1876
Stuttgart Airport 6 15 in 1997 02/10/2011 1942
Little Rock Adams Field 7 02/04/1996 1879
North Little Rock 7 02/04/1996 1975
Sparkman 7 01/30/2014 1963
Rohwer 2 NNE 8 8 in 1982 12/24/1989 1959
Hot Springs Airport 10 01/08/2015 1948

These data are preliminary until final quality control by the National center for
environmental information in Asheville, NC.


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