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

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
308 AM CST SAT DEC 8 2018

...METEOROLOGICAL AUTUMN IN LA CROSSE WI...

AUTUMN OF 2018 WAS COLDER AND WETTER-THAN-NORMAL (11TH WETTEST)
AT LA CROSSE, WI.  MORE DETAILS CAN BE FOUND BELOW.

TEMPERATURES...

FROM SEPTEMBER 1 THROUGH NOVEMBER 30, LA CROSSE REGIONAL AIRPORT
HAD AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 48.3 DEGREES.  THIS WAS 1.3 DEGREES
COLDER THAN THE 1981-2010 NORMAL OF 49.6 DEGREES.  THE TABLE BELOW
CONTAINS THE MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES AND THEIR DEPARTURES
FROM NORMAL FOR THE AUTUMN OF 2018.

           AUTUMN 2018 TEMPERATURES
               IN LA CROSSE WI

                  AVERAGE            DEPARTURE
   MONTH        TEMPERATURE         FROM NORMAL
   -----        -----------         -----------
   SEPTEMBER   65.8 DEGREES        +3.0 DEGREES
   OCTOBER     48.2 DEGREES        -2.0 DEGREES
   NOVEMBER    31.0 DEGREES        -4.9 DEGREES

   AUTUMN      48.3 DEGREES        -1.3 DEGREES

THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 56.2 DEGREES WHICH WAS
2.8 DEGREES COLDER THAN 1981-2010 NORMAL OF 59.0 DEGREES.

THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 40.5 DEGREES WHICH WAS
0.2 DEGREES WARMER THAN 1981-2010 NORMAL OF 40.3 DEGREES.

THE WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 93 DEGREES ON SEPTEMBER 17TH.
THE COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 23 DEGREES ON NOVEMBER 13TH.

THE WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 72 DEGREES ON SEPTEMBER 4TH.
THE COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE WAS  9 DEGREES ON NOVEMBER 18TH.


PRECIPITATION...11TH WETTEST

FROM SEPTEMBER 1 THROUGH NOVEMBER 30, LA CROSSE REGIONAL AIRPORT
RECEIVED 12.75 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION.  THIS WAS 5.01 INCHES
WETTER THAN THE 1981-2010 NORMAL OF 7.74 INCHES.  THIS WAS THE
11TH WETTEST AUTUMN.  THE TABLE BELOW LISTS THE TOP TWENTY
WETTEST AUTUMNS IN LA CROSSE WI.

              WETTEST AUTUMNS
              IN LA CROSSE WI
                 1873-2018

               PRECIPITATION
      RANK         TOTAL        YEAR
      ----     -------------    ----
        1      19.60 INCHES     1881
        2      18.43 INCHES     1934
        3      17.84 INCHES     1900
        4      15.16 INCHES     1965
        5      14.10 INCHES     1941
        6      13.94 INCHES     1911
        7      13.85 INCHES     2016
        8      13.77 INCHES     1884
        9      13.28 INCHES     1901
       10      12.80 INCHES     1879
       11      12.75 INCHES     2018
       12      12.73 INCHES     1986
       13      12.71 INCHES     1931
       14      12.32 INCHES     1946
       15      12.25 INCHES     1942
       16      12.18 INCHES     1972
       17      12.01 INCHES     1983
       18      11.89 INCHES     1991
       19      11.82 INCHES     1938
       20      11.58 INCHES     1890

THE TABLE BELOW CONTAINS THE MONTHLY PRECIPITATION TOTALS
AND THEIR DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL FOR THE AUTUMN OF 2018.

          AUTUMN 2018 PRECIPITATION
               IN LA CROSSE WI

                PRECIPITATION         DEPARTURE
   MONTH            TOTAL            FROM NORMAL
   -----        ------------         -----------
   SEPTEMBER    6.88 INCHES         +3.56 INCHES
   OCTOBER      3.95 INCHES         +1.78 INCHES
   NOVEMBER     2.72 INCHES         +0.71 INCHES

   AUTUMN      12.75 INCHES         +5.01 INCHES

THE HIGHEST DAILY PRECIPITATION TOTAL WAS 1.77 INCHES ON
NOVEMBER 4TH.


SNOWFALL...

FROM SEPTEMBER 1 THROUGH NOVEMBER 30, LA CROSSE REGIONAL AIRPORT
RECEIVED 2.0 SNOW.  THIS WAS 2.3 INCHES BELOW THEIR 1981-2010
NORMAL OF 4.3 INCHES. THE TABLE BELOW CONTAINS THE MONTHLY
SNOWFALL TOTALS AND THEIR DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL FOR THE AUTUMN
OF 2018.

            AUTUMN 2018 SNOWFALL
               IN LA CROSSE WI

                  SNOWFALL            DEPARTURE
   MONTH            TOTAL            FROM NORMAL
   -----        ------------         -----------
   SEPTEMBER     0.0 INCHES           0.0 INCHES
   OCTOBER       0.1 INCHES          -0.1 INCHES
   NOVEMBER      1.9 INCHES          -2.2 INCHES

   AUTUMN          TRACE             -2.3 INCHES

THE HIGHEST DAILY SNOWFALL TOTAL WAS 0.8 ON NOVEMBER 28TH.

GREATEST SNOW DEPTH WAS 1 INCH FROM NOVEMBER 17 THROUGH
NOVEMBER 19 AND FROM NOVEMBER 29 THROUGH NOVEMBER 30.

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

...THE LA CROSSE WI CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
9/1/2018 TO 11/30/2018...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1873 TO 2018

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             101   09/06/1922
 LOW              -21   11/29/1875
HIGHEST            93   09/17        MM      MM
LOWEST              9   11/18        MM      MM
AVG. MAXIMUM     56.2              59.0    -2.8
AVG. MINIMUM     40.5              40.3     0.2
MEAN             48.3              49.6    -1.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      2               0.9     1.1
DAYS MAX <= 32     14               4.5     9.5
DAYS MIN <= 32     32              25.4     6.6
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.1    -0.1

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM           MM   MM
 MINIMUM           MM   MM
TOTALS          12.75              7.74    5.01
DAILY AVG.       0.14              0.09    0.05
DAYS >= .01        34              27.9     6.1
DAYS >= .10        22              15.3     6.7
DAYS >= .50         8               4.4     3.6
DAYS >= 1.00        5               1.7     3.3
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.85   MM
 STORM TOTAL     2.46
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             MM   5
 24 HR TOTAL       MM
TOTALS            2.0               4.3    -2.3
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.20              0.40   -0.20
SINCE 7/1         2.0               4.3    -2.3
 LIQUID 7/1      0.20
DAYS >= TRACE      17               3.4    13.6
DAYS >= 1.0         0               1.3    -1.3
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         1   11/30
                        11/19
                        11/29
 24 HR TOTAL      0.8   MM
 STORM TOTAL       MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL   11527              1479   10048
 SINCE 7/1         MM              1500      MM
COOLING TOTAL     134                81      53
 SINCE 1/1       1188               782     406

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

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    38/260    DATE  09/20
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    57/260    DATE  09/20

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           33
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             22
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         36

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     70

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              9     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN               13     RAIN                      17
LIGHT RAIN               37     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW               15     SLEET                      0
FOG                      35     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                     14

-  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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