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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Shreveport La
949 AM CST Mon Nov 7 2016

...Very Warm and Dry Conditions continued through October across
the Four State Region...

Above normal temperatures and dry conditions continued in October
on the heels of a very wet August and an abnormally warm and dry
September across the Four State Region. In fact, many locations
recorded records within the Top 10 warmest and driest Octobers
all-time. Average monthly temperatures were in excess of 4 degrees
above normal along with average monthly rainfall deficits in
excess of 3 inches. This has resulted in abnormally dry conditions
over most of Southeast Oklahoma, Northeast Texas, Northern
Louisiana, and Southwest Arkansas.

Here are the monthly average temperatures for October for
selected cities across the region:

City:              October Monthly      Departure From
                    Temperature:             Normal:

Shreveport, LA           72.1                +5.7
  NOTE: This ranks as the 6th warmest October on record, behind
        the original record of 73.4 degrees set in 1934. Records
        since 1874.

Monroe, LA               70.6                +4.4
  NOTE: This ranks as the 3rd warmest October on record, behind
        the original record of 72.3 degrees set in 1931 and 2004.
        Records since 1930.

Texarkana, AR            70.8                +6.2
  NOTE: This ranks as the 7th warmest October on record, behind
        the original record of 74.7 degrees set in 1897. Records
        since 1896.

El Dorado, AR            68.1                +4.3
  NOTE: This ranks as the 15th warmest October on record, behind
        the original record of 72.8 degrees set in 1941. Records
        since 1930.

Tyler, TX                72.9                +6.0
  NOTE: This likely ranks within the top 15 warmest Octobers on
        record. However, due to excessive missing data within the
        historical climate database at TYR, an exact rank is not known
        at this time. Based on current data, this ranks as the 2nd warmest
        October on record.

Longview, TX             71.2                +5.1
  NOTE: Unable to determine historical ranking due to incomplete monthly
        data for October 2016. Temperature data was missing on the 24th
        due to equipment failure. However, this likely ranks within the
        top 15 warmest Octobers on record.

Lufkin, TX               71.3                +3.5
  NOTE: This ranks as the 12th warmest October on record, behind
        the original record of 75.0 degrees set in 1919. Records
        since 1906.


Here are the October monthly total rainfall amounts for selected
cities across the region:

City:              October Monthly     Departure From      Percent
                      Rainfall:            Normal:        of Normal:

Shreveport, LA       0.98 inches         -3.98 inches        20%
  NOTE: This ranks as the 23rd driest October on record, behind
        0.00 inches in 1963. Records since 1871.

Monroe, LA           0.54 inches         -4.24 inches        11%
  NOTE: This ranks as the 9th driest October on record, behind
        the Trace that fell in 1952. Records since 1930.

Texarkana, AR        0.24 inches         -4.69 inches         5%
  NOTE: This ranks as the 2nd driest October on record, behind
        the Trace that fell in 1963. Records since 1930.

El Dorado, AR        2.09 inches         -3.10 inches        40%
  NOTE: This ranks as the 29th driest October on record, behind
        the 0.00 inches in 1963. Records since 1930.

Tyler, TX            1.22 inches         -3.63 inches        25%
  NOTE: This likely ranks within the top 15 driest Octobers on
        record. However, due to excessive missing data within the
        historical climate database at TYR, an exact rank is not
        known at this time. Based on current data, this ranks as
        the 7th driest October on record. Records since 1896.

Longview, TX         0.79 inches         -3.79 inches        17%
  NOTE: This ranks as the 16th driest October on record, behind
        0.00 inches in 1963. Records since 1902.

Lufkin, TX           0.15 inches         -4.68 inches         3%
  NOTE: This ranks as the 3rd driest October on record, behind
        0.00 inches in 1924 and 1952. Records since 1906.

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