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Radar: Little Rock AR
34.83 N - 92.25W
Period: 1980 - 2006      Range: 124 nm

Database Overview
All reports in the domain All severe weather reports during the period are plotted. Blue dots represent damaging wind, green dots represent large hail, and red dots represent tornadoes. [Click to enlarge]
  All Rpts Sig Rpts Avg Days
Hail
7730
332 47
Wind
8895
245 57
Tornadoes
977
259 12
Total
17602
836 71
Significant severe reports Significant severe weather reports during the period are plotted. Only tornadoes F2 or stronger, wind gusts of 65 knots or stronger, and hail of 2" diameter or larger are plotted. [Click to enlarge]
Category
Rank*
Freq/mi2
Any Severe
20
1:74
Sig Severe
39
1:1,560
Tornadoes
39
1:1,335
F2+ Torn
6
1:5,036
* Compared to 141 national radar coverage areas studied.

Annual Report Information
Annual severe weather reports
Plot of annual severe weather reports in the search area. The dashed magenta line denotes a 5 year running average of all reports.

20 year report increase: 321%
10 year report increase: 22%
5 year report increase: 22%

See annual table below

Daily Report Information
Annual severe weather reports
Plot of daily severe weather reports in the search area. Lines denote a 7 day running mean.

Maximum daily value:
5.1 on 24 Apr

Primary Season:
Mar 22 - Jun 24

See monthly table below

Hourly Report Information
Annual severe weather reports
Plot of hourly severe weather reports in the search area. Values are in percent of total, and have been rounded to the nearest hour (UTC).

Maximum hourly value:
10% at 23 UTC

See hourly table below

Climatological Threat Potential
Threat
Avg Prob of Occurrence
Return Interval
Natl Rank
Any Tornado
0.051%
1954 yrs
13
F2+ Tornado
0.043%
2332 yrs
13
This table represents the average annual probability and return interval of each event for any point within the search domain.

Read details of computational method

Annual Totals
Year
Hail
Wind
Tornado
Total
 
Rpt
Days
Rpt
Days
Rpt
Days
Rpt
Days
1980
57
12
42
22
28
8
113
30
1981
55
17
54
20
14
9
83
31
1982
97
29
211
54
89
19
275
64
1983
76
30
230
50
23
10
122
61
1984
210
51
190
63
32
18
274
81
1985
136
36
191
52
13
8
162
62
1986
114
34
184
46
10
7
134
58
1987
51
23
144
45
3
3
57
57
1988
116
30
198
58
29
13
174
66
1989
183
42
270
62
24
14
231
70
1990
120
36
219
61
20
12
160
74
1991
162
34
258
45
20
9
202
55
1992
296
50
345
55
7
6
310
67
1993
302
59
262
61
12
9
326
77
1994
373
63
393
64
26
10
425
77
1995
432
65
413
65
24
11
480
82
1996
541
64
495
68
29
11
599
86
1997
234
54
334
59
47
11
328
75
1998
451
68
485
79
36
15
523
98
1999
548
76
567
69
121
20
790
96
2000
340
55
553
50
38
14
416
74
2001
452
62
556
70
53
12
558
83
2002
329
54
332
68
37
8
403
83
2003
677
65
482
58
66
15
809
75
2004
358
51
488
54
52
17
462
66
2005
355
54
398
63
93
13
541
78
2006
665
67
601
65
31
13
727
89
AVG
286
47
329
57
36
12
652
71


Violent Tornadoes
Date
F
Deaths
Injuries
1982 02-Apr 2320 UTC
F4
3
23
1982 03-Apr 0015 UTC
F4
2
28
1984 15-Mar 2340 UTC
F4
2
13
1984 16-Mar 0117 UTC
F4
5
12
1996 15-Apr 0010 UTC
F4
7
35
1997 01-Mar 2020 UTC
F4
6
100
1997 01-Mar 2047 UTC
F4
0
11
1997 01-Mar 2125 UTC
F4
10
40
1997 01-Mar 2141 UTC
F4
5
180
1997 02-Mar 0020 UTC
F4
0
0
1998 16-Apr 0750 UTC
F4
2
12
1999 21-Jan 2305 UTC
F4
0
0
2001 24-Nov 0755 UTC
F4
0
48

Monthly Averages
Month
Hail
Wind
Torn
Total
Jan
11
8
4
23
Feb
11
10
1
22
Mar
40
23
4
67
Apr
75
36
6
117
May
60
58
6
124
Jun
27
51
2
79
Jul
19
51
1
70
Aug
12
39
0
51
Sep
5
14
2
21
Oct
7
8
1
16
Nov
12
23
5
40
Dec
5
5
4
14

Hourly Averages
UTC
Hail
Wind
Torn
Total
00
767
722
124
1613
01
649
658
105
1412
02
568
582
73
1223
03
474
634
53
1161
04
393
497
38
928
05
293
445
29
767
06
208
325
19
552
07
200
287
17
504
08
133
288
18
439
09
121
196
8
325
10
88
190
10
288
11
78
179
3
260
12
104
141
9
254
13
106
127
15
248
14
131
121
12
264
15
99
125
13
237
16
95
126
15
236
17
125
168
10
303
18
170
218
23
411
19
276
265
28
569
20
418
474
42
934
21
599
628
71
1298
22
803
772
105
1680
23
832
727
137
1696

Click Here for tabular data (F2+ tornadoes).
Page Updated: Saturday 10-27-2007
If you have comments regarding this information, contact John Hart of the Storm Prediction Center.
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