Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS La Crosse, WI

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
910 AM CDT TUE SEP 1 2015

...AUGUST IN LA CROSSE HAD NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURE AND BELOW
NORMAL PRECIPITATION...

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE AT LA CROSSE WAS 71.2 DEGREES...
WHICH WAS 0.2 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THE AVERAGE HIGH WAS 81.0
DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW WAS 61.4 DEGREES. THE HIGHEST
TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 95 DEGREES WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 14TH.
THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE FOR AUGUST WAS 51 DEGREES ON THE 27TH.

A TOTAL OF 2.80 INCHES OF RAIN FELL DURING THE MONTH OF AUGUST. THIS
WAS 1.49 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THE GREATEST 24 HOUR RAINFALL WAS 1.49
INCHES WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 28TH. TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE YEAR
AT MONTHS END WAS 22.71 INCHES...NORMAL IS 23.96.

...RECORDS...

AUGUST 14TH...THE HIGH TEMPERATURES REACHED 95 DEGREES WHICH TIED
THE RECORD HIGH FOR THE DAY LAST SET BACK IN 1978.

...DISCUSSION...

A RATHER PERSISTENT RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE WESTERN UNITED
STATES PUT THE AREA INTO A PREDOMINATELY NORTHWEST FLOW THAT HELD
THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE DOWN AND PRODUCED LOWER THAN NORMAL
RAINFALL. THE 16 DAYS OF BELOW NORMAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURES DURING THE
MONTH WERE OFFSET BY THE 11 DAYS OF ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES WHICH
LEAD TO THE NEARLY NORMAL MONTHLY TEMPERATURE. RAINFALL WAS RATHER
SPARSE WITH THE BULK OF THE RAIN FALLING ON THE 10TH AND 28TH WHEN
0.51 HUNDREDTHS AND 1.49 INCHES FELL.


...LOOKING AHEAD TO SEPTEMBER...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH IS 62.8 DEGREES. THE NORMAL
HIGH DROPS FROM 79 DEGREES ON THE 1ST...TO 67 DEGREES ON THE 30TH.
THE NORMAL LOW DROPS FROM 58 DEGREES ON THE 1ST...TO 46 DEGREES
ON THE 30TH. LA CROSSE TYPICALLY SEES ONE DAY WHEN THE TEMPERATURE
REACHES 90 DEGREES OR ABOVE DURING THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER. AVERAGE
PRECIPITATION DURING THE MONTH IS 3.56 INCHES.
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TMS



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