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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA  
1210 PM CDT FRI SEP 1 2017  
   
..RAINFALL RECORDS FOR AUGUST 2017
 
 
THE PAST MONTH SAW ALL 5 CLIMATOLOGICAL STATIONS FOR SOUTHEAST  
TEXAS AND SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA SEE SIGNIFICANT, EVEN RECORD,  
RAINFALL TOTALS. A BREAKDOWN OF THESE RECORDS IS AS FOLLOWS...  
 
BEAUMONT/PORT ARTHUR (RECORDS DATE BACK TO 1901)  
-WETTEST DAY (29TH: 26.03 INCHES - OLD RECORD 12.76 5/19/1923)  
-WETTEST MONTH (54.74 INCHES - OLD RECORD 22.74 11/1902)  
-WETTEST AUGUST (54.74 INCHES - OLD RECORD 17.26 1966)  
-WETTEST SUMMER (71.42 INCHES - OLD RECORD 31.67 1989)  
-WETTEST YEAR (89.60 INCHES SO FAR - OLD RECORD 83.82 1946)  
-NORMAL AUGUST: 5.38 INCHES  
-NORMAL CLIMATOLOGICAL SUMMER (JUNE-AUGUST): 18.42 INCHES  
 
LAKE CHARLES (RECORDS DATE BACK TO 1895)  
-2ND WETTEST MONTH (23.57 INCHES - RECORD 25.33 6/1989)  
-WETTEST AUGUST (23.57 INCHES - OLD RECORD 17.36 1962)  
-WETTEST SUMMER (37.11 INCHES - OLD RECORD 36.90 2014)  
-NORMAL AUGUST: 4.86 INCHES  
-NORMAL CLIMATOLOGICAL SUMMER (JUNE-AUGUST): 17.34 INCHES  
 
NEW IBERIA (RECORDS DATE BACK TO 1948)  
-2ND WETTEST AUGUST (16.39 INCHES - RECORD 29.67 2016)  
-4TH WETTEST SUMMER (34.14 INCHES - RECORD 41.82 2016)  
-NORMAL AUGUST: 5.08 INCHES  
-NORMAL CLIMATOLOGICAL SUMMER (JUNE-AUGUST): 18.62 INCHES  
 
LAFAYETTE (RECORDS DATE BACK TO 1893)  
-3RD WETTEST AUGUST (14.27 INCHES - RECORD 37.99 1940)  
*FOR COMPARISON, AUGUST 2016 SAW 24.74 INCHES  
-4TH WETTEST SUMMER (32.29 INCHES - RECORD 54.96 1940)  
*FOR COMPARISON, SUMMER 2016 SAW 36.70 INCHES  
-NORMAL AUGUST: 4.62 INCHES  
-NORMAL CLIMATOLOGICAL SUMMER (JUNE-AUGUST): 18.00 INCHES  
 
ALEXANDRIA (RECORDS DATE BACK TO 1892)  
-3RD WETTEST AUGUST (9.85 INCHES - RECORD 10.44 1998)  
 
* ALL NORMALS ARE 30-YEAR NORMALS FOR THE PERIOD 1981-2010  
 

 
 
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