Current Cold Outbreak Climate Records

Climate records for La Crosse and Rochester on the upcoming cold air outbreak can be found below.

Wind Chill Records

Rank La Crosse, WI Rochester, MN
1 -60 (Jan 22, 1936) -64 (Jan 10, 1982)
2 -57 (Jan 10, 1982) -61 (Dec 24, 1983)
3 -55 (Dec 24, 1983) -59 (Jan 29, 1966)
4 -54 (Feb 3, 1996) -58 (Jan 20, 1985)
5 -54 (Feb 2, 1996) -58 (Jan 16, 1977)
6 -53 (Jan 20, 1985) -57 (Feb 2, 1996)
7 -53 (Jan 19, 1985) -57 (Jan 19, 1985)
8 -53 (Jan 15, 1963) -57 (Jan 16, 1982)
9 -53 (Jan 30, 1951) -56 (Dec 23, 1983)
10 -51 (Feb 2, 1936) -56 (Jan 10, 1982)
* All data recalculated to 2001 formula

 Record Lows La Crosse, WI Rochester, MN
Jan 5th -29 (1884)  -27 (1979*)
Jan 6th -26 (1912*)  -28 (1912)
Jan 7th -34 (1912)  -42 (1887**)
* Last of Several Occurrences
** All-Time Record Low
Record Low Highs La Crosse, WI Rochester, MN
Jan 5th -14 (1924)  -9 (1988*)
Jan 6th -13 (1912*)  -22 (1912)
Jan 7th -8 (1912)  -16 (1887)
* Last of Several Occurrences
 

Record Consecutive Days Below Zero

 La Crosse, WI
Days Period
5 Jan 30 - Feb 3, 1996
4 Dec 22 - 25, 1983
4 Jan 18 - 21, 1970
4 Jan 9 - 12, 1912
4 Jan 4 - 7, 1912
4 Feb 8 - 11, 1899
4 Feb 20 - 23, 1883
3 Jan 17 - 19, 1994
 Rochester, MN
Days Period
7 Jan 2 - 8, 1912
5 Jan 30 - Feb 3, 1996
5 Jan 1 - 5, 1979
5 Jan 17 - 21, 1970
4 Dec 19 - 22, 1989
4 Dec 22 - 25, 1983
4 Jan 25 - 28, 1972
4 Jan 5 - 8, 1970



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