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Issued by NWS La Crosse, WI

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Public Information Statement...corrected date for La Crosse
National Weather Service La Crosse WI
525 AM CST Wed Nov 16 2016

...Getting Close to the Records for the Latest Snow Dates at
Rochester MN and La Crosse WI...

Rochester MN...

The snow observer near Rochester International Airport still has not
reported any snow this autumn. Since 1950, only the autumn of 1953
(November 20th) had to wait longer for its first snowfall.
That first snowfall was a trace.

Here are the ten latest first snows of a snow season in Rochester MN...

   Rank     Date        Year
   ----     ----        ----
     1     Nov 20   1953 - Trace
     2     Nov 16   2016 - None Yet
     3     Nov 12   2011 - Trace
           Nov 12   1978 - 0.7"
           Nov 12   1963 - Trace
     6     Nov 11   2012 - 0.1"
     7     Nov  9   2007 - Trace
           Nov  9   1975 - Trace
     9     Nov  7   1998 - Trace
           Nov  7   1956 - Trace

The average first snow occurs on October 19th.  Daily snowfall
records date back to 1950.

During the autumn of 2015, the first snow fell at Rochester MN fell
on October 28th (0.2") last year.

La Crosse WI...

Like Rochester, La Crosse WI has also not seen a snowfall this
autumn. Today is the eighth latest date for the first snowfall of a
snow season. Their latest first snowfall occurred on November 26th
back in 1995 and 1902.

Here are the ten latest first snows of a snow season in La Crosse WI...

   Rank     Date        Year
   ----     ----        ----
     1     Nov 26   1995 - Trace
           Nov 26   1902 - Trace
     3     Nov 23   1931 - 0.1"
     4     Nov 21   1953 - Trace
           Nov 21   1945 - Trace
     6     Nov 19   2015 - Trace
           Nov 19   1923 - Trace
     8     Nov 16   2016 - None Yet
           Nov 16   1923 - Trace
    10     Nov 15   2005 - 0.5"
           Nov 15   1973 - Trace

The average first snow is October 25th.  Daily snow records for
La Crosse WI date back to 1892.

During the autumn for 2015, the first snow fell at La Crosse WI on
November 19th (Trace).  This was tied with 1923 for the sixth latest
start to a snow season.

$$

Boyne


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