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CLIMATE REPORT...UPDATED FOR TEXT SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
801 AM CDT WED APR 1 2020

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...THE SHREVEPORT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2020...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1874 TO 2020

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              92   03/31/1974
 LOW               15   03/03/1943
HIGHEST            90   03/27
LOWEST             37   03/07
MEAN             64.7             57.9     6.8
DAYS MAX >= 90      1
DAYS MIN <= 32      0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS           5.90              4.14    1.76
DAYS >= .01        15
DAYS >= .50         5
DAYS >= 1.00        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.59   03/04 TO 03/04

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      97               251    -154
COOLING TOTAL      98                31      67
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    29/290    DATE  03/20
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    38/300    DATE  03/20


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

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

&&

WEATHERWISE DURING MARCH OF 2020 IN SHREVEPORT AND BOSSIER CITY,
LOUISIANA, WE RECORDED MUCH WARMER AND WETTER CONDITIONS THAN
NORMAL.  MARCH OF 2020 NOW RANKS AS THE EIGHTH WARMEST MARCH ON
RECORD AND THE WARMEST MARCH SINCE THAT OF 2012 THAT RANKS AS THE
WARMEST ON RECORD WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 67.3 DEGREES.

SHREVEPORT AND BOSSIER CITY ONLY OBSERVED ONE SEVERE WEATHER EVENT
DURING THIS MARCH.  SMALL HAIL NEAR ONE INCH DIAMETER FELL ACROSS
PORTIONS OF BOTH CITIES DURING THE EARLY MORNING OF MARCH 4TH
SHORTLY AFTER SUNRISE.  FINALLY, ALTHOUGH WE RECORDED WET
CONDITIONS, WE OBSERVED NO FLOODING THIS MARCH AS THE RAINS FELL
DURING FIFTEEN DAYS THIS MONTH.

SHREVEPORT RECORDED TWO NEW DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS FOR THIS
MARCH.  DURING MARCH 26TH, WE REACHED A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 89
DEGREES, BREAKING THE FORMER DAILY STANDARD OF 88 DEGREES SET DURING
2011.  DURING THE NEXT DAY, MARCH 27TH, WE REACHED THE 90 DEGREE
MARK AND BROKE THE PREVIOUS DAILY RECORD OF 89 DEGREES SET DURING
1935.  WE NORMALLY REACH A HIGH OF 90 DEGREES DURING EARLY JUNE,
HENCE OVER TWO MONTHS EARLIER THAN USUAL.

&&

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