Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS La Crosse, WI

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
1015 AM CST MON JAN 1 2018

...Slightly Above Average Temperature And Below Normal Precipitation
At La Crosse For December...

The average temperature for the month was 21.9 degrees, which was
0.3 degrees above normal. The average high temperature was 28.9
degrees...while the average low temperature was 14.9 degrees. The
highest temperature in December was 62 degrees which occurred on the
4th...while the lowest readings was -11 on the 31st.

A total of 0.53 inches of precipitation fell during the month, which
was 0.83 inches below normal. The greatest 24-hour precipitation was
0.24 inches which fell on the 4th.

There was 4.4 inches of snow recorded for the month...which was 6.9
inches below normal. Total snowfall for the season at months end was
4.4 inches, which was 11.2 inches below normal

*****RECORDS*****

No records were set or tied during the month.

*****DISCUSSION*****

The month started out with temperatures above normal normal and then
dropped into the much below normal range during the last 7 days with
the first sub-zero reading for the season recorded on December 25th.
The cold temperatures at the end of the month were also accompanied
by bitter wind chills. Precipitation was also sparse, with only 2
days recording a tenth of an inch or more, 24 hundreths on the 4th,
and 13 hundredths on the 11th. No major snowfalls occurred during
month with the highest daily amount being 1.4 inches on the 11th.

...LOOKING AHEAD TO JANUARY...

January is also the coldest month of the year with an average
temperature 15.9 degrees. The average high is 25.5 and the average
low is 6.3 degrees. The average daily high temperature starts at 26
degrees and then dips to 25 for a good portion of the month and then
ends up at 28 on the 31st. The average low temperature is 8 degrees
on the 1st...then drops to 5 degrees above zero on the 14th...then
jumps back to 8 degrees on the 31st. Normal precipitation for
January is 1.19 inches with 12.9 inches of snow.

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TMS



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