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2016 Mardi Gras Climatology
30YR Normals 02/01 02/02 02/03 02/04 02/05 02/06 02/07 02/08 02/09
Normal Highs 63 63 63 63 64 64 64 64 64
Record High 82 81 83 81 79 79 80 81 82
Year 1957 1969 1957 1957 2008 1974 1999 1999 1957
Lowest High 38 33 35 33 43 40 38 42 39
Year 1951 1985 1996 1996 1996 2014 1988 1978 1973
Normal Lows 46 46 46 46 46 46 47 47 47
Record Low 22 19 19 19 16 28 25 30 26
Year 1951 1951 1951 1970 1996 1984 1988 1975 1971
Highest Low 68 66 68 67 69 62 67 65 68
Year 1950 1969 1957 2008 2008 1974 1999 1999 1949
Average Daily 55 55 55 55 55 55 55 55 56
Normal Precip 0.20 0.19 0.19 0.20 0.19 0.19 0.20 0.20 0.21
Record Precip 4.85 3.83 2.25 3.00 3.64 4.49 1.09 1.61 2.19
Year 1983 1982 1988 1992 1986 1967 2013 1990 1983
Snow T T T T T T 0 T 0.6
Year 1994 2011 2011 2011 1988 2014   1978 1973
2015
High  75 58 49 52 58 57 69 75 76
Low 58 42 39 46 47 38 37 55 56
PCPN 0.07" Trace 0.03" 0.96" 0.00" 0.00" 0.00" 0.00" 0.05"

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

Period of Record: 1874-2015 (143 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 143 Mardi Gras Days have had temperatures 32F or less.
Approximately 6.3 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 143 Mardi Gras Days had temperatures 80F or higher.
Approximately 4.9 percent of all Mardi Gras Days had 80F or warmer.
The wettest Mardi Gras was 2.12 inches on March 1, 1927.
47 out of 143 Mardi Gras Days recieved measurable rainfall.
Rain has occurred on 32.9 percent of all Mardi Gras Days.
Three previous Mardi Gras' fell on February 9th
Year High Low Average Rainfall
1875 57 42 49.5 0.44"
1932 83 67 75.0 0.00"
1937 71 48 59.5 0.43"
Averages 70.3 52.3 61.3 0.44"

Severe weather since 1950: No severe weather is indicated to occur on this day. New Orleans did measure 0.6 inches of snow in 1973.


 Last Modified By: RJR
Last Modified On: January 05, 2016
 


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