Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT...UPDATED FOR TEXT SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
657 AM CDT FRI SEP 1 2017

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...THE SHREVEPORT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1874 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             110   08/18/1909
 LOW               53   08/17/1992
HIGHEST            97   08/20
                        08/19
LOWEST             69   08/05
MEAN             81.6             83.1    -1.5
DAYS MAX >= 90     19
DAYS MIN <= 32      0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS           7.70              2.73    4.97
DAYS >= .01        18
DAYS >= .50         3
DAYS >= 1.00        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.96   08/30 TO 08/30

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL       0                 0       0
COOLING TOTAL     521               561     -40
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.5
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    29/270    DATE  08/11
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    39/270    DATE  08/11


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0

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

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WEATHERWISE DURING AUGUST OF 2017 IN SHREVEPORT AND BOSSIER CITY, WE
RECORDED WELL ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL AND BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES.
MUCH OF THE RAINFALL ARRIVED COURTESY OF HURRICANE HARVEY DURING THE
FINAL WEEK OF AUGUST AS SHREVEPORT CHALKED UP A STORM TOTAL OF 2.48
INCHES WITH MUCH COOLER THAN NORMAL TEMPERATURES.

HARVEY WILL FOREVER KEEP HIS NAMESAKE AS HE DUMPED RECORD RAINFALL
OVER SOUTHEAST TEXAS:  OVER 50 INCHES IN HOUSTON.  FORTUNATELY,
SHREVEPORT AND BOSSIER CITY REMAINED IN THE WESTERN SEMI-CIRCLE OF
THE CIRCULATION AND THUS EXPERIENCED NO SEVERE WEATHER NOR FLOODING.

THIS AUGUST OF 2017 NOW RANKS AS THE EIGHTH WETTEST AUGUST.
SURPRISINGLY, JUST DURING THE LAST AUGUST OF 2016, SHREVEPORT
RECEIVED 7.81 INCHES FOR THE SEVENTH WETTEST AUGUST.  THE AUGUST OF
1912 REMAINS THE WETTEST AUGUST WITH 10.89 INCHES.

SHREKVEPORT TALLIED A COUPLE OF DAILY WEATHER RECORDS THIS AUGUST.
DURING AUGUST 7TH, WE TOTALLED 2.42 INCHES OF RAINFALL, COURTESY OF
AN ACTIVE SEABREEZE AND JUST BESTED THE OLD DAILY RAINFALL RECORD OF
2.41 INCHES SET DURING 1993.  DURING AUGUST 30TH, SHREVEPORT ONLY
REACHED A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 74 DEGREES, COURTESY OF HARVEY, AND
TIED THE PREVIOUS DAILY COOLEST HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORD OF 74
DEGREES SET DURING 1915.

FOR THE CLIMATOLOGICAL SUMMER OF 2017 FROM JUNE 1 THROUGH AUGUST 31,
SHREVEPORT AVERAGED A TEMPERATURE OF 81.8 DEGREES.  THE NORMAL
SUMMERTIME AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IS 82.0 DEGREES.  SHREVEPORT TALLIED
12.65 INCHES OF RAINFALL WHILE NORMAL SUMMERTIME RAINFALL IS 11.78
INCHES.

&&

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