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2014 Mardi Gras Climatology
30YR Normals 02/24 02/25 02/26 02/27 02/28 03/01 03/02 03/03 03/04
Normal Highs 67 68 68 68 68 68 69 69 69
Record High 83 82 85 83 84 83 83 83 83
Year 2011 1972 1972 1962 2011 2012 2012 1955 1955
Lowest High 48 50 47 44 50 45 42 49 47
Year 1966 1967 1947 2002 1984 1962 1980 2002 2002
Normal Lows 50 50 50 50 51 51 51 51 51
Record Low 28 30 29 24 32 26 25 25 30
Year 1989 1968 1965 1974 2002 1968 1980 1980 2002
Highest Low 68 66 71 71 69 72 71 70 68
Year 2011 1962 1962 1962 2012 1997 2012 1953 1976
Average Daily 59 59 59 59 59 60 60 60 60
Normal Precip 0.18 0.16 0.17 0.17 0.16 0.16 0.15 0.16 0.15
Record Precip 3.15 1.90 2.35 1.36 1.71 2.67 1.81 3.39 1.82
Year 1985 2013 1966 1966 1995 1994 1991 2001 1975
Snow 0 0 0 0 0 T T 0 0
Year            1949  1991    
2013
High  63 67 60 69 57 61 52 55 70
Low 51 60 46 46 46 43 38 35 40
PCPN 0.81" 1.90" 0.00" 0.00" 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: 1874-2013 (140 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 140 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 140 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.
45 out of 140 Mardi Gras Days recieved measurable rainfall.
Rain has occurred on 32.1 percent of all Mardi Gras Days.
Four previous Mardi Gras' fell on March 4th
Year High Low Average Rainfall
1919 79 55 67.0 Trace
1924 64 55 59.5 Trace
1930 56 40 48.0 0.00"
2003 60 50 55.0 Trace
Averages 64.8 50.0 57.4 Trace

Severe weather since 1950: This is a rather benign day on the calendar. No significant severe weather events are noted for March 4th in the Greater New Orleans area.


 

Last Modified By: RJR
Last Modified On: February 11, 2014  
 


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