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2015 Mardi Gras Climatology
30YR Normals 02/09 02/10 02/11 02/12 02/13 02/14 02/15 02/16 02/17
Normal Highs 64 64 65 65 65 65 65 66 66
Record High 82 83 81 81 81 82 82 82 80
Year 1957 1994 1999 2000 1959 1989 1989 2001 2000
Lowest High 39 42 40 39 44 49 46 43 39
Year 1973 2011 1986 1958 1960 2007 2007 1968 1958
Normal Lows 47 47 47 47 48 48 48 48 48
Record Low 26 24 27 26 25 23 29 29 28
Year 1971 1979 1980 1981 1958 1960 1960 1963 1996
Highest Low 68 67 65 66 65 67 71 65 68
Year 1949 1965 1999 1950 1952 2001 1990 1976 1956
Average Daily 56 56 56 56 56 57 57 57 57
Normal Precip 0.21 0.20 0.20 0.20 0.20 0.19 0.21 0.20 0.19
Record Precip 2.19 4.33 1.61 1.87 2.80 2.84 3.32 1.63 2.67
Year 1983 1981 1963 1971 1950 2009 1956 1965 1992
Snow 0.6 0 0 2.0 T 0 0 0 T
Year  1973      1958 1960         1973
2014
High  69 70 50 44 56 67 61 70 77
Low 47 50 40 36 36 36 45 42 58
PCPN 0.00" 0.17" 0.60" 0.99" 0.00" 0.00" 0.00" 0.00" 0.00"

Note: Record rainfall is the maximum of New Orleans Airport, New Orleans City or New Orleans Audubon Park.

Period of Record: 1874-2014 (141 Years)

Coldest Temperature: 22F on February 14, 1899
Coldest Average Temperature: 30F on February 14, 1899
Lowest High Temperature: 38F on February 14, 1899
There was as much as 3 inches of snow on the ground that needed
to be cleared off the streets before the Krewe of Rex rolled.
9 out of 141 Mardi Gras Days have had temperatures 32F or less.
Approximately 6.4 percent of all Mardi Gras Days had freezing temperatures.
Warmest Temperature: 83F on February 20, 1917
Warmest Average Temperature: 76F on February 20, 1917
Highest Minimum Temperature: 69F on February 08, 1921
7 out of 141 Mardi Gras Days had temperatures 80F or higher.
Approximately 5.0 percent of all Mardi Gras Days had 80F or warmer.
The wettest Mardi Gras was 2.12 inches on March 1, 1927.
46 out of 141 Mardi Gras Days recieved measurable rainfall.
Rain has occurred on 32.6 percent of all Mardi Gras Days.
Six previous Mardi Gras' fell on February 17th
Year High Low Average Rainfall
1874 75 64 69.5 0.00"
1885 66 43 54.5 0.00"
1920 52 42 47.0 0.51"
1931 78 54 66.0 0.00"
1942 64 54 59.0 0.40"
1953 60 46 53.0 0.17"
Averages 65.8 50.5 58.2 0.36"

Severe weather since 1950:  In 1960, an F1 tornado with a 10.6 mile path moved through Lafayette Parish.  In 1978, golf ball sized hail fell south of Leeville (Lafourche Parish). In 1992, 1" hail fell in New Orleans East (Orleans Parish) at 1:45 am, 1.25" hail fell in Lacombe and 3.80" of rain flooded streets in Slidell.  In 1995, hail the size of quarters fell in Chalmette at 5:15 am. And in 2008, severe storms moved through the north shore parishes. An EF-1 tornado moved near Greensburg (St. Helena Parish) and another EF-1 tornado moved through Roseland (Tangipahoa Parish).


 Last Modified By: RJR
Last Modified On: February 04, 2015  
 


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