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Public Information Statement...Corrected
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA
504 PM CST Wed Mar 1 2017

...RECORD WARMTH FOR FEBRUARY AND THE WINTER SEASON...

Temperatures continued to be well above normal for February, as well
as the winter season as defined from December 2016 to February 2017.
Several records were broken as defined below:

February 2017 temperature averages and records:

Location          February 2017/      Record       Years of Data
                  Departure from
                  normal)/Rank
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Alexandria, LA     62.3 (+10.2)    63.4 in 1932      1892-2017
                    3rd warmest

Lake Charles, LA   64.1 ( +9.1)    64.0 in 1927      1895-2017
                  Record warmest

Lafayette, LA      65.9 (+10.0)    65.0 in 1932      1893-2017
                  Record warmest

New Iberia, LA     64.3 ( +8.5)    62.5 in 1957      1948-2017
                  Record warmest

Beaumont, TX       66.6 (+10.7)    64.9 in 1932      1901-2017
                  Record warmest
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December 2016 - February 2017 temp averages and records:

Location          December 2016-     December-     Years of Data
                  February 2017      February
                  Averages/Rank      Records
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Alexandria, LA         57.2        59.1 1931-1932    1892-2017
                     6th warmest

Lake Charles, LA       60.7        60.3 1926-1927    1895-2017
                  Record warmest

Lafayette, LA          62.3        61.3 1931-1932    1893-2017
                  Record warmest

New Iberia, LA         61.2        61.9 1949-1950    1948-2017
                     2nd warmest

Beaumont, TX           62.4        60.3 1931-1932    1901-2017
                  Record warmest
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In addition to the record warmth, New Iberia saw near record dry
conditions in February.

February 2017 rainfall totals and records:

Location          February 2017/      Record       Years of Data
                  Departure from
                  normal)/Rank
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New Iberia, LA     0.36 (-3.83)    0.22 in 2000      1948-2017
                     2nd driest

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