Arkansas State Climatologist

 Whit Montague Named State NFIP Coordinator and  State Climatologist 

Whit Montague, CFM, is the State NFIP Coordinator and Climatologist. As State NFIP Coordinator, she works directly with local governments, other state and federal agencies and the public on floodplain management. Ms. Montague works with local Arkansas communities to identify and implement strategies that support floodplain management while mitigating risk from flood events for Arkansas residents. She coordinates regularly with state and federal agencies about flood related issues and provides post-disaster assistance during preside

ntial declared disasters. Whit was selected by Executive Director Bruce Holland to fill the State NFIP Coordinator/ State Climatologist position replacing Michael Borengasser.

As State Climatologist, Whit focusses on the strategic use of surface and ground water resources to better support increases in irrigated land, population growth and economic expansion. Her aim is to provide a high standard of climate information to the public; advance quality data for natural resource, education and research applications; and expand the knowledge of climate information across the state of Arkansas.

A civil engineer, Whit is an experienced environmental professional with a twenty year background in water quality and quantity management, low impact design, and environmental nonprofit management. her focus is on protection of Arkansas's natural resources and the communities that depend upon them. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, she now lives in Little Rock with her husband David, their daughter Riley and Henry and Ethan, their two rescue dogs. Congratulations Whit!

Whit Montague

For more information contact:

Whit E. Montague, CFM
State Climatologist
Dam Safety & Floodplain Management Section
Arkansas Natural Resources Commission
101 E. Capitol Ave., Suite 350
Little Rock, AR 72201
Email: whitney.montague@arkansas.gov
Office: (501) 682-1853   Fax: (501) 682-3991

On January 8, 2008, the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission was named Arkansas’s State Office of Climatology.  This page is a good resource for learning more about the weather and climate of Arkansas,  

National Weather Service, Little Rock office 

Mean annual, seasonal, and monthly precipitation and runoff in AR (1951 - 2011)

Rainfall frequency

Real-time streamflow data

Arkansas Air Quality

Would you like to get involved with helping collect information to help us understand more about Arkansas rainfall?  If so, please volunteer to assist  Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network (CoCoRaHS).