Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES, LA
507 AM CDT TUE APR 1 2014

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...THE ALEXANDRIA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1892 TO 2014

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            82   03/28        MM      MM       86  03/18
LOWEST             27   03/04        MM      MM       25  03/26
AVG. MAXIMUM     66.2              70.8    -4.6     69.3
AVG. MINIMUM     43.8              47.7    -3.9     41.5
MEAN             55.0              59.2    -4.2     55.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      2               1.0     1.0        7
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        15.52   1922
 MINIMUM         0.51   1966
TOTALS           3.91              5.05   -1.14     1.39
DAILY AVG.       0.13              0.16   -0.03     0.04
DAYS >= .01        12                MM      MM        5
DAYS >= .10         8                MM      MM        4
DAYS >= .50         2                MM      MM        1
DAYS >= 1.00        2                MM      MM        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.14   03/27 TO 03/27

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             MM   5
TOTALS            0.2                MM      MM      0.0
SINCE 7/1         5.0                MM      MM      0.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                MM      MM        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.2   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     317               215     102      306
 SINCE 7/1       2333              1880     453     1739
COOLING TOTAL      13                36     -23       16
 SINCE 1/1         24                53     -29       34
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    44/250    DATE  03/28
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    66/240    DATE  03/28

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           10
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             12
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          9

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     75

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                7     RAIN                       9
LIGHT RAIN               13     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                1     SLEET                      1
FOG                      20     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
HAZE                      4

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

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