Climatological Report (Seasonal)
Issued by NWS La Crosse, WI

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
234 PM CST TUE JUN 13 2017

...A WARM AND VERY WET SPRING AT LA CROSSE WI...

THE SPRING OF 2017 WAS WARMER AND WETTER THAN NORMAL AT LA CROSSE
REGIONAL AIRPORT. MORE DETAILS ON THESE STATISTICS CAN BE FOUND
BELOW.

TEMPERATURES -

FROM MARCH 1ST THROUGH MAY 31ST, LA CROSSE REGIONAL AIRPORT HAD AN
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 49.0 DEGREES.  THIS WAS 1.4 DEGREES WARMER
THAN THE 1981-2010 NORMAL OF 47.6 DEGREES.  THE TABLE BELOW CONTAINS
THE MONTHLY TEMPERATURES AND THEIR DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL FOR THE
SPRING OF 2017.

           SPRING 2017 TEMPERATURES
               IN LA CROSSE WI

                  AVERAGE            DEPARTURE
   MONTH        TEMPERATURE         FROM NORMAL
   -----        -----------         -----------
   MARCH       35.7 DEGREES        +1.2 DEGREES
   APRIL       52.5 DEGREES        +3.9 DEGREES - 16TH WARMEST
   MAY         58.9 DEGREES        -0.8 DEGREES

   SPRING      49.0 DEGREES        +1.4 DEGREES

THE WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 86F ON MAY 16TH.
THE COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 25F ON MARCH 10TH.

THE WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 62F ON MAY 16TH.
THE COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 7F ON MARCH 3RD
AND MARCH 14TH.

PRECIPITATION - 6TH WETTEST

FROM MARCH 1ST THROUGH MAY 31ST, LA CROSSE REGIONAL AIRPORT
RECEIVED 13.83 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION.  THIS WAS 4.93 INCHES
WETTER THAN THE 1981-2010 SPRING NORMAL OF 8.90 INCHES.
THIS MADE IT THE 6TH WETTEST METEOROLOGICAL SPRING.  BELOW
ARE THE TEN WETTEST SPRINGS IN LA CROSSE WI.

           WETTEST SPRINGS
           IN LA CROSSE WI
               1873-2017

          PRECIPITATION
  RANK        TOTAL          YEAR
  ----     ------------      ----
    1      17.21 INCHES      1973
    2      16.53 INCHES      2013
    3      15.37 INCHES      1945
    4      15.04 INCHES      1991
    5      14.61 INCHES      2004
    6      13.83 INCHES      2017
    7      13.70 INCHES      1993
    8      13.61 INCHES      1888
    9      13.28 INCHES      1908
   10      13.11 INCHES      1903

THE TABLE BELOW CONTAINS THE MONTHLY PRECIPITATION TOTALS
AND THEIR DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL FOR THE SPRING OF 2017.

          SPRING 2017 PRECIPITATION
               IN LA CROSSE WI

                PRECIPITATION         DEPARTURE
   MONTH            TOTAL            FROM NORMAL
   -----        ------------         -----------
   MARCH        1.76 INCHES         -0.28 INCHES
   APRIL        4.87 INCHES         +1.53 INCHES - 15TH WETTEST
   MAY          7.20 INCHES         +3.68 INCHES -  7TH WETTEST

  SPRING      13.83 INCHES         +4.93 INCHES -  6TH WETTEST

THE WETTEST DAY WAS MAY 17TH WHEN 2.39 INCHES OF RAIN FELL.

MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION FELL ON 44 DAYS (47.8%) AND TRACE
AMOUNTS ON 11 DAYS (12%).

SNOWFALL -

FROM MARCH 1ST THROUGH MAY 31ST, THE SNOW OBSERVER NEAR
LA CROSSE REGIONAL AIRPORT RECORDED 8.0 INCHES. THIS WAS 0.8 INCHES
LESS THAN THE 1981-2010 NORMAL OF 8.8 INCHES.  THE TABLE BELOW
CONTAINS THE MONTHLY SNOWFALL TOTALS AND THEIR DEPARTURES
FROM NORMAL FOR THE SPRING OF 2017

THE SNOWIEST DAY WAS ON MARCH 1ST WHEN 3.5 INCHES OF SNOW FELL.

             SPRING 2017 SNOWFALL
               IN LA CROSSE WI

                   SNOWFALL           DEPARTURE
   MONTH            TOTAL            FROM NORMAL
   -----        ------------         -----------
   MARCH         8.0 INCHES          +0.9 INCHES
   APRIL         0.0 INCHES          -1.7 INCHES - LEAST
   MAY             TRACE              0.0 INCHES

   SPRING        8.0 INCHES          -0.8 INCHES

MEASURABLE SNOW FELL ON 4 DAYS (4.3%) AND TRACE AMOUNTS ON
5 DAYS (5.4%).
...................................

...THE LA CROSSE WI CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
3/1/2017 TO 5/31/2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1873 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             107   05/31/1934
 LOW              -28   03/01/1962
HIGHEST            86   05/16        MM      MM
LOWEST              7   03/14        MM      MM
                        03/03
AVG. MAXIMUM     58.5              58.0     0.5
AVG. MINIMUM     39.5              37.3     2.2
MEAN             49.0              47.6     1.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.7    -0.7
DAYS MAX <= 32      7               4.7     2.3
DAYS MIN <= 32     22              31.4    -9.4
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.6    -0.6

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM           MM   MM
 MINIMUM           MM   MM
TOTALS          13.83              8.90    4.93
DAILY AVG.       0.15              0.10    0.05
DAYS >= .01        44              32.9    11.1
DAYS >= .10        27              18.0     9.0
DAYS >= .50         9               5.9     3.1
DAYS >= 1.00        4               2.0     2.0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.39   MM
 STORM TOTAL       MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             MM   5
 24 HR TOTAL       MM
TOTALS            8.0               8.8    -0.8
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.80              0.90   -0.10
SINCE 7/1        42.2              43.3    -1.1
 LIQUID 7/1      4.22
DAYS >= TRACE       9               5.5     3.5
DAYS >= 1.0         2               2.3    -0.3
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         4   03/14
                        03/13
 24 HR TOTAL      3.5   MM
 STORM TOTAL       MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1486              1649    -163
 SINCE 7/1         MM              7157      MM
COOLING TOTAL      37                48     -11
 SINCE 1/1         37                48     -11

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

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    41/290    DATE  03/08
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    53/280    DATE  03/08

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           40
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             26
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         26

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     64

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM             14     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN               12     RAIN                      19
LIGHT RAIN               49     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       1
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW                8     SLEET                      0
FOG                      38     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      6
HAZE                      7

-  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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