Shreveport, Louisiana 

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Climate in Shreveport, Louisiana

Shreveport, Louisiana gets 52 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Shreveport averages 1 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 211 sunny days per year in Shreveport. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Shreveport gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 90 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.

Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 93 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 35
Rain: averages 52 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 1 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Shreveport is 7.0 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Louisiana.

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April, October and May are the most pleasant months in Shreveport, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Shreveport, LouisianaUnited States
  52.4 in.38.1 in.
  0.7 in.27.8 in.
  90.2 days106.2 days
  211 days205 days
  151 ft.2443 ft.


Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.

August is the hottest month for Shreveport with an average high temperature of 93.7°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in Louisiana. In Shreveport, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Shreveport are October, April and May.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Shreveport with an average of 34.8°. This is colder than most places in Louisiana.

In Shreveport, there are 80.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Louisiana.

In Shreveport, there are 36.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Louisiana.

In Shreveport, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Louisiana.

June is the wettest month in Shreveport with 5.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is August with 2.8 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 27% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 52.4 inches in Shreveport means that it is one of the driest places in Louisiana.

December is the rainiest month in Shreveport with 8.6 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 5.8 rainy days. There are 90.2 rainy days annually in Shreveport, which is one of the least rainy places in Louisiana. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.

An annual snowfall of 0.7 inches in Shreveport means that it is one of the snowiest places in Louisiana. February is the snowiest month in Shreveport with 0.4 inches of snow, and no months of the year have significant snowfall.

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    Reviews for Shreveport    29 Reviews
    Death By 1000 Incompetenants - 9/1/2020
    The pace of its death is picking up. A place that should be moving forward is following the path of Rust belt cities that died. Downtown has potential, but the... Read More

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    A Great Place To Pass By - 6/16/2020
    I Love Driving By Shreveport, Buildings do look beautiful, it is truly a great city, my favorite thing is the people. What loses the last star is that I did not visit... Read More

    Get Out While You Can - 8/13/2019
    Shreveport is dying a slow painful death. If you are thinking of relocating here; I would not advise it. Since moving back twenty years ago, I have watch the town... Read More

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