Have We Broken Winter Weather Records In Shreveport This Week?
We are currently in the first stages of what is expected to be a week-long winter weather storm in the Ark-La-Tex. Including snowfall, freezing temperatures, and slick roads, especially in the Shreveport area.
With all of the snowfall, and cold temps, one might think that we're breaking a ton of records. But according to the National Weather Service, we haven't even come close to some of the winter weather records for Shreveport.
This morning's lowest temperature at the Shreveport Downtown Airport was 16 degrees. Which keeps us pretty far off the record low temperature for Shreveport. According to the National Weather Service, the record low temperature for Shreveport is -5 degrees. That temp was recorded on February 12, 1899. Here's more from the National Weather Service on freezing temps in Shreveport:
"Temperatures of freezing or below occur each winter with an average of 39 days during the year. Temperatures drop below 15 degrees F only about one out of every two winters. The average date of the first 32 degrees F in the fall is November 15 and the average date of the last freeze in the spring is March 10. Freezing temperatures have been recorded as early as October 19 and as late as April 11."
But what about the snowfall? Even though Shreveport got a few inches of snow, it wasn't record depths. The National Weather Service says the record for snowfall in Shreveport is 11 inches, which came down in December of 1929. That snowfall actually led to Shreveport's only "white Christmas" on record.