Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS La Crosse, WI

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

...THE MONTH OF MARCH IN LA CROSSE WISCONSIN RECEIVED BELOW NORMAL
TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN LA CROSSE WAS 27.5 DEGREES. THIS WAS 7
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 37.2 DEGREES
AND THE AVERAGE LOW WAS 17.8 DEGREES. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR
THE MONTH WAS 68 DEGREES WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 31ST. THE LOWEST
TEMPERATURE WAS 21 DEGREES BELOW ZERO WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 3RD.

A TOTAL OF 1.31 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 SIXTY FOUR HUNDREDTHS
OF AN INCH WHICH FELL ON THE 27TH. THERE WAS 5.7 INCHES OF SNOW
DURING THE MONTH. THIS WAS 1.4 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THE GREATEST 24
HOUR SNOWFALL TOTAL WAS 1.5 INCHES WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 4TH.

...RECORDS...

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

THE LOW TEMPERATURE DROPPED TO 21 DEGREES BELOW ZERO ON THE 3RD.
THIS BROKE THE RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF 13 DEGREES BELOW ZERO SET
IN 1875.

...DISCUSSION...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE DURING THE MONTH OF MARCH WAS BELOW NORMAL
AT LA CROSSE WISCONSIN. THE COLDEST STRETCH DURING THE MONTH
OCCURRED FROM MARCH 1ST THROUGH THE 6TH...WHERE THE AVERAGE DAILY
TEMPERATURE RANGED FROM 13 TO 33 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL. THERE WAS
3 DAYS WHERE THE TEMPERATURE DROPPED BELOW ZERO IN THE MONTH.
TYPICALLY...LA CROSSE WISCONSIN SEES 1 DAY WHERE THE TEMPERATURE
DROPS BELOW ZERO. THERE WAS 9 DAYS WHERE THE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS AT
OR BELOW 32 DEGREES. LA CROSSE NORMALLY SEES 5 DAYS WHERE THE HIGH
TEMPERATURE CLIMBS TO OR BELOW 32 DEGREES.

DURING THE MONTH OF MARCH AT LA CROSSE...BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION
FELL. THE WETTEST PERIOD OCCURRED FROM THE 24TH THROUGH THE
27TH...WHICH SIXTY EIGHT HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH FELL. THERE WAS 10
DAYS WHERE MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION OCCURRED. LA CROSSE TYPICALLY
RECEIVES 10 DAYS OF MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION. THE SNOWIEST PERIOD
DURING THE MONTH OCCURRED FROM THE 1ST THROUGH THE 5TH...WHERE 4.2
INCHES FELL. THERE WAS 7 DAYS OF MEASURABLE SNOW. TYPICALLY...LA
CROSSE SEES 4 DAYS OF MEASURABLE SNOW.

...LOOKING AHEAD TO APRIL...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL IS 48.6 DEGREES. THE
NORMAL HIGH RISES FROM 52 DEGREES ON THE 1ST...TO 66 DEGREES ON THE
30TH. THE NORMAL LOW RISES FROM 32 DEGREES ON THE 1ST...TO 44
DEGREES ON THE 30TH.

APRIL AVERAGES 3.34 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION. THERE ARE NORMALLY 11
DAYS IN APRIL WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION IN LA CROSSE. THE
AVERAGE SNOWFALL IS 1.7 INCHES.

$$

DTJ



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