Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS La Crosse, WI

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
715 AM CDT WED NOV 1 2017

...MUCH ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND PRECIPITATION AT LA CROSSE
WISCONSIN IN OCTOBER...4TH WETTEST OCTOBER ON RECORD...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER WAS 54.1 DEGREES
WHICH WAS 3.9 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE AVERAGE HIGH WAS 61.8
DEGREES...WHILE THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 46.5 DEGREES. THE
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE DURING THE MONTH WAS 81 DEGREES ON THE 2ND...AND
THE LOWEST READING WAS 25 DEGREES WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 31ST.

LA CROSSE RECEIVED 6.01 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION DURING THE MONTH OF
OCTOBER WHICH WAS 3.84 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL AND RANKED AS THE 4TH
WETTEST OCTOBER ON RECORD. THE WETTEST OCTOBER ON RECORD WAS IN 1900
WHEN 12.09 INCHES FELL.  THE GREATEST 24-HOUR PRECIPITATION AMOUNT
WAS 1.56 INCHES WHICH FELL ON THE 6TH.

A TRACE OF SNOW WAS RECORDED DURING THE MONTH...ON THE 27TH, 30TH
AND 31ST.

...RECORDS...

4TH WETTEST OCTOBER ON RECORD.

...DISCUSSION...

OCTOBER 2017 WAS UNSEASONABLY WARM WITH 24 DAYS RECORDING AN ABOVE
NORMAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURE. THIS WARMER PATTERN ALSO BROUGHT 7 DAYS
WITH THUNDERSTORMS DURING THE MONTH, NORMALLY THERE WOULD ONLY BE 1
DAY. THE WETTEST PERIOD DURING THE MONTH WAS FROM THE 6TH TO THE 7TH
WHEN 2.04 INCHES OF RAIN FELL FROM THUNDERSTORMS. THE FIRST FREEZE
OCCURRED ON THE 29TH WHEN THE TEMPERATURE DROPPED TO 30 DEGREES.

...LOOKING AHEAD TO NOVEMBER...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH IS 35.9 DEGREES...WITH AN
AVERAGE HIGH OF 43.8 DEGREES AND AN AVERAGE LOW OF 28.1 DEGREES. THE
NORMAL HIGH DROPS FROM 52 DEGREES ON THE 1ST...TO 35 DEGREES BY THE
30TH. THE NORMAL LOW DROPS FROM 35 DEGREES ON THE 1ST...TO 21 DEGREES
BY THE 30TH. THE AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE DROPS BELOW FREEZING BY
THE 24TH. NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR NOVEMBER IS 2.01 INCHES. NORMAL
SNOWFALL IS 4.1 INCHES AND NOVEMBER AVERAGES 3 DAYS WHERE MEASURABLE
SNOWFALL OCCURS.

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TMS



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