Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
836 AM CDT SAT MAY 2 2015

...APRIL AT ROCHESTER MINNESOTA WAS THE 10TH WETTEST ON RECORD AND
RECORDED A ABOVE NORMAL MONTHLY TEMPERATURE.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN ROCHESTER WAS 47.7 DEGREES...WHICH WAS
1.0 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE AVERAGE HIGH WAS 58.3 DEGREES AND THE
AVERAGE LOW WAS 37.1 DEGREES. THE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH
WAS 77 DEGREES WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 17TH. THE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE
TEMPERATURE WAS 25 DEGREES ON THE 23RD.

A TOTAL OF 4.93 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL DURING THE MONTH OF
APRIL...WHICH WAS 1.69 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THE GREATEST 24-HOUR
PRECIPITATION TOTAL WAS 1.58 INCHES WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 8TH-9TH.

THERE WAS 1.5 INCHES OF SNOWFALL DURING THE MONTH...WHICH FELL
ENTIRELY ON THE 9TH. THIS WAS 1.8 INCHES BELOW NORMAL MONTHLY TOTAL.

...RECORDS...

NO RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED.

...DISCUSSION...

A WESTERLY FLOW PROVIDED NORMAL TO ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOR 17
OUT OF 30 DAYS AND ACCOUNTED FOR THE 1.0 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 9TH
WITH 1.34 INCHES AND 19TH WITH 1.19 INCHES.

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

...THE ROCHESTER MN CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 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              92   04/24/2009
 LOW                5   04/06/1982
HIGHEST            77   04/17        MM      MM       69  04/19
LOWEST             25   04/23        MM      MM       21  04/15
AVG. MAXIMUM     58.3              57.0     1.3     50.8
AVG. MINIMUM     37.1              36.4     0.7     33.5
MEAN             47.7              46.7     1.0     42.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.5    -0.5        1
DAYS MIN <= 32      4               8.6    -4.6       13
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         7.30   2001
 MINIMUM         0.46   1946
TOTALS           4.93              3.24    1.69     5.64
DAILY AVG.       0.16              0.11    0.05     0.19
DAYS >= .01        14              11.2     2.8       20
DAYS >= .10         8               6.8     1.2       12
DAYS >= .50         3               2.1     0.9        5
DAYS >= 1.00        2               0.6     1.4        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.58   04/08 TO 04/09           04/24 TO 04/24
                                                          04/24 TO 04/24
                                                          04/24 TO 04/24

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           16.4   1983
 24 HR TOTAL       MM
TOTALS            1.5               3.3    -1.8      6.5
SINCE 7/1        50.4              51.9    -1.5     60.5
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= TRACE       4               2.3     1.7        9
DAYS >= 1.0         1               0.8     0.2        3
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         T   04/10                          2
 24 HR TOTAL      1.5   04/09 TO 04/09               3.2

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     514               553     -39      675
 SINCE 7/1       7812              7425     387     8655
COOLING TOTAL       0                 4      -4        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 4      -4        0
.....................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              13.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    38/190    DATE  04/01
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    47/180    DATE  04/01

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           17
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              6
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          7

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     61

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              3     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                4     RAIN                       8
LIGHT RAIN               13     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                3     SLEET                      0
FOG                      11     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
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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TMS/BOYNE



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