Record Monthly Precipitation: 53.79 cm (21.18 in) May 1995
Figure 1: Record high and low temperatures and record monthly precipitation for the New Orleans area.
Figure 2: Average monthly high and low temperatures (°F) for the New Orleans area for the years 1954-2000.
Figure 3: Average monthly precipitation and number of rain days for the New Orleans area for the years 1954-2000.
Figure 4: Rose diagram for the New Orleans area for the years 1961-1980. Vectors on a wind rose indicate the frequency of occurrence with wind coming from a given direction. The length of a vector reflects total percentage of hours with winds from a certain direction. Center circle represents the frequency of a "calm" wind. Concentric circles extending outward from center represent a five-percent increase.
Source and Acknowledgement: Historical climate data were provided by the Southern Regional Climate Center, Baton Rouge. Their contribution and cooperation in the project is greatly appreciated.