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

...Astronomical Spring was Warmer and Wetter-than-Average
at La Crosse WI...

During the astronomical spring of 2017, temperatures averaged
warmer (3.3 degrees) and wetter than average (4.98 inches)
at La Crosse Regional Airport.  More details on these
statistics can be found below.

Temperatures - 10th Warmest

During the astronomical spring of 2017, La Crosse Regional Airport
had an average temperature of 57.8 degrees.  This was 3.3 degrees
warmer than the long-term average of 54.5 degrees.  This was tied
with 1941 and 1988 for the 10th warmest astronomical spring.  The
table below contains the 20 warmest astronomical springs in La
Crosse WI.

    Top 20 Warmest Astronomical Springs
            in La Crosse, WI
               1873-2017

                Average
    Rank      Temperature     Year
    ----      -----------     ----
      1      59.8 degrees     2012
      2      59.7 degrees     1977
      3      59.5 degrees     1987
      4      59.4 degrees     1991
      5      59.0 degrees     1998
      6      58.8 degrees     2007
      7      58.2 degrees     2010
      8      58.1 degrees     1999
      9      57.9 degrees     1986
     10      57.8 degrees     2017
             57.8 degrees     1988
             57.8 degrees     1941
     13      57.7 degrees     1921
             57.7 degrees     1895
     15      57.4 degrees     2006
     16      57.3 degrees     1934
     17      57.2 degrees     1949
     18      57.1 degrees     1911
             57.1 degrees     1886
     20      57.0 degrees     1939

The average high temperature was 68.1 degrees.  This was
3.5 degrees warmer than the long-term average of 64.6 degrees.
This was tied with 1976 for the 16th warmest.

The average low temperature was 47.6 degrees.  This was
3.2 degrees warmer than the long-term average of 44.4 degrees.
This is tied with 1987 and 2007 for 8th warmest.

The warmest high temperature was 97 degrees on June 3rd.
The coldest high temperature was 42 degrees on March 25th.

The warmest low temperature was 76 degrees on June 11th.
The coldest low temperature was 22 degrees on March 22nd.

There were 7 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 - 12th Wettest

During the astronomical spring of 2017, La Crosse Regional Airport
received 15.27 inches of precipitation. This was 5.16 inches wetter
than the long-term average of 10.11 inches. This was the 12th
wettest astronomical spring in La Crosse WI. The table below
contains the 20 wettest astronomical springs in La Crosse WI.

    Top 20 Wettest Astronomical Springs
              in La Crosse WI
                 1873-2017

              Precipitation
    Rank          Total         Year
    ----      -------------     ----
      1       23.08 inches      1993
      2       18.87 inches      1899
      3       18.47 inches      2004
      4       18.19 inches      2008
      5       18.10 inches      2011
      6       17.51 inches      1973
      7       16.58 inches      2013
      8       16.20 inches      1991
      9       16.19 inches      1892
     10       16.13 inches      1960
     11       15.39 inches      1880
     12       15.27 inches      2017
     13       14.72 inches      2014
     14       14.68 inches      1945
     15       14.53 inches      1876
     16       14.39 inches      1888
     17       14.03 inches      1908
     18       13.83 inches      2001
     19       13.78 inches      1967
     20       13.77 inches      2015

Measurable rain (0.01 inches or greater) fell on 43 days (46.7%).

Number of days with...

       0.01 inches or more       43 Days
       0.10 inches or more       27 Days
       0.50 inches or more       11 Days
       1.00 inches or more        5 Days

The wettest spring day was 2.39 inches on May 17th.

Snowfall - Tied for Least

During the astronomical spring of 2017, the snow observer near La
Crosse Regional Airport received just a trace snow.  This was 4.0
inches lower than the long-term average of 4.0 inches. This ties 34
other years for the least snow during an astronomical spring

The snowiest day was a trace on March 23rd and May 1st.

Snow Depth - Tied for the Least

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

$$

Boyne


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