Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES, LA
935 AM CDT MON MAY 2 2016

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...THE LAFAYETTE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1893 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              93   04/17/2006
                        04/28/1987
                        04/21/1987
 LOW               32   04/13/1940
HIGHEST            87   04/28        MM      MM       MM  MM
LOWEST             45   04/03        MM      MM       MM  MM
AVG. MAXIMUM     79.9              79.3     0.6       MM
AVG. MINIMUM     61.6              58.7     2.9       MM
MEAN             70.7              69.0     1.7       MM
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.4    -0.4       MM
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0       MM
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.0     0.0       MM
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0       MM

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        15.57   1979
 MINIMUM         0.45   1987
TOTALS           7.14              3.93    3.21       MM
DAILY AVG.       0.24              0.13    0.11       MM
DAYS >= .01         9               6.9     2.1       MM
DAYS >= .10         6               4.3     1.7       MM
DAYS >= .50         6               2.5     3.5       MM
DAYS >= 1.00        3               1.2     1.8       MM
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.29   04/20 TO 04/21

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

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      10                39     -29       MM
 SINCE 7/1        989              1419    -430       MM
COOLING TOTAL     189               159      30       MM
 SINCE 1/1        312               254      58       MM
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/250    DATE  04/21
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    46/260    DATE  04/21

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           12
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             10
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          8

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     71

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                6     RAIN                       7
LIGHT RAIN               10     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      14     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      1

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

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