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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Shreveport La
840 PM CST Mon Jan 2 2017

...2016 Finishes As One of the Warmest Years on Record Across The
Ark-La-Tex...

While excessive heavy rain that fell during last March contributed
to much above normal rainfall and the excessive humidity in recent
memory, 2016 will be remembered as very warm throughout the year,
and in fact, is now ranked as one of the warmest years on record
across the Ark-La-Tex.

Below is a list of 2016 yearly average temperatures, their
departures from normal, and how they ranked as warmest on record:

City:            2016 Yearly Avg.    Departure    Rank:    Records
                   Temperature:      from Avg:             Since:

Shreveport, LA        68.9             +3.3       1st       1875
Monroe, LA            67.4             +1.7       5th       1930
Texarkana, AR         66.4             +2.6       T12th     1893
El Dorado, AR         65.5             +2.1       T11th     1892
Dequeen, AR           64.2             +2.3       5th       1937
Tyler, TX             69.1             +3.8       3rd       1895
Longview, TX          67.7             +2.3       T5th      1903
Lufkin, TX            68.4             +1.6       T12th     1907

2016 will also be remembered as a very wet year, especially across
North Louisiana and portions of Southern Arkansas. Below is a list
of 2016 yearly precipitation, their departures from normal, and how
they ranked as wettest on record:

City:            2016 Yearly Avg.    Departure    Rank:    Records
                  Precipitation:     from Avg:             Since:

Shreveport, LA     59.01 in.         +7.60 in.    19th      1872
Monroe, LA         68.44 in.        +14.42 in.     9th      1930
Texarkana, AR      49.33 in.         -0.33 in.    ----      1893
El Dorado, AR      61.64 in.         +8.72 in.    22nd      1892
Dequeen, AR        54.25 in.         +0.64 in.    ----      1903
Tyler, TX          35.60 in.        -10.19 in.    ----      1895
Longview, TX       49.42 in.         +1.87 in.    ----      1903
Lufkin, TX         50.24 in.         +1.29 in.    ----      1907

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