Seasonal Climate Summaries for La Crosse, WI and Rochester, MN

Below are the seasonal summaries for La Crosse, WI and Rochester, MN.


...A COOL AND WET METEOROLOGICAL SPRING IN LA CROSSE WI...

DURING METEOROLOGICAL SPRING /MARCH 1 THROUGH MAY 31/...LA CROSSE
MUNICIPAL AIRPORT WAS COOL AND WET. MORE DETAILS ON THESE
STATISTICS CAN BE FOUND BELOW.

TEMPERATURES -

FROM MARCH 1ST THROUGH MAY 31ST...LA CROSSE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT HAD AN
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 45.7 DEGREES. THIS WAS 2.1 DEGREES BELOW THE
NORMAL OF 47.8 DEGREES. THIS WAS THE COLDEST SPRING SINCE 2008 WHEN
THE AVERAGE WAS 43.9 DEGREES. THE TABLE BELOW CONTAINS THE MONTHLY
TEMPERATURES AND THEIR DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL FOR THE SPRING OF 2011.

SPRING 2011 TEMPERATURES
IN LA CROSSE WI

AVERAGE DEPARTURE
MONTH TEMPERATURE FROM NORMAL
----- ----------- -----------
MARCH 32.4 DEGREES -2.2 DEGREES
APRIL 48.4 DEGREES -2.1 DEGREES
MAY 58.3 DEGREES -2.3 DEGREES

SPRING 45.7 DEGREES -2.1 DEGREES

THE DAILY TEMPERATURES AVERAGED BELOW NORMAL ON 53 DAYS...ABOVE
NORMAL ON 37 DAYS...AND NORMAL 2 DAYS. THE LONGEST STREAK OF
BELOW-NORMAL TEMPERATURES WAS A 23-DAY STRETCH FROM APRIL 13TH
THROUGH MAY 6TH. THIS WAS THE LONGEST BELOW NORMAL STRETCH SINCE A
26-DAY STRETCH IN OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER OF 2002 /OCTOBER 12 THROUGH
NOVEMBER 6/.

THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 55.1 DEGREES. THIS WAS 3.8 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 HIGHEST TEMPERATURE OF THE SPRING WAS 89 DEGREES ON MAY 10TH AND
MAY 30TH. NOT HAVING A 90 DEGREE TEMPERATURE OR HIGHER DURING A
METEOROLOGICAL SPRING IS NOT THAT UNUSUAL. SINCE 1873...94 OUT OF
139 /67.6 PERCENT/ SPRINGS HAVE HAD NO TEMPERATURES WHICH HAVE
REACHED OR EXCEEDED 90 DEGREES. IN CONTRAST...THE SPRING OF 1934
HAD NINE DAYS IN WHICH THE TEMPERATURE WAS IN THE 90S OR GREATER.
THIS INCLUDED 107 DEGREES ON MAY 31ST OF THAT YEAR.

THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE OF THE SPRING WAS 6 DEGREES ON MARCH 2ND.
THIS WAS COLDEST TEMPERATURE IN A SPRING SINCE 2009 /-1 DEGREES ON
MARCH 2ND/.

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH...

MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE 32 DEGREES OR BELOW 2 DAYS
MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE 90 DEGREES OR ABOVE 0 DAYS
MINIMUM TEMPERATURE 32 DEGREES OR BELOW 34 DAYS
MINIMUM TEMPERATURE 0 DEGREES OR BELOW 0 DAYS


PRECIPITATION -

FROM MARCH 1ST THROUGH MAY 31ST, LA CROSSE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT
RECEIVED 11.17 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION. THIS WAS 2.41 INCHES ABOVE
THE SPRING NORMAL OF 8.76 INCHES. THIS WAS THE SEVENTEENTH WETTEST
SPRING AND WETTEST SPRING SINCE 2008 WHEN 12.41 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION FELL. THE WETTEST SPRING OCCURRED IN 1973 WHEN 17.21
INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL. THE TABLE BELOW CONTAINS THE MONTHLY
PRECIPITATION TOTALS AND THEIR DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL FOR THE SPRING
OF 2011.

SPRING 2011 PRECIPITATION
IN LA CROSSE WI

PRECIPITATION DEPARTURE
MONTH TOTAL FROM NORMAL
----- ------------ -----------
MARCH 2.86 INCHES +0.86 INCHES
APRIL 5.14 INCHES +1.76 INCHES
MAY 3.17 INCHES -0.21 INCHES

SPRING 11.17 INCHES +2.41 INCHES

MEASURABLE RAIN /0.01 INCHES OR GREATER/ FELL ON 36 DAYS.
NORMALLY... MEASURABLE RAIN FALLS ON 32 DAYS. THE GREATEST NUMBER
OF DAYS WITH MEASURABLE RAIN DURING A SPRING WAS 46 DAYS IN
1903...1927...AND 2004.

THE WETTEST SPRING DAY WAS 1.82 INCHES ON MARCH 22ND. THIS WAS THE
WETTEST SPRING DAY SINCE MAY 30 2004 WHEN 1.98 INCHES FELL. THE
WETTEST SPRING DAY WAS 3.91 INCHES ON APRIL 27 1975.

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH...

0.01 INCHES OR MORE 36 DAYS
0.10 INCHES OR MORE 20 DAYS
0.50 INCHES OR MORE 9 DAYS
1.00 INCHES OR MORE 4 DAYS

SNOWFALL -

FROM MARCH 1ST THROUGH MAY 31ST, THE SNOW OBSERVER NEAR LA CROSSE
MUNICIPAL AIRPORT RECORDED 10.3 INCHES. THIS WAS 1.1 INCHES ABOVE
THE NORMAL OF 9.2 INCHES. THE APRIL SNOWFALL OF 4.7 INCHES WAS THE
MOST IN AN APRIL SINCE 2003 WHEN 6.7 INCHES FELL. THE LAST SNOWFALL
/0.1 INCHES/ OF THE SPRING FELL ON APRIL 20TH. THIS WAS THE LATEST
DATE SINCE 2008 /APRIL 28TH/.

THE TABLE BELOW CONTAINS THE MONTHLY SNOWFALL TOTALS AND THEIR
DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL FOR THE SPRING OF 2011.

SPRING 2011 SNOWFALL
IN LA CROSSE WI

SNOWFALL DEPARTURE
MONTH TOTAL FROM NORMAL
----- ------------ -----------
MARCH 5.6 INCHES -1.6 INCHES
APRIL 4.7 INCHES +2.7 INCHES
MAY 0.0 INCHES +0.0 INCHES

SPRING 10.3 INCHES +1.1 INCHES

CLOUD COVER -

NUMBER OF DAYS...

CLEAR 0 TO 3 TENTHS 36 DAYS
PARTLY CLOUDY 4 TO 7 TENTHS 32 DAYS
CLOUDY 8 TO 10 TENTHS 24 DAYS

BAROMETRIC PRESSURE -

THE LOWEST SEA LEVEL PRESSURE WAS 29.20 INCHES ON APRIL 10TH.
THE HIGHEST SEA LEVEL PRESSURE WAS 30.66 INCHES ON MARCH 22ND.

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

...THE LA CROSSE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
3/1/2011 TO 5/31/2011...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1971 TO 2000
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1873 TO 2011

WEATHER OBSERVED
VALUE DATE(S)

................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST 89 05/30
05/10
LOWEST 6 03/02
AVG. MAXIMUM 55.1
AVG. MINIMUM 36.2
MEAN 45.7
DAYS MAX >= 90 0
DAYS MAX <= 32 2
DAYS MIN <= 32 34
DAYS MIN <= 0 0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS 11.17
DAYS >= .01 36
DAYS >= .10 20
DAYS >= .50 9
DAYS >= 1.00 4
GREATEST
24 HR. TOTAL 1.92 MM

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS 10.3
SNOWDEPTH AVG. 1
DAYS >= TRACE 15
DAYS >= 1.0 3
GREATEST
SNOW DEPTH 6
24 HR TOTAL 3.2 MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL 1806
COOLING TOTAL 48
.................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED 8.4
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION 54/280 DATE 05/22



- INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

...METEOROLOGICAL SPRING IN ROCHESTER MN HAD SLIGHTLY ABOVE-NORMAL
TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE-NORMAL PRECIPITATION...


DURING METEOROLOGICAL SPRING /MARCH 1 THROUGH MAY 31/...ROCHESTER
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT HAD SLIGHTLY ABOVE-NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND
ABOVE-NORMAL PRECIPITATION. MORE DETAILS ON THESE STATISTICS CAN BE
FOUND BELOW.

TEMPERATURES -

FROM MARCH 1ST THROUGH MAY 31ST, ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT HAD
AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 44.3 DEGREES. THIS WAS 0.2 DEGREES ABOVE
THE NORMAL OF 44.1 DEGREES. THE TABLE BELOW CONTAINS THE MONTHLY
TEMPERATURES AND THEIR DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL FOR THE SPRING OF 2011.

SPRING 2011 TEMPERATURES
IN ROCHESTER MN

AVERAGE DEPARTURE
MONTH TEMPERATURE FROM NORMAL
----- ----------- -----------
MARCH 30.6 DEGREES -0.7 DEGREES
APRIL 44.7 DEGREES +0.6 DEGREES
MAY 57.8 DEGREES +0.9 DEGREES

SPRING 44.3 DEGREES +0.3 DEGREES

THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 52.8 DEGREES. THIS WAS 0.9 DEGREES
BELOW THE NORMAL OF 53.7 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS
35.9 DEGREES. THIS WAS 1.5 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 34.4 DEGREES.

THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE OF THE SPRING WAS 88 DEGREES ON MAY 10TH.

THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE OF THE SPRING WAS 0 DEGREES ON MARCH 2ND.

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH...

MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE 32 DEGREES OR BELOW 7 DAYS
MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE 90 DEGREES OR ABOVE 0 DAYS
MINIMUM TEMPERATURE 32 DEGREES OR BELOW 35 DAYS
MINIMUM TEMPERATURE 0 DEGREES OR BELOW 1 DAY


PRECIPITATION - 11TH WETTEST

FROM MARCH 1ST THROUGH MAY 31ST, ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
RECEIVED 11.46 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION. THIS WAS 3.04 INCHES ABOVE
THE SPRING NORMAL OF 8.42 INCHES. THIS WAS THE ELEVENTH WETTEST
SPRING AND THE WETTEST SINCE 2001 WHEN 15.88 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION
FELL. THE WETTEST SPRING EVER RECORDED WAS 3.17 INCHES IN 1910.
THE TABLE BELOW LISTS THE TWENTY WETTEST SPRINGS IN ROCHESTER MN.

WETTEST SPRINGS
IN ROCHESTER MN
1886-2011

PRECIPITATION
RANK TOTAL YEAR
---- ----------- ----
1 15.87 INCHES 2001
2 15.09 INCHES 1888
3 14.57 INCHES 1990
4 14.35 INCHES 1945
5 12.85 INCHES 1982
6 12.60 INCHES 1999
7 12.37 INCHES 1973
8 12.06 INCHES 1938
9 11.91 INCHES 1991
10 11.80 INCHES 1993
11 11.46 INCHES 2011
12 11.16 INCHES 1951
13 10.93 INCHES 2004
14 10.91 INCHES 1965
15 10.86 INCHES 1942
16 10.61 INCHES 1930
17 10.56 INCHES 1970
18 10.49 INCHES 1954
19 10.34 INCHES 1956
20 9.98 INCHES 1920

THE TABLE BELOW CONTAINS THE MONTHLY PRECIPITATION TOTALS AND THEIR
DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL FOR THE SPRING OF 2011.

SPRING 2011 PRECIPITATION
IN ROCHESTER MN

PRECIPITATION DEPARTURE
MONTH TOTAL FROM NORMAL
----- ------------ -----------
MARCH 3.51 INCHES +1.63 INCHES
APRIL 4.03 INCHES +1.02 INCHES
MAY 3.92 INCHES +0.39 INCHES

SPRING 11.46 INCHES +3.04 INCHES

THE WETTEST SPRING DAY WAS 2.20 INCHES ON MARCH 22ND. THIS WAS THE
SEVENTH WETTEST SPRING DAY AND THE WETTEST SINCE APRIL 11 2001 WHEN
3.75 INCHES FELL. THE WETTEST SPRING DAY WAS 4.02 INCHES ON MAY 17
2000.

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH...

0.01 INCHES OR MORE 37 DAYS
0.10 INCHES OR MORE 21 DAYS
0.50 INCHES OR MORE 6 DAYS
1.00 INCHES OR MORE 2 DAYS

SNOWFALL -

FROM MARCH 1ST THROUGH MAY 31ST, THE SNOW OBSERVER NEAR ROCHESTER
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT RECORDED 8.8 INCHES. THIS WAS 4.5 INCHES BELOW
THE NORMAL OF 13.3 INCHES. THE LAST MEASURABLE SNOWFALL OF THE
SPRING FELL ON APRIL 20TH /0.2 INCHES/ AND THE LAST SNOW FELL ON
APRIL 28TH.

THE TABLE BELOW CONTAINS THE MONTHLY SNOWFALL TOTALS AND THEIR
DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL FOR THE SPRING OF 2011.

SPRING 2011 SNOWFALL
IN ROCHESTER MN

SNOWFALL DEPARTURE
MONTH TOTAL FROM NORMAL
----- ------------ -----------
MARCH 4.6 INCHES -4.4 INCHES
APRIL 4.2 INCHES -0.1 INCHES
MAY 0.0 INCHES +0.0 INCHES

SPRING 8.8 INCHES -4.5 INCHES

CLOUD COVER -

NUMBER OF DAYS...

CLEAR 0 TO 3 TENTHS 37 DAYS
PARTLY CLOUDY 4 TO 7 TENTHS 41 DAYS
CLOUDY 8 TO 10 TENTHS 14 DAYS

BAROMETRIC PRESSURE -

THE LOWEST SEA LEVEL PRESSURE WAS 29.23 INCHES ON APRIL 3RD.
THE HIGHEST SEA LEVEL PRESSURE WAS 30.64 INCHES ON MARCH 23RD.

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

...THE ROCHESTER CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
3/1/2011 TO 5/31/2011...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1971 TO 2000
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1886 TO 2011

WEATHER OBSERVED
VALUE DATE(S)

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TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST 88 05/10
LOWEST 0 03/02
AVG. MAXIMUM 52.8
AVG. MINIMUM 35.9
MEAN 44.3
DAYS MAX >= 90 0
DAYS MAX <= 32 7
DAYS MIN <= 32 35
DAYS MIN <= 0 1

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS 11.46
DAYS >= .01 37
DAYS >= .10 21
DAYS >= .50 6
DAYS >= 1.00 2
GREATEST
24 HR. TOTAL 2.20 MM

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS 8.8
SNOWDEPTH AVG. 1
DAYS >= TRACE 16
DAYS >= 1.0 4
GREATEST
SNOW DEPTH 10
24 HR TOTAL 3.8 MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL 1912
COOLING TOTAL 30
.................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED 12.4
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION 53/270 DATE 03/12


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