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

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
827 PM CDT SUN DEC 1 2019

...METEOROLOGICAL AUTUMN OF 2019 WAS WARMER AND WETTER-THAN-NORMAL
(5TH WETTEST) AT LA CROSSE, WI...

TEMPERATURES...

FROM SEPTEMBER 1 THROUGH NOVEMBER 30, LA CROSSE REGIONAL AIRPORT HAD
AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 50.2 DEGREES.  THIS WAS 0.6 DEGREES WARMER 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 2019.

           AUTUMN 2019 TEMPERATURES
               IN LA CROSSE WI

                  AVERAGE            DEPARTURE
   MONTH        TEMPERATURE         FROM NORMAL
   -----        -----------         -----------
   SEPTEMBER   69.1 DEGREES        +6.3 DEGREES - 2ND WARMEST
   OCTOBER     49.0 DEGREES        -1.2 DEGREES
   NOVEMBER    32.4 DEGREES        -3.5 DEGREES

   AUTUMN      50.2 DEGREES        +0.6 DEGREES

THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 57.9 DEGREES WHICH WAS 1.1 DEGREES COLDER THAN
THE 1981-2010 NORMAL OF 59.0 DEGREES.
THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 42.4 DEGREES WHICH WAS 2.1 DEGREES WARMER THAN
THE 1981-2010 NORMAL OF 40.3 DEGREES.

THE WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 91 DEGREES ON SEPTEMBER 30.
THE COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 21 DEGREES ON NOVEMBER 12.

THE WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 74 DEGREES ON SEPTEMBER 21.
THE COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE WAS  6 DEGREES ON NOVEMBER 12.


PRECIPITATION...5TH WETTEST

FROM SEPTEMBER 1 THROUGH NOVEMBER 30, LA CROSSE REGIONAL AIRPORT RECEIVED
14.36 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION.  THIS WAS 6.62 INCHES WETTER THAN THE 1981-2010
NORMAL OF 7.74 INCHES.  THIS WAS THE 5TH WETTEST AUTUMN AND THE WETTEST AUTUMN
SINCE 1965 (15.16 - 4TH WETTEST).  THE TABLE BELOW LISTS THE TOP TWENTY WETTEST
AUTUMNS IN LA CROSSE WI.

              WETTEST AUTUMNS
              IN LA CROSSE WI
                 1873-2019

               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      14.36 INCHES     2019
        6      14.10 INCHES     1941
        7      13.94 INCHES     1911
        8      13.85 INCHES     2016
        9      13.77 INCHES     1884
       10      13.28 INCHES     1901

THE TABLE BELOW CONTAINS THE MONTHLY PRECIPITATION TOTALS AND THEIR DEPARTURES
FROM NORMAL FOR THE AUTUMN OF 2019.

          AUTUMN 2019 PRECIPITATION
               IN LA CROSSE WI

                PRECIPITATION         DEPARTURE
   MONTH            TOTAL            FROM NORMAL
   -----        ------------         -----------
   SEPTEMBER    6.77 INCHES         +3.21 INCHES - 18TH WETTEST
   OCTOBER      4.85 INCHES         +2.68 INCHES - 9TH WETTEST
   NOVEMBER     2.74 INCHES         +0.73 INCHES

   AUTUMN      14.36 INCHES         +6.62 INCHES - 5TH WETTEST

THE HIGHEST DAILY PRECIPITATION TOTAL WAS 1.69 INCHES ON SEPTEMBER 12.


SNOWFALL...

FROM SEPTEMBER 1 THROUGH NOVEMBER 30, LA CROSSE REGIONAL AIRPORT RECEIVED
6.5 INCHES OF SNOW.  THIS WAS 2.2 INCHES SNOWIER THAN 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 2019.

            AUTUMN 2019 SNOWFALL
               IN LA CROSSE WI

                  SNOWFALL            DEPARTURE
   MONTH            TOTAL            FROM NORMAL
   -----        ------------         -----------
   SEPTEMBER     0.0 INCHES           0.0 INCHES
   OCTOBER         TRACE             -0.2 INCHES
   NOVEMBER      6.5 INCHES          +2.4 INCHES

   AUTUMN        6.5 INCHES          +2.2 INCHES

THE HIGHEST DAILY SNOWFALL TOTAL WAS 4.5 ON NOVEMBER 6.

GREATEST SNOW DEPTH WAS 4 INCHES ON NOVEMBER 7.

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

...THE LA CROSSE WI CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
9/1/2019 TO 11/30/2019...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1873 TO 2019

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             101   09/06/1922
 LOW              -21   11/29/1875
HIGHEST            91   09/30        MM      MM
LOWEST              6   11/12        MM      MM
AVG. MAXIMUM     57.9              59.0    -1.1
AVG. MINIMUM     42.4              40.3     2.1
MEAN             50.2              49.6     0.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      1               0.9     0.1
DAYS MAX <= 32      6               4.5     1.5
DAYS MIN <= 32     30              25.4     4.6
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.1    -0.1

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM           MM   MM
 MINIMUM           MM   MM
TOTALS          14.36              7.74    6.62
DAILY AVG.       0.16              0.09    0.07
DAYS >= .01        40              27.9    12.1
DAYS >= .10        21              15.3     5.7
DAYS >= .50        10               4.4     5.6
DAYS >= 1.00        4               1.7     2.3
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.69   MM
 STORM TOTAL       MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             MM   5
 24 HR TOTAL       MM
TOTALS            6.5               4.3     2.2
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.65              0.40    0.25
SINCE 7/1         6.5               4.3     2.2
 LIQUID 7/1      0.65
DAYS >= TRACE      19               3.4    15.6
DAYS >= 1.0         2               1.3     0.7
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         4  11/07
 24 HR TOTAL      4.5   MM
 STORM TOTAL       MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1481              1479       2
 SINCE 7/1         MM              1500      MM
COOLING TOTAL     153                81      72
 SINCE 1/1        950               782     168

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

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    31/330    DATE  11/27
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    44/200    DATE  10/12

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           25
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             31
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         35

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     69

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM             14     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN               12     RAIN                      14
LT RAIN                  45     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW               19     SLEET                      0
FOG                      42     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      6
HAZE                     15

-  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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