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CLIMATE REPORT...UPDATED FOR TEXT SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
1102 AM CDT WED JUL 1 2015

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

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

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             104   06/18/2011
                        06/20/1936
                        06/25/1875
 LOW               52   06/08/1977
HIGHEST            96   06/10
LOWEST             63   06/01
MEAN             82.0             79.8     2.2
DAYS MAX >= 90     21
DAYS MIN <= 32      0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS           5.98              5.40    0.58
DAYS >= .01        10
DAYS >= .50         1
DAYS >= 1.00        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    4.53   06/17 TO 06/18

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL       0                 0       0
COOLING TOTAL     517               444      73
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    30/200    DATE  06/17
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    42/200    DATE  06/17


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.

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METEOROLOGY WISE DURING JUNE OF 2015...SHREVEPORT RECORDED SLIGHTLY
WARMER AND WETTER THAN NORMAL CONDITIONS FOR JUNE.  HYDROLOGY WISE
THIS JUNE...SHREVEPORT AND BOSSIER CITY SAW THE RED RIVER RISE TO
ITS HIGHEST CREST IN 70 YEARS SINCE NEAR THE END OF WORLD WAR II.

SHREVEPORT ESTABLISHED ONE DAILY RAINFALL RECORD THIS JUNE OF
2015...COURTESY OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION BILL.  TROPICAL STORM BILL
DEVELOPED IN THE NORTHWEST GULF OF MEXICO DURING MID MONTH AND THEN
MOVED ASHORE AT PORT O`CONNOR TEXAS DURING THE MORNING OF THE 16TH.
BILL THEN CONTINUED TO MOVE NORTH THROUGH CENTRAL AND NORTHERN TEXAS
DURING THE 17TH AS IT WEAKENED TO A DEPRESSION.  BY THE 18TH...BILL
MOVED INTO OKLAHOMA AS IT DUMPED TORRENTIAL RAINFALL ALONG AND EAST
OF THE CIRCULATION CENTER.

DURING THE MORNING OF 18TH...SHREVEPORT TALLIED 4.11 INCHES OF
RAINFALL...AND EASILY ECLIPSED THE OLD DAILY RAINFALL RECORD OF 2.99
INCHES SET JUST A FEW YEARS EARLIER IN 2013.  STREET FLOODING
DEVELOPED IN EAST SHREVEPORT ALONG YOUREE DRIVE AND IN BETTY
VIRGINIA PARK.  STREET FLOODING ALSO DEVELOPED IN BOSSIER CITY AS
WELL DURING THAT MORNING.

EXPECT ARKLATEX RESIDENTS TO LONG REMEMBER JUNE OF 2015 WITH THE RED
RIVER FLOOD.  AFTER THE ALL TIME WETTEST MAY ON RECORD IN TEXAS AND
OKLAHOMA...A MAJOR FLOOD DEVELOPED ON THE RED RIVER AT THE BEGINNING
OF JUNE.  THIS FLOOD WAVE SLOWLY ROUTED DOWN THE RED RIVER FROM LAKE
TEXOMA AND ARTHUR CITY AT MONTH`S START THROUGH SHREVEPORT BY JUNE
9TH.

THE RED RIVER CRESTED AT 37.14 FEET IN SHREVEPORT FOR THE HIGHEST
CREST IN 70 YEARS.  THE RED RIVER CRESTED HIGHER NEAR THE END OF
WORLD WAR II DURING APRIL 7 OF 1945 AT 38.3 FEET.  SOME SIXTY NINE
HOMES SUFFERED FLOOD DAMAGE IN SHREVEPORT AND BOSSIER CITY.  SEVERE
BACKWATER FLOODING DEVELOPED ALONG CROSS BAYOU...TWELVE MILE
BAYOU...AND LOWER MCCAIN CREEK IN NORTH SHREVEPORT.  THE BACKWATER
FLOODING WAS SEVERE ENOUGH TO SPREAD UP A DRAINAGE CANAL ALONG
OREGON AVENUE...A TRIBUTARY TO CROSS BAYOU WITH FLOOD DAMAGE TO FOUR
HOMES.  BACKWATER FLOODING EVEN APPROACHED THE J.S. CLARK ELEMENTARY
SCHOOL AND FLOODED LOW PORTIONS OF THE PLAYGROUND.

AFTER CRESTING DURING JUNE 9TH...THE RED RIVER SLOWLY RECEDED TO
BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY JUNE 17TH.  TROPICAL DEPRESSION
BILL...HOWEVER...DUMPED TORRENTIAL RAINFALL OVER SOUTH CENTRAL
OKLAHOMA IN THE ARBUCKLE MOUNTAINS NEAR ARDMORE AND RESULTED IN A
NEW CREST DEVELOPING ON THE RED RIVER THROUGH THE FINAL TEN DAYS OF
THE MONTH.  NEAR HEALDTEN OKLAHOMA...AN OBSERVER REPORTED 12.53
INCHES DURING JUNE 17TH AND 18TH.

A NEW FLOOD OF RECORD DEVELOPED ON THE RED RIVER NEAR GAINESVILLE
TEXAS AT INTERSTATE 35 ABOVE LAKE TEXOMA DURING JUNE 18.  ALSO A NEW
FLOOD OF RECORD DEVELOPED ON THE WASHITA RIVER NEAR DICKSON AND
DURWOOD OKLAHOMA DURING THAT SAME DAY AS WELL.  THE WASHITA RIVER OF
WESTERN OKLAHOMA IS THE LARGEST TRIBUTARY OF THE RED RIVER AT AND
ABOVE LAKE TEXOMA AND DRAINS DIRECTLY INTO LAKE TEXOMA THROUGH THE
WASHITA ARM OF THE RESERVOIR.

THE NEW CREST REQUIRED SOME ELEVEN DAYS TO ROUTE INTO SHREVEPORT.
THE RED RIVER CRESTED IN SHREVEPORT AT 31.03 FEET NEAR SUNRISE OF
THE 29TH.  THE LAST TIME THE RED RIVER CRESTED TWICE ABOVE FLOOD
STAGE IN LESS THAN ONE MONTH OCCURRED DURING MAY AND JUNE OF 1957.
FORTUNATELY THIS CREST ONLY RESULTED IN MINOR LOWLAND FLOODING AND
SOME FLOODED ROADWAYS.

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