This report describes the historical weather record at the Shreveport Regio (Shreveport, Louisiana, United States) during 1965. This station has records back to July 1948.
Shreveport, Louisiana has a warm humid temperate climate with hot summers and no dry season. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by forests (71%), croplands (22%), lakes and rivers (4%), and built-up areas (2%)
Daylight saving time (DST) was observed at Shreveport, Louisiana during 1965. There were two time changes during 1965:
1965 was not a leap year, so it has 365 days and no February 29th. The first leap year before 1965 was 1964 and the first after was 1968.
The summer and winter solstices and the spring and fall equinoxes mark the passing of the seasons. They fall on nearly the same day each year, with differences of a day or two depending on the year. In 1965 they occurred on:
|Spring Equinox||Saturday, 20 March 1965.|
|Summer Solstice||Monday, 21 June 1965.|
|Fall Equinox||Thursday, 23 September 1965.|
|Winter Solstice||Wednesday, 22 December 1965.|
The hottest day of 1965 was August 20, with a high temperature of 100°F. For reference, on that day the average high temperature is 93°F and the high temperature exceeds 99°F only one day in ten. The hottest month of 1965 was July with an average daily high temperature of 92°F.
Relative to the average, the hottest day was November 26. The high temperature that day was 85°F, compared to the average of 63°F, a difference of 22°F. In relative terms the warmest month was January, with an average high temperature of 61°F, compared to an typical value of 56°F.
The longest warm spell was from April 1 to April 16, constituting 16 consecutive days with warmer than average high temperatures. The month of April had the largest fraction of warmer than average days with 80% days with higher than average high temperatures.
The coldest day of 1965 was January 17, with a low temperature of 18°F. For reference, on that day the average low temperature is 37°F and the low temperature drops below 24°F only one day in ten. The coldest month of 1965 was February with an average daily low temperature of 41°F.
Relative to the average, the coldest day was March 20. The low temperature that day was 22°F, compared to the average of 49°F, a difference of 27°F. In relative terms the coldest month was March, with an average low temperature of 41°F, compared to an typical value of 48°F.
The longest cold spell was from August 2 to August 15, constituting 14 consecutive days with cooler than average low temperatures. The month of March had the largest fraction of cooler than average days with 71% days with lower than average low temperatures.
The clearest month of 1965 was July, with 74% of days being more clear than cloudy. The longest spell of clear weather was from October 20 to November 2, constituting 14 consecutive days that were clearer than they were cloudy.
The cloudiest month of 1965 was March, with 55% of days being more cloudy than clear. The longest spell of cloudy weather was from March 23 to April 1, constituting 10 consecutive days that were cloudier than they were clear.
This station reports both the quantity of liquid precipitation and categorical observations of precipitation (e.g., moderate rain, or heavy snow). Both are subject to erroneous reports, but the former is particularly prone to false reports, especially ones indicating an excessive quantity of precipitation. Please bear this in mind when reading the extrema reported in this section.
The day with the largest quantity of precipitation was February 11. That day saw 2.157" of liquid (or liquid equivalent) precipitation, compared to a median value of 0.229". The month with the most precipitation was February, with 3.075", compared to a median value of 3.764".
As determined by quantitative measurements, the longest dry spell was from June 26 to July 15, constituting 20 consecutive days with no measured precipitation. The month with the largest fraction of dry days was July, with 90% of days reporting no measured precipitation at all.
The month with the largest fraction of days with at least some measured precipitation was May, with 39% of days reporting some measured precipitation.
This station reports when significant weather events (including precipitation) are visually observed at or near the station. Such events do not always correspond to measured quantities of liquid equivalent precipitation, such as when the event is near by not at the station, or in the case of solid precipitation that does not melt in the collection basin.
The day in 1965 with the most precipitation observations was November 4. There were 8 hourly weather reports that day (out of a maximum of 24) in which some form of precipitation was observated at or near the station. The month with the most precipitation observations was December, with 31 hourly present weather reports involving some form of precipitation.
As determined by the present weather reports, the longest dry spell was from June 25 to July 15, constituting 21 consecutive days with no observed precipitation. The month with the largest fraction of days without observed precipitation was October, with 90% of days reporting no observed precipitation at all.
The month with the largest fraction of days with at least some observed precipitation was March, with 32% of days reporting some observed precipitation.
Either snow is exceptionally rare at this location or this station did not reliably report it during 1965.
Humidity is an important factor in determining how weather conditions feel to a person experiencing them. Hot and humid days feel even hotter than hot and dry days because the high level of water content in humid air discourages the evaporation of sweat from a person's skin.
When reading the graph below, keep in mind that the hottest part of the day tends to be the least humid, so the daily low (brown) traces are more relevant for understanding daytime comfort than the daily high (blue) traces, which typically occur during the night. Applying that observation, the least humid month of 1965 was October with an average daily low humidity of 45%, and the most humid month was May with an average daily low humidity of 59%.
But it is important to keep in mind that humidity does not tell the whole picture and the dew point is often a better measure of how comfortable a person will find a given set of weather conditions. Please see the next section for continued discussion of this point.
Dew point is the temperature below which water vapor will condense into liquid water. It is therefore also related to the rate of evaporation of liquid water. Since the evaporation of sweat is an important cooling mechanism for the human body, the dew point is an important measurement for understanding how dry, comfortable, or humid a given set of weather conditions will feel.
Generally speaking, dew points below 50°F will feel a bit dry to some people, but comfortable to people accustomed to dry conditions; dew points from 50°F to 68°F are fairly comfortable to most people, and dew points above 68°F are increasingly uncomfortable, becoming oppressive around 77°F.
To take some examples, and basing our categorization on the daily high dew point in 1965, January had 17 dry days, 13 comfortable days, and 1 humid day; April had 3 dry days, 16 comfortable days, and 11 humid days; July had no dry days, 2 comfortable days, and 29 humid days; and October had 9 dry days, 16 comfortable days, and 6 humid days.
The highest sustained wind speed was 32 mph, occurring on January 26; the highest daily mean wind speed was 21 mph (February 24);
The windiest month was March, with an average wind speed of 12 mph. The least windy month was July, with an average wind speed of 8 mph.
Visibility is the maximum distance at which a given reference object or light can be clearly discerned. In the United States, visibilities that are greater than or equal to 10 miles are typically reported as 10 miles.
The day of 1965 with the lowest average visibility was November 13, with an average visibility of 3.4 mi. The month with the lowest average visibility was November, with an average visibility of 10.7 mi. With an average visibility of 13.4 mi, the month of August had the highest average visibility.
This station did not reliably report the cloud ceiling during 1965.