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Arkansas finally ends its drought after more than a year



Little Rock, Arkansas – For the first time in more than a year, the Natural State is not experiencing any excessively dry circumstances. The last time there were no drought conditions in any part of Arkansas was on July 27, 2021. June 14 of last year came the closest to that.

According to fresh drought data released on Thursday, there are no dry conditions in Arkansas.

2023 has had a rainy start. Little Rock received 8.07 inches of rain in January, which is 4.57 inches more than the typical monthly amount. Moreover, February has been rainier than typical, with 3.10 inches of rain falling as of February 17.

In Little Rock, the total year precipitation as of Friday is more than 512″ over average.

Arkansas experienced drier and warmer-than-average weather last year, especially in the late Summer and Fall.

Moreover, in October, the Mississippi River reached its lowest point ever, stopping barge traffic.

Little Rock saw a warm late summer and early fall. Rainfall totals for July were about average, however only 5 days out of the entire month actually contributed to the total. Little Rock experienced high temperatures of 100°F or above on 13 different days. July highs in Little Rock typically range from 91°F to 92°F.

Additional monthly rainfall stats in Little Rock:

• December: +1.07″ above average rainfall
• November: -0.32″ below
• October: -2.25″ below
• September: -2.38″ below
• August: -1.76″ below
• July: -0.11″ below
• June: +0.67″ above
• With further rain is expected in Little Rock and throughout Arkansas the following week, February should fare well in terms of rainfall.

The top 5 wettest months in Little Rock on average are:

• 1. April (5.59″)
• 2. May (5.08″)
• 2. December (5.08″)
• 4. March (4.96″)
• 5. November (4.72″)