Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES, LA
216 AM CST WED JAN 3 2018

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

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1893 TO 2018

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              86   12/03/1933
 LOW                9   12/23/1989
HIGHEST            84   12/05        MM      MM       MM  MM
LOWEST             28   12/31        MM      MM       MM  MM
AVG. MAXIMUM     62.4              64.2    -1.8       MM
AVG. MINIMUM     44.6              44.5     0.1       MM
MEAN             53.5              54.3    -0.8       MM
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0       MM
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.2    -0.2       MM
DAYS MIN <= 32      2               3.3    -1.3       MM
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0       MM

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        15.74   1912
 MINIMUM         0.89   1980
TOTALS           6.29              5.58    0.71       MM
DAILY AVG.       0.20              0.18    0.02       MM
DAYS >= .01        15               9.8     5.2       MM
DAYS >= .10        10               6.7     3.3       MM
DAYS >= .50         5               3.6     1.4       MM
DAYS >= 1.00        2               1.9     0.1       MM
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.15   12/05 TO 12/05

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             MM   5
TOTALS            1.7               0.0     1.7       MM
SINCE 7/1         1.7               0.0     1.7       MM
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM       MM
DAYS >= 1.0         1               0.0     1.0       MM
GREATEST
 24 HR TOTAL      1.7   12/08 TO 12/08

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     370               355      15       MM
 SINCE 7/1        537               554     -17       MM
COOLING TOTAL      23                25      -2       MM
 SINCE 1/1       3337              2977     360       MM
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    29/270    DATE  12/23
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    40/270    DATE  12/23

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            9
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             11
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         11

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     78

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                7     RAIN                      11
LIGHT RAIN               17     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                1     SLEET                      1
FOG                      23     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      9
HAZE                      5

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

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