Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT...UPDATED FOR TEXT SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
846 AM CST MON JAN 8 2018

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

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1874 TO 2018

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              84   12/03/2005
                        12/24/1955
 LOW                5   12/23/1989
HIGHEST            80   12/22
                        12/04
LOWEST             23   12/09
MEAN             48.5             48.1     0.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MIN <= 32      9

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS           4.12              4.77   -0.65
DAYS >= .01         8
DAYS >= .50         3
DAYS >= 1.00        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.15   12/19 TO 12/19

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     508               531     -23
COOLING TOTAL       3                 7      -4
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    25/320    DATE  12/05
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    34/320    DATE  12/05


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

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

&&

WEATHERWISE DURING DECEMBER OF 2017 IN SHREVEPORT AND BOSSIER CITY,
LOUISIANA, WE RECORDED NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL RAINFALL.
SHREVPORTERS SHOULD REMEMBER DECEMBER 2017 AS A TYPICAL ROLLER
COASTER, WINTERTIME, MONTH WITH QUITE WARM PERIODS FOLLOWED BY
CHILLY PERIODS, ESPECIALLY AT MONTH`S END INTO THE NEW YEAR OF 2018.

SHREVEPORT TIED A DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORD DURING DECEMBER 4TH
AT 80 DEGREES, ALSO LAST RECORDED DURING 1977.  FOR DECEMBER 22ND,
SHREVEPORT SET A NEW DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORD AT 80 DEGREES.
THE FORMER DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORD FOR DECEMBER 22ND WAS 79
DEGREES SET DURING 1981.

AT MONTH`S AND YEAR`S END, A QUITE COLD ARCTIC AIRMASS USHERED IN
THE NEW YEAR WITH WELL BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES.  OTHERWISE THIS
DECEMBER OF 2017 PROVED UNEVENTFUL WITH NO FLOODING, NO FROZEN OR
FREEZING PRECIPITATION, NOR SEVERE WEATHER IN SHREVEPORT AND BOSSIER
CITY.

FOR THE YEAR OF 2017, SHREVEPORT RECORDED AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF
68.4 DEGREES.  2017 NOW RANKS AS THE FIFTH WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD.
OF COURSE, 2016 RANKS AS THE WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD IN SHREVEPORT
WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 68.9 DEGREES.  SHREVEPORT TALLIED
36.78 INCHES OF RAINFALL, WELL BELOW THE NORMAL YEARLY AMOUNT OF
51.41 INCHES.  WITH THAT SAID, 2017 DID NOT EVEN RANK IN THE 25
DRIEST YEARS.

&&

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