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Radar: Lake Charles LA
30.12 N - 93.20W
Period: 1980 - 2006      Range: 124 nm

Database Overview
All reports in the domain All severe weather reports during the period are plotted. Blue dots represent damaging wind, green dots represent large hail, and red dots represent tornadoes. [Click to enlarge]
  All Rpts Sig Rpts Avg Days
Hail
2648
91 28
Wind
4594
155 42
Tornadoes
940
139 15
Total
8182
385 58
Significant severe reports Significant severe weather reports during the period are plotted. Only tornadoes F2 or stronger, wind gusts of 65 knots or stronger, and hail of 2" diameter or larger are plotted. [Click to enlarge]
Category
Rank*
Freq/mi2
Any Severe
N/A
1:159
Sig Severe
N/A
1:3,388
Tornadoes
44
1:1,387
F2+ Torn
41
1:9,383
* Compared to 141 national radar coverage areas studied.

Annual Report Information
Annual severe weather reports
Plot of annual severe weather reports in the search area. The dashed magenta line denotes a 5 year running average of all reports.

20 year report increase: 192%
10 year report increase: 12%
5 year report increase: -18%

See annual table below

Daily Report Information
Annual severe weather reports
Plot of daily severe weather reports in the search area. Lines denote a 7 day running mean.

Maximum daily value:
2.1 on 14 May

Primary Season:
Mar 02 - Jul 27

See monthly table below

Hourly Report Information
Annual severe weather reports
Plot of hourly severe weather reports in the search area. Values are in percent of total, and have been rounded to the nearest hour (UTC).

Maximum hourly value:
9% at 22 UTC

See hourly table below

Climatological Threat Potential
Threat
Avg Prob of Occurrence
Return Interval
Natl Rank
Any Tornado
0.015%
6613 yrs
62
F2+ Tornado
0.012%
8446 yrs
61
This table represents the average annual probability and return interval of each event for any point within the search domain.

Read details of computational method

Annual Totals
Year
Hail
Wind
Tornado
Total
 
Rpt
Days
Rpt
Days
Rpt
Days
Rpt
Days
1980
27
14
77
36
28
17
83
51
1981
28
15
100
31
31
19
90
44
1982
37
15
63
33
36
18
109
48
1983
77
20
147
39
96
27
269
59
1984
74
28
87
27
22
17
118
48
1985
50
21
102
37
5
5
60
45
1986
37
13
70
27
11
10
59
34
1987
42
18
140
43
20
8
82
54
1988
35
18
62
29
23
13
81
39
1989
51
22
113
30
44
17
139
45
1990
68
27
148
42
37
22
142
50
1991
77
23
123
39
35
20
147
57
1992
136
37
156
44
69
29
274
67
1993
99
26
78
34
23
11
145
51
1994
66
25
193
46
22
14
110
56
1995
158
48
476
56
53
26
264
76
1996
147
40
151
46
10
10
167
65
1997
123
37
248
55
41
17
205
73
1998
173
37
249
47
37
12
247
70
1999
156
40
215
50
72
22
300
71
2000
174
33
341
61
32
13
238
69
2001
119
34
273
59
30
15
179
77
2002
96
25
250
41
35
9
166
50
2003
168
35
134
38
42
14
252
62
2004
137
40
225
49
43
16
223
66
2005
160
36
198
51
7
6
174
66
2006
133
37
175
45
36
11
205
64
AVG
98
28
170
42
35
15
303
58


Violent Tornadoes
Date
F
Deaths
Injuries
1992 21-Nov 2127 UTC
F4
0
16

Monthly Averages
Month
Hail
Wind
Torn
Total
Jan
6
9
3
17
Feb
6
10
2
18
Mar
17
15
2
33
Apr
25
18
3
46
May
21
27
6
53
Jun
8
19
3
30
Jul
3
20
1
25
Aug
4
18
1
23
Sep
1
7
2
10
Oct
1
4
3
8
Nov
2
14
5
21
Dec
3
7
2
12

Hourly Averages
UTC
Hail
Wind
Torn
Total
00
240
357
62
659
01
195
267
55
517
02
157
202
31
390
03
129
170
31
330
04
104
159
30
293
05
67
142
18
227
06
57
142
21
220
07
57
163
17
237
08
48
145
23
216
09
38
143
28
209
10
48
127
20
195
11
41
151
30
222
12
42
140
21
203
13
41
108
36
185
14
62
95
36
193
15
56
104
34
194
16
50
108
40
198
17
57
145
40
242
18
60
137
43
240
19
103
161
45
309
20
183
270
60
513
21
228
377
83
688
22
290
406
73
769
23
295
375
63
733

Click Here for tabular data (F2+ tornadoes).
Page Updated: Saturday 10-27-2007
If you have comments regarding this information, contact John Hart of the Storm Prediction Center.
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