Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS La Crosse, WI

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
956 AM CDT TUE APR 1 2014

...THE MONTH OF MARCH IN ROCHESTER MINNESOTA RECEIVED BELOW NORMAL
TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN ROCHESTER WAS 24.2 DEGREES. THIS WAS 8.2
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 32.5 DEGREES
AND THE AVERAGE LOW WAS 16 DEGREES. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE
MONTH WAS 60 DEGREES WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 31ST. THE LOWEST
TEMPERATURE WAS 15 DEGREES BELOW ZERO WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 2ND.

A TOTAL OF 1.15 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL DURING THE MONTH OF
MARCH. THIS WAS SEVENTY THREE HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH BELOW NORMAL.
THE GREATEST 24-HOUR PRECIPITATION TOTAL WAS TWENTY NINE HUNDREDTHS
OF AN INCH WHICH FELL ON THE 27TH. THERE WAS 6.2 INCHES OF SNOW
DURING THE MONTH. THIS WAS 2.5 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THE GREATEST 24
HOUR SNOWFALL TOTAL WAS 3.2 INCHES WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 4TH.

...RECORDS...

THE TEMPERATURE CLIMBED TO 3 DEGREES BELOW ZERO ON MARCH 2ND. THIS
BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORD LOWEST HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 5 DEGREES ABOVE
ZERO SET IN 1943.

...DISCUSSION...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE DURING THE MONTH OF MARCH WAS BELOW NORMAL
AT ROCHESTER MINNESOTA. THE COLDEST STRETCH OCCURRED FROM MARCH 1ST
THROUGH THE 9TH...WHERE THE AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE RANGED FROM 0
TO 35 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL. THERE WAS 3 DAYS WHERE THE
TEMPERATURE DROPPED BELOW ZERO IN THE MONTH. TYPICALLY...ROCHESTER
SEES 1 DAY WHERE THE TEMPERATURE DROPS BELOW ZERO. THERE WAS 14 DAYS
WHERE THE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS AT OR BELOW 32 DEGREES. ROCHESTER
NORMALLY SEES 6 DAYS WHERE THE HIGH TEMPERATURE RISES TO OR BELOW 32
DEGREES.

DURING THE MONTH OF MARCH AT ROCHESTER...BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION
FELL. THE WETTEST PERIOD OCCURRED FROM THE 24TH THROUGH THE
27TH...WHICH THIRTY ONE HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH FELL. THERE WAS 11
DAYS WHERE MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION OCCURRED. ROCHESTER TYPICALLY
RECEIVES 10 DAYS OF MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION. THE SNOWIEST PERIOD
DURING THE MONTH OCCURRED FROM THE 1ST THROUGH THE 5TH...WHERE 5.5
INCHES FELL. THERE WAS 8 DAYS OF MEASURABLE SNOW.
TYPICALLY...ROCHESTER SEES 6 DAYS OF MEASURABLE SNOW.

...LOOKING AHEAD TO APRIL...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL IS 46.7 DEGREES. THE
NORMAL HIGH RISES FROM 49 DEGREES ON THE 1ST...TO 64 DEGREES ON THE
30TH. THE NORMAL LOW RISES FROM 31 DEGREES ON THE 1ST...TO 42
DEGREES ON THE 29TH.

APRIL AVERAGES 3.24 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION. THERE ARE NORMALLY 11
DAYS IN APRIL WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION IN ROCHESTER. THE
AVERAGE SNOWFALL IS 3.3 INCHES.

$$

DTJ



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