May Climate Summaries For Rochester MN and La Crosse WI

Below are the climate summaries for May 2013 at Rochester Minnesota and La Crosse Wisconsin


La Crosse Wisconsin

...LA CROSSE WISCONSIN WAS SLIGHTLY COLDER AND WETTER THAN NORMAL
FOR THE MONTH OF MAY...

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS 59.1 DEGREES.  THIS WAS SIX
TENTHS OF A DEGREE BELOW NORMAL. THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS
69.1 DEGREES AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 49.2 DEGREES. THE
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 92 DEGREES ON THE 14TH AND THE
LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 32 DEGREES WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 2ND AND 3RD.

A TOTAL OF 8.49 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL.  THIS WAS 4.97 INCHES
ABOVE NORMAL. THE GREATEST 24-HOUR PRECIPITATION TOTAL WAS 2.58
INCHES...WHICH FELL ON THE 29TH INTO THE 30TH. EIGHT TENTHS OF AN
INCH OF SNOW FELL DURING THE MONTH OF MAY. THE EIGHT TENTHS OF AN
INCH OF SNOW FELL ON THE 2ND.

...RECORDS...

THE TEMPERATURE CLIMBED TO 38 DEGREES ON THE 3RD. THIS TIED THE
DAILY RECORD LOWEST HIGH TEMPERATURE SET IN 1954.

EIGHT TENTHS OF AN INCH OF SNOW FELL ON THE 2ND. THIS BREAKS THE
DAILY RECORD SNOWFALL OF 0.4 SET IN 1935.

...DISCUSSION...

TEMPERATURES IN THE MONTH OF MAY WERE SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL. THE
COLDEST STRETCH OCCURRED FROM THE 1ST THROUGH THE 4TH...WHERE THE
AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE RANGED FROM SIX DEGREES TO TWENTY-ONE
DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL. THERE WAS 2 DAYS WHERE THE TEMPERATURE
WAS AT OR BELOW THIRTY-TWO DEGREES. THERE WAS ONE DAY THE
TEMPERATURE CLIMBED TO OR ABOVE NINETY DEGREES.

PRECIPITATION WAS MUCH ABOVE NORMAL IN THE MONTH. THE WETTEST PERIOD
OCCURRED FROM THE 19TH THROUGH THE 31ST...WHERE EVERY SINGLE DAY
THERE WAS MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION. TOTAL AMOUNT THROUGH THIS PERIOD
WAS 5.80 INCHES. THERE WERE 18 DAYS OF MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION IN
THE MONTH. THREE OF THOSE DAYS...ONE INCH OR MORE OF PRECIPITATION
FELL.

Rochester Minnesota

...TEMPERATURES IN ROCHESTER MINNESOTA IN THE MONTH OF MAY WERE BELOW
NORMAL AND PRECIPITATION WAS THE WETTEST AND SNOWIEST ON RECORD...

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS 55.7 DEGREES. THIS WAS
2.4 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 65.0
DEGREES AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 46.4 DEGREES. THE
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 97 DEGREES...WHICH OCCURRED
ON THE 14TH AND THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 31 DEGREES...WHICH
OCCURRED ON THE 3RD AND 12TH.

A TOTAL OF 12.26 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL.  THIS WAS 8.63 INCHES
ABOVE THE NORMAL. THE GREATEST 24-HOUR PRECIPITATION TOTAL WAS 2.43
INCHES WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 17TH.

THERE WAS 14.5 INCHES OF SNOWFALL IN THE MONTH OF MAY. THE GREATEST
24 HOUR SNOWFALL AMOUNT WAS 14.0 INCHES...WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 2ND.

...RECORDS...

THE HIGH TEMPERATURE CLIMBED TO 33 DEGREES ON THE 2ND. THIS BREAKS
THE DAILY RECORD LOWEST HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 39 DEGREES...WHICH WAS
PREVIOUSLY SET IN 2011.

THE HIGH TEMPERATURE CLIMBED TO 33 DEGREES ON THE 3RD. THIS BREAKS
THE DAILY RECORD LOWEST HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 35 DEGREES...WHICH WAS
PREVIOUSLY SET IN 1954.

THE HIGH TEMPERATURE CLIMBED TO 97 DEGREES ON THE 14TH. THIS BREAKS
THE PREVIOUS RECORD DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 94 SET IN 2007.

ROCHESTER RECEIVED 12.26 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION IN THE MONTH
OF MAY. THIS IS THE WETTEST MONTH OF MAY ON RECORD.

2.07 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON THE 19TH. THIS BREAKS THE
PREVIOUS DAILY RECORD PRECIPITATION OF 1.20 INCHES SET IN 1959.

14 INCHES OF SNOW FELL ON THE 2ND. THIS BREAKS THE PREVIOUS RECORD
DAILY SNOWFALL OF 0.7 OF AN INCH SET IN 1954.

FIVE TENTHS OF AN INCH OF SNOW FELL ON THE 3RD. THIS BREAKS THE
PREVIOUS RECORD DAILY SNOWFALL OF A TRACE SET IN 2008.

ROCHESTER RECEIVED 14.5 INCHES OF SNOWFALL IN THE MONTH. THIS IS THE
SNOWIEST MONTH OF MAY ON RECORD.

...DISCUSSION...

TEMPERATURES DURING THE MONTH OF MAY WERE BELOW NORMAL. THE COLDEST
PERIOD DURING THE MONTH OCCURRED FROM THE 1ST THROUGH THE 5TH...
WHERE THE AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE RANGED FROM SIX DEGREES
BELOW NORMAL TO TWENTY-TWO DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THERE WERE FIVE
DAYS WHERE THE TEMPERATURE WAS AT OR BELOW THIRTY-TWO DEGREES.
THE WARMEST STRETCH OCCURRED FROM THE 14TH THROUGH THE 21ST...WHERE
THE AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE RANGED FROM ONE DEGREE TO 17 DEGREES
ABOVE NORMAL. THERE WAS ONE DAY WHERE THE TEMPERATURE CLIMBED TO OR
ABOVE NINETY DEGREES.

ROCHESTER RECEIVED A RECORD AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION AND SNOWFALL
DURING THE MONTH OF MAY. THE WETTEST PERIOD OCCURRED FROM THE 17TH
THROUGH THE 22ND...WHERE 4.75 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL. THERE
WERE 19 DAYS OF MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION DURING THE MONTH. OF THOSE
19 DAYS...THERE WERE 6 DAYS OF ONE INCH OR GREATER OF PRECIPITATION.
ROCHESTER RECEIVED 14 INCHES OF SNOWFALL IN ONE DAY AND BECAME A
RECORD SNOWFALL EVENT FOR THE MONTH OF MAY. THE TOTAL SNOWFALL FOR
THE MONTH WAS 14.5 INCHES. IN ADDITION...ROCHESTER RECORDED THE
GREATEST SNOW DEPTH IN THE MONTH OF MAY...WHEN 13 INCHES WAS MEASURED
ON THE 3RD.



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