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 ALEXANDRIA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1892 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              85   12/07/1924
                        12/04/1892
 LOW                7   12/23/1989
HIGHEST            80   12/22        MM      MM       MM  MM
LOWEST             25   12/31        MM      MM       MM  MM
                        12/09
AVG. MAXIMUM     59.5              60.4    -0.9       MM
AVG. MINIMUM     39.5              40.3    -0.8       MM
MEAN             49.5              50.4    -0.9       MM
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0       MM
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0       MM
DAYS MIN <= 32      9               5.9     3.1       MM
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0       MM

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        20.80   1982
 MINIMUM         1.35   2017
TOTALS           2.33              6.12   -3.79       MM
DAILY AVG.       0.08              0.20   -0.12       MM
DAYS >= .01        10                MM      MM       MM
DAYS >= .10         6                MM      MM       MM
DAYS >= .50         1                MM      MM       MM
DAYS >= 1.00        0                MM      MM       MM
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.75   12/05 TO 12/05

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

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     489               464      25       MM
 SINCE 7/1        759               789     -30       MM
COOLING TOTAL      15                10       5       MM
 SINCE 1/1       2726              2520     206       MM
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    28/300    DATE  12/23
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    38/260    DATE  12/23

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           12
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              6
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         13

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     74

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                5     RAIN                       7
LIGHT RAIN               16     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                2     SLEET                      1
FOG                      20     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      6
HAZE                      3

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

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