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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
849 AM CDT FRI MAR 20 2015

...NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION DURING
ASTRONOMICAL WINTER 2014-15...

THE 2013-14 ASTRONOMICAL WINTER /WHICH RAN FROM DECEMBER 21ST THROUGH
MARCH 19TH/ WAS NEAR-NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW-NOMRAL PRECIPITATION
AT BOTH LA CROSSE WI AND ROCHESTER MN.  BELOW ARE MORE DETAILS ON EACH
OF THESE SITES...

LA CROSSE WI...

TEMPERATURES -

DURING ASTRONOMICAL WINTER, TEMPERATURES AVERAGED 21.5 DEGREES AT
LA CROSSE REGIONAL AIRPORT.  THIS WAS 0.8 DEGREES WARMER THAN THE LONG-TERM
/1872-2015/ AVERAGE OF 20.7 DEGREES.

THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 30.9 DEGREES.  THIS WAS 1.5 DEGREES WARMER
THAN THE LONG-TERM AVERAGE OF 29.4 DEGREES.

THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 12.1 DEGREES.  THIS WAS 0.2 DEGREES WARMER
THAN THE LONG-TERM AVERAGE OF 11.9 DEGREES.

THE WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 71 DEGREES ON MARCH 13TH.
THE COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 4 DEGREES ON JANUARY 5TH AND JANUARY 7TH.

THE WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 43 DEGREES ON MARCH 13TH AND MARCH 16TH.
THE COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE WAS -15 DEGREES ON FEBRUARY 23RD.

PRECIPITATION -

DURING ASTRONOMICAL WINTER, A TOTAL OF 1.83 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL
AT LA CROSSE REGIONAL AIRPORT.  THIS WAS 1.85 INCHES BELOW THE LONG-TERM
AVERAGE OF 3.68 INCHES.

THE WETTEST DAY OCCURRED ON DECEMBER 23RD WHEN 0.37 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION
FELL.

MEASURABLE /0.01 INCHES OR GREATER/ PRECIPITATION FELL ON 21 DAYS /23.6
 PERCENT/ AND TRACE AMOUNTS OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON ANOTHER 18 DAYS
/20.2 PERCENT/.

SNOWFALL -

DURING ASTRONOMICAL WINTER, A TOTAL OF 20.5 INCHES OF SNOW FELL AT
LA CROSSE REGIONAL AIRPORT.  THIS WAS 8.5 INCHES BELOW THE LONG-TERM
AVERAGE OF 29.0 INCHES.

THE SNOWIEST DAY OCCURRED ON FEBRUARY 1ST WHEN 5.0 INCHES OF SNOW FELL.

MEASURABLE /0.1 INCHES OR GREATER/ SNOW FELL ON 20 DAYS /22.5
PERCENT/ AND TRACE AMOUNTS OF SNOW FELL ON ANOTHER 17 DAYS /19.1
PERCENT/.

SNOW DEPTH -

DURING ASTRONOMICAL WINTER, THE AVERAGE SNOW DEPTH AT LA CROSSE REGIONAL
AIRPORT WAS 3.5 INCHES.  THIS WAS 1.0 INCH BELOW THE LONG-TERM AVERAGE OF
4.5 INCHES.

MEASURABLE SNOW WAS ON THE GROUND ON 75 DAYS OR 84.3 PERCENT OF THE
SEASON.

THE GREATEST SNOW DEPTH WAS 8 INCHES ON FEBRUARY 4TH THROUGH 6TH.

THERE WAS NO SNOW ON THE GROUND ON 13 DAYS OR 14.6 PERCENT OF THE
SEASON.

ROCHESTER -

TEMPERATURES -

DURING ASTRONOMICAL WINTER, TEMPERATURES AVERAGED 17.6 DEGREES AT ROCHESTER
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.  THIS WAS NORMAL.

THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 26.0 DEGREES.  THIS WAS 0.3 DEGREES COLDER
THAN THE LONG-TERM AVERAGE OF 26.3 DEGREES.

THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 9.1 DEGREES.  THIS WAS 0.3 DEGREES WARMER
THAN THE LONG-TERM AVERAGE OF 8.8 DEGREES.

THE WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 62 DEGREES ON MARCH 13TH...MARCH 15TH...
AND MARCH 16TH.
THE COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS -1 DEGREES ON JANUARY 7TH AND FEBRUARY 17TH.

THE WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 37 DEGREES ON MARCH 12TH AND MARCH 13TH.
THE COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE WAS -17 DEGREES ON JANUARY 13TH AND FEBRUARY 5TH.

PRECIPITATION -

DURING ASTRONOMICAL WINTER, A TOTAL OF 2.22 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL AT
ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.  THIS WAS 0.77 INCHES BELOW THE LONG-TERM
AVERAGE OF 2.99 INCHES.

THE WETTEST DAY OCCURRED ON DECEMBER 23RD WHEN 0.37 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION FELL.

MEASURABLE /0.01 INCHES OR GREATER/ PRECIPITATION FELL ON 24 DAYS /27.0
PERCENT/ AND TRACE AMOUNTS OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON ANOTHER 13 DAYS
/14.6 PERCENT/.

SNOWFALL -

DURING ASTRONOMICAL WINTER, A TOTAL OF 29.0 INCHES OF SNOW FELL AT ROCHESTER
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.  THIS WAS 1.2 INCHES ABOVE THE LONG-TERM AVERAGE OF
27.8 INCHES.

THE SNOWIEST DAY OCCURRED ON DECEMBER 23RD AND FEBRUARY 3RD WHEN 3.9 INCHES
OF SNOW FELL.

MEASURABLE /0.1 INCHES OR GREATER/ SNOW FELL ON 20 DAYS /22.5
PERCENT/ AND TRACE AMOUNTS OF SNOW FELL ON ANOTHER 14 DAYS /15.7
PERCENT/.

SNOW DEPTH -

DURING ASTRONOMICAL WINTER, THE AVERAGE SNOW DEPTH AT ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL
AIRPORT WAS 5.2 INCHES.  THIS WAS 0.4 INCHES BELOW THE LONG-TERM AVERAGE OF
5.6 INCHES.

MEASURABLE SNOW WAS ON THE GROUND ON 77 DAYS OR 86.5 PERCENT OF THE
SEASON.

THE GREATEST SNOW DEPTH WAS 10 INCHES ON FEBRUARY 4TH THROUGH 7TH.

THERE WAS NO SNOW ON THE GROUND ON 12 DAYS OR 13.5 PERCENT OF THE
SEASON.

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BOYNE



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