Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES, LA
345 AM CDT SAT APR 2 2016

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...THE ALEXANDRIA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1892 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              93   03/21/1907
 LOW               22   03/04/2002
                        03/04/1943
HIGHEST            85   03/14        MM      MM       86  03/17
LOWEST             34   03/21        MM      MM       24  03/06
AVG. MAXIMUM     73.4              70.8     2.6     70.4
AVG. MINIMUM     53.2              47.7     5.5     50.2
MEAN             63.3              59.2     4.1     60.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               1.0    -1.0        3
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        15.52   1922
 MINIMUM         0.51   1966
TOTALS           8.75              5.05    3.70     5.80
DAILY AVG.       0.28              0.16    0.12     0.19
DAYS >= .01        13                MM      MM       13
DAYS >= .10        10                MM      MM       11
DAYS >= .50         5                MM      MM        5
DAYS >= 1.00        5                MM      MM        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    3.14   03/09 TO 03/10

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             MM   5
TOTALS            0.0                MM      MM      0.3
SINCE 7/1         0.0                MM      MM      0.3
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                MM      MM        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   03/31 TO 03/31

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      99               215    -116      181
 SINCE 7/1       1299              1880    -581     2032
COOLING TOTAL      54                36      18       44
 SINCE 1/1         62                53       9       45
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    36/010    DATE  03/17
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    46/010    DATE  03/17

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           13
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             10
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          8

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     74

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                7     RAIN                       8
LIGHT RAIN               15     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      20     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
HAZE                      6

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

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