Meteorological Summer (Jun-Aug) Summary at Rochester, MN and La Crosse, WI

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La Crosse, WI

 
...A HIGHLY VARIABLE SUMMER IN LA CROSSE WISCONSIN...

BASED ON THE SEASONAL STATISTICS...THE METEOROLOGICAL SUMMER / JUNE
1 THROUGH AUGUST 31 / WAS WARMER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL IN LA CROSSE
WISCONSIN. HOWEVER...THIS DOES NOT ACCURATELY PORTRAY THIS SUMMER.
IF IT WERE NOT FOR 2 HEAT WAVES /JULY 15-19 AND AUGUST 20-31
/...THIS SUMMER WOULD HAVE AVERAGED 1.8 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. AFTER
A WETTER-THAN-NORMAL JUNE /1.48 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL/...IT BECAME
VERY DRY. FROM JULY 1ST THROUGH AUGUST 31ST...ONLY 2.40 INCHES OF
RAIN FELL. THIS WAS THE SECOND DRIEST FOR THIS TIME PERIOD. THE ONLY
OTHER YEAR WHICH WAS DRIER WAS 1894...WHEN 0.70 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION FELL. THE COMBINATION OF THESE PRECIPITATION DEFICITS
AND THE HEAT WAVE IN AUGUST RESULTED IN A RAPID DETERIORATION FROM
NO DROUGHT TO MODERATE DROUGHT DURING THE LAST HALF OF AUGUST.

TEMPERATURES...
DURING THE METEOROLOGICAL SUMMER...LA CROSSE REGIONAL AIRPORT HAD AN
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 71.9 DEGREES. THIS WAS 0.4 DEGREES WARMER
THAN THAN THE 1981-2010 NORMAL OF 71.5 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE MAXIMUM
TEMPERATURE WAS 82.1 DEGREES. THIS WAS 0.2 DEGREES WARMER THAN THE
1981-2010 AVERAGE OF 81.9 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE
WAS 61.7 DEGREES. THIS WAS 0.7 DEGREES WARMER THAN THE 1981-2010
AVERAGE OF 61.0 DEGREES. THE TABLE BELOW PROVIDES A BREAKDOWN OF
TEMPERATURE DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL FOR LA CROSSE WISCONSIN THIS
SUMMER...

                                           DEPARTURE FROM
                                               NORMAL
                                            --------------
JUNE   MONTHLY AVG. TEMP       68.4 DEGREES  -0.8 DEGREES
       MONTHLY AVG. MAX TEMP   77.1 DEGREES  -2.9 DEGREES
       MONTHLY AVG. MIN TEMP   59.6 DEGREES  +1.1 DEGREES

JULY   MONTHLY AVG. TEMP       74.2 DEGREES  +0.5 DEGREES
       MONTHLY AVG. MAX TEMP   85.0 DEGREES  +0.9 DEGREES
       MONTHLY AVG. MIN TEMP   63.5 DEGREES  +0.3 DEGREES

AUGUST MONTHLY AVG. TEMP       73.1 DEGREES  +1.7 DEGREES
       MONTHLY AVG. MAX TEMP   84.1 DEGREES  +2.6 DEGREES
       MONTHLY AVG. MIN TEMP   62.1 DEGREES  +0.8 DEGREES

SUMMER SEASONAL AVG. TEMP      71.9 DEGREES  +0.4 DEGREES
       SEASONAL AVG. MAX TEMP  82.1 DEGREES  +0.2 DEGREES
       SEASONAL AVG. MIN TEMP  61.7 DEGREES  +0.7 DEGREES


OTHER TEMPERATURE TIDBITS THIS SUMMER...

IF IT WERE NOT FOR THE 2 HEAT WAVES /JULY 15-19 AND AUGUST
20-31/...THIS SUMMER WOULD HAVE AVERAGED 1.8 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.

THE HOTTEST TEMPERATURE DURING THE SUMMER WAS 98 DEGREES ON JULY
17TH AND JULY 18TH.

THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE THIS SUMMER WAS 46 DEGREES ON JUNE 3RD.

THE TEMPERATURE CLIMBED TO OR EXCEEDED 90 DEGREES ON 20 DAYS.
NORMALLY...THERE ARE 13 DAYS PER SUMMER.

TEMPERATURES AVERAGED BELOW NORMAL ON 50 DAYS AND ABOVE NORMAL ON 42
DAYS.

PRECIPITATION...

DURING THE METEOROLOGICAL SUMMER...LA CROSSE REGIONAL AIRPORT
RECEIVED 8.22 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION. THIS WAS 4.67 INCHES WETTER
THAN THE 1981-2010 NORMAL OF 12.89 INCHES. THE TABLE BELOW CONTAINS
THE MONTHLY PRECIPITATION TOTALS AND DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL FOR THE
SUMMER OF 2013.

         SUMMER 2013 PRECIPITATION
            LA CROSSE WISCONSIN

                PRECIPITATION         DEPARTURE
   MONTH        TOTAL                FROM NORMAL
   -----        ------------         -----------
   JUNE         5.82 INCHES         +1.48 INCHES
   JULY         1.36 INCHES         -2.90 INCHES - 9TH DRIEST
   AUGUST       1.04 INCHES         -3.25 INCHES - 8TH DRIEST

   SUMMER       8.22 INCHES         -4.67 INCHES

OTHER PRECIPITATION TIDBITS THIS SUMMER...

THE WETTEST DAY OCCURRED ON JUNE 21ST WHEN 1.52 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION FELL.

MEASURABLE RAIN FELL ON 27 DAYS. NORMALLY...MEASURABLE RAIN FALLS ON
31 DAYS.

FROM JULY 1ST THROUGH AUGUST 31ST...ONLY 2.40 INCHES OF RAIN
FELL. THIS WAS THE SECOND DRIEST FOR THIS TIME PERIOD. THE ONLY
OTHER YEAR WHICH WAS DRIER WAS 1894...WHEN JUST 0.70 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION FELL. THE COMBINATION OF THESE PRECIPITATION DEFICITS
AND THE HEAT WAVE IN AUGUST RESULTED IN A RAPID DETERIORATION FROM
NO DROUGHT TO MODERATE DROUGHT DURING THE LAST HALF OF AUGUST.

...................................

...THE LA CROSSE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
6/1/2013 TO 8/31/2013...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1873 TO 2013

WEATHER         OBSERVED
                 VALUE   DATE(S)

................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            98   07/18
                        07/17
LOWEST             46   06/03
AVG. MAXIMUM     82.1
AVG. MINIMUM     61.7
MEAN             71.9
DAYS MAX >= 90     20
DAYS MAX <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS           8.22
DAYS >= .01        27
DAYS >= .10        19
DAYS >= .50         6
DAYS >= 1.00        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.10   MM

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS              T
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       1
DAYS >= 1.0         0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      58
COOLING TOTAL     725
.................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.6
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    43/180    DATE  06/21

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.


Rochester, MN

 
...A HIGHLY VARIABLE SUMMER IN ROCHESTER MINNESOTA...

BASED ON THE SEASONAL STATISTICS...METEOROLOGICAL SUMMER / JUNE
1 THROUGH AUGUST 31 / TEMPERATURES WERE NORMAL AND PRECIPITATION WAS
BELOW NORMAL IN ROCHESTER MINNESOTA. HOWEVER...THIS DOES NOT
ACCURATELY PORTRAY THIS SUMMER. IF IT WERE NOT FOR 2 HEAT WAVES
/JULY 15-19 AND AUGUST 20-31 /...THIS SUMMER WOULD HAVE AVERAGED 1.8
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. AFTER THE 12TH WETTEST JUNE ON RECORD...IT
BECAME DRY. FROM JULY 1ST THROUGH AUGUST 31ST...3.94 INCHES OF RAIN
FELL. THIS WAS THE NINTH DRIEST EVER FOR THIS TIME PERIOD. THE
DRIEST EVER FOR THIS PERIOD WAS 2.21 INCHES IN 1941.

TEMPERATURES...
DURING THE METEOROLOGICAL SUMMER...ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
HAD AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 69.4 DEGREES. THIS WAS NORMAL. THE
AVERAGE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS 79.0 DEGREES. THIS WAS 0.5 DEGREES
COLDER THAN THE 1981-2010 AVERAGE OF 79.0 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE
MINIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS 59.9 DEGREES. THIS WAS 0.6 DEGREES WARMER
THAN THE 1981-2010 AVERAGE OF 59.3 DEGREES. THE TABLE BELOW PROVIDES
A BREAKDOWN OF TEMPERATURE DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL FOR ROCHESTER
MINNESOTA THIS SUMMER...

                                          DEPARTURE FROM
                                               NORMAL
                                            --------------
JUNE   MONTHLY AVG. TEMP       66.9 DEGREES  -0.6 DEGREES
       MONTHLY AVG. MAX TEMP   75.7 DEGREES  -2.3 DEGREES
       MONTHLY AVG. MIN TEMP   58.2 DEGREES  +1.0 DEGREES

JULY   MONTHLY AVG. TEMP       71.4 DEGREES   0.0 DEGREES
       MONTHLY AVG. MAX TEMP   81.3 DEGREES  -0.1 DEGREES
       MONTHLY AVG. MIN TEMP   61.5 DEGREES  +0.2 DEGREES

AUGUST MONTHLY AVG. TEMP       69.9 DEGREES  +0.8 DEGREES
       MONTHLY AVG. MAX TEMP   79.9 DEGREES  +1.0 DEGREES
       MONTHLY AVG. MIN TEMP   59.8 DEGREES  +0.5 DEGREES

SUMMER SEASONAL AVG. TEMP      69.4 DEGREES   0.0 DEGREES
       SEASONAL AVG. MAX TEMP  79.0 DEGREES  -0.5 DEGREES
       SEASONAL AVG. MIN TEMP  59.9 DEGREES  +0.6 DEGREES

OTHER TEMPERATURE TIDBITS THIS SUMMER...

THE HOTTEST TEMPERATURE DURING THE SUMMER WAS 92 DEGREES ON JULY
18TH.

THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE THIS SUMMER WAS 43 DEGREES ON JUNE 3RD.

IF IT WERE NOT FOR 2 HEAT WAVES /JULY 15-19 AND AUGUST 20-31
/...THIS SUMMER WOULD HAVE AVERAGED 1.8 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.

THE TEMPERATURE CLIMBED TO OR EXCEEDED 90 DEGREES ON 7 DAYS.
NORMALLY...THERE ARE 10 DAYS PER SUMMER.

TEMPERATURES AVERAGED BELOW NORMAL ON 48 DAYS AND ABOVE NORMAL ON 44
DAYS.

PRECIPITATION...

DURING THE METEOROLOGICAL SUMMER...ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
RECEIVED 10.80 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION. THIS WAS 2.95 INCHES DRIER
THAN THE 1981-2010 NORMAL OF 13.75 INCHES. THE TABLE BELOW CONTAINS
THE MONTHLY PRECIPITATION TOTALS AND DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL FOR THE
SUMMER OF 2013.

         SUMMER 2013 PRECIPITATION
            ROCHESTER MINNESOTA

                PRECIPITATION         DEPARTURE
   MONTH        TOTAL                FROM NORMAL
   -----        ------------         -----------
   JUNE         6.86 INCHES         +2.18 INCHES
   JULY         2.14 INCHES         -2.41 INCHES
   AUGUST       1.80 INCHES         -2.72 INCHES

   SUMMER      10.80 INCHES         -2.95 INCHES

OTHER PRECIPITATION TIDBITS THIS SUMMER...

THE WETTEST DAY OCCURRED ON JUNE 22ND WHEN 1.93 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION FELL.

MEASURABLE RAIN FELL ON 31 DAYS. NORMAL IS 30 DAYS.

FROM JULY 1ST THROUGH AUGUST 31ST...3.94 INCHES OF RAIN FELL. THIS
WAS THE NINTH DRIEST EVER FOR THIS TIME PERIOD. THE DRIEST EVER FOR
THIS PERIOD WAS 2.21 INCHES IN 1941.

...................................

...THE ROCHESTER CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
6/1/2013 TO 8/31/2013...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1886 TO 2013

WEATHER         OBSERVED
                 VALUE   DATE(S)

................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            92   07/18
LOWEST             43   06/03
AVG. MAXIMUM     79.0
AVG. MINIMUM     59.8
MEAN             69.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      7
DAYS MAX <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS          10.80
DAYS >= .01        31
DAYS >= .10        23
DAYS >= .50         7
DAYS >= 1.00        3
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.76   MM

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS            0.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       0
DAYS >= 1.0         0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      94
COOLING TOTAL     526
.................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.1
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    53/310    DATE  06/22



-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.



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