Tragically, heat related deaths have occurred from this extended period of high heat. PLEASE take protective action..heat related sickness and death is preventable. Protect yourself, family and friends. Check in on the elderly. Check in with your neighbors. Keep children out of the heat and in a cool shelter.
Excessive Heat Warnings remain in effect until 7 pm tonight for Clayton county in northeast Iowa and Grant county in southwest Wisconsin.
The threat for heat related illnesses, such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion, will persist through today.
Take action to protect yourself, family, and friends. Prolonged periods of high heat and humidity can be deadly. Sadly, between 2000 and 2009, an average of 162 people died each year across the country as a result of a heat-related illness.
|High | Low||Normals||June 30th||July 1st||July 2nd||July 3rd||July 4th||July 5th||July 6th|
|La Crosse, WI||84 | 63||92 | 68||94 | 65||99 | 73||99 | 75||103 R | 81 R||98 | 79 R
||103 R | 78|
|Rochester, MN||82 | 61||90 | 66||90 | 66||92 | 73||93 | 73||93 | 75 R||94 | 73||96 | 74|
R denotes new record
New Records Set Thus Far:
For La Crosse, WI...
For Rochester, MN...
How Often Do 100 Degree Days Occur?
|La Crosse, WI||Rochester, MN|
|Last 100+ Degree Day||June 7, 2011 (100)
||June 7, 2011 (101)
|Most/Year||11 (1936)||12 (1936)|
|Earliest||May 31, 1934||May 31, 1934|
|Latest||Sept 9, 1955||Sept 6, 1913|
|Total Number of
100 Degree Days
73*** (since 1872)
|36 (since 1886)|
100 Degree Days
9 (ending July 14, 1936)
|9 (ending July 17, 1936)|
On July 4th and 6th, 2012, the temperature rose to 103 degrees. The last time La Crosse reached 103 degrees or higher was back on July 14, 1995.
*** Updated to include July 6, 2012
Impacts on Mississippi River Temperatures
As of the morning of July 6th, the recent heat wave has helped to bring water temperatures along the Mississippi River up to around 80 degrees, between Lake City, MN and Lynxville, WI.