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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service La Crosse WI
648 AM CDT Thu Jun 1 2023

...May 2023 was Unusually Warm and Slightly Wetter in Rochester, MN...

...May 2023 Highlights...

Temperatures - Tied for the 16th Warmest

The average temperature at Rochester International Airport was
60.9°F. This was 3.3°F warmer than the 1991-2020 normal of 57.6°F.
This was tied for the 16th warmest May with 1991 and the warmest
May since 2018 (64.1°F - 3rd warmest).

The average high temperature was 72.6°F. This was 4.6°F warmer
than the 1991-2020 normal of 68°F. This was tied with 1972 for the
18th warmest May and the warmest since 2018 (74.8°F - 8th

The average low temperature was 49.1°F. This was 2°F warmer than
the 1991-2020 normal of 47.1°F. This was tied with 1987 and 2001
for the 20th warmest May and the warmest since 2018 (53.5°F -

The warmest temperature was 87°F on May 30.

The coldest temperature was 36°F on May 1.

There were 0 days in which the temperature reached or exceeded
90°F. Normally, there is 1 day.

Precipitation - Slightly Wetter-than-Normal

A total of 4.51 inches of precipitation fell. This was 0.16
inches wetter than the 1991-2020 normal of 4.35 inches.

The wettest day was 1.27 inches on May 11.



...Looking ahead to June...

The normal high temperature in Rochester rises from 74°F on June
1st to 80°F by the end of the month. The normal low temperature
rises from 53°F on the 1st to 61°F by the end of the month. The
normal mean temperature for the month is 67.5°F. Rochester’s
hottest June occurred back in 1933 with an average temperature of
73.9°F, and their coldest June occurred in 1969 with an average
temperature of 59.6°F.

For June, the hottest temperature ever recorded was 105°F on June
27, 1934, and the coldest temperature was 31°F on June 9, 1937.
There are typically 2 days with temperatures at or above 90°F.

The average precipitation for June is 5.35 inches. The wettest
June occurred in 2000 when 12.51 inches of precipitation fell. The
driest June occurred in 1910 when a trace of precipitation fell.
The wettest June day was 4.90 inches on June 28, 2019. Normally,
there are 8 days with thunderstorms.


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