Final Meteorological Winter Rankings

The tables below show how this winter compares to other winters in La Crosse, WI and Rochester, MNAll data is for meteorological winter which runs from December through February. 

La Crosse, WI

Temperatures: 

Average Winter Temperature
Rank
Season
Mean Avg Temperature
1 1872-1873 8.4
2 1874-1875 10.5
3 1977-1978 11.4
- 1935-1936 11.4
5 2013-2014 11.6
6 1903-1904 11.7
7 1916-1917 11.9
8 1892-1893 12.2
9 1917-1918 12.4
- 1884-1885 12.4
 

 

Sub Zero Temperatures
Rank
Season
Number of Days 
Min Temperature < 0
1 1872-1873 51
2 1874-1875 47
3 1977-1978 44
4 2013-2014 43
- 1976-1977 43
- 1916-1917 43
7 1917-1918 42
8 1884-1885 41
9 1935-1936 39
10 1978-1979 38
- 1892-1893 38
Double Digit Sub-Zero Temperatures
 
Rank
Season
Number of Days 
Min Temperature < -9
1 1872-1873 31
2 1874-1875 30
3 1935-1936 27
4 2013-2014 25
- 1962-1963 25
- 1917-1918 25
7 1916-1917 24
- 1884-1885 24
9 1892-1893 23
- 1887-1888 23

Precipitation & Snowfall: 

# of Days with Measurable Precipitation

Rank
Season
Number of Days
1 1885-1886 42
2 1935-1936 39
3 2013-2014 38
- 1882-1883 38
5 1996-1997 37
- 1931-1932 37
- 1874-1875 37
8 1883-1884 36
9 2012-2013 35
- 1938-1939 35
- 1928-1929 35
- 1877-1878 35

# of Days with Measurable Snowfall

Rank
Season
Number of Days
1 1935-1936 37
2 2013-2014 35
3 1938-1939 32
- 1928-1929 32
5 2010-2011 31
- 1978-1979 31
7 2007-2008 30
- 2000-2001 30
- 1996-1997 30
- 1970-1971 30

Snow Depth:

Number of Consecutive Days Snow Depth >= 10" 
for La Crosse Area, WI
Rank
Run Length
Dates
1 60 1968-12-23 through 1969-02-20
- 60 1929-01-09 through 1929-03-09
3 53 1979-01-13 through 1979-03-06
4 51 1943-01-03 through 1943-02-22
5 49 1911-12-31 through 1912-02-17
6 48 1893-01-11 through 1893-02-27
7 47 1985-12-01 through 1986-01-16
8 45 2014-01-15 through 2014-02-28
9 41 1917-01-21 through 1917-03-02
10 38 2011-01-11 through 2011-02-17
Period of record: 1893-01-01 to 2014-02-27


Rochester, MN

Temperatures: 

Average Winter Temperatures

Rank
Season
Mean Avg Temperature
1 1978-1979 5.6
2 1886-1887 5.9
3 1935-1936 8.1
4 1977-1978 8.7
5 2013-2014 8.8
6 1892-1893 9.0
7 1887-1888 9.3
8 1917-1918 9.4
9 1976-1977 9.8
10 2000-2001 11.6
- 1950-1951 11.6
- 1936-1937 11.6

Sub Zero Temperatures

Rank
Season
Number of Days 
Min Temperature < 0
1 1977-1978 52
2 1978-1979 51
- 1886-1887 51
4 1976-1977 50
- 1935-1936 50
6 1916-1917 49
7 2013-2014 48
8 1917-1918 46
- 1892-1893 46
10 1887-1888 43

Precipitation & Snowfall:

# of Days with Measurable Precipitation

Rank
Season
Number of Days
1 1996-1997 45
2 1984-1985 37
3 1966-1967 36
4 2012-2013 34
5 1970-1971 33
- 1944-1945 33
7 1993-1994 32
- 1992-1993 32
- 1974-1975 32
10 2013-2014 31

# of Days with Measurable Snowfall

Rank
Season
Number of Days
1 1996-1997 42
2 1984-1985 36
3 1969-1970 35
4 1974-1975 34
- 1966-1967 34
6 2000-2001 32
- 1993-1994 32
- 1992-1993 32
- 1990-1991 32
- 1961-1962 32
11 2010-2011 31
- 1985-1986 31
- 1978-1979 31
- 1977-1978 31
- 1962-1963 31
16 2013-2014 30
- 2009-2010 30
- 1968-1969 30
19 1970-1971 29
20 1987-1988 28
- 1971-1972 28



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