North Little Rock smashed previous records during the Christmas 2012 snowfall, which will now linger in the record books as well as the memories of those who experienced it.
North Little Rock more than tripled the record for the most snow to be recorded in the month of December. In 2012, 10.3 inches of snow were recorded compared to 2.9 inches in 1983, according to preliminary data from the National Weather Service.
The 10.3 inches of snow that fell Dec. 25-26 in North Little Rock is ranked as the highest 24-hour December snowfall on record for the city. The previous record was 2.6 inches on Dec. 22, 2004.
The 8.6 inches of snow that fell on Dec. 25 ranked as the highest calendar day snowfall in December. The previous record was 2.6 inches on Dec. 22, 2004.
The totals also ranked in the top-10 24-hour snowfall amounts and the top-10 calendar date snowfall amounts for any month of the year in North Little Rock.
The Weather Service has records on North Little Rock dating back to 1975.