Sub-Zero Temperature Count

Here are the latest sub-zero temperature statistics for La Crosse, WI, Rochester, MN, and other cities in southeast Minnesota, northeast Iowa, and western Wisconsin. The data covers the entire "winter season", which is measured from July-June, overlapping years.

Note: Data was last updated on March 6th


La Crosse, WI

Sub Zero Temperatures

Earliest Date:  November 6 (1951)
Latest Date:  March 26 (1996)

Average #:  22 Days

Greatest # of Days Below 0 F 
Rank
Cold Season
Number of Days 
1 1872-73 58
2 1874-75 55
3 1977-78 54
4 2013-14 46
- 1916-17 46
6 1976-77 45
7 1884-85 44
8 1964-65 42
- 1917-18 42
10 1892-93 40
- 1887-88 40

Double Digit Sub-Zero Temperatures 

Earliest Date:  November 6 (1951)
Latest Date:  March 22 (1888)

Average #:  9 Days

Greatest # of Days -10 F or Colder
Rank
Cold Season
Number of Days 
1 1872-73 36
2 1874-75 32
3 2013-14 27
- 1935-36 27
5 1962-63 25
- 1917-18 25
- 1916-17 25
- 1887-88 25
9 1964-65 24
10 1892-93 23


Rochester, MN

Sub Zero Temperatures

Earliest Date:  October 25 (1887)
Latest Date:  March 31 (1934)

Average #:  30 Days

Greatest # of Days Below 0 F 
Rank
Cold Season
Number of Days 
1 1977-78 60
2 1978-79 57
3 1976-77 54
4 1916-17 53
- 1887-88 53
- 1886-87 53
7 1892-93 52
8 2013-14 51
- 1935-36 51
10 1950-51 49

 

Double Digit Sub-Zero Temperatures 

Earliest Date:  November 25 (1977)
Latest Date:  March 22 (1888)

Average #:  13 Days

Greatest # of Days -10 F or Colder
Rank
Cold Season
Number of Days 
1 1976-77 37
2 1978-79 36
3 1935-36 35
- 1887-88 35
- 1886-87 35
6 1917-18 34
- 1916-17 34
8 1977-78 31
9 1892-93 30
10 1911-12 28
11 1962-63 27
- 1936-37 27
13 1919-20 24
14 2013-14 23
- 1981-82 23
- 1909-10 23
17 1958-59 22
- 1947-48 22
19 1983-84 21
- 1950-51 21
- 1928-29 21


Number of Sub-Zero Days Elsewhere in southeast MN, northeast IA, and western WI
State
Name
Number of Days 
Below 0F
WI OWEN 3W 68
WI MEDFORD 66
MN BYRON 61
WI FRIENDSHIP 58
MN AUSTIN WASTE WATER TRTMT FAC 57
MN THEILMAN 57
IA NEW HAMPTON 56
WI NEILLSVILLE 3 SW 56
IA CRESCO 1 NE 56
IA OSAGE 54
MN GRAND MEADOW 54
WI NECEDAH 5 WNW 53
MN CALEDONIA 53
MN PRESTON 53
MN WINONA DAM 5 A 53
WI VIROQUA 53
IA ELKADER 52
IA CHARLES CITY 51
WI SPARTA 51
MN MINNESOTA CITY DAM 5 50
IA FAYETTE 49
WI RICHLAND CTR 49
IA DECORAH 48
IA POSTVILLE 48
WI ALMA DAM 4 46
WI MAUSTON 1 SE 45
WI TREMPEALEAU DAM 6 45
WI BOSCOBEL AP 44
WI LANCASTER 4 WSW 44
WI PRAIRIE DU CHIEN 44
WI LYNXVILLE DAM 9 40
WI GENOA DAM 8 40
IA GUTTENBERG L&D 10 39



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