Pine Bluff broke a 107-year-old record low for the date Thursday morning when the temperature dropped to 42 degrees.
The previous record was 43 in 1907, according to the National Weather Service Little Rock office.
“For the third May in the last four years, widespread record cold has been observed in Arkansas during part of the month,” according to the NWS report. “On Wednesday, many locations set or tied daily record coldest high temperatures, and [Thursday] morning record daily lows were seen in a number of places.”
Mount Ida broke an 136-year-old record low when its temperatures dipped to 56 Thursday.
Records that had been in place for 90 to 100 years were broken at Des Arc, Marshall, Waldron, Booneville and Camden.
Elsewhere in Southeast Arkansas, Fordyce broke a record from 1911, Star City broke a record from 1964, Monticello broke a record from 1876 and Stuttgart broke a record from 1942.
Low temperatures in the 40s were forecast again for Thursday night and Friday morning in the Pine Bluff area.