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CLIMATE REPORT...UPDATED FOR METEOROLOGICAL SUMMER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
1005 AM CDT WED SEP 3 2015

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...THE SHREVEPORT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1874 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             110   08/18/1909
 LOW               53   08/17/1992
HIGHEST           107   08/10
LOWEST             63   08/28
                        08/26
MEAN             84.9             83.1     1.8
DAYS MAX >= 90     27
DAYS MIN <= 32      0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS           2.12              2.73   -0.61
DAYS >= .01         3
DAYS >= .50         2
DAYS >= 1.00        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.20   08/19 TO 08/19

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL       0                 0       0
COOLING TOTAL     626               561      65
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              5.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/330    DATE  08/19
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    40/330    DATE  08/19


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 AUGUST OF 2015 IN SHREVEPORT AND BOSSIER
CITY...WE RECORDED SLIGHTLY WARMER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL CONDITIONS.

THIS AUGUST FEATURED SOME RATHER ATYPICAL TEMPERATURE SWINGS WITH
FIVE NEW DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS ESTABLISHED.  ALSO SHREVEPORT
TIED ITS ALL TIME WARMEST MINIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORD LAST
ESTABLISHED DURING THE NOTORIOUS WARMEST SUMMER ON RECORD IN 2011.

DURING AUGUST 6TH...SHREVEPORT ONLY RECORDED A LOW TEMPERATURE OF 80
DEGREES AND TIED THE OLD DAILY RECORD WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE LAST
SET DURING 2011.

THE LOW TEMPERATURE DURING AUGUST 9TH ONLY RECEDED TO 81 DEGREES.
THIS TIED THE FORMER DAILY WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE RECORD OF 81
DEGREES...AGAIN ESTABLISHED DURING THE NOTORIOUS SUMMER OF 2011.

DURING AUGUST 10TH...THE DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE ONLY FELL TO 83
DEGREES.  THIS BROKE THE DAILY WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE RECORD FOR
AUGUST 10TH AT 80 DEGREES SET DURING 1936.  ALSO THIS 83 DEGREES FOR
A LOW TEMPERATURE TIED THE ALL TIME WARMEST MINIMUM TEMPERATURE
STANDARD WITH RECORDS SINCE 1874.  THE LAST TIME SHREVEPORT RECORDED
THIS 83 DEGREE DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE HAPPENED DURING AUGUST OF 2011
ON THE 3RD...14TH...AND 20TH.

THE MERCURY SOARED TO 105 DEGREES DURING AUGUST 11TH AND BROKE THE
DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORD OF 103 DEGREES SET DURING 1954.

FINALLY SHREVEPORT ENDURED A 44 DAY DRY SPELL WITH ONLY A TRACE OF
RAINFALL...THAT IS WITHOUT MEASURABLE RAINFALL FROM JULY 6TH THROUGH
AUGUST 18TH.  THE 44 DAYS WITHOUT MEASURABLE RAINFALL TIED FOR THIRD
ON THE ALL TIME RECORD LIST AND TIED WITH THE PERIOD OF DECEMBER 4TH
OF 1955 THROUGH JANUARY 16TH OF 1956.

THE COLD FRONT THAT PROVIDED BENEFICIAL RAINFALL DURING AUGUST 19TH
AND 20TH THAT BROKE THE DRY SPELL ALSO PROVIDED WELCOME COOLER
TEMPERATURES.  THE DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE DURING AUGUST 20TH ONLY
REACHED 76 DEGREES AND BROKE THE FORMER DAILY COOLEST HIGH
TEMPERATURE OF 79 DEGREES SET DURING 1940.

FOR THE SUMMER OF 2015...SHREVEPORT AVERAGED A SUMMER TEMPERATURE OF
84.3 DEGREES...THE NORMAL SUMMER TEMPERATURE IS 82.0 DEGREES.
SHREVEPORT TALLIED 8.69 INCHES OF RAINFALL...THE NORMAL SUMMER
RAINFALL IS 11.78 INCHES.  THIS SUMMER NOW RANKS AS THE TWELFTH
WARMEST ON RECORD AND THE WARMEST SINCE THE ALL TIME WARMEST SUMMER
OF 2011 THAT AVERAGED 88.3 DEGREES.

&&

$$

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