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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES, LA
533 PM CDT FRI APR 18 2014


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...THE LAFAYETTE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR APRIL 18 2014...
VALID TODAY AS OF 0500 PM LOCAL TIME.

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1893 TO 2014


WEATHER ITEM   OBSERVED TIME   RECORD YEAR NORMAL DEPARTURE LAST
                VALUE   (LST)  VALUE       VALUE  FROM      YEAR
                                                  NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
 TODAY
  MAXIMUM         78    128 PM  90    2006  80     -2       81
  MINIMUM         60    622 AM  36    1921  59      1       53
  AVERAGE         69                        70     -1       67

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  TODAY            0.00          4.58 1918   0.15  -0.15     0.22
  MONTH TO DATE    1.89                      2.26  -0.37     4.78
  SINCE MAR 1      4.74                      6.05  -1.31     6.98
  SINCE JAN 1     11.99                     16.17  -4.18    24.85

SNOWFALL (IN)
  TODAY            0.0           0.0    MM   0.0    0.0      0.0
  MONTH TO DATE    0.0                       0.0    0.0      0.0
  SINCE MAR 1      0.0                       0.0    0.0      0.0
  SINCE JUL 1      0.8                       T      0.8      0.0
  SNOW DEPTH       0

DEGREE DAYS
 HEATING
  TODAY            0                         1     -1        0
  MONTH TO DATE   54                        33     21       35
  SINCE MAR 1    289                       183    106      270
  SINCE JUL 1   1949                      1413    536     1280

 COOLING
  TODAY            4                         5     -1        2
  MONTH TO DATE   47                        78    -31       69
  SINCE MAR 1     71                       141    -70       98
  SINCE JAN 1     85                       173    -88      129
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WIND (MPH)
  HIGHEST WIND SPEED    18   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION     N (360)
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    22   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION     N (10)
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED     7.6


SKY COVER
  POSSIBLE SUNSHINE  MM
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.7


WEATHER CONDITIONS
 THE FOLLOWING WEATHER WAS RECORDED TODAY.
  FOG


RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)
 HIGHEST    97           200 AM
 LOWEST     54           200 PM
 AVERAGE    76

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THE LAFAYETTE CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TOMORROW
                         NORMAL    RECORD    YEAR
 MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   80        91      1987
 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   60        40      1921
                                             1901


SUNRISE AND SUNSET
APRIL 18 2014.........SUNRISE   638 AM CDT   SUNSET   737 PM CDT
APRIL 19 2014.........SUNRISE   637 AM CDT   SUNSET   738 PM CDT


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




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