2013 Meteorological Autumn in La Crosse WI and Rochester MN

The information below provides details on autumn temperatures, precipitation and snowfall for La Crosse WI and Rochester MN.

La Crosse WI...

Autumn 2013 was slight warmer and drier at La Crosse, WI.  More details can be found below.

Temperatures...

From September 1 through November 30 2013...La Crosse Regional Airport had an average temperature of 50.9 degrees.  This was 1.3 degrees warmer than the 1981-2010 normal of 49.6 degrees.  The first half of the autumn was very warm and then it turned much cooler during the second half of autumn.  During the first half of the autumn (September 1st through October 15th)...La Crosse had an average temperature of 64.3 degrees.  This was 4.7 degrees warmer than the 1981-2010 normal of 59.6 degrees.  This was the fourth warmest first half of an autumn.  Only 1884 /64.9 degrees/...1931 /64.9 degrees/...and 1897 /64.8 degrees/ were warmer.  During the second half of the autumn...temperatures averaged 37.8 degrees or 2.1 colder than the 1981-2010 normal of 39.9 degrees.

The table below contains the monthly average temperatures and their departures from normal for the autumn of 2013.

           Autumn 2013 Temperatures
               in La Crosse WI

                  Average            Departure
   Month        Temperature         from Normal
   -----        -----------         -----------
   September   67.0 degrees        +4.2 degrees
   October     50.8 degrees        +0.6 degrees 
   November    35.1 degrees        -0.8 degrees 
 
   Autumn      50.9 degrees        +1.3 degrees

The average high temperature was 60.8 degrees which was 1.8 degrees warmer than 1981-2010 normal of 59.0 degrees. 

The average low temperature was 41.1 degrees which was 0.8 degrees warmer than 1981-2010 normal of 40.3 degrees.

The warmest temperature was 94 degrees on September 7th.
The coldest temperature was  8 degrees on November 24th.

Precipitation...

From September 1 through November 30 2013...La Crosse Regional Airport received 7.22 inches of precipitation.  This was 0.52 inches drier than the 1981-2010 normal of 7.74 inches.  With autumn precipitation about a half inch below normal...there was no improvement in the moderate /D1/ drought that developed since July 1st. 

The table below contains the monthly precipitation totals and their departures from normal for the autumn of 2013.

          Autumn 2013 Precipitation
               in La Crosse WI

                Precipitation         Departure
   Month            Total            from Normal
   -----        ------------         -----------
   September    1.61 inches         -1.95 inches 
   October      3.84 inches         +1.67 inches  
   November     1.77 inches         -0.24 inches 
 
   Autumn       7.22 inches         -0.52 inches

The highest daily precipitation total was 1.47 inches on October 4th.  This was 20.3 percent of the autumn precipitation.

Snowfall...

From September 1 through November 30 2013...La Crosse Regional Airport received an inch of snow.  This was 3.3 inches below the normal of 4.3 inches. 

The table below contains the monthly snowfall totals and their departures from normal for the autumn of 2013.

            Autumn 2013 Snowfall
               in La Crosse WI

                  Snowfall            Departure
   Month            Total            from Normal
   -----        ------------         -----------
   September     0.0 inches           0.0 inches
   October         Trace             -0.2 inches  
   November      1.0 inch            -3.1 inches  
 
   Autumn        1.0 inch            -3.3 inches
  

The highest daily snowfall total was 0.7 inches on November 22nd.

Rochester MN...

Autumn 2013 was slight cooler and drier at Rochester MN.  More details can be found below.

Temperatures...

From September 1 through November 30 2013...Rochester International Airport had an average temperature of 47.6 degrees.  This was 0.1 degrees colder than the 1981-2010 normal of 47.7 degrees.  The first half of the autumn was very warm and then it turned much colder during the second half of autumn.  During the first half of the autumn (September 1st through October 15th)...Rochester had an average temperature of 61.4 degrees.  This was 3.6 degrees warmer than the 1981-2010 normal of 57.8 degrees.  This was the seventh warmest first half of an autumn.  During the second half of the autumn...temperatures averaged 34.1 degrees or 3.8 colder than the 1981-2010 normal of 37.9 degrees.

The table below contains the monthly average temperatures and their departures from normal for the autumn of 2013.

           Autumn 2013 Temperatures
               in Rochester MN

                  Average            Departure
   Month        Temperature         from Normal
   -----        -----------         -----------
   September   64.0 degrees        +3.1 degrees
   October     47.7 degrees        -0.7 degrees
   November    31.0 degrees        -2.8 degrees 
 
   Autumn      47.6 degrees        -0.1 degrees
 

The average high temperature was 57.3 degrees which was 0.2 degrees warmer than 1981-2010 normal of 57.1 degrees.

The average low temperature was 37.9 degrees which was 0.4 degrees colder than 1981-2010 normal of 38.3 degrees.

The warmest temperature was 92 degrees on September 9th.
The coldest temperature was  2 degrees on November 24th.
 
Precipitation...

From September 1 through November 30 2013...Rochester International Airport received 5.96 inches of precipitation.  This was 1.64 inches drier than the 1981-2010 normal 7.60 inches.
The table below contains the monthly precipitation totals and their departures from normal for the autumn of 2013.

          Autumn 2013 Precipitation
               in Rochester MN

                Precipitation         Departure
   Month            Total            from Normal
   -----        ------------         -----------
   September    1.22 inches         -2.23 inches 
   October      2.98 inches         +0.74 inches
   November     1.76 inches         -0.15 inches
 
   Autumn       5.96 inches         -1.64 inches

The highest daily precipitation total was 0.98 inches on November 5th.  This was 16.4 percent of the autumn precipitation.

Snowfall...

From September 1 through November 30 2013...Rochester International Airport received just 1.3 inches of snow.  This was 5.6 inches below the 1981-2010 normal of 6.9 inches.

The table below contains the monthly snowfall totals and their departures from normal for the autumn of 2013.

            Autumn 2013 Snowfall
               in Rochester MN

                  Snowfall            Departure
   Month            Total            from Normal
   -----        ------------         -----------
   September     0.0 inches           0.0 inches
   October         Trace             -0.8 inches 
   November      1.3 inches          -4.8 inches 
 
   Autumn        1.3 inches          -5.6 inches

The highest daily snowfall total was 0.5 inches on November 11th.

 



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