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Heavy Rainfall Over Northwest Gulf; Severe Thunderstorms Possible in Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Saturday

Excessive rain over southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana through this evening is threatening the area with a potential for flash, urban, and small stream flooding. Isolated to scattered severe thunderstorms capable of producing damaging winds and marginally severe hail should occur Saturday across parts of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Read More >

New Orleans Area - Top Ten Lists

March (1871 - Present)

Warmest
Rank
Avg Temp (F)
Year
1
73.1
2020
2
71.4
1907
3
70.7
2012
4
70.5
1921
5
70.4
1938
6
69.8
1945
7
69.3
1897
8
68.9
1918
9
68.6
1908
9
68.1
2016
Coldest
Rank
Avg Temp (F)
Year
1
53.8
1969
2
54.9
1915
3
55.8
1968
3
55.8
1947
5
56.2
1960
5
57.4
1914
7
57.5
1931
8
57.6
1926
9
57.8
1962
10
57.9
2010
Wettest
Rank
Rainfall (inches)
Year
1
19.09
1948
2
16.51
1946
3
15.95
1926
4
14.61
1903
5
12.17
1973
6
11.32
1876
7
10.84
1875
8
10.81
1912
9
10.48
2011
10
10.08
1980
Driest
Rank
Rainfall (inches)
Year
1
0.24
1955
2
0.63
2006
3
0.64
1916
4
0.80
1898
5
0.91
1938
6
0.92
1882
7
1.00
1963
8
1.04
1925
9
1.06
2020
10
1.08
2013

 

updated 04/01/2020 rjr