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

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
603 AM CDT SUN MAY 1 2016

...TEMPERATURES AT LA CROSSE WISCONSIN WERE SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL
AND RECEIVED WELL BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION IN THE MONTH OF
APRIL...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 49.8 DEGREES. THIS WAS 1.2 DEGREES ABOVE
NORMAL. THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 59.6 DEGREES AND THE
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 40.0 DEGREES. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE
FOR THE MONTH WAS 83 DEGREES...WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 17TH AND 18TH.
THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE WAS 20 DEGREES...WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 9TH.

LA CROSSE RECEIVED 1.08 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION DURING THE MONTH.
THIS WAS 2.26 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THE GREATEST 24-HOUR
PRECIPITATION TOTAL WAS FORTY TWO HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH...WHICH
OCCURRED ON THE 30TH.

THERE WAS SIX TENTHS OF AN INCH OF SNOWFALL DURING THE MONTH. THE
GREATEST 24 HOUR SNOWFALL WAS SIX TENTHS OF AN INCH...WHICH OCCURRED
ON THE 2ND.

...RECORDS...

THE TEMPERATURE CLIMBED TO 83 DEGREES ON THE 17TH. THIS BROKE THE
PREVIOUS RECORD DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 82 DEGREES SET IN 1985.

...DISCUSSION...

TEMPERATURES DURING THE MONTH OF APRIL WERE SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL.
THE WARMEST PERIOD OCCURRED FROM THE 13TH THROUGH THE 25TH...WHERE
THE DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE RANGED FROM 3 TO 22 DEGREES ABOVE
NORMAL. THE COLDEST STRETCH OCCURRED FROM THE 4TH THROUGH THE
9TH...WHERE THE DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE RANGED FROM 7 TO 15
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THERE WERE 8 DAYS WHERE THE TEMPERATURE FELL
AT OR BELOW FREEZING IN THE MONTH.

LA CROSSE RECEIVED WELL BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION DURING THE MONTH.
THERE WAS 1.08 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH. THIS WAS THE
11TH DRIEST ON RECORD FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL. THE DRIEST PERIOD
DURING THE MONTH OCCURRED FROM THE 8TH THROUGH THE 18TH...WHERE
THREE HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH OF PRECIPITATION FELL. THE WETTEST
STRETCH OCCURRED FROM THE 27TH THROUGH THE 30TH...WHERE SEVENTY ONE
HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH FELL. THERE WERE 14 DAYS OF MEASURABLE
PRECIPITATION. TYPICALLY...WE SEE 11 DAYS OF MEASURABLE
PRECIPITATION IN THE MONTH OF APRIL.

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...THE LA CROSSE WI CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1873 TO 2016

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            83   04/18        MM      MM       82  04/01
                        04/17
LOWEST             20   04/09        MM      MM       28  04/23
AVG. MAXIMUM     59.6              59.3     0.3     63.1
AVG. MINIMUM     40.0              37.9     2.1     38.8
MEAN             49.8              48.6     1.2     51.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.2    -0.2        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      8               7.7     0.3        5
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         7.31   1973
 MINIMUM         0.42   1879
TOTALS           1.08              3.34   -2.26     4.16
DAILY AVG.       0.04              0.11   -0.07     0.14
DAYS >= .01        14              11.2     2.8       14
DAYS >= .10         2               6.5    -4.5        6
DAYS >= .50         0               2.2    -2.2        2
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.9    -0.9        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.42   04/30 TO 04/30

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           17.0   1973
TOTALS            0.6               1.7    -1.1      0.5
SINCE 7/1        40.3              43.3    -3.0     38.8
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= TRACE       6               1.2     4.8        4
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.6    -0.6        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         1   04/02                         -1  04/10
 24 HR TOTAL      0.6   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     458               499     -41      415
 SINCE 7/1       5757              6952   -1195     6907
COOLING TOTAL      11                 7       4        1
 SINCE 1/1         11                 7       4        1
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    40/320    DATE  04/02
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    52/320    DATE  04/02

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           10
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             13
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          7

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     57

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              1     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN               17     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                5     SLEET                      1
FOG                       8     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
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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