Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT...ADDED TEXT SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
641 AM CDT WED APR 1 2015

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...THE SHREVEPORT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1874 TO 2015

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            85   03/17
LOWEST             24   03/06
MEAN             57.4             57.9    -0.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MIN <= 32      3

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS           8.02              4.14    3.88
DAYS >= .01        13
DAYS >= .50         6
DAYS >= 1.00        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.46   03/12 TO 03/12

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     254               251       3
COOLING TOTAL      26                31      -5
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    26/020    DATE  03/05
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    34/010    DATE  03/05


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     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.

&&

MARCH OF 2015 IN SHREVEPORT AND BOSSIER CITY...LOUISIANA TALLIED
MUCH ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL WITH NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES.  THIS
MARCH NOW RANKS AS THE 10TH WETTEST MARCH ON RECORD AND THE WETTEST
MARCH SINCE THAT OF 1997 THAT TALLIED 8.72 INCHES.

AS A RESULT OF THE PLENTIFUL RAINS...AREA RIVERS...BAYOUS...AND
LAKES ROSE TO NEAR TO SLIGHTLY ABOVE FLOOD STAGE.  MINOR FLOODING
DEVELOPED ON WALLACE LAKE AND ON RED CHUTE BAYOU.  THE RED RIVER
ROSE TO NEAR ACTION STAGE WITH PUBLIC BOAT RAMPS FORCED TO CLOSE.

DURING MARCH 12TH...SHREVEPORT TALLIED UP A DAILY RECORD RAINFALL OF
2.46 INCHES.  THE OLD RECORD DAILY RAINFALL FOR MARCH 12TH WAS 2.35
INCHES DURING 1947.  ALSO DURING MARCH 12TH...THE RAINS FELL ON
SATURATED SOILS AND RESULTED IN CONSIDERABLE FLASH FLOODING
THROUGHOUT SHREVEPORT AND BOSSIER CITY.  WIDESPREAD STREET FLOODING
DEVELOPED DURING TWO RAINFALL EVENTS...ONE DURING THE MORNING RUSH
AND ONE DURING MID AFTERNOON.  SOME HOMES WERE VERY NEARLY DAMAGED
JUST SOUTH OF MALL ST VINCENT IN CENTRAL SHREVEPORT FROM A COLLAPSED
RETAINING WALL.

FINALLY...SHREVEPORT TIED ONE DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE RECORD DURING
MARCH 6TH.  THE LOW TEMPERATURE THAT DAY DIPPED TO 24 DEGREES AND
TIED THE DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE RECORD LAST SET DURING 1989.

&&

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