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CLIMATE REPORT...ADDED TEXT SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
822 AM CDT FRI APR 1 2016

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

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1874 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              92   03/31/1974
 LOW               15   03/03/1943
HIGHEST            87   03/15
                        03/14
LOWEST             31   03/21
MEAN             62.9             57.9     5.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MIN <= 32      1

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS          12.83R             4.14    8.69
DAYS >= .01        10
DAYS >= .50         4
DAYS >= 1.00        3
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    8.50   03/08 TO 03/09

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     113               251    -138
COOLING TOTAL      54                31      23
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/320    DATE  03/08
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    40/130    DATE  03/08


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.

&&

WEATHERWISE DURING MARCH OF 2016...SHREVEPORT RECORDED ITS WETTEST
MARCH ON RECORD WITH 12.83 INCHES OF RAINFALL.  THE PREVIOUS WETTEST
MARCH OCCURRED DURING 1945 WITH 11.99 INCHES.

THIS MARCH ALSO TALLIED WARMER THAN NORMAL TEMPERATURES...BUT THIS
MARCH DID NOT RANK IN THE TOP TEN WARMEST MARCH`S BUT DID RANK AS
THE SEVENTEENTH WARMEST MARCH ON RECORD.

DURING THE PERIOD OF MARCH 8TH THROUGH THE 13TH...A DEEP LOW
PRESSURE SYSTEM STALLED OVER OLD MEXICO.  THIS LOW ADVECTED TROPICAL
MOISTURE FROM THE BAY OF CAMPECHE AS WELL AS THE CARIBBEAN SEA INTO
NORTHERN LOUISIANA AND EASTERN TEXAS.  VERY HEAVY RAINFALL FROM THIS
STORM RESULTED IN WIDESPREAD FLOODING AS WELL AS PLENTIFUL SEVERE
WEATHER.  STORM RAINFALL TOTALS FROM THE SYSTEM RANGED FROM NEAR A
FOOT IN SHREVEPORT TO 19.09 INCHES AT BARKSDALE AIR FORCE IN BOSSIER
CITY.

AREA LAKES ROSE WELL ABOVE FLOOD STAGE WITH A NEW RECORD CREST
RECORDED AT CROSS LAKE IN NORTH SHREVEPORT.  CROSS LAKE CRESTED AT
177.02 FEET DURING THE LATE EVENING OF MARCH 10TH WHILE WALLACE LAKE
SOUTH OF SHREVEPORT CRESTED AT NEW RECORD OF 160.23 FEET DURING THE
WEE HOURS OF MARCH 11TH.  THE RED RIVER ROSE ABOVE THE 30 FOOT FLOOD
STAGE FOR THE FOURTH TIME SINCE JUNE OF 2015 AND CRESTED AT 31.79
FEET DURING THE VERY EARLY MORNING OF MARCH 15TH.  FLOODING ALSO
DEVELOPED IN BOSSIER CITY ON RED CHUTE BAYOU AND ON THE FLAT RIVER
WITH BAYOU LEVELS QUITE COMPARABLE TO THOSE OF EARLY NOVEMBER OF
2009.

AS THE FLOODS OF MARCH OF 2016 UNFOLDED...SHREVEPORT ESTABLISHED TWO
NEW DAILY RAINFALL RECORDS.  FOR MARCH 8TH...SHREVEPORT TALLIED A
WHOPPING 5.12 INCHES OF RAIN...AND SMASHED THE OLD DAILY RAINFALL
RECORD OF 2.15 INCHES SET DURING 1905.  DURING THE NEXT DAY OF MARCH
9TH...WE TALLIED ANOTHER 4.42 INCHES OF RAIN AND JUST EASED PAST THE
OLD DAILY RECORD OF 4.14 INCHES SET DURING 1878.

THE CALENDER DAY RAINFALL OF 5.12 INCHES RECEIVED DURING MARCH 8TH
ALSO SET A NEW ALL TIME MARCH CALENDER DAY RAINFALL.  THE OLD
CALENDER DAY RECORD FOR ALL OF MARCH WAS SET DURING MARCH 28 OF 1944
WITH 4.37 INCHES.

FINALLY FOR A CONSECUTIVE TWENTY FOUR HOUR PERIOD DURING MARCH 8TH
AND MARCH 9TH...SHREVEPORT RECEIVED 8.50 INCHES.  THIS AMOUNT RANKS
FIFTH FOR A TWENTY FOUR HOUR TOTAL AND THE HIGHEST SINCE THE 10.75
INCHES RECEIVED DURING MAY 13 AND 14 OF 2008 THAT RANKS SECOND ON
THE LIST.  THE ALL TIME HIGHEST TWENTY FOUR TOTAL REMAINS AT 12.44
INCHES SET DURING JULY 24 AND 25 OF 1933 FROM A WEAKENING AND INLAND
TROPICAL STORM.

AFTER THE RAINS OF MARCH 8TH THROUGH MARCH 12TH...A STRONG MID LEVEL
RIDGE STRENGTHENED AT MID MONTH AND ALLOWED TEMPERATURES TO RISE
INTO THE UPPER 80S.  DURING MARCH 14TH...THE HIGH TEMPERATURE IN
SHREVEPORT REACHED 87 DEGREES AND TIED THE DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE
RECORD LAST SET DURING 1971.  DURING THE NEXT DAY OF MARCH
15TH...THE HIGH TEMPERATURE AGAIN REACHED 87 DEGREES AND TIED THE
DAILY HIGH RECORD TEMPERATURE SET DURING 1936.

FORTUNATELY...AFTER MID MONTH...THE PATTERN DRIED CONSIDERABLY AND
ALLOWED AREA LAKES...RIVERS...AND BAYOUS TO SLOWLY BUT STEADILY
RECEDE.

&&

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