Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES, LA
345 AM CDT SAT APR 2 2016

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...THE LAKE CHARLES CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1895 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              94   03/30/1946
 LOW               21   03/20/1923
HIGHEST            81   03/27        MM      MM       82  03/20
                        03/18                             03/17
LOWEST             34   03/21        MM      MM       29  03/06
AVG. MAXIMUM     75.1              71.4     3.7     72.6
AVG. MINIMUM     57.2              51.3     5.9     54.0
MEAN             66.1              61.4     4.7     63.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.5    -0.5        2
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         9.67   1949
 MINIMUM         0.12   1955
TOTALS           3.45              3.66   -0.21     6.21
DAILY AVG.       0.11              0.12   -0.01     0.20
DAYS >= .01         9               7.7     1.3       13
DAYS >= .10         6               5.0     1.0        8
DAYS >= .50         2               2.5    -0.5        3
DAYS >= 1.00        1               1.2    -0.2        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.40   03/27 TO 03/27
                        03/26 TO 03/27
                        03/27 TO 03/27

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             MM   5
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0        T
SINCE 7/1         0.0               0.1    -0.1        T
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   03/31 TO 03/31

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      68               162     -94      101
 SINCE 7/1       1017              1444    -427     1539
COOLING TOTAL     110                49      61       57
 SINCE 1/1        125                72      53       63
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.6
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    38/150    DATE  03/08
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    48/150    DATE  03/08

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            8
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             13
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         10

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     74

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                5     RAIN                       5
LIGHT RAIN               12     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      19     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      4
HAZE                      3

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

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