Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES, LA
352 AM CDT SUN APR 1 2018

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...THE LAFAYETTE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2018...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1893 TO 2018

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   03/12/1911
                        03/05/1910
 LOW               22   03/03/1980
HIGHEST            84   03/19        MM      MM       87  03/23
LOWEST             39   03/13        MM      MM       43  03/15
AVG. MAXIMUM     73.8              72.2     1.6     77.3
AVG. MINIMUM     54.4              52.2     2.2     58.9
MEAN             64.1              62.2     1.9     68.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.4    -0.4        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        13.42   1947
 MINIMUM         0.00   1955
TOTALS           2.60              3.79   -1.19     1.78
DAILY AVG.       0.08              0.12   -0.04     0.06
DAYS >= .01         8               8.2    -0.2        8
DAYS >= .10         4               5.3    -1.3        7
DAYS >= .50         2               2.5    -0.5        0
DAYS >= 1.00        1               1.3    -0.3        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.17   03/06 TO 03/06

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             MM   5
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SINCE 7/1         2.0                 T     2.0       MM
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   03/31 TO 03/31

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     113               150     -37       60
 SINCE 7/1       1303              1380     -77      637
COOLING TOTAL      90                63      27      159
 SINCE 1/1        210                95     115      343
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    32/340    DATE  03/29
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    41/330    DATE  03/29

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           18
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              8
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          5

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     70

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              6          MIXED PRECIP              0
HEAVY RAIN                2          RAIN                      3
LIGHT RAIN               11          FREEZING RAIN             0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0          HAIL                      0
HEAVY SNOW                0          SNOW                      0
LIGHT SNOW                0          SLEET                     0
FOG                      13          FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     2
HAZE                      2

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

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