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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
549 AM CDT MON JUN 1 2015

...A WARMER AND WETTER-THAN-NORMAL SPRING AT LA CROSSE WI...

DURING THE SPRING OF 2015, BOTH TEMPERATURES AND PRECIPITATION
WAS ABOVE-NORMAL AT LA CROSSE REGIONAL AIRPORT.  IT WAS THE
17TH WARMEST AND THE 18TH WETTEST SPRING.  MORE DETAILS ON THESE
STATISTICS CAN BE FOUND BELOW.

TEMPERATURES - 17TH WARMEST

FROM MARCH 1ST THROUGH MAY 31ST...LA CROSSE REGIONAL AIRPORT
HAD AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 49.8 DEGREES.  THIS WAS 2.2 DEGREES
WARMER THAN THE 1981-2010 NORMAL OF 47.6 DEGREES.  THIS MADE IT THE
17TH WARMEST SPRING.  EIGHT OF THE 20 WARMEST SPRINGS HAVE OCCURRED
SINCE 1998. THE TABLE BELOW LISTS THE 20 WARMEST SPRINGS.

           WARMEST SPRINGS
           IN LA CROSSE WI
               1873-2015

                AVERAGE
  RANK        TEMPERATURE       YEAR
  ----        -----------       ----
    1         54.8 DEGREES      2012
    2         53.9 DEGREES      1977
    3         52.0 DEGREES      2010
              52.0 DEGREES      1878
    5         51.8 DEGREES      1987
    6         51.4 DEGREES      1998
    7         51.3 DEGREES      1946
    8         51.0 DEGREES      2000
    9         50.8 DEGREES      1991
   10         50.7 DEGREES      1921
   11         50.6 DEGREES      1910
   12         50.5 DEGREES      1999
              50.5 DEGREES      1985
   14         50.3 DEGREES      2007
   15         50.1 DEGREES      1986
   16         50.0 DEGREES      1894
   17         49.8 DEGREES      2015
              49.8 DEGREES      2006
   19         49.6 DEGREES      1942
   20         49.5 DEGREES      1903

THE TABLE BELOW CONTAINS THE MONTHLY TEMPERATURES AND THEIR
DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL FOR THE SPRING OF 2015.

           SPRING 2015 TEMPERATURES
               IN LA CROSSE WI

                  AVERAGE            DEPARTURE
   MONTH        TEMPERATURE         FROM NORMAL
   -----        -----------         -----------
   MARCH       36.2 DEGREES        +1.7 DEGREES
   APRIL       51.0 DEGREES        +2.4 DEGREES
   MAY         62.1 DEGREES        +2.4 DEGREES

   SPRING      49.8 DEGREES        +2.2 DEGREES

THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 60.9 DEGREES.  THIS WAS
2.9 DEGREES WARMER THE 1981-2010 NORMAL OF 58.0 DEGREES.
THIS THE 13TH WARMEST ON RECORD.

THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 38.7 DEGREES.  THIS WAS 1.4 DEGREES
WARMER THE 1981-2010 NORMAL OF 37.3 DEGREES.

THE DAILY TEMPERATURES AVERAGED ABOVE NORMAL ON 53 DAYS
/57.6 PERCENT/...BELOW NORMAL ON 37 DAYS /40.2 PERCENT/...AND NORMAL
ON 2 DAYS /2.2 PERCENT/.

THE WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 85 DEGREES ON MAY 3RD AND MAY 28TH.
THE COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 16 DEGREES ON MARCH 15TH.

THE WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE WAS  65 DEGREES ON MAY 29TH.
THE COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE WAS  -6 DEGREES ON MARCH 5TH.

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH...

     MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE 32 DEGREES OR BELOW       4 DAYS
     MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE 90 DEGREES OR ABOVE       0 DAYS
     MINIMUM TEMPERATURE 32 DEGREES OR BELOW      28 DAYS
     MINIMUM TEMPERATURE  0 DEGREES OR BELOW       1 DAYS


PRECIPITATION - 18TH WETTEST SPRING

FROM MARCH 1ST THROUGH MAY 31ST...LA CROSSE REGIONAL AIRPORT RECEIVED
11.38 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION.  THIS WAS 2.48 INCHES WETTER THAN THE
1981-2010 SPRING NORMAL OF 8.90 INCHES. THIS MADE IT THE 18TH WETTEST
SPRING. SIX OF THE 20 WARMEST SPRINGS HAVE OCCURRED SINCE 2000. THE
TABLE BELOW LISTS THE 20 WETTEST SPRINGS.

           WETTEST SPRINGS
           IN LA CROSSE WI
               1873-2015

  RANK        PRECIPITATION       YEAR
  ----        -------------       ----
    1         17.21 INCHES        1973
    2         16.53 INCHES        2013
    3         15.37 INCHES        1945
    4         15.04 INCHES        1991
    5         14.61 INCHES        2004
    6         13.70 INCHES        1993
    7         13.61 INCHES        1888
    8         13.28 INCHES        1908
    9         13.11 INCHES        1903
   10         12.88 INCHES        1960
   11         12.41 INCHES        2008
   12         12.31 INCHES        1951
   13         12.29 INCHES        1892
   14         12.03 INCHES        1965
   15         11.97 INCHES        1876
   16         11.51 INCHES        2006
   17         11.41 INCHES        1956
   18         11.38 INCHES        2015
   19         11.17 INCHES        2011
   20         11.10 INCHES        1913

THE TABLE BELOW CONTAINS THE MONTHLY PRECIPITATION TOTALS AND THEIR
DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL FOR THE SPRING OF 2015.

          SPRING 2015 PRECIPITATION
               IN LA CROSSE WI

                PRECIPITATION         DEPARTURE
   MONTH            TOTAL            FROM NORMAL
   -----        ------------         -----------
   MARCH        0.81 INCHES         -1.23 INCHES
   APRIL        4.16 INCHES         +0.82 INCHES
   MAY          6.41 INCHES         +2.89 INCHES - 12TH WETTEST

   SPRING      11.38 INCHES         +2.48 INCHES

MEASURABLE RAIN (0.01 INCHES OR GREATER) FELL ON 36 DAYS.  NORMALLY...
MEASURABLE RAIN FALLS ON 32 DAYS.

THE WETTEST SPRING DAY WAS 1.67 INCHES ON MAY 29TH.

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH...

       0.01 INCHES OR MORE       36 DAYS
       0.10 INCHES OR MORE       19 DAYS
       0.50 INCHES OR MORE        7 DAYS
       1.00 INCHES OR MORE        4 DAYS

SNOWFALL -

FROM MARCH 1ST THROUGH MAY 31ST, THE SNOW OBSERVER NEAR LA CROSSE
REGIONAL AIRPORT RECORDED 10.4 INCHES. THIS WAS 1.6 INCHES SNOWIER
THAN THE 1981-2010 NORMAL OF 8.8 INCHES.

             SPRING 2015 SNOWFALL
               IN LA CROSSE WI

                   SNOWFALL           DEPARTURE
   MONTH            TOTAL            FROM NORMAL
   -----        ------------         -----------
   MARCH         9.9 INCHES          +2.8 INCHES
   APRIL         0.5 INCHES          -1.2 INCHES
   MAY           0.0 INCHES           0.0 INCHES

   SPRING       10.4 INCHES          +1.6 INCHES

THE SNOWIEST DAY WAS 4.8 INCHES ON MARCH 22ND.
MEASURABLE SNOW FELL ON 6 DAYS AND TRACE AMOUNTS FELL ON ANOTHER
5 DAYS.

SNOW DEPTH

THE AVERAGE SNOW DEPTH WAS 0.6 INCHES.  THIS WAS 0.1 INCHES BELOW
THE LONG-TERM AVERAGE OF 0.7 INCHES.

THE GREATEST SNOW DEPTH WAS 7 INCHES FROM MARCH 23RD.

WINDS -

AVERAGE WIND SPEED WAS 8.8 MPH.

THE HIGHEST SUSTAINED WIND WAS 35 MPH FROM THE SOUTH ON APRIL 1ST.

THE HIGHEST WIND GUST WAS 47 MPH FROM THE NORTHWEST ON APRIL 1ST.

CLOUD COVER -

NUMBER OF DAYS...

        CLEAR            0 TO  3 TENTHS       45 DAYS
        PARTLY CLOUDY    4 TO  7 TENTHS       30 DAYS
        CLOUDY           8 TO 10 TENTHS       17 DAYS

BAROMETRIC PRESSURE -

THE LOWEST SEA LEVEL PRESSURE WAS 29.34 INCHES ON APRIL 20TH.
THE HIGHEST SEA LEVEL PRESSURE WAS 30.64 INCHES ON MARCH 5TH.

...................................

...THE LA CROSSE WI CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
3/1/2015 TO 5/31/2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1873 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             107   05/31/1934
 LOW              -28   03/01/1962
HIGHEST            85   05/28        MM      MM
                        05/03
LOWEST             -6   03/05        MM      MM
AVG. MAXIMUM     60.9              58.0     2.9
AVG. MINIMUM     38.7              37.3     1.4
MEAN             49.8              47.6     2.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.7    -0.7
DAYS MAX <= 32      4               4.7    -0.7
DAYS MIN <= 32     28              31.4    -3.4
DAYS MIN <= 0       1               0.6     0.4

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM           MM   MM
 MINIMUM           MM   MM
TOTALS          11.38              8.90    2.48
DAILY AVG.       0.13              0.10    0.03
DAYS >= .01        36              32.9     3.1
DAYS >= .10        19              18.0     1.0
DAYS >= .50         7               5.9     1.1
DAYS >= 1.00        4               2.0     2.0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.40   MM
 STORM TOTAL       MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             MM   5
 24 HR TOTAL       MM
TOTALS           10.4               8.8     1.6
 LIQUID EQUIV    1.04              0.90    0.14
SINCE 7/1        38.8              43.3    -4.5
 LIQUID 7/1      3.88
DAYS >= TRACE      11               5.5     5.5
DAYS >= 1.0         4               2.3     1.7
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         7   03/23
 24 HR TOTAL      4.8   MM
 STORM TOTAL       MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1448              1649    -201
 SINCE 7/1         MM              7157      MM
COOLING TOTAL      65                48      17
 SINCE 1/1         65                48      17

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     MM
 LATEST       MM
EARLIEST                        MM
LATEST                          MM
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    35/190    DATE  04/01
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    47/200    DATE  04/01

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           48
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             23
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         21

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     60

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM             10     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                9     RAIN                      15
LIGHT RAIN               39     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          2     HAIL                       1
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                9     SLEET                      0
FOG                      30     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      9

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

$$

BOYNE



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