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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
930 AM CDT WED NOV 1 2017

...Temperatures at Rochester, Minnesota were above normal and
precipitation was above normal during the month of October...

The average temperature was 49.6 degrees. This was 1.2 degrees above
normal. The average high temperature was 58,2 degrees and the
average low temperature was 41.1 degrees. The highest temperature
for the month was 77 degrees which occurred on the 8th. The coldest
temperature was 22 degrees which occurred on the 13th and 31st.

Rochester received 5.09 inches of precipitation during the month.
This was 2.85 inches above normal. The greatest 24-hour
precipitation total was 1.44 inches which occurred from the 6th. 2.6
inches of snow fell during the month at Rochester and it all fell on
the 27th.

...Records...

Daily record for snowfall set on October 27th. A total of 2.6 inches
of snow fell on the 27th. This breaks the old record of 1.5 inches
set in 1917.

...Discussion...

It was a warm month of October at Rochester, Minnesota. There was
only 7 days with a temperature at or below freezing. The average for
the month of October is 8 days with at or below freezing
temperatures. There were 7 days in October with a high temperature
of 70 degrees or greater. 2 more than the average of 5 days. The
average overall temperature for the month of October was 1.2 degrees
above normal.

Precipitation was 2.85 inches greater than normal for the month of
October. 1.44 of the 2.85 inches that fell during the month occurred
within a 24-hour period on the 6th.  The driest stretch was from the
15th through the 20th when only four hundredths of an inch of
precipitation was recorded. 2.6 inches of snow fell during the month
of October. All of the snowfall occurred on the 27th. On average it
is expected that there be one day in October with measurable
snowfall.

...Looking ahead to November...

The average temperature for the month of November is 33.8 degrees.
The average high temperature is 41.6 degrees and the average low
temperature is 26.0 degrees. The normal high temperatures starts off
at 51 degrees on the 1st and falls to 33 degrees by the 30th. The
normal low starts at 33 degrees and drops off to 18 degrees by the
end of the month. The highest temperature ever recorded during the
month of November was 77 degrees which occurred on the 1st in 1893.
The lowest temperature ever recorded during the month of November
was 24 degrees below zero, which occurred on the 28th in 1887.

The average precipitation in November is 1.91 inches. The average
snowfall is 6.1 inches. The wettest November occurred in 1909 when
5.91 inches of precipitation fell at the Rochester International
Airport. The driest November on record was back in 1917 with only
one hundredth of an inch. The highest snowfall total for the month
of November was 22.5 inches in 1985.

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RLB


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