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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
945 AM CDT TUE AUG 1 2017

...JULY IN ROCHESTER BROUGHT BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND
PRECIPITATION...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 70.9 DEGREES WHICH WAS 0.5
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 80.7 DEGREES
WHILE THE AVERAGE LOW WAS 61.0 DEGREES. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR
THE MONTH WAS 90 DEGREES WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 6TH. THE COOLEST
TEMPERATURE IN JULY WAS 54 DEGREES WHICH OCCURRED ON 19TH.

A TOTAL OF 2.35 INCHES OF RAIN FELL DURING THE MONTH...WHICH WAS
2.20 INCHES BELOW NORMAL FOR JULY. THE GREATEST 24 HOUR
PRECIPITATION AMOUNT WAS 1.23 INCHES WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 19TH.

THERE WERE 194 COOLING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 22 ABOVE
THE NORMAL FOR JULY. THERE WERE 23 HEATING DEGREE DAYS IN JULY WHICH
WAS 12 ABOVE NORMAL.

...RECORDS...

NO RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED.

...DISCUSSION...

THE ROCHESTER AIRPORT MISSED SOME OF THE HEAVIER RAINS THAT WERE
SEEN IN THE REGION DURING JULY. THE ONLY DAY DURING MONTH THAT SAW
SIGNIFICANT RAIN WAS ON THE 19TH WHEN 1.23 INCHES FELL. MEASURABLE
RAIN FELL ONLY ON 7 DAYS, NORMAL IS 11 DAYS. THE WARMEST DAY WAS 90
DEGREES ON THE 6TH, AND WAS THE ONLY DAY THAT WAS 90 DEGREES OR
WARMER, NORMALLY THERE ARE 2 DAYS.


...LOOKING AHEAD TO AUGUST...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST IS 69.1 DEGREES.
THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE IS 78.9 DEGREES AND THE AVERAGE LOW
TEMPERATURE IS 59.3 DEGREES. THE NORMAL HIGH TEMPERATURE STARTS OFF
AT 80 ON THE 1ST...AND FALLS TO 77 BY THE 31ST. THE NORMAL LOW STARTS
AT 61 DEGREES...AND DROPS OFF TO 57 DEGREES ON THE 31ST. THE WARMEST
AUGUST ON RECORD WAS IN 1936...WHEN THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 77.7
DEGREES. THE COOLEST AUGUST OCCURRED IN 1992 WHEN THE AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE WAS 63.1 DEGREES.

THE AVERAGE PRECIPITATION IN AUGUST IS 4.52 INCHES. THE WETTEST
AUGUST OCCURRED IN 2007...WHEN 14.07 INCHES OF RAIN FELL AT THE
ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. THE DRIEST AUGUST ON RECORD WAS BACK
IN 1941 WITH THIRTY ONE HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH.

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