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

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES, LA
345 AM CDT SAT APR 2 2016

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

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1893 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   03/12/1911
                        03/05/1910
 LOW               22   03/03/1980
HIGHEST            82   03/17        MM      MM       84  03/20
LOWEST             38   03/21        MM      MM       29  03/06
AVG. MAXIMUM     74.9              72.2     2.7     74.5
AVG. MINIMUM     58.0              52.2     5.8     55.3
MEAN             66.5              62.2     4.3     64.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.4    -0.4        3
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        13.42   1947
 MINIMUM         0.00   1955
TOTALS           5.41              3.79    1.62     3.92
DAILY AVG.       0.17              0.12    0.05     0.13
DAYS >= .01        11               8.2     2.8       10
DAYS >= .10         4               5.3    -1.3        7
DAYS >= .50         4               2.5     1.5        3
DAYS >= 1.00        3               1.3     1.7        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.97   03/12 TO 03/12
                        03/11 TO 03/12
                        03/12 TO 03/12

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

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      61               150     -89       83
 SINCE 7/1        979              1380    -401     1526
COOLING TOTAL     113                63      50       90
 SINCE 1/1        123                95      28       95
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    28/160    DATE  03/30
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    44/160    DATE  03/30

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           10
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             10
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         11

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     73

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                6     RAIN                       7
LIGHT RAIN               12     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      16     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      6
HAZE                      7

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

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