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

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
833 AM CDT SUN NOV 1 2015

...WARM AND DRY IN ROCHESTER FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER...

TEMPERATURES...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 50.5 DEGREES WHICH WAS 2.1
DEGREES ABOVE THE 1981-2010 NORMAL OF 48.4 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE HIGH
TEMPERATURE WAS 60.9 DEGREES WHICH WAS 2.5 DEGREES WARMER THAN
THE 1981-2010 AVERAGE OF 58.4 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE
WAS 40.0 DEGREES WHICH WAS 1.6 DEGREES WARMER THAN THE 1981-2010
AVERAGE OF 38.4 DEGREES.

THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 84 DEGREES...WHICH
OCCURRED ON THE 11TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE IN OCTOBER WAS 24
DEGREES WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 17TH.

THERE WERE 3 DAYS WITH TEMPERATURES BELOW FREEZING...FROM THE 16TH
THROUGH 18TH. NORMALLY WE SEE 8 DAYS OF BELOW FREEZING TEMPERATURES
IN OCTOBER.

PRECIPITATION...

ROCHESTER RECEIVED ONLY 1.26 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION DURING THE
MONTH WHICH WAS 0.98 INCHES BELOW THE 1981-2010 NORMAL OF 2.24
INCHES. THE FIRST 3 WEEKS OF THE MONTH WERE DRY...WITH ONLY ONE DAY
OF MEASURABLE RAIN IN THE FIRST 22 DAYS OF THE MONTH...AND THAT
WAS ONLY 0.01 INCH. THE BULK OF THE RAIN FELL IN THE FINAL WEEK.
THE GREATEST 24-HOUR AMOUNT WAS 0.55 INCHES THAT OCCURRED FROM THE
27TH TO 28TH.

THERE WAS 0.2 INCHES OF SNOW MEASURED AT THE AIRPORT OBSERVING
LOCATION. THIS FELL ON THE 28TH...AND TIED A RECORD FOR THE DAY.

...RECORDS...

RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE - 84 DEGREES ON THE 11TH - PREVIOUS RECORD
WAS 82 BACK IN 1930 AND 1934.

RECORD DAILY SNOWFALL TIED - 0.2 INCHES OF SNOW ON THE 28TH. TIES
THE OLD RECORD FROM 1933.

...DISCUSSION...

THE FIRST WEEK STARTED OUT ON THE COOL SIDE...BUT MOST OF THE
REMAINDER OF THE MONTH SAW ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES. THERE WERE A
COUPLE OF STRETCHES WHERE TEMPERATURES WERE MUCH ABOVE NORMAL WITH
THE DAILY DEPARTURE 11-20 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. OCTOBER ALSO
STARTED OUT ON THE DRY SIDE...WITH ONLY DAY OF MEASURABLE RAIN IN
THE FIRST 22 DAYS OF THE MONTH...AND THAT WAS ONLY 0.01 INCHES. THE
BULK OF THE RAIN FELL IN THE LAST WEEK.

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

...THE ROCHESTER MN CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1886 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD HIGH        93   10/03/1997


 LOW               -6   10/25/1887

HIGHEST            84   10/11        MM      MM       72  10/16

LOWEST             24   10/17        MM      MM       25  10/31

AVG. MAXIMUM     60.9              58.4     2.5     57.3

AVG. MINIMUM     40.0              38.4     1.6     37.5

MEAN             50.5              48.4     2.1     47.4

DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.1    -0.1        0

DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.1    -0.1        0

DAYS MIN <= 32      3               8.1    -5.1        8

DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0


PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD MAXIMUM         9.11   1911

 MINIMUM         0.01   1952

TOTALS           1.26              2.24   -0.98     2.37

DAILY AVG.       0.04              0.07   -0.03     0.08

DAYS >= .01         8               9.4    -1.4        8

DAYS >= .10         4               4.8    -0.8        5

DAYS >= .50         0               1.4    -1.4        2

DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.4    -0.4        0

GREATEST 24 HR. TOTAL    0.55   10/27 TO 10/28

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS TOTAL           10.0   1887

 24 HR TOTAL      4.2   MM

TOTALS            0.2               0.8    -0.6        T

SINCE 7/1         0.2               0.8    -0.6        T

SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0

DAYS >= TRACE       2               0.9     1.1        2

DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.2    -0.2        0

GREATEST SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0

 24 HR TOTAL      0.2   10/28 TO 10/29                 T


DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     447               521     -74      540

 SINCE 7/1        588               736    -148      745

COOLING TOTAL       5                 6      -1        0

 SINCE 1/1        507               585     -78      491

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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              12.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    38/310    DATE  10/12
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    50/300    DATE  10/12

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          7

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     68

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       5
LIGHT RAIN                9     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                2     SLEET                      0
FOG                      12     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      3

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

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MW



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