New Orleans Weather Facts -- Winter

Wintertime in New Orleans -- Description

Cold, wet, and nasty. Nice. Warm enough to go swimming on New Year's Day. All of these describe Wintertime in New Orleans. It snows once every ten years or so, but we get nights below freezing on a regular basis. The way to gauge winter weather here is to look at what's coming down to us from the midwest and the Rockies. If they're getting bombarded with "artic blasts," we'll see the same weather in the fom of nasty, cold, rainy days. If Chicago isn't getting as much snow, New Orleans is probably not getting as much freezing rain and nasty days.

Temperature

MonthNormalExtremes
Daily MaxDaily MinRecord HighRecord Low
January62438214
February65458519
March71528925

Relative Humidity

MonthTime (Local)
06001200
July8567
August8463
September8461

Precipitation

MonthWater EquivalentSnow, Ice Pellets
NormalMonthly MinMonthly MaxMax in 24hrsMean MonthlyMax MonthlyMax in 24hrs
January4.9713.630.546.08Trace0.10.1
February5.2312.491.025.600.12.02.0
March4.7319.090.247.87TraceTraceTrace

Wind

MonthMax Speed (mph)
January9.4
February9.8
March10.0

Sunrise and Sunset

MonthSunrise & Sunset on the 21st of the Month
Sunrise (CST)Sunset (CST)
January06:5617:28
February6:3517:53
March06:0318:12

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