First 60 & 70 Degree Temperature of 2013 Recorded Friday at La Crosse & Rochester!

On Friday, the area broke through two temperature barriers, as both La Crosse and Rochester reached 60 and 70 degrees for the first time in 2013. Below is various climate information regarding today's first 60 and 70 degree day. Climate records in La Crosse date back to 1873, and to 1886 in Rochester. 

La Crosse 70F Info

Rochester 70F Info

  • Normally occurs on April 9th
  • Friday's temperature ranked as 15th latest
  • Earliest is March 5, 2000 (70F)
  • Latest is May 7, 1961 (76F)
  • Last 70F or greater - October 24th, 2012
  • Normally occurs on April 12th
  • Friday's temperature ranked as 16th latest
  • Earliest is March 7, 2000 (75F)
  • Latest is May 7, 1961 (73F)
  • Last 70F or greater - November 21, 2012

La Crosse 60F Info

Rochester 60F Info

  • Typically occurs around March 23
  • The earliest was February 11, 1882
  • Friday tied as latest on record with 1951
  • Last 60F or greater - December 3rd, 2012
  • Typically occurs on March 28
  • The earliest was February 17, 1981
  • Friday tied as latest on record with 1951
  • Last 60F or greater - December 3rd, 2012

 

Below is additional information on the 60F temperature climatology.

La Crosse, WI Latest 60F Date

Rochester, MN Latest 60F Date

Rank

Date

Year

Rank

Date

Year

1

April 26

1951
(2 PM CDT)

1

April 26

1951
(1 PM CDT)

 

April 26

2013 
(1037 AM CDT)

 

April 26

2013
(between 10:30 AM 
and 10:40 AM)

3

April 21

1965

3

April 23

1975

4

April 16

1975

4

April 22

1965

 

April 16

1957

5

April 21

1962

 

April 16

1881

     

 



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