Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS La Crosse, WI

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service La Crosse WI
832 AM CST Wed Mar 1 2017

...February at La Crosse Wisconsin was warmer than normal and
received near normal precipitation...

The average temperature for the month was 33.3 degrees, which was
10.8 degrees above normal. The average high temperature was 42.6
degrees and the average low was 23.9 degrees. The highest
temperature for the month was 65 degrees on the 19th and the
coldest temperature was 7 degrees which occurred on the 9th.

A total of 1.17 inches of precipitation fell during the month.
This was twelve hundredths of an inch above normal. The greatest 24
hour precipitation was fifty five hundredths of an inch which
occurred on the 20th.

A total of 3.9 inches of snow fell in the month. The greatest 24
hour snowfall was 3.4 inches which occurred on the 24th.

...Records...

The temperature dropped to 45 degrees on the 20th. This broke the
record highest low temperature of 41 degrees previously set in 1930.

The temperature climbed to 65 degrees on the 19th. This broke the
record daily high temperature of 59 degrees previously set in 1930.

The temperature rose to 63 degrees on the 22nd. This broke the
record daily high temperature of 62 degrees previously set in 1984.


...Discussion...

La Crosse was warmer than normal in the month of February. The
warmest stretch occurred from the 10th through the 24th...where
the average daily temperature ranged from 2 to 28 degrees above
normal. There were 5 days where the average daily temperature was
below normal. The month of February was the 5th warmest on record.
There were 5 days where the average daily temperature was at or
below 32 degrees.

During the month of February...precipitation was near normal. The
driest period during the month occurred from the 1st through the
19th where three hundredths of an inch of precipitation fell. The
wettest period occurred from the 20th through the 24th where 1.12
inches of precipitation fell. There were 5 days of measurable
precipitation in the month with 1 day of a half of an inch or more
of precipitation.

...Looking Ahead to March...

The average temperature for March is 34.5 degrees. The average high
is 43.9 degrees and the average low is 25.2 degrees. The average
daily high temperature is 37 degrees on the 1st, and rises to 52
degrees on the 31st. The average low temperature is 19 degrees on
the 1st and climbs to 31 degrees on the 31st. Normal precipitation
for March is 2.04 inches with 7.1 inches of snow.

$$

DTJ



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