PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
1115 PM CDT THU AUG 5 2010

...SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS MOVING THROUGH THE REGION SUPPRESSES
HEAT FOR THE TIME BEING...

THE OPPRESSIVE HEAT WAVE THAT BEGAN LAST WEEKEND HAS BEEN SUPPRESSED
SOMEWHAT BY SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THAT MOVED THROUGH THE REGION
DURING THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON HOURS. THE FOLLOWING IS A
SUMMARY OF THE TEMPERATURES AND RECORDS TIED OR BROKEN SINCE JULY
31ST. TEMPERATURES DENOTED WITH A `R` MEANS RECORD WAS BROKEN AND
DENOTED WITH A `T` MEANS RECORD WAS TIED.

ALEXANDRIA, LA
         2010   2010    RECORD HIGHEST    RECORD HIGHEST
DATE     HIGH    LOW    MAXIMUM TEMP      MINIMUM TEMP
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07/31     101     74    103 IN 1998        77 IN 1992
08/01     102     76    105 IN 1998        78 IN 2008
08/02     105     77    107 IN 1998        78 IN 1999
08/03     102    R80    106 IN 1998        78 IN 1999
08/04     100    R79    103 IN 1899        78 IN 1918
08/05      91     76    104 IN 1897        78 IN 1987
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BEAUMONT, TX
         2010   2010    RECORD HIGHEST    RECORD HIGHEST
DATE     HIGH    LOW    MAXIMUM TEMP      MINIMUM TEMP
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07/31      97     77    100 IN 1948        82 IN 1942
08/01      98     77    101 IN 1902        82 IN 1942
08/02      99     76    100 IN 1962        80 IN 1942
08/03      96     78    102 IN 1902        80 IN 1980
08/04      96     78    104 IN 1902        81 IN 1928
08/05      92     79    103 IN 1913        81 IN 1942
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LAKE CHARLES, LA
         2010   2010    RECORD HIGHEST    RECORD HIGHEST
DATE     HIGH    LOW    MAXIMUM TEMP      MINIMUM TEMP
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07/31      99     79    100 IN 1948        80 IN 2008
08/01     T99    T80     99 IN 1998        80 IN 1958
08/02      99     77    101 IN 1998        80 IN 2009
08/03      97    T79    100 IN 1899        79 IN 1961
08/04      97    R79    100 IN 1897        78 IN 1995
08/05      92     79    102 IN 1897        80 IN 1989
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LAFAYETTE, LA
         2010   2010    RECORD HIGHEST    RECORD HIGHEST
DATE     HIGH    LOW    MAXIMUM TEMP      MINIMUM TEMP
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07/31      99     80    103 IN 1899        82 IN 1986
08/01     101    R82    102 IN 1986        81 IN 1986
08/02     100    R82    102 IN 1922        81 IN 1996
08/03      98    R83    100 IN 1899        78 IN 1987
08/04      97    R81     99 IN 1951        79 IN 1987
08/05      87     75    101 IN 1896        79 IN 2004
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LAFAYETTE`S MORNING LOW OF 83 ON 08/05 WOULD HAVE TIED THE ALL-TIME
RECORD MINIMUM SET 2 DAYS AGO...AS WELL AS BROKEN A RECORD OF 6
STRAIGHT DAYS BEING ABOVE 80. HOWEVER...THIS ENDED JUST AFTER THE
NOON HOUR WHEN THE THUNDERSTORM COMPLEX MOVED THROUGH...COOLING THE
TEMPERATURE TO 75 DURING THE PASSAGE. ANY RATE...THE 5 DAYS OF 80 OR
ABOVE TIED THE LONGEST PERIOD BEING ABOVE 80...WITH THE LAST BEING
FROM JULY 28 TO AUGUST 1, 1986.

NEW IBERIA, LA
         2010   2010    RECORD HIGHEST    RECORD HIGHEST
DATE     HIGH    LOW    MAXIMUM TEMP      MINIMUM TEMP
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07/31      98    T79    101 IN 1948        79 IN 2009
08/01     R99    R79     98 IN 2004        77 IN 2009
08/02    R100    R79     99 IN 1998        77 IN 2008
08/03      97    R80     99 IN 1998        77 IN 1993
08/04     T97    R80     97 IN 1999        77 IN 1987
08/05      87     75     98 IN 1951        77 IN 2004
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