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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service La Crosse WI
941 AM CDT Fri Sep 1 2017

...TEMPERATURES WERE NEAR NORMAL AND PRECIPITATION WAS WELL BELOW
NORMAL FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST AT LA CROSSE...

The average temperature at the La Crosse Airport for August was 71.0
degrees, which is 0.4 degrees below normal. The average high
temperature was 81.0 degrees while the average low was 61.0. The
highest temperature for the month was 90 degrees, which occurred on
the 2nd. The lowest temperature was 52, which occurred on the 12th.

A total of 1.06 inches of rain fell during the month of August,
which was 3.23 inches below normal. The highest daily precipitation
total was 0.35 inch, which occurred on the 16th.

...RECORDS...

No records were set or tied at La Crosse during the month of August.

...DISCUSSION...

Temperatures were close to normal for the month of August at La
Crosse. In fact, the average daily temperature was within 6 degrees
of the normal average daily temperature every day of the month.
There was a notable cooler stretch toward the end of August. From
the 22nd through 31st, the daily high temperature exceeded 80
degrees only twice. This August was abnormally dry for La Crosse,
with only 1.06 inches of rain falling. This ranks as the 9th driest
August on record. The highest daily precipitation total this August
was only 0.35 inch. This is only the sixth time since 1873 the
highest daily precipitation total in August was 0.35 inch or lower
at La Crosse.

...LOOKING AHEAD TO SEPTEMBER...

The normal average temperature at La Crosse in September is 62.8
degrees. The normal high temperature starts at 79 degrees on the 1st
and falls to 67 by the end of the month. The normal low is 58
degrees to start out the month, falling to 46 by the 30th. The
warmest temperature recorded in September is 101 degrees on the 6th
in 1922. The coldest temperature is 24, which occurred on the 30th
in 1899.

The normal precipitation for September at La Crosse is 3.56 inches.
The wettest September was in 1881 when 10.87 inches of rain fell.
The driest September was in 1940 with only 0.29 inch of
precipitation.


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Hollan



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