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Issued by NWS La Crosse, WI

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
730 AM CST FRI DEC 1 2017

...SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND MUCH BELOW NORMAL
PRECIPITATION FOR LA CROSSE WI IN NOVEMBER...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR NOVEMBER WAS 36.6 DEGREES WHICH WAS 0.6
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE AVERAGE HIGH WAS 45.4...NORMAL IS
43.8...WHILE THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 27.7...NORMAL IS 28.1.
THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE DURING THE MONTH WAS 65 DEGREES ON THE 24TH.
THE LOWEST READING OCCURRED ON THE 10TH AND WAS 12 DEGREES.

LA CROSSE RECEIVED 0.35 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION DURING THE MONTH OF
NOVEMBER WHICH WAS 1.66 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THE GREATEST 24-HOUR
PRECIPITATION AMOUNT WAS 0.13 INCHES WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 17TH.
THERE WERE 5 DAYS OF MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION AND 7 DAYS WHERE A
TRACE WAS RECORDED. A TRACE OF SNOW FELL DURING THE MONTH...WHICH
WAS 4.1 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL.

...RECORDS...

NOVEMBER 24TH...NEW RECORD DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 65 DEGREES.
THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 62 DEGREES SET IN 1931

...DISCUSSION...

AFTER A VERY WET OCTOBER, PRECIPITATION WAS HARD TO COME BY DURING
NOVEMBER WITH ONLY 0.35 INCHES RECORDED. THIS RANKED NOVEMBER 2017
AS THE 13TH DRIEST ON RECORD. SNOWFALL WAS ALSO LACKING WITH ONLY A
TRACE RECORDED, NORMALLY THE AREA WOULD SEE 4.1 INCHES. THERE HAVE
ONLY BEEN 15 YEARS ON RECORD WHERE SNOWFALL HAS BEEN A TRACE OR ZERO
DURING NOVEMBER.  TEMPERATURES DURING THE FIRST PART OF THE MONTH
TENDED TO AVERAGE BELOW NORMAL, WITH THE LAST HALF TENDING TO BE
MILDER.

...LOOKING AHEAD TO DECEMBER...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR DECEMBER IS 21.6 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE
HIGH TEMPERATURE IS 29.1 DEGREES AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE IS
14.2 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE NUMBER OF DAYS WHERE THE HIGH TEMPERATURE
IS BELOW 32 DEGREES IS 17.7 AND TYPICALLY THERE ARE 5.1 DAYS OF
BELOW ZERO TEMPERATURES. THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE IN DECEMBER FOR LA
CROSSE IS -37 BACK ON DECEMBER 24 1872...WHILE THE WARMEST
TEMPERATURE WAS 67 DEGREES ON DECEMBER 5 1998.  THE AVERAGE
PRECIPITATION IS 1.36 INCHES AND THE AVERAGE SNOWFALL IS 11.3 INCHES.

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TMS



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