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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
944 AM CST THU DEC 1 2016

...Meteorological Autumn was Unusually Warm and Wet in
La Crosse WI and Rochester MN...

The information below provides details on autumn temperatures,
precipitation and snowfall for La Crosse WI and Rochester MN.

La Crosse WI...

Autumn of 2016 was the warmest and 7th wettest on record at
La Crosse, WI.  More details can be found below.

Temperatures...Warmest Autumn

From September 1 through November 30 2016, La Crosse Regional
Airport had an average temperature of 56.7 degrees.  This was 7.1
degrees warmer than the 1981-2010 normal of 49.6 degrees.  This
surpassed 1931 (average temperature of 55.6 degrees) for the warmest
autumn ever recorded in La Crosse WI.  Temperature records date back
to October 15 1872.  The table below lists the top ten warmest
autumns in La Crosse WI.

              Warmest Autumns
              in La Crosse WI
                 1873-2016

                  Average
      Rank      Temperature     Year
      ----      -----------     ----
        1       56.7 degrees    2016
        2       55.6 degrees    1931
        3       55.1 degrees    2015
        4       55.0 degrees    1963
        5       54.4 degrees    1998
        6       54.2 degrees    1994
        7       53.4 degrees    1922
        8       53.0 degrees    1953
                53.0 degrees    1948
       10       52.8 degrees    2005

The table below contains the monthly average temperatures and their
departures from normal for the autumn of 2016.

           Autumn 2016 Temperatures
               in La Crosse WI

                  Average            Departure
   Month        Temperature         from Normal
   -----        -----------         -----------
   September   67.7 degrees        +4.9 degrees -  7th Warmest
   October     56.0 degrees        +5.8 degrees - 14th Warmest
   November    46.2 degrees       +10.3 degrees -  2nd Warmest

   Autumn      56.7 degrees        +7.1 degrees - Warmest

The average high temperature was 66.2 degrees which was 7.2 degrees
warmer than 1981-2010 normal of 59.0 degrees.  This surpassed 1931
(65.0 degrees) for the warmest.

The average low temperature was 47.1 degrees which was 6.8 degrees
warmer than 1981-2010 normal of 40.3 degrees.  This surpassed 1931
(46.4 degrees) for the warmest.

The warmest high temperature was 87 degrees on September 6th.
The coldest high temperature was 34 degrees on November 20th.

The warmest low temperature was 71 degrees on September 6th.  The
coldest low temperature was 19 degrees on November 21st.


Precipitation...7th Wettest

From September 1 through November 30 2015, La Crosse Regional
Airport received 13.85 inches of precipitation.  This was 6.11
inches wetter than the 1981-2010 normal of 7.74 inches.  This was
the 7th wettest autumn and the wettest autumn since 1965 (15.16
inches).  The table below lists the top ten wettest autumns in La
Crosse WI.

              Wettest Autumns
              in La Crosse WI
                 1873-2016

               Precipitation
      Rank         Total        Year
      ----     -------------    ----
        1      19.60 inches     1881
        2      18.43 inches     1934
        3      17.84 inches     1900
        4      15.16 inches     1965
        5      14.10 inches     1941
        6      13.94 inches     1911
        7      13.85 inches     2016
        8      13.77 inches     1884
        9      13.28 inches     1901
       10      12.80 inches     1879

The table below contains the monthly precipitation totals and their
departures from normal for the autumn of 2016.

          Autumn 2016 Precipitation
               in La Crosse WI

                Precipitation         Departure
   Month            Total            from Normal
   -----        ------------         -----------
   September   10.46 inches         +6.90 inches - 3rd Wettest
   October      2.23 inches         +0.06 inches
   November     1.16 inches         -0.85 inches

   Autumn      13.79 inches         +6.05 inches

The highest daily precipitation total was 3.17 inches on September
21st.


Snowfall...2nd Least

From September 1 through November 30 2016, La Crosse Regional
Airport received only a trace of snow.  This was 4.3 inches below
their 1981-2010 normal of 4.3 inches. This tied 1904, 1913, 1941,
1969, 1973, 1987, 2001, and 2010 for the second least in an autumn.
The only autumn that saw less (no snow) was 1949.  The table below
lists the top ten snowless autumns in La Crosse WI.

              Snowless Autumns
              in La Crosse WI
                 1873-2016

                   Snow
      Rank         Total        Year
      ----         -----        ----
        1       0.0 inches      1949
        2          Trace        2016
                   Trace        2010
                   Trace        2001
                   Trace        1987
                   Trace        1973
                   Trace        1969
                   Trace        1941
                   Trace        1913
                   Trace        1904


The table below contains the monthly snowfall totals and their
departures from normal for the autumn of 2016.

            Autumn 2016 Snowfall
               in La Crosse WI

                  Snowfall            Departure
   Month            Total            from Normal
   -----        ------------         -----------
   September     0.0 inches           0.0 inches
   October       0.0 inches          -0.2 inches
   November        Trace             -4.1 inches

   Autumn          Trace             -4.3 inches

The highest daily snowfall total was a trace inches on November
18th, November 19th, and on November 22nd.


Rochester MN...

Autumn of 2016 was the 2nd warmest and 4th wettest on record at
Rochester MN.  More details can be found below.

Temperatures...2nd Warmest

From September 1 through November 30 2016, Rochester International
Airport had an average temperature of 53.1 degrees.  This was 5.4
degrees warmer than the 1981-2010 normal of 47.7 degrees.  This was
the second warmest autumn ever recorded.  Only the autumn of 1931
(53.7 degrees) was warmer.  The table below lists the top ten
warmest autumns in Rochester MN.

              Warmest Autumns
              in Rochester MN
                 1886-2016

                  Average
      Rank      Temperature     Year
      ----      -----------     ----
        1       53.7 degrees    1931
        2       53.1 degrees    2016
        3       52.6 degrees    1963
        4       52.0 degrees    2015
        5       50.8 degrees    1914
        6       50.7 degrees    2007
                50.7 degrees    2005
        8       50.3 degrees    2011
        9       50.1 degrees    1998
       10       50.0 degrees    2001
                50.0 degrees    1994
                50.0 degrees    1948

The table below contains the monthly average temperatures and their
departures from normal for the autumn of 2016.

          Autumn 2016 Temperatures
               in Rochester MN

                  Average            Departure
   Month        Temperature         from Normal
   -----        -----------         -----------
   September   64.4 degrees        +3.5 degrees -  7th warmest
   October     52.0 degrees        +2.1 degrees - 20th warmest
   November    42.8 degrees        +9.0 degrees - Tied for 2nd warmest

   Autumn      53.0 degrees        +5.4 degrees - 2nd Warmest

The average high temperature was 62.5 degrees which was 5.4 degrees
warmer than 1981-2010 normal of 57.1 degrees. This was the 5th
warmest.

The average low temperature was 43.6 degrees which was 5.3 degrees
warmer than 1981-2010 normal of 38.3 degrees.  This was the 2nd
warmest.

The warmest high temperature was 83 degrees on September 5th and
September 18th.
The coldest high temperature was 31 degrees on November 19th.

The warmest low temperature was 68 degrees on September 6th.
The coldest low temperature was 18 degrees on November 21st.

Precipitation...4th Wettest

From September 1 through November 30 2016, Rochester International
Airport received 13.21 inches of precipitation.  This was 5.61
inches wetter than the 1981-2010 normal 7.60 inches.  This was the
4th wettest autumn in Rochester MN.  Only the autumns of 1986 (14.91
inches), 2010 (13.60 inches), and 1911 (13.48 inches) were wetter.
The table below lists the top ten wettest autumns in Rochester MN.

              Wettest Autumns
              in Rochester MN
                 1886-2016

               Precipitation
      Rank         Total        Year
      ----     -------------    ----
        1      14.91 inches     1986
        2      13.60 inches     2010
        3      13.48 inches     1911
        4      13.21 inches     2016
        5      12.21 inches     1970
        6      11.81 inches     1973
        7      11.73 inches     1934
        8      11.64 inches     1972
        9      11.50 inches     1983
       10      11.33 inches     1931

The table below contains the monthly precipitation totals and their
departures from normal for the autumn of 2016.

          Autumn 2016 Precipitation
               in Rochester MN

                Precipitation         Departure
   Month            Total            from Normal
   -----        ------------         -----------
   September    9.10 inches         +5.65 inches - 3rd wettest
   October      2.74 inches         +0.50 inches
   November     1.37 inches         -0.54 inches

   Autumn      13.21 inches         +5.61 inches - 4th wettest

The highest daily precipitation total was 3.60 inches on September
21st.


Snowfall...

From September 1 through November 30 2016...Rochester International
Airport received just 1.0 inches of snow.  This was 5.9 inches lower
than their 1981-2010 normal of 6.9 inches.

The table below contains the monthly snowfall totals and their
departures from normal for the autumn of 2016.

            Autumn 2016 Snowfall
               in Rochester MN

                  Snowfall            Departure
   Month            Total            from Normal
   -----        ------------         -----------
   September     0.0 inches           0.0 inches
   October       0.0 inches          -0.8 inches
   November      1.0 inches          -5.1 inches

   Autumn        1.0 inches          -5.9 inches

The highest daily snowfall total was 0.7 inches on November 23rd.

$$

Boyne



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