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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA
1210 PM CDT Fri Sep 1 2017

...RAINFALL RECORDS FOR AUGUST 2017...

The past month saw all 5 climatological stations for Southeast
Texas and Southwest Louisiana see significant, even record,
rainfall totals. A breakdown of these records is as follows...

Beaumont/Port Arthur (Records date back to 1901)
-Wettest day (29th: 26.03 inches - old record 12.76 5/19/1923)
-Wettest month (54.74 inches - old record 22.74 11/1902)
-Wettest August (54.74 inches - old record 17.26 1966)
-Wettest Summer (71.42 inches - old record 31.67 1989)
-Wettest year (89.60 inches so far - old record 83.82 1946)
-Normal August: 5.38 inches
-Normal climatological Summer (June-August): 18.42 inches

Lake Charles (Records date back to 1895)
-2nd wettest month (23.57 inches - record 25.33 6/1989)
-Wettest August (23.57 inches - old record 17.36 1962)
-Wettest Summer (37.11 inches - old record 36.90 2014)
-Normal August: 4.86 inches
-Normal climatological Summer (June-August): 17.34 inches

New Iberia (Records date back to 1948)
-2nd wettest August (16.39 inches - record 29.67 2016)
-4th wettest Summer (34.14 inches - record 41.82 2016)
-Normal August: 5.08 inches
-Normal climatological Summer (June-August): 18.62 inches

Lafayette (Records date back to 1893)
-3rd wettest August (14.27 inches - record 37.99 1940)
*for comparison, August 2016 saw 24.74 inches
-4th wettest Summer (32.29 inches - record 54.96 1940)
*for comparison, Summer 2016 saw 36.70 inches
-Normal August: 4.62 inches
-Normal climatological Summer (June-August): 18.00 inches

Alexandria (Records date back to 1892)
-3rd wettest August (9.85 inches - record 10.44 1998)


* all normals are 30-year normals for the period 1981-2010

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