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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
943 AM CDT TUE SEP 1 2015

...A DRIER AND COOLER-THAN-NORMAL SUMMER IN ROCHESTER MN...

DURING THE SUMMER OF 2015...TEMPERATURES WERE COLDER THAN
NORMAL AND DRIER THAN NORMAL AT ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

MORE DETAILS ARE LISTED BELOW...

TEMPERATURES...

DURING METEOROLOGICAL SUMMER...ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
HAD AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 67.8 DEGREES.  THIS WAS
1.6 DEGREES COLDER THAN 1981-2010 NORMAL OF 69.4 DEGREES.
THE AVERAGE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS 77.5 DEGREES.  THIS WAS
2.0 DEGREES COLDER THAN THE 1981-2010 NORMAL OF 79.5 DEGREES.
THE AVERAGE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS 58.1 DEGREES.  THIS WAS
1.2 DEGREES COLDER THAN THE 1981-2010 NORMAL OF 59.3 DEGREES.
THE TABLE BELOW PROVIDES A BREAKDOWN OF THE TEMPERATURE DEPARTURES
FROM NORMAL FOR ROCHESTER MN THIS SUMMER...

                  SUMMER 2015 TEMPERATURES
                       IN ROCHESTER MN

                                            DEPARTURE FROM
                                                NORMAL
                                            --------------
JUNE   MONTHLY AVG. TEMP       67.3 DEGREES  -0.3 DEGREES
       MONTHLY AVG. MAX TEMP   77.2 DEGREES  -0.8 DEGREES
       MONTHLY AVG. MIN TEMP   57.4 DEGREES  +0.2 DEGREES

JULY   MONTHLY AVG. TEMP       69.5 DEGREES  -1.9 DEGREES
       MONTHLY AVG. MAX TEMP   79.4 DEGREES  -2.0 DEGREES
       MONTHLY AVG. MIN TEMP   59.6 DEGREES  -1.7 DEGREES

AUGUST MONTHLY AVG. TEMP       66.5 DEGREES  -2.6 DEGREES
       MONTHLY AVG. MAX TEMP   75.9 DEGREES  -3.0 DEGREES
       MONTHLY AVG. MIN TEMP   57.2 DEGREES  -2.1 DEGREES

SUMMER SEASONAL AVG. TEMP      67.8 DEGREES  -1.6 DEGREES
       SEASONAL AVG. MAX TEMP  77.5 DEGREES  -2.0 DEGREES
       SEASONAL AVG. MIN TEMP  58.1 DEGREES  -1.2 DEGREES


OTHER TEMPERATURE TIDBITS THIS SUMMER...


THE HOTTEST TEMPERATURE WAS 93 DEGREES ON JUNE 9TH.
THE COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 64 DEGREES ON AUGUST 24TH AND
AUGUST 28TH.

THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE WAS 43 DEGREES ON JUNE 1ST.
THE WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 68 DEGREES ON AUGUST 14TH.

THE TEMPERATURE REACHED 90 DEGREES ON 1 DAY.  NORMALLTY THERE ARE 10 DAYS.

TEMPERATURES AVERAGED BELOW NORMAL ON 54 DAYS, ABOVE NORMAL ON 31 DAYS,
AND NORMAL TEMPERATURES ON 7 DAYS.


PRECIPITATION...

DURING THE METEOROLOGICAL SUMMER...ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
RECEIVED 12.56 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION.  THIS WAS 1.19 INCHES DRIER
THAN THE 1981-2010 NORMAL OF 13.75 INCHES.  THE TABLE BELOW CONTAINS
THE MONTHLY PRECIPITATION TOTALS AND THEIR DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL
FOR THIS SUMMER.

          SUMMER 2015 PRECIPITATION
               IN ROCHESTER MN

                PRECIPITATION         DEPARTURE
   MONTH            TOTAL            FROM NORMAL
   -----        ------------         -----------
   JUNE         4.46 INCHES         -0.22 INCHES
   JULY         4.94 INCHES         +0.39 INCHES
   AUGUST       3.16 INCHES         -1.36 INCHES

   SUMMER      12.56 INCHES         -1.19 INCHES


OTHER PRECIPITATION TIDBITS THIS SUMMER...

THE WETTEST DAY OCCURRED ON JULY 28TH WHEN 1.67 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL.

MEASURABLE RAIN FELL ON 29 DAYS AND TRACE AMOUNTS FELL ON ANOTHER 7 DAYS.

0.01 INCHES OR MORE - 29 DAYS
0.10 INCHES OR MORE - 21 DAYS
0.50 INCHES OR MORE -  9 DAYS
1.00 INCHES OR MORE -  4 DAYS

SKY...

IT WAS CLEAR ON 57 DAYS.
IT WAS PARTLY CLOUDY ON 28 DAYS.
IT WAS CLOUDY ON 5 DAYS.

SEA LEVEL PRESSURE...

HIGHEST WAS 30.30 INCHES ON JUNE 1ST.
LOWEST WAS 29.46 INCHES ON AUGUST 19TH.

WINDS...

HIGHEST SUSTAINED WIND WAS 40 MPH FROM THE NORTH ON JULY 18TH.
HIGHEST WIND GUST WAS 48 MPH FROM THE NORTHWEST ON JULY 18TH.


...................................

...THE ROCHESTER MN CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
6/1/2015 TO 8/31/2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1886 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             108   07/14/1936
 LOW               31   06/09/1937
HIGHEST            93   06/09        MM      MM       MM  MM
LOWEST             43   06/01        MM      MM       MM  MM
AVG. MAXIMUM     77.5              79.5    -2.0
AVG. MINIMUM     58.1              59.3    -1.2       MM
MEAN             67.8              69.4    -1.6       MM
DAYS MAX >= 90      1               5.5    -4.5       MM
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0       MM
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.0     0.0       MM
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0       MM

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        19.14   2007
 MINIMUM         8.46   2012
TOTALS          12.56             13.75   -1.19       MM
DAILY AVG.       0.14              0.15   -0.01
DAYS >= .01        29              32.2    -3.2       MM
DAYS >= .10        21              20.3     0.7       MM
DAYS >= .50         9               9.6    -0.6       MM
DAYS >= 1.00        4               3.6     0.4       MM
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.67   MM
 STORM TOTAL       MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             MM   5
 24 HR TOTAL       MM
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.00              0.00    0.00
SINCE 7/1         0.0               0.0     0.0
DAYS >= TRACE       0               0.0     0.0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.0     0.0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   MM
 STORM TOTAL       MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      79                90     -11
 SINCE 7/1         59                38      21
COOLING TOTAL     359               491    -132
 SINCE 1/1        375               525    -150

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     MM
 LATEST       MM
EARLIEST                        MM
LATEST                          MM
.................................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    40/350    DATE  07/18
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    48/350    DATE  07/18

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           58
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             27
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          7

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     76

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM             20     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN               15     RAIN                      20
LIGHT RAIN               36     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      53     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      7
HAZE                     10

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

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BOYNE



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