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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
1118 AM CST SUN MAR 1 2015

...METEOROLOGICAL WINTER WAS COLDER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL IN BOTH LA CROSSE WI
AND ROCHESTER MN...

HERE ARE MORE DETAILS ON THE WINTER FOR LA CROSSE WI AND ROCHESTER MN...

LA CROSSE WI...

DURING METEOROLOGICAL WINTER /DECEMBER 1 THROUGH FEBRUARY 28/...LA CROSSE
REGIONAL AIRPORT WAS DRIER AND SLIGHTLY COLDER THAN NORMAL.  THE INFORMATION
BELOW PROVIDES MORE DETAILS ON THESE STATISTICS.

TEMPERATURES -  SLIGHTLY COOLER THAN NORMAL

FROM DECEMBER 1ST THROUGH FEBRUARY 28TH...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE AT LA CROSSE
REGIONAL AIRPORT WAS 20.2 DEGREES.  THIS WAS 0.3 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL OF
20.5 DEGREES.

THE AVERAGE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS 28.1 DEGREES.  THIS WAS 0.6 DEGREES COLDER
THAN THE 1981-2010 AVERAGE OF 28.7 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS
12.4 DEGREES.  THIS WAS 0.2 DEGREES WARMER THAN THE 1981-2010 AVERAGE OF 12.2
DEGREES.

THE TABLE BELOW CONTAINS THE MONTHLY TEMPERATURES AND THEIR DEPARTURES FROM
NORMAL FOR THE WINTER OF 2014-15.

          WINTER 2014-15 TEMPERATURES
               IN LA CROSSE WI

                  AVERAGE            DEPARTURE
   MONTH        TEMPERATURE         FROM NORMAL
   -----        -----------         -----------
 DECEMBER       28.0 DEGREES        +6.4 DEGREES
 JANUARY        20.6 DEGREES        +3.2 DEGREES
 FEBRUARY       11.2 DEGREES       -11.2 DEGREES - 9TH COLDEST

 WINTER         20.2 DEGREES        -0.3 DEGREES

THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE WAS 49 DEGREES ON DECEMBER 15TH. THE COLDEST
TEMPERATURE WAS -15 DEGREES ON FEBRUARY 23RD.

THE DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES WERE ABOVE NORMAL ON 49 DAYS /54.4 PERCENT/...
BELOW NORMAL ON 39 DAYS /24.4 PERCENT/...AND NORMAL ON 2 DAYS /2.2 PERCENT/.

THE TEMPERATURE FELL BELOW ZERO 27 TIMES. NORMALLY...THERE ARE 21 SUB-ZERO
TEMPERATURES IN A WINTER.

PRECIPITATION - DRIER-THAN-NORMAL

FROM DECEMBER 1ST THROUGH FEBRUARY 28TH...LA CROSSE REGIONAL AIRPORT RECEIVED
2.31 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION.  THIS WAS 1.22 INCHES DRIER THAN THE WINTER 1981-
2010 NORMAL OF 3.53 INCHES.  THE TABLE BELOW CONTAINS THE MONTHLY PRECIPITATION
TOTALS AND THEIR DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL FOR THE WINTER OF 2014-15.

          WINTER 2014-15 PRECIPITATION
               IN LA CROSSE WI

                PRECIPITATION         DEPARTURE
   MONTH            TOTAL            FROM NORMAL
   -----        ------------         -----------
 DECEMBER        1.10 INCHES        -0.26 INCHES
 JANUARY         0.67 INCHES        -0.45 INCHES
 FEBRUARY        0.54 INCHES        -0.51 INCHES

 WINTER          2.31 INCHES        -1.22 INCHES

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

PRECIPITATION FELL ON 46 DAYS /51.2 PERCENT/. MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION FELL ON
23 DAYS /25.6 PERCENT/.  TRACE AMOUNTS OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 23 DAYS /25.6
PERCENT/.

SNOWFALL - LESS SNOW THAN NORMAL

FROM DECEMBER 1ST THROUGH FEBRUARY 28TH...THE SNOW OBSERVER NEAR LA CROSSE
REGIONAL AIRPORT RECEIVED 20.6 INCHES OF SNOW.  THIS WAS 9.6 INCHES BELOW THE
1981-2010 NORMAL OF 30.2 INCHES.  THE TABLE BELOW CONTAINS THE MONTHLY SNOWFALL
TOTALS AND THEIR DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL FOR THE WINTER OF 2014-15.

           WINTER 2014-15 SNOWFALL
               IN LA CROSSE WI

                  SNOWFALL            DEPARTURE
   MONTH            TOTAL            FROM NORMAL
   -----        ------------         -----------
 DECEMBER         2.0 INCHES         -9.3 INCHES
 JANUARY          9.4 INCHES         -1.3 INCHES
 FEBRUARY         9.2 INCHES         +1.0 INCHES

 WINTER          20.6 INCHES         -9.6 INCHES

THE SNOWIEST DAY WAS 5.0 INCHES ON FEBRUARY 1ST.

SNOW FELL ON 42 DAYS /46.6 PERCENT/.  MEASURABLE SNOW FELL ON 21 DAYS /23.3
PERCENT/.  A TRACE OF SNOW FELL ON ANOTHER 21 DAYS /23.3 PERCENT/.

SNOW DEPTH -

FROM DECEMBER 1ST THROUGH FEBRUARY 28TH...THE OFFICIAL SNOW OBSERVER NEAR LA
CROSSE REGIONAL AIRPORT HAD AN AVERAGE SNOW DEPTH OF 3.5 INCHES. THIS WAS 0.8
INCHES LOWER THAN THE AVERAGE OF 4.4 INCHES.

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

THERE WAS SNOW ON THE GROUND ON 77 DAYS /85.5 PERCENT/ THIS WINTER.  MEASURABLE
SNOW WAS ON THE GROUND ON 65 DAYS /72.2 PERCENT/ AND TRACE AMOUNTS OF SNOW ON
THE GROUND ON 12 DAYS /13.3 PERCENT/.


ROCHESTER MN...

DURING METEOROLOGICAL WINTER /DECEMBER 1 THROUGH FEBRUARY 28/...ROCHESTER WAS
COLDER AND SLIGHTLY DRIER THAN NORMAL.  THE INFORMATION BELOW PROVIDES MORE
DETAILS ON THESE STATISTICS.

TEMPERATURES...COLDER-THAN-NORMAL

FROM DECEMBER 1ST THROUGH FEBRUARY 28TH...ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT HAD AN
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 16.4 DEGREES.  THIS WAS 2.1 DEGREES COLDER THAN THE 1981-
2010 NORMAL OF 18.5 DEGREES.

THE AVERAGE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS 23.6 DEGREES.  THIS WAS 2.6 DEGREES COLDER
THAN THE 1981-2010 AVERAGE OF 26.2 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS
9.1 DEGREES.  THIS WAS 1.7 DEGREES COLDER THAN THE 1981-2010 AVERAGE OF 10.8
DEGREES.

THE TABLE BELOW CONTAINS THE MONTHLY TEMPERATURES AND THEIR DEPARTURES FROM
NORMAL FOR THE WINTER OF 2014-15.

          WINTER 2014-15 TEMPERATURES
               IN ROCHESTER MN

                  AVERAGE            DEPARTURE
   MONTH        TEMPERATURE         FROM NORMAL
   -----        -----------         -----------
 DECEMBER       23.6 DEGREES        +3.9 DEGREES
 JANUARY        16.9 DEGREES        +1.2 DEGREES
 FEBRUARY        7.8 DEGREES       -12.5 DEGREES -  5TH COLDEST

 WINTER         16.4 DEGREES        -2.1 DEGREES

THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE WAS 47 DEGREES ON DECEMBER 14TH AND DECEMBER 15TH. THE
COLDEST TEMPERATURE WAS -17 DEGREES ON JANUARY 13TH AND FEBRUARY 5TH.

THE DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES WERE BELOW NORMAL ON 45 DAYS /50 PERCENT/...ABOVE
NORMAL ON 34 DAYS /37.7 PERCENT/...AND NORMAL ON 1 DAY /1.1 PERCENT/.

THE TEMPERATURE FELL BELOW ZERO ON 29 DAYS.

PRECIPITATION - SLIGHTLY DRIER-THAN-NORMAL

FROM DECEMBER 1ST THROUGH FEBRUARY 28TH...ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
RECEIVED 2.38 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION.  THIS WAS ABOUT A HALF INCH /0.54
INCHES/ BELOW THE 1981-2010 SEASONAL NORMAL OF 2.92 INCHES.  THE TABLE BELOW
CONTAINS THE MONTHLY PRECIPITATION TOTALS AND THEIR DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL FOR
THE WINTER OF 2014-15.

          WINTER 2014-15 PRECIPITATION
               IN ROCHESTER MN

                PRECIPITATION         DEPARTURE
   MONTH            TOTAL            FROM NORMAL
   -----        ------------         -----------
 DECEMBER        1.02 INCHES        -0.21 INCHES
 JANUARY         0.71 INCHES        -0.15 INCHES
 FEBRUARY        0.65 INCHES        -0.18 INCHES

 WINTER          2.38 INCHES        -0.54 INCHES

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

PRECIPITATION FELL ON 43 DAYS /47.8 PERCENT/. MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION FELL ON
25 DAYS /27.8 PERCENT/.  TRACE AMOUNTS OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 18 DAYS /20.0
PERCENT/.

SNOWFALL - LESS SNOW THAN NORMAL

FROM DECEMBER 1ST THROUGH FEBRUARY 28TH...THE SNOW OBSERVER NEAR ROCHESTER
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT RECEIVED 28.8 INCHES OF SNOW.  THIS WAS 4.2 INCHES BELOW
THE 1981-2010 NORMAL OF 33.0 INCHES.

THE TABLE BELOW CONTAINS THE MONTHLY SNOWFALL TOTALS AND THEIR DEPARTURES FROM
NORMAL FOR THE WINTER OF 2014-15.

           WINTER 2014-15 SNOWFALL
               IN ROCHESTER MN

                  SNOWFALL            DEPARTURE
   MONTH            TOTAL            FROM NORMAL
   -----        ------------         -----------
 DECEMBER         8.2 INCHES         -4.3 INCHES
 JANUARY         10.0 INCHES         -2.0 INCHES
 FEBRUARY        10.6 INCHES         +2.1 INCHES

 WINTER          28.8 INCHES         -4.2 INCHES

THE SNOWIEST DAY WAS 3.9 INCHES ON DECEMBER 23RD AND FEBRUARY 3RD.

SNOW FELL ON 38 DAYS /42.2 PERCENT/.  MEASURABLE SNOW FELL ON 20 DAYS /22.2
PERCENT/.  A TRACE OF SNOW FELL ON ANOTHER 18 DAYS /20.0 PERCENT/.

SNOW DEPTH -

FROM DECEMBER 1ST THROUGH FEBRUARY 28TH...THE OFFICIAL SNOW OBSERVER NEAR
ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT HAD AN AVERAGE SNOW DEPTH OF 4.7 INCHES.  THIS
WAS 0.5 INCHES LOWER THAN THE AVERAGE OF 5.2 INCHES.

THE GREATEST SNOW DEPTH FOR THE WINTER WAS 10 INCHES FROM FEBRUARY 4TH THROUGH
FEBRUARY 7TH.

THERE WAS SNOW ON THE GROUND ON 80 DAYS /88.9 PERCENT/ THIS WINTER.  MEASURABLE
SNOW WAS ON THE GROUND ON 78 DAYS /86.7 PERCENT/ AND TRACE AMOUNTS OF SNOW ON
THE GROUND ON 2 DAYS /2.2 PERCENT/.

$$

BOYNE


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