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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service La Crosse WI
726 PM CDT Thu May 17 2018

...The First Half of May was Unusually Warm and Wet in La Crosse WI...

From May 1st to May 16th, the average temperature at La Crosse
Regional Airport was 63.5 degrees.  This was 6.2 degrees above
the normal of 57.3 degrees.  This was 12th warmest first half
of a May and the warmest since 2007 when the average temperature
was 63.8 degrees.  The warmest first half of May occurred back
in 1896 when the average temperature was 68.5 degrees.
Below are the 12 warmest first halves of a May in La Crosse WI.

       Warmest First Halves of May
             in La Crosse WI
                1873-2018

                 Average
     Rank      Temperature      Year
     ----      -----------      ----
       1       68.5 degrees     1896
       2       67.5 degrees     1887
       3       65.7 degrees     1934
       4       65.4 degrees     1880
       5       64.6 degrees     1936
       6       64.5 degrees     1922
       7       64.4 degrees     1998
               64.4 degrees     1949
       9       64.1 degrees     1965
      10       63.8 degrees     2007
               63.8 degrees     1881
      12       63.5 degrees     2018

During the first 16 days of May, a total of 4.63 inches
of rain fell.  This 2.85 inches wetter than normal of
1.78 inches.  This was the 4th wettest first half of a
May and the wettest since 1960 (wettest first half of
a May) when 6.15 inches of rain fell.  Below are 5 wettest
first halves of a May in La Crosse WI.

       Wettest First Halves of May
             in La Crosse WI
                1873-2018

                  Total
     Rank     Precipitation      Year
     ----     -------------      ----
       1       6.15 inches       1960
       2       5.17 inches       1905
       3       4.66 inches       1934
       4       4.63 inches       2018
       5       3.95 inches       1892

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Boyne



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