Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS La Crosse, WI

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NOUS43 KARX 011321

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service La Crosse WI
821 AM CDT Sat Apr 1 2017

...Temperatures during the month of March at Rochester Minnesota
was slightly below normal and received above normal

The average temperature for the month was 31.2 degrees, which was
1.2 degrees below normal. The average high temperature was 38.3
degrees and the average low was 24.1 degrees. The highest
temperature for the month was 63 degrees, which occurred on the 6th
and the coldest temperature was 1 degree, which occurred on the 14th.

A total of 2.87 inches of precipitation fell during the month. This
was ninety ninety hundredths of an inch above normal. The greatest
24 hour precipitation was ninety two hundredths of an inch, which
occurred on the 6th.

A total of 8.4 inches of snow fell in the month. The greatest 24
hour snowfall was 7.0 inches which occurred from the 12th through
the 13th.


Rochester received ninety two hundredths of an inch of precipitation
on the 6th. This broke the record amount of precipitation of fifty
one hundredths of an inch previously set in 1995.


Temperatures in Rochester were slightly below normal in the month of
March. The coldest stretch occurred from the 9th to the 16th...where
the average daily temperature ranged from 2 to 18 degrees below the
normal. There were 8 days where the maximum temperature were at or
below 32 degrees. There were 20 days where the temperature dropped
to or below 32 degrees.

During the month of March, precipitation was above normal. The
wettest stretch occurred from the 23rd through the 30th, where 1.43
inches of precipitation fell. There were 10 days of measurable
precipitation in the month with 2 days of a half of an inch or more
of precipitation. The driest period occurred from the 13th through
the 22nd where three hundredths of an inch of precipitation fell.

...Looking Ahead to April...

The average temperature for April is 46.7 degrees. The average high
is 57.0 degrees and the average low is 36.4 degrees. The average
daily high temperature is 49 degrees on the 1st, and rises to 64
degrees on the 30th. The average low temperature is 31 degrees on
the 1st and climbs to 42 degrees on the 30th. Normal precipitation
for the month of April is 3.24 inches with 3.3 inches of snow.


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