Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES, LA
216 AM CST WED JAN 3 2018

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...THE LAKE CHARLES CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1895 TO 2018

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              89   12/03/1912
 LOW               11   12/23/1989
HIGHEST            81   12/05        MM      MM       MM  MM
LOWEST             29   12/09        MM      MM       MM  MM
AVG. MAXIMUM     63.0              63.5    -0.5       MM
AVG. MINIMUM     44.5              44.1     0.4       MM
MEAN             53.7              53.8    -0.1       MM
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0       MM
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.1    -0.1       MM
DAYS MIN <= 32      4               3.3     0.7       MM
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0       MM

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        13.27   1967
 MINIMUM         2.02   2000
TOTALS           4.90              4.68    0.22       MM
DAILY AVG.       0.16              0.15    0.01       MM
DAYS >= .01        11               9.7     1.3       MM
DAYS >= .10         9               6.3     2.7       MM
DAYS >= .50         5               2.8     2.2       MM
DAYS >= 1.00        1               1.4    -0.4       MM
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.07   12/17 TO 12/17

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             MM   5
TOTALS            2.1                 T     2.1       MM
SINCE 7/1         2.1                 T     2.1       MM
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM       MM
DAYS >= 1.0         1               0.0     1.0       MM
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                            MM  MM
 24 HR TOTAL      2.1   12/08 TO 12/08

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     367               367       0       MM
 SINCE 7/1        515               574     -59       MM
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    25/020    DATE  12/31
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    32/320    DATE  12/23

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           11
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              7
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         13

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     79

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                7     RAIN                       9
LIGHT RAIN               13     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                1     SLEET                      1
FOG                      19     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      7
HAZE                      1

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

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