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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service La Crosse WI
819 PM CDT Tue Jun 20 2017

...Astronomical Spring was Warmer and Slightly Wetter-than-Average
in Rochester MN...

During the astronomical spring of 2017, temperatures averaged warmer
(2.3 degrees) and slightly wetter than average (0.81 inches) at
Rochester International Airport.  More details on these statistics
can be found below.

Temperatures - 17th Wettest

During the astronomical spring of 2017, Rochester International
Airport had an average temperature of 54.4 degrees.  This was
2.3 degrees warmer than the long-term average of 52.1 degrees.
This was the 17th warmest astronomical spring.  The table below
contains the 20 warmest astronomical springs in Rochester MN.

    Top 20 Warmest Astronomical Springs
            in Rochester MN
               1886-2017

                Average
    Rank      Temperature     Year
    ----      -----------     ----
      1      59.0 degrees     2012
      2      57.9 degrees     1977
      3      57.0 degrees     1987
      4      56.6 degrees     2010
      5      56.4 degrees     2007
      6      56.1 degrees     1991
      7      55.7 degrees     2006
      8      55.6 degrees     1911
      9      55.5 degrees     1941
     10      55.3 degrees     1998
     11      55.1 degrees     1949
     12      54.8 degrees     1934
     13      54.6 degrees     1976
             54.6 degrees     1887
     15      54.5 degrees     1959
             54.5 degrees     1955
     17      54.4 degrees     2017
     18      54.3 degrees     2016
             54.3 degrees     2005
             54.3 degrees     1985

The average high temperature was 63.9 degrees.  This was
1.1 degrees warmer than the long-term average of 62.8 degrees.
The average low temperature was 45.0 degrees.  This was
3.5 degrees warmer than the long-term average of 41.5 degrees.
This was the 8th warmest and the warmest since 2012.

The warmest high temperature was 96 degrees on June 11th.
The coldest high temperature was 37 degrees on March 22nd
and April 27th.

The warmest low temperature was 69 degrees on June 10th.
The coldest low temperature was 18 degrees on March 22nd.

There were 3 days in which the high temperature reached
or exceeded 90 degrees.

There were 7 days in which the low temperature was
32 degrees or colder.

Precipitation -

During the astronomical spring of 2017, Rochester International
Airport received 10.99 inches of precipitation.  This was
0.81 inches wetter than the long-term average of 10.18 inches.

Measurable rain (0.01 inches or greater) fell on 41 days (44.6%).

Number of days with...

       0.01 inches or more       41 Days
       0.10 inches or more       18 Days
       0.50 inches or more        8 Days
       1.00 inches or more        3 Days

The wettest spring day was 1.41 inches on June 12th.

Snowfall - Tied for Least

During the astronomical spring of 2017, received just a trace snow.
This was 5.7 inches lower than the long-term average of 5.7 inches.
This ties 11 other years for the least snow during an astronomical
spring (1941, 1943, 1946, 1948, 1958, 1998, 1999, 2004, 2010,
and 2012).

The snowiest day was a trace on April 11th and April 27th.

Snow Depth - Tied for the Least

There was no measurable snow on the ground for the entire
astronomical spring.

$$

Boyne



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