Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES, LA
515 AM CDT WED APR 1 2015

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

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1892 TO 2015

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   03/21/1907
 LOW               22   03/04/2002
                        03/04/1943
HIGHEST            86   03/17        MM      MM       82  03/28
LOWEST             24   03/06        MM      MM       27  03/04
AVG. MAXIMUM     70.4              70.8    -0.4     66.2
AVG. MINIMUM     50.2              47.7     2.5     43.8
MEAN             60.3              59.2     1.1     55.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      3               1.0     2.0        2
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        15.52   1922
 MINIMUM         0.51   1966
TOTALS           5.80              5.05    0.75     3.91
DAILY AVG.       0.19              0.16    0.03     0.13
DAYS >= .01        13                MM      MM       12
DAYS >= .10        11                MM      MM        8
DAYS >= .50         5                MM      MM        2
DAYS >= 1.00        1                MM      MM        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.32   03/01 TO 03/01

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             MM   5
TOTALS            0.3                MM      MM      0.2
SINCE 7/1         0.3                MM      MM      5.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                MM      MM        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.3   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     181               215     -34      317
 SINCE 7/1       2032              1880     152     2333
COOLING TOTAL      44                36       8       13
 SINCE 1/1         45                53      -8       24
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    26/310    DATE  03/27
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    36/290    DATE  03/27

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           11
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              5
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         15

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     78

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                8     RAIN                      11
LIGHT RAIN               17     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                1     SLEET                      1
FOG                      25     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      7
HAZE                      3

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

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