Black Friday Climate & Weather History

Below are some Black Friday weather statistics for La Crosse, WI and Rochester, MN.

La Crosse, WI:

The following statistics comprise 38 years of data. This data was gathered at La Crosse Regional Airport. No temperature data was available in 1985.

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Black Friday in La Crosse, WI
(Period of Record 1975-2012)

Normals
Records
Maximum Temperature
36 to 40 F
Warmest High Temperature
63 F
November 27, 1998
Coldest High Temperature
14 F
November 25,1977
Minimum Temperature
22 to 25 F
 
Warmest Low Temperature
54 F
November 11, 2011
Coldest Low Temperature
-1 F
November 25, 1977
Average Temperature
29 to 32 F
 
Warmest Average Temperature
50.5 F
November 25, 2011
Coldest Average Temperature
6.5 F
November 25, 1977
Precipitation
0.07"
Wettest
0.37"
November 29, 1996
Snowfall
0.2"
Snowiest
3.0"
November 25, 2005
Snow Depth
at 7 AM
0.8"
Most Snow of Ground
at 7 AM
15"
November 29, 1991

The odds of having precipitation on Black Friday is 47.4% (18 out of 38).  There has been measurable (0.01" or greater) precipitation on 10 Black Fridays and trace amounts (less than 0.01") of precipitation 8 Black Fridays.  It has snowed on 12 out of 38 (31.6%) Black Fridays.  Measurable snow (0.1" or greater) has fallen on 5 Black Fridays. The last time this occurred was back in 2005 when 3.0 inches of snow fell.  The last time there was any snow at all on a Black Friday was a trace in 2012.  Residents have woken up with measurable snow (half inch or greater) on the ground 9 times and trace amounts (less than a half inch) on 3 times.  The last time there was any snow at all on the ground on a Black Friday morning was back in 2000 when there was an inch.

Looking back at the 2012 Black Friday (November 23rd), the high temperature was 34 degrees and the low temperature was 24 degrees.  A trace of precipitation and snow fell.  There was no snow on the ground and the average wind speed was 20.2 mph.

Rochester, MN:

The following statistics comprise 38 years of data. This data has been gathered at Rochester International Airport.

Black Friday in Rochester, MN
(Period of Record 1975-2012)

Normals
Records
Maximum Temperature
33 to 38 F
Warmest High Temperature
62 F
November 27, 1998
Coldest High Temperature
6 F
November 29, 1985
Minimum Temperature
19 to 23 F
Warmest Low Temperature
44 F
November 25, 2011
Coldest Low Temperature
-12 F
November 25, 1977
Average Temperature
27 to 30 F
 
Warmest Average Temperature
47.5 F
November 23, 2001
Coldest Average Temperature
-1.5 F
November 25, 1977
Precipitation
0.06"
Wettest
1.60"
November 29, 1991
Snowfall
0.3"
Snowiest
2.2"
November 25, 2005
Snow Depth
at 7 AM
1.3"
Most Snow of Ground
at 7 AM
7"
November 29, 1991

The odds of having precipitation on Black Friday is 506% (19 out of 38).  There has been measurable (0.01" or greater) precipitation on 11 Black Fridays and trace amounts (less than 0.01") of precipitation 8 Black Fridays.  It has snowed on 15 out of 38 (39.5%) Black Fridays.  Measurable snow (0.1" or greater) has fallen on 7 Black Fridays. The last time this occurred was back in 2005 when 2.2 inches of snow fell.  Residents have woken up with measurable snow (half inch or greater) on the ground 12 times and trace amounts (less than a half inch) on 4 times.  The last time there was any snow at all on the ground on a Black Friday morning was back in 2003 when there was a trace.

Looking back at the 2012 Black Friday (November 23rd), the high temperature was 31 degrees and the low temperature was 19 degrees.  A trace of precipitation and snow fell.  There was no snow on the ground and the average wind speed was 23 mph..


The following weather events have occurred on Black Fridays in southeast Minnesota, northeast Iowa, and western Wisconsin:

  • In 1991, Rochester, MN received 1.60 inches of rain.
  • In 1993, Owen, WI received 6 inches of snow.


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