Spring of 2009 La Crosse Climate Summary

During Meteorological Spring (March 1 through May 31), La Crosse Municipal Airport was cooler and drier than normal.  The information below provides more details on these statistics.

Temperatures - Slightly Cooler than Normal

From March 1st through May 31st, La Crosse Municipal Airport had an average temperature of 47.1 degrees.  This was 0.7 degrees below the normal of 47.8 degrees.  During the spring of 2008, the average temperature was 43.9 degree.  The average high temperature was 58.0 degrees.  This was 0.9 degrees below the normal of 58.9 degrees.  The average low temperature was 36.2 degrees.  This was 0.6 degrees below the normal of 36.8 degrees.

The table below contains the monthly temperatures and their departures from normal for the spring of 2009.

           Spring 2009 Temperatures
               in La Crosse WI

                  Average            Departure
   Month        Temperature         from Normal
   -----        -----------         -----------
   March       34.5 degrees        -0.1 degrees
   April       48.0 degrees        -0.4 degrees
   May         58.9 degrees        -1.7 degrees
 
   Spring      47.1 degrees        -0.7 degrees


Precipitation - Driest Spring since 2005

From March 1st through May 31st, La Crosse Municipal Airport received 7.63 inches of precipitation.  This was 1.13 inches below the spring normal of 8.76 inches.  This was the driest spring since 2005 when 6.30 inches of precipitation fell.

The table below contains the monthly precipitation totals and their departures from normal for the spring of 2009.

          Spring 2009 Precipitation
               in La Crosse WI

                Precipitation         Departure
   Month            Total            from Normal
   -----        ------------         -----------
   March        1.18 inches         -0.82 inches
   April        2.51 inches         -0.87 inches
   May          3.94 inches         +0.56 inches
 
   Spring       7.63 inches         -1.13 inches



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