2012 Meteorological Summer Climate Stats At Rochester & La Crosse

...A WARM AND DRY SUMMER FOR LA CROSSE WI...

METEOROLOGICAL SUMMER (JUNE 1 THROUGH AUGUST 31) WAS WARMER AND
DRIER THAN NORMAL IN LA CROSSE WI.  MORE DETAILS ARE LISTED BELOW...

TEMPERATURES...

DURING METEOROLOGICAL SUMMER, LA CROSSE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT HAD AN
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 74.4 DEGREES. THIS WAS 2.6 DEGREES WARMER
THAN THE 1981-2010 NORMAL OF 71.8 DEGREES.  THIS WAS THE THIRD
WARMEST SUMMER AND THE WARMEST SUMMER SINCE 1995 (75.7 DEGREES WHICH
WAS ALSO THE WARMEST SUMMER).  THE TABLE BELOW LISTS THE TOP TEN
WARMEST METEOROLOGICAL SUMMERS IN LA CROSSE WI...

     WARMEST METEOROLOGICAL SUMMERS
       JUNE 1 THROUGH AUGUST 31
           IN LA CROSSE WI

                 AVERAGE
    RANK       TEMPERATURE       YEAR
    ----       -----------       ----
      1        75.7 DEGREES      1995
      2        75.3 DEGREES      1988
      3        74.4 DEGREES      2012
      4        74.2 DEGREES      1980
      5        74.0 DEGREES      1955
               74.0 DEGREES      1949
               74.0 DEGREES      1901
      8        73.9 DEGREES      1936
      9        73.8 DEGREES      2005
               73.8 DEGREES      1931
               73.8 DEGREES      1921

OTHER TEMPERATURE TIDBITS THIS SUMMER...

THE AVERAGE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS 86.1 DEGREES.  THIS WAS 4.2
DEGREES WARMER THAN THE 1981-2010 AVERAGE OF 81.9 DEGREES.

THE AVERAGE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS 62.6 DEGREES.  THIS WAS 1.6
DEGREES WARMER THAN THE 1981-2010 AVERAGE OF 61.0 DEGREES.

THE HOTTEST TEMPERATURE DURING THE SUMMER WAS 103 DEGREES ON JULY 4
AND JULY 6. THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2001 THAT THERE HAS BEEN
MORE THAN ONE 100 DEGREE DAY IN A YEAR.  SINCE 1872, LA CROSSE HAS
ONLY REACHED OR EXCEEDED 100 DEGREES ON 70 DAYS.

THE COLDEST MINIMUM TEMPERATURE THIS SUMMER WAS 42 DEGREES ON JUNE
1.  NORMALLY...THE COLDEST MINIMUM TEMPERATURE DURING A SUMMER IS 44
DEGREES.

ON JULY 4TH, THE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 81 DEGREES.  THIS TIED JULY 21,
1901 AND JULY 13, 1995 FOR THE WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE.  THIS WAS
ALSO ONLY THE SEVENTH TIME THAT THE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 80 DEGREES
OR WARMER.

THE TEMPERATURE EXCEEDED 90 DEGREES ON 32 DAYS.  THIS WAS THE FOURTH
MOST IN A SUMMER.  THE ONLY YEARS WHICH HAD MORE WERE 1988 (41
DAYS), 1995 (36 DAYS), AND 1910 (34 DAYS).

THE TABLE BELOW PROVIDES A BREAKDOWN OF THE TEMPERATURE DEPARTURES
FROM NORMAL FOR LA CROSSE WI THIS SUMMER...

                                            DEPARTURE FROM
                                                NORMAL
                                            --------------
JUNE   MONTHLY AVG. TEMP       72.4 DEGREES  +3.2 DEGREES
       MONTHLY AVG. MAX TEMP   84.3 DEGREES  +4.3 DEGREES
       MONTHLY AVG. MIN TEMP   60.6 DEGREES  +2.1 DEGREES

JULY   MONTHLY AVG. TEMP       79.6 DEGREES  +5.9 DEGREES - WARMEST
                                                            MONTH
                                                            EVER
       MONTHLY AVG. MAX TEMP   91.3 DEGREES  +7.2 DEGREES - 2ND
                                                            WARMEST
       MONTHLY AVG. MIN TEMP   68.0 DEGREES  +4.8 DEGREES - 5TH
                                                            WARMEST

AUGUST MONTHLY AVG. TEMP       71.0 DEGREES  -0.4 DEGREES
       MONTHLY AVG. MAX TEMP   82.8 DEGREES  +1.3 DEGREES
       MONTHLY AVG. MIN TEMP   59.2 DEGREES  -2.1 DEGREES

SUMMER SEASONAL AVG. TEMP      74.4 DEGREES  +2.6 DEGREES
       SEASONAL AVG. MAX TEMP  86.1 DEGREES  +4.2 DEGREES
       SEASONAL AVG. MIN TEMP  62.6 DEGREES  +1.6 DEGREES



PRECIPITATION...

DURING THE METEOROLOGICAL SUMMER, LA CROSSE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT
RECEIVED 7.45 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION.  THIS WAS 5.44 INCHES DRIER
THAN THE 1981-2010 NORMAL OF 12.89 INCHES.  THIS WAS THE 15TH DRIEST
SUMMER AND THE DRIEST SUMMER SINCE 2003 (6.15 INCHES).  THE TABLE
BELOW LISTS THE TOP 20 DRIEST METEOROLOGICAL SUMMERS IN LA CROSSE
WI...

     DRIEST METEOROLOGICAL SUMMERS
       JUNE 1 THROUGH AUGUST 31
           IN LA CROSSE WI

                  TOTAL
    RANK      PRECIPITATION      YEAR
    ----      -------------      ----
      1        3.01 INCHES       1894
      2        4.51 INCHES       1976
      3        4.96 INCHES       1887
      4        5.93 INCHES       1921
      5        5.99 INCHES       1948
      6        6.15 INCHES       1982
      7        6.30 INCHES       2003
      8        6.39 INCHES       1910
      9        6.47 INCHES       1961
     10        6.80 INCHES       1893
     11        7.08 INCHES       1955
     12        7.09 INCHES       1975
     13        7.13 INCHES       1898
     14        7.33 INCHES       1958
     15        7.45 INCHES       2012
     16        7.56 INCHES       1886
     17        7.75 INCHES       1936
     18        7.78 INCHES       1923
     19        7.89 INCHES       1983
               7.89 INCHES       1949

THE WETTEST DAY OCCURRED ON AUGUST 4 WHEN 1.32 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION FELL. THERE WERE ONLY 3 OTHER DAYS WHICH RECEIVED MORE
THAN INCH ON A SINGLE DAY:  JULY 24 (1.31 INCHES), JUNE 20 (1.20
INCHES), AND JUNE 16 (1.01 INCHES).

THE TABLE BELOW CONTAINS THE MONTHLY PRECIPITATION TOTALS AND THEIR
DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL FOR THE SUMMER OF 2012.

          SUMMER 2012 PRECIPITATION
               IN LA CROSSE WI

                PRECIPITATION         DEPARTURE
   MONTH            TOTAL            FROM NORMAL
   -----        ------------         -----------
   JUNE         3.24 INCHES         -1.10 INCHES
   JULY         2.04 INCHES         -2.22 INCHES
   AUGUST       2.17 INCHES         -2.12 INCHES

   SUMMER       7.45 INCHES         -5.44 INCHES



...SUMMER 2012 WAS WARM AND DRY IN ROCHESTER MN...

METEOROLOGICAL SUMMER (JUNE 1 THROUGH AUGUST 31) WAS WARMER AND
DRIER THAN NORMAL IN ROCHESTER MN. MORE DETAILS ARE LISTED BELOW...

TEMPERATURES...

DURING METEOROLOGICAL SUMMER, ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT HAD AN
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 72.4 DEGREES.  THIS WAS 3.0 DEGREES WARMER
THAN THE 1981-2010 NORMAL OF 69.4 DEGREES.  THIS WAS THE SECOND
WARMEST SUMMER.  THE WARMEST SUMMER OCCURRED BACK IN 1949 WHEN THE
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 73.0 DEGREES.  THE TABLE BELOW LISTS THE TOP
TEN WARMEST METEOROLOGICAL SUMMERS IN ROCHESTER MN...

     WARMEST METEOROLOGICAL SUMMERS
       JUNE 1 THROUGH AUGUST 31
           IN ROCHESTER MN

                 AVERAGE
    RANK       TEMPERATURE       YEAR
    ----       -----------       ----
      1        73.0 DEGREES      1949
      2        72.4 DEGREES      2012
      3        72.3 DEGREES      1955
      4        72.2 DEGREES      1988
      5        71.9 DEGREES      1936
      6        71.7 DEGREES      1931
      7        71.4 DEGREES      1943
      8        71.2 DEGREES      1983
      9        71.1 DEGREES      1995
     10        70.9 DEGREES      2010

OTHER TEMPERATURE TIDBITS THIS SUMMER...

THE AVERAGE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS 83.3 DEGREES.  THIS WAS 3.8
DEGREES WARMER THAN THE 1981-2010 AVERAGE OF 79.5 DEGREES.

THE AVERAGE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS 61.6 DEGREES.  THIS WAS 2.3
DEGREES WARMER THAN THE 1981-2010 AVERAGE OF 59.3 DEGREES.

THE HOTTEST TEMPERATURE DURING THE SUMMER WAS 96 DEGREES ON JULY 6.

THE COLDEST MINIMUM TEMPERATURE THIS SUMMER WAS 46 DEGREES ON JUNE
1. NORMALLY, THE COLDEST MINIMUM TEMPERATURE DURING A SUMMER IS 40
DEGREES.

THE TEMPERATURE EXCEEDED 90 DEGREES ON 18 DAYS.  THIS WAS THE MOST
IN A SUMMER SINCE 1988 (29 DAYS).  THE GREATEST NUMBER OF 90 DEGREE
DAYS IN A METEOROLOGICAL SUMMER IS 30 DAYS IN 1916.  NORMALLY, THERE
ARE 10 DAYS IN WHICH THE TEMPERATURE REACHES OR EXCEEDS 90 DEGREES.

THE TABLE BELOW PROVIDES A BREAKDOWN OF THE TEMPERATURE DEPARTURES
FROM NORMAL FOR ROCHESTER MN THIS SUMMER...

                                            DEPARTURE FROM
                                                NORMAL
                                            --------------
JUNE   MONTHLY AVG. TEMP       71.0 DEGREES   +3.4 DEGREES
                                              10TH WARMEST
       MONTHLY AVG. MAX TEMP   81.8 DEGREES   +3.8 DEGREES
       MONTHLY AVG. MIN TEMP   60.2 DEGREES   +3.0 DEGREES
                                                7TH WARMEST
JULY   MONTHLY AVG. TEMP       77.1 DEGREES   +5.7 DEGREES
                                                4TH WARMEST
       MONTHLY AVG. MAX TEMP   87.5 DEGREES   +6.1 DEGREES
                                                6TH WARMEST
       MONTHLY AVG. MIN TEMP   66.7 DEGREES   +5.4 DEGREES
                                                   WARMEST
AUGUST MONTHLY AVG. TEMP       69.2 DEGREES   +0.1 DEGREES
       MONTHLY AVG. MAX TEMP   80.4 DEGREES   +1.5 DEGREES
       MONTHLY AVG. MIN TEMP   57.9 DEGREES   -1.4 DEGREES

SUMMER SEASONAL AVG. TEMP      72.4 DEGREES   +3.0 DEGREES
                                                2ND WARMEST
       SEASONAL AVG. MAX TEMP  83.3 DEGREES   +3.8 DEGREES
       SEASONAL AVG. MIN TEMP  61.6 DEGREES   +2.3 DEGREES
                                                   WARMEST


PRECIPITATION...

DURING THE METEOROLOGICAL SUMMER, ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
RECEIVED 8.46 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION.  THIS WAS 5.29 INCHES DRIER
THAN THE 1981-2010 NORMAL OF 13.75 INCHES.  THIS WAS THE 11TH DRIEST
AND THE DRIEST SUMMER SINCE 1992 WHEN ONLY 6.60 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION FELL. THE TABLE BELOW LISTS THE TOP 20 DRIEST
METEOROLOGICAL SUMMERS IN ROCHESTER MN...

     DRIEST METEOROLOGICAL SUMMERS
       JUNE 1 THROUGH AUGUST 31
           IN ROCHESTER MN

                  TOTAL
    RANK      PRECIPITATION      YEAR
    ----      -------------      ----
      1        3.78 INCHES       1910
      2        4.33 INCHES       1964
      3        4.84 INCHES       1976
      4        5.52 INCHES       1988
      5        6.60 INCHES       1992
      6        7.33 INCHES       1932
      7        7.61 INCHES       1933
      8        7.75 INCHES       1936
      9        8.05 INCHES       1941
     10        8.40 INCHES       1955
     11        8.46 INCHES       2012
     12        8.47 INCHES       2003
     13        8.55 INCHES       1909
     14        8.86 INCHES       1946
     15        8.91 INCHES       1985
     16        8.94 INCHES       1960
     17        9.01 INCHES       1984
     18        9.21 INCHES       1972
     19        9.26 INCHES       1944
     20        9.28 INCHES       1916

THE WETTEST DAY WAS JUNE 20 WHEN 1.94 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL.

THE TABLE BELOW CONTAINS THE MONTHLY PRECIPITATION TOTALS AND THEIR
DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL FOR THE SUMMER OF 2012.

          SUMMER 2012 PRECIPITATION
               IN ROCHESTER MN

                PRECIPITATION         DEPARTURE
   MONTH            TOTAL            FROM NORMAL
   -----        ------------         -----------
   JUNE         3.25 INCHES         -1.43 INCHES
   JULY         3.25 INCHES         -1.30 INCHES
   AUGUST       1.96 INCHES         -2.56 INCHES

   SUMMER       8.46 INCHES         -5.29 INCHES



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