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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
900 AM CDT MON SEP 1 2014

...AUGUST CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR ROCHESTER MN...


..ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION WERE SEEN
AT ROCHESTER MINNESOTA IN AUGUST...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST WAS 70.5 DEGREES WHICH
WAS 1.4 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE AVERAGE HIGH WAS 79.7 DEGREES AND THE
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 61.2 DEGREES. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE DURING
THE MONTH WAS 87 DEGREES WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 24TH AND THE LOWEST
TEMPERATURE WAS 53 DEGREES WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 14TH.

ROCHESTER RECEIVED 5.36 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION DURING THE MONTH OF
AUGUST WHICH WAS 0.84 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THE GREATEST 24-HOUR
PRECIPITATION AMOUNT WAS 1.29 INCHES WHICH FELL ON THE 28TH THROUGH
THE 29TH.

...RECORDS...

THERE WERE NO RECORDS BROKEN DURING THE MONTH OF AUGUST IN ROCHESTER.

...DISCUSSION...

ROCHESTER MINNESOTA IN AUGUST SAW ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES. THE
WARMEST STRETCH OCCURRED FROM THE 16TH THROUGH THE 25TH...WHERE THE
AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE RANGED FROM 3 TO 10 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.
DESPITE THE ABOVE NORMAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURE...THERE WERE ZERO DAYS
WHERE THE TEMPERATURE CLIMBED AT OR ABOVE 90 DEGREES. TYPICALLY...
ROCHESTER RECEIVES AT LEAST 1 DAY WHERE THE TEMPERATURE CLIMBS AT
OR ABOVE 90 DEGREES. THE COLDEST STRETCH DURING THE MONTH OF AUGUST
OCCURRED FROM THE 10TH THROUGH 15TH...WHERE THE AVERAGE DAILY
TEMPERATURE RANGED FROM 1 TO 5 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.

ROCHESTER RECEIVED ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION DURING THE MONTH OF
AUGUST. THE WETTEST STRETCH OCCURRED FROM THE 28TH THROUGH THE
31ST...WHERE 2.35 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL. THE DRIEST STRETCH
OCCURRED FROM 6TH THROUGH THE 16TH...WHERE ONLY ONE HUNDREDTH OF AN
INCH WAS OBSERVED. THERE WERE 13 DAYS OF MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION
DURING THE MONTH. OF THOSE 13 DAYS...THERE WAS ONLY 1 DAY WHERE
ONE INCH OR MORE OF PRECIPITATION FELL.

...LOOKING AHEAD TO SEPTEMBER...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER IS 60.9 DEGREES.
THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE IS 71.4 DEGREES AND THE AVERAGE LOW
TEMPERATURE IS 50.4 DEGREES. THE NORMAL HIGH TEMPERATURE BEGINS AT
76 DEGREES ON THE 1ST...THEN FALLS TO 66 BY THE END OF THE MONTH.
THE NORMAL LOW STARTS AT 56 DEGREES...AND DROPS TO 44 DEGREES BY THE
END OF THE MONTH. THE WARMEST SEPTEMBER ON RECORD OCCURRED IN
1908...WHEN THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 69.9 DEGREES. THE COLDEST
SEPTEMBER OCCURRED IN 1974 WHEN THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 54.7
DEGREES.

THE AVERAGE PRECIPITATION IN AUGUST IS 3.45 INCHES. THE WETTEST
SEPTEMBER OCCURRED IN 1986 WHEN 10.50 INCHES OF RAIN FELL. THE
DRIEST ON RECORD OCCURRED IN 1953 WHEN ONLY THIRTY THREE HUNDREDTHS
OF AN INCH FELL. TYPICALLY...THERE ARE 5 DAYS OF THUNDERSTORMS THAT
OCCUR AT ROCHESTER MINNESOTA IN THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER.

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