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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service La Crosse WI
217 PM CDT Mon Sep 26 2016

...A Warm and Very Wet Astronomical Summer in La Crosse WI...

During the astronomical summer of 2016...La Crosse Regional Airport
had their wettest summer on record.  It was also a warm (tied with
2002 for the 12th warmest) too.

More details are listed below...

Temperatures - 12th Warmest

During astronomical summer...La Crosse Regional Airport had an
average temperature of 73.1 degrees.  This was 3.0 degrees warmer
than the long-term average of 70.1 degrees.  This was tied with 2002
for the 12th warmest.  It was the warmest summer since 2005 (73.4
degrees - 8th warmest).

The average maximum temperature was 82.7 degrees.  This was 2.3
degrees warmer than the long-term average of 80.4 degrees.

The average minimum temperature was 63.5 degrees.  This was 3.6
degrees warmer than the long-term average of 59.9 degrees.  This
summer`s average minimum temperature was tied with 1980 for the 3rd
warmest.  Only the summers 1947 (63.7 degrees) and 1881 (63.6
degrees) had a higher minimum temperature average.

Other temperature tidbits this summer...

The hottest temperature was 95 degrees on June 25th.
The coldest high temperature was 71 degrees on August 27th.

The coldest temperature was 52 degrees on September 2nd. The warmest
low temperature was 76 degrees on August 11th.

The temperature climbed to or exceeded 90 degrees on 10 days.
Normally, there are 13 days per summer.

Precipitation - Wettest

During the astronomical summer of 2016...La Crosse Regional Airport
received 21.73 inches of rain.  This was 9.87 inches wetter than the
long-term normal of 11.86 inches.  This was the wettest summer on
record.  The previous record was 21.57 inches in 1938.  Here are the
ten wettest astronomical summers.

        Wettest Astronomical Summers
              in La Crosse WI
                 1873-2016

               Precipitation
   Rank            Total            Year
   ----        -------------        ----
     1         21.73 inches         2016
     2         21.57 inches         1938
     3         21.42 inches         1928
     4         20.87 inches         1881
     5         20.20 inches         1980
     6         19.73 inches         2007
     7         19.56 inches         2010
     8         19.11 inches         1981
     9         18.28 inches         1884
    10         18.10 inches         1990

Other precipitation tidbits this summer...

The wettest day occurred on September 21st when 3.17 inches of
precipitation fell.

Measurable rain fell on 35 days and trace amounts fell on another 10
days.

0.01 inches or more - 35 days
0.10 inches or more - 25 days
0.50 inches or more - 18 days
1.00 inches or more -  9 days

$$

Boyne



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