Climatological Report (Seasonal)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
950 PM CST THU SEP 1 2016

...2016 METEOROLOGICAL SUMMER WAS THE 14TH WETTEST AND SLIGHTLY
WARMER THAN NORMAL IN ROCHESTER MN...

DURING THE METEOROLOGICAL SUMMER (JUNE 1ST THROUGH AUGUST 31ST) OF
2016...TEMPERATURES WERE SLIGHTLY WARMER THAN NORMAL AND IT WAS 14
WETTEST SUMMER AT ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

MORE DETAILS ARE LISTED BELOW...

TEMPERATURES...

DURING METEOROLOGICAL SUMMER...ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT HAD
AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 70.1 DEGREES.  THIS WAS A 0.7 DEGREES
WARMER THAN 1981-2010 NORMAL OF 69.4 DEGREES.

THE AVERAGE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS 79.6 DEGREES.  THIS WAS 0.1
DEGREES WARMER THAN THE 1981-2010 NORMAL OF 79.5 DEGREES.

THE AVERAGE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS 60.6 DEGREES.  THIS WAS 1.3
DEGREES WARMER 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 2016 TEMPERATURES
                       IN ROCHESTER MN

                                            DEPARTURE FROM
                                                NORMAL
                                            --------------
JUNE   MONTHLY AVG. TEMP       68.7 DEGREES  +1.1 DEGREES
       MONTHLY AVG. MAX TEMP   79.0 DEGREES  +1.0 DEGREES
       MONTHLY AVG. MIN TEMP   58.5 DEGREES  +1.3 DEGREES

JULY   MONTHLY AVG. TEMP       71.5 DEGREES  +0.1 DEGREES
       MONTHLY AVG. MAX TEMP   80.3 DEGREES  +1.1 DEGREES
       MONTHLY AVG. MIN TEMP   62.6 DEGREES  +1.3 DEGREES

AUGUST MONTHLY AVG. TEMP       70.1 DEGREES  +1.0 DEGREES
       MONTHLY AVG. MAX TEMP   79.7 DEGREES  +0.8 DEGREES
       MONTHLY AVG. MIN TEMP   60.6 DEGREES  +1.3 DEGREES

SUMMER SEASONAL AVG. TEMP      70.1 DEGREES  +0.7 DEGREES
       SEASONAL AVG. MAX TEMP  79.6 DEGREES  +0.1 DEGREES
       SEASONAL AVG. MIN TEMP  60.6 DEGREES  +1.3 DEGREES


OTHER TEMPERATURE TIDBITS THIS SUMMER...


THE HOTTEST TEMPERATURE WAS 93 DEGREES ON JUNE 10TH.
THE COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 67 DEGREES ON JUNE 23RD.

THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE WAS 48 DEGREES ON JUNE 8TH. THE WARMEST LOW
TEMPERATURE WAS 78 DEGREES ON JULY 21ST.

THE TEMPERATURE REACHED 90 DEGREES ON 3 DAYS.  NORMALLY THERE ARE 10
DAYS.

TEMPERATURES AVERAGED ABOVE NORMAL ON 51 DAYS, BELOW NORMAL ON 36
DAYS, AND NORMAL TEMPERATURES ON 5 DAYS.


PRECIPITATION...14TH WETTEST SUMMER

DURING THE METEOROLOGICAL SUMMER...ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
RECEIVED 16.58 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION.  THIS WAS 2.83 INCHES WETTER
THAN THE 1981-2010 NORMAL OF 13.75 INCHES.  THIS MADE IT THE 14TH
WETTEST SUMMER IN ROCHESTER AND THE WETTEST SINCE 2007 WHEN 19.14
INCHES OF RAIN FELL (6TH WETTEST SUMMER EVER).   THE WETTEST SUMMER
OCCURRED BACK IN 2000 WHEN 23.34 INCHES OF RAIN FELL.  SEVEN OF THE
16 WETTEST SUMMERS HAVE OCCURRED SINCE 1999.

THE TABLE BELOW LISTS THE TOP 20 WETTEST METEOROLOGICAL SUMMERS IN
ROCHESTER MN...

     WETTEST METEOROLOGICAL SUMMERS
       JUNE 1 THROUGH AUGUST 31
           IN ROCHESTER MN
               1886-2016

    RANK         RAINFALL       YEAR
    ----         --------       ----
      1        23.34 INCHES     2000
      2        22.86 INCHES     1990
      3        20.36 INCHES     1981
      4        19.87 INCHES     1978
      5        19.32 INCHES     1993
      6        19.14 INCHES     2007
      7        18.90 INCHES     1942
      8        18.70 INCHES     1999
      9        18.23 INCHES     1938
     10        18.20 INCHES     1951
     11        17.84 INCHES     2002
     12        17.04 INCHES     1935
     13        16.80 INCHES     1952
     14        16.58 INCHES     2016+
     15        16.56 INCHES     2004
     16        16.49 INCHES     2010
     17        16.24 INCHES     1914
     18        15.57 INCHES     1913
     19        14.92 INCHES     1959
     20        14.86 INCHES     2014

THE TABLE BELOW CONTAINS THE MONTHLY PRECIPITATION TOTALS AND THEIR
DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL FOR THIS SUMMER.

          SUMMER 2016 PRECIPITATION
               IN ROCHESTER MN

                PRECIPITATION         DEPARTURE
   MONTH            TOTAL            FROM NORMAL
   -----        ------------         -----------
   JUNE         5.24 INCHES         +0.56 INCHES
   JULY         5.60 INCHES         +1.05 INCHES
   AUGUST       5.74 INCHES         +1.22 INCHES

   SUMMER      16.58 INCHES         +2.83 INCHES

OTHER PRECIPITATION TIDBITS THIS SUMMER...

THE WETTEST DAY OCCURRED ON JULY 17TH WHEN 1.68 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION FELL.

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

0.01 INCHES OR MORE - 37 DAYS 0.10 INCHES OR MORE - 24 DAYS 0.50
INCHES OR MORE - 13 DAYS 1.00 INCHES OR MORE -  6 DAYS

SKY...

IT WAS CLEAR ON 55 DAYS.
IT WAS PARTLY CLOUDY ON 33 DAYS.
IT WAS CLOUDY ON 4 DAYS.

SEA LEVEL PRESSURE...

HIGHEST WAS 30.28 INCHES ON JUNE 28TH.
LOWEST WAS 29.58 INCHES ON JULY 12TH.

WINDS...

HIGHEST SUSTAINED WIND WAS 43 MPH FROM THE NORTH ON JULY 5TH.
HIGHEST WIND GUST WAS 57 MPH FROM THE NORTHWEST ON JULY 5TH.

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

...THE ROCHESTER MN CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
6/1/2016 TO 8/31/2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1886 TO 2016

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   06/10        MM      MM       MM  MM
LOWEST             48   06/08        MM      MM       MM  MM
AVG. MAXIMUM     79.7              79.5     0.2
AVG. MINIMUM     60.6              59.3     1.3       MM
MEAN             70.1              69.4     0.7       MM
DAYS MAX >= 90      3               5.5    -2.5       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          16.58             13.75    2.83       MM
DAILY AVG.       0.18              0.15    0.03
DAYS >= .01        37              32.2     4.8       MM
DAYS >= .10        24              20.3     3.7       MM
DAYS >= .50        13               9.6     3.4       MM
DAYS >= 1.00        6               3.6     2.4       MM
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.97   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      32                90     -58
 SINCE 7/1         11                38     -27
COOLING TOTAL     525               491      34
 SINCE 1/1        573               525      48

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

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    43/350    DATE  07/05
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    57/340    DATE  07/05

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           62
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             25
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          5

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     78

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM             28     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN               19     RAIN                      21
LIGHT RAIN               45     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      57     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      9
HAZE                      2

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

$$

BOYNE



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