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CDUS44 KLCH 172220  
CLILFT  
 
CLIMATE REPORT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES, LA  
520 PM CDT MON MAY 17 2021  
   
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..THE LAFAYETTE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR MAY 17 2021
 
 
VALID TODAY AS OF 0500 PM LOCAL TIME.  
 
CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD: 1991 TO 2020  
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD: 1893 TO 2021  
 
WEATHER ITEM OBSERVED TIME RECORD YEAR NORMAL DEPARTURE LAST  
VALUE (LST) VALUE VALUE FROM YEAR  
NORMAL    
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TEMPERATURE (F)  
TODAY  
MAXIMUM 75 3:37 PM 95 2018 86 -11 80  
MINIMUM 70 1:43 AM 50 1926 68 2 70  
AVERAGE 73 77 -4 75  
 
PRECIPITATION (IN)  
TODAY 1.89 3.00 1904 0.16 1.73 0.58  
MONTH TO DATE 9.60 2.80 6.80 7.54  
SINCE MAR 1 21.26 11.43 9.83 14.48  
SINCE JAN 1 26.96 21.42 5.54 24.65  
 
DEGREE DAYS  
COOLING  
TODAY 8 12 -4 10  
MONTH TO DATE 146 170 -24 121  
SINCE MAR 1 368 405 -37 471  
SINCE JAN 1 409 445 -36 525    
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WIND (MPH)  
HIGHEST WIND SPEED 17 HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION NW (300)  
HIGHEST GUST SPEED 22 HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION NW (300)  
AVERAGE WIND SPEED 3.7  
 
SKY COVER  
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE MM  
AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.9  
 
WEATHER CONDITIONS  
THE FOLLOWING WEATHER WAS RECORDED TODAY.  
THUNDERSTORM  
HEAVY RAIN  
RAIN  
LIGHT RAIN  
FOG  
 
RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)  
HIGHEST 97 1:00 PM  
LOWEST 82 12:00 AM  
AVERAGE 90  
   
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THE LAFAYETTE CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TOMORROW  
NORMAL RECORD YEAR  
MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F) 87 94 1988  
1998  
2018  
MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F) 68 53 1893  
1945  
 
SUNRISE AND SUNSET  
MAY 17 2021...........SUNRISE 6:13 AM CDT SUNSET 7:56 PM CDT  
MAY 18 2021...........SUNRISE 6:12 AM CDT SUNSET 7:57 PM CDT  
 
- INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.  
R INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.  
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.  
T INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.  
 

 
 
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