Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT...UPDATED FOR TEXT SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
756 AM CST WED MAR 1 2017

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...THE SHREVEPORT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 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              89   02/20/1986
                        02/25/1977
 LOW               -5   02/12/1899
HIGHEST            86   02/11
LOWEST             33   02/16
MEAN             60.8             50.6    10.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS           1.58              4.75   -3.17
DAYS >= .01         7
DAYS >= .50         1
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.69   02/14 TO 02/14

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     159               410    -251
COOLING TOTAL      48                 6      42
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    24/330    DATE  02/24
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    33/330    DATE  02/24


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3

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

&&

...WARMEST FEBRUARY ON RECORD IN SHREVEPORT LOUISIANA...

WEATHERWISE DURING FEBRUARY OF 2017...WE EASILY RECORDED OUR WARMEST
FEBRUARY ON RECORD.  THIS FEBRUARY WITH ITS AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF
60.8 DEGREES EASILY BESTED THE PREVIOUS WARMEST FEBRUARY OF 1932
WITH AN AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 59.4 DEGREES FOR A DIFFERENCE
OF 1.4 DEGREES.

THIS FEBRUARY OBSERVED BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL AND NOW RANKS AS THE
SIXTEENTH DRIEST FEBRUARY AND THE DRIEST SINCE THE FEBRUARY OF 1999
THAT OBSERVED 0.42 INCHES.  AT LEAST THE RAINFALL PROVED TIMELY FOR
FEBRUARY AND KEPT DROUGHT CONDITIONS AT BAY WITH SEVEN RAINFALL DAYS.

SHREVEPORT BROKE OR TIED SEVERAL DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS FOR THIS
FEBRUARY WITH FOUR DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS AND THREE DAILY
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS.

FOR FEBRUARY 7TH...THE HIGH TEMPERATURE REACHED 85 DEGREES AND BROKE
THE PREVIOUS DAILY RECORD OF 82 DEGREES SET DURING 1950.  FOR THE
NEXT DAY OF FEBRUARY 8TH...THE HIGH REACHED 83 DEGREES AND TIED THE
DAILY STANDARD LAST SET DURING 1994.

FOR FEBRUARY 11TH...OUR HIGH TEMPERATURE REACHED 86 DEGREES AND
BESTED THE OLD RECORD OF 81 DEGREES SET DURING 1999.  FINALLY...FOR
FEBRUARY 28TH...THE MONTH ENDED WITH A FLOURISH AS THE HIGH REACHED
85 DEGREES AND TIED THE DAILY STANDARD LAST SET DURING 1932.

SHREVEPORT ALSO NOTCHED THREE WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS AS
WELL.  FOR FEBRUARY 11TH...THE LOW ONLY RECEDED TO 64 DEGREES AND
BROKE THE PREVIOUS WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE RECORD OF 63 DEGREES SET
DURING 1880.  FOR THE NEXT DAY OF FEBRUARY 12TH...THE LOW ONLY FELL
TO 65 DEGREES AND BESTED THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 63 DEGREES SET AGAIN
DURING 1880.  FINALLY...FOR FEBRUARY 28TH...THE MONTH ENDED WITH A
LOW OF ONLY 64 DEGREES AND TIED THE DAILY RECORD LAST SET DURING
1904.

FOR THE CLIMATOLOGICAL WINTER OF 2016 AND 2017...OUR AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE COMPUTED TO 56.3 DEGREES AND NOW RANKS AS THE SECOND
WARMEST WINTER ON RECORD BEHIND THE WINTER OF 1879 AND 1880 THAT
AVERAGED 59.0 DEGREES.  SHREVEPORT TALLIED 7.28 INCHES FOR THE
FIFTEENTH DRIEST WINTER AND THE DRIEST WINTER SINCE 2008 AND 2009
WITH 6.90 INCHES.

&&

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