Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS La Crosse, WI

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
834 AM CDT SAT MAY 2 2015

...APRIL IN LA CROSSE WISCONSIN WAS WARMER AND WETTER THAN NORMAL...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN LA CROSSE WAS 51.0 DEGREES WHICH WAS WAS
2.4 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL AND THE WARMEST SINCE 2010...WHICH RECORDED
54.5 DEGREES.  THE AVERAGE HIGH WAS 63.1 DEGREES AND THE AVERAGE LOW
WAS 38.8 DEGREES. THE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 82
DEGREES ON THE 1ST AND THE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS 28 DEGREES ON THE
23RD.

A TOTAL OF 4.16 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL DURING THE MONTH OF
APRIL. THIS WAS 0.82 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THE GREATEST 24-HOUR
PRECIPITATION TOTAL WAS 1.42 INCHES...WHICH FELL ON THE 9TH.

SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH WAS JUST 0.5 INCHES...WHICH WAS 1.2 INCHES
BELOW NORMAL. THE GREATEST 24-HOUR SNOWFALL WAS 0.4 INCH ON THE 9TH.

...RECORDS...

82 DEGREES ON THE 1ST...TIED THE DAILY RECORD HIGH SET IN 2010.

...DISCUSSION...

A WESTERLY FLOW PROVIDED NORMAL TO ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOR 17
OUT OF 30 DAYS AND ACCOUNTED FOR THE 2.4 DEGREE ABOVE NORMAL
AVERAGE. THE MONTH WAS NOT WITHOUT ITS COLD PERIODS WITH THE LONGEST
STRETCH OF BELOW AVERAGE TEMPERATURES RUNNING FROM THE 20TH TO THE
27TH. MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION FELL ON 14 DAYS DURING THE
MONTH...WITH 2 DAYS RECORDING MORE THAN AN INCH...WHICH WERE THE 7TH
WITH 1.36 INCHES AND THE 9TH WITH 1.42 INCHES.

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

...THE LA CROSSE WI CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2015...

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

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              93   04/22/1980
                        04/29/1910
 LOW                7   04/06/1982
                        04/01/1924
HIGHEST            82   04/01        MM      MM       74  04/21
LOWEST             28   04/23        MM      MM       21  04/02
AVG. MAXIMUM     63.1              59.3     3.8     54.2
AVG. MINIMUM     38.8              37.9     0.9     35.7
MEAN             51.0              48.6     2.4     45.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.2    -0.2        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      5               7.7    -2.7        9
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         7.31   1973
 MINIMUM         0.42   1879
TOTALS           4.16              3.34    0.82     7.03
DAILY AVG.       0.14              0.11    0.03     0.23
DAYS >= .01        14              11.2     2.8       14
DAYS >= .10         6               6.5    -0.5       11
DAYS >= .50         2               2.2    -0.2        4
DAYS >= 1.00        2               0.9     1.1        3
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.42   04/09 TO 04/09

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           17.0   1973
TOTALS            0.5               1.7    -1.2      2.3
SINCE 7/1        38.8              43.3    -4.5     48.9
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= TRACE       4               1.2     2.8        7
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.6    -0.6        1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         T   04/10                          2  04/14
 24 HR TOTAL      0.4   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     415               499     -84      595
 SINCE 7/1       6907              6952     -45     7940
COOLING TOTAL       1                 7      -6        0
 SINCE 1/1          1                 7      -6        0
.................................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.3
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           17
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              7
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          6

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     55

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              2     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                       6
LIGHT RAIN               15     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       1
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                2     SLEET                      0
FOG                       8     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      1

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

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TMS/BOYNE


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