Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES, LA
844 AM CDT MON MAY 1 2017

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

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1893 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              93   04/17/2006
                        04/28/1987
                        04/21/1987
 LOW               32   04/13/1940
HIGHEST            90   04/22        MM      MM       87  04/28
LOWEST             53   04/07        MM      MM       45  04/03
AVG. MAXIMUM     84.1              79.3     4.8     79.9
AVG. MINIMUM     64.2              58.7     5.5     61.6
MEAN             74.2              69.0     5.2     70.7
DAYS MAX >= 90      1               0.4     0.6        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        15.57   1979
 MINIMUM         0.45   1987
TOTALS           5.53              3.93    1.60     7.14
DAILY AVG.       0.21              0.13    0.08     0.24
DAYS >= .01         7               6.9     0.1        9
DAYS >= .10         4               4.3    -0.3        6
DAYS >= .50         2               2.5    -0.5        6
DAYS >= 1.00        1               1.2    -0.2        3
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    4.30   04/02 TO 04/02

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL              T   5
                        0
                        -26215
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SINCE 7/1         0.0                 T     0.0      0.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   04/30 TO 04/30

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL       2                39     -37       10
 SINCE 7/1        639              1419    -780      989
COOLING TOTAL     287               159     128      189
 SINCE 1/1        630               254     376      312
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/330    DATE  04/30
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    44/170    DATE  04/30

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            9
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             13
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          4

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     68

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                6     RAIN                       4
LIGHT RAIN               13     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       1
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      16     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
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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