3rd Longest Stretch of Days with Precipitation at La Crosse, Wisconsin

Thursday marked the 19th consecutive day in which precipitation occurred or was observed at La Crosse. This is equal to similar stretches in 1887-88 (December 14-Jan 1) and 1939 (Jan 8-26) for the third longest stretch of days with precipitation.  The longest stretch of days with precipitation was 21 days in 1962 (Feb 7-27). The table below lists the longest stretches of days with precipitation.

         Longest Stretches of Days
            with Precipitation
             at La Crosse WI

           Consecutive
     Rank      Days            Dates
     ----   -----------        -----
       1      21 Days      Feb 7 - 27 1962
       2      20 Days      Dec 16 1969 - Jan 4 1970
       3      19 Days      Jan 27 - Feb 14 2013
              19 Days      Jan 8 - 26 1939
              19 Days      Dec 14 1887 - Jan 1 1888
       6      16 Days      Oct 27 - Nov 11 1989
       7      15 Days      Dec 16 - 30 1993
              15 Days      Jan 4 - 18 1932
              15 Days      Dec 6 - 20 1929
              15 Days      May 11 - 25 1915
              15 Days      Sep 21 - Oct 5 1884

This current streak began on January 27th when 0.42 inches fell.  Since then, La Crosse has had an additional 1.29 inches of precipitation raising the 19-day total to 1.71 inches.  During this streak, measurable precipitation (0.01" or more) has fallen on 15 days and trace amounts (less than 0.01") on 4 days. 



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