Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Shreveport, LA

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
828 AM CDT TUE MAY 1 2018

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...THE SHREVEPORT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2018...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1874 TO 2018

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              96   04/29/1887
 LOW               31   04/11/1989
                        04/05/1987
                        04/04/1987
HIGHEST            85   04/30
                        04/29
LOWEST             34   04/16
MEAN             61.9              65.2    -3.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS           5.77              4.19    1.58
DAYS >= .01         8
DAYS >= .50         3
DAYS >= 1.00        3
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.02   04/21 TO 04/21

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     138                86      52
COOLING TOTAL      50                94     -44
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    36/230    DATE  04/13
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    46/150    DATE  04/13


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              7     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0

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

&&

WEATHERWISE DURING APRIL OF 2018 IN SHREVEPORT AND BOSSIER CITY, WE
RECORDED COOLER AND WETTER THAN NORMAL CONDITIONS.  THE APRIL OF
2018 NOW RANKS AS THE SEVENTH COOLEST APRIL AND THE COOLEST SINCE
THE NOTORIOUS WET APRIL OF 1997 THAT AVERAGED 60.3 DEGREES.

AFTER A VERY QUIET MARCH OF 2018, SHREVEPORT AND BOSSIER CITY
OBSERVED A RATHER STORMY APRIL.  DURING THE EVENING OF APRIL 7TH
BEFORE SUNSET, WIDESPREAD GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL POUNDED SOUTHERN
SHREVEPORT WITH MAJOR DAMAGE REPORTED AT THE AUTO MALL IN SOUTHEAST
SHREVEPORT.  THIS HAIL STORM RESULTED IN AT LEAST SEVERAL TENS OF
MILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF HAIL DAMAGE TO AREA VEHICLES AND ROOFTOPS.

JUST A WEEK LATER, DURING THE MIDNIGHT HOUR OF APRIL 14TH, A TORNADO
MOVED THROUGH NORTH SHREVEPORT AND NORTH BOSSIER CITY.  THE TORNADO
TOUCHED DOWN IN NORTHWEST SHREVEPORT VERY NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF
LOUISIANA 3132 AND INTERSTATE 20.  THE TORNADO THEN MOVED EAST ALONG
INTERSTATE 20 TOWARDS JEWELLA AVENUE WHERE IT THEN AFFECTED THE
AREAS OF NORTH SHREVEPORT FROM LAKESIDE THROUGH THE DOWNTOWN AREA.
THIS TORNADO THEN CROSSED THE RED RIVER INTO BOSSIER CITY WHERE IT
DAMAGED TREES AND BUILDINGS ALONG TEXAS STREET AS IT TRACKED TOWARDS
LOUISIANA DOWNS AND HAUGHTON ACROSS RED CHUTE BAYOU.  THE TORNADO
PRODUCED EF-1 DAMAGE ON THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE THROUGHOUT NORTH
SHREVEPORT, NORTH BOSSIER CITY, HAUGHTON, AND THROUGH PRINCETON
ALONG ITS 22.5 MILE TRACK.

SHREVEPORT BROKE A DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE RECORD FOR APRIL 8TH.  THE
DAILY OVERNIGHT LOW REACHED 35 DEGREES AND BESTED THE OLD DAILY
STANDARD OF 36 DEGREES SET IN 1938.  FOR APRIL 16TH, THE OVERNIGHT
LOW RECEDED TO 34 DEGREES AND TIED THE THE DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE
RECORD, ALSO SET DURING 1961.

&&

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