Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS La Crosse, WI

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
915 AM CDT FRI MAY 1 2015

...APRIL IN LA CROSSE WISCONSIN WAS WARMER AND WETTER THAN NORMAL...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN LA CROSSE WAS 51.0 DEGREES WHICH WAS
WAS 2.4 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL AND THE WARMEST SINCE 2010...WHICH
RECORDED 54.5 DEGREES.  THE AVERAGE HIGH WAS 63.1 DEGREES AND THE
AVERAGE LOW WAS 38.8 DEGREES. THE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH
WAS 82 DEGREES ON THE 1ST AND THE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS 28 DEGREES
ON THE 23RD.

A TOTAL OF 4.16 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL DURING THE MONTH OF
APRIL. THIS WAS 0.82 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THE GREATEST 24-
HOUR PRECIPITATION TOTAL WAS 1.42 INCHES...WHICH FELL ON THE
9TH.

SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH WAS JUST 0.5 INCHES...WHICH WAS 1.2 INCHES
BELOW NORMAL. THE GREATEST 24-HOUR SNOWFALL WAS 0.4 INCH ON
THE 9TH.

...RECORDS...

82 DEGREES ON THE 1ST...TIED THE DAILY RECORD HIGH SET IN 2010.

...DISCUSSION...

A WESTERLY FLOW PROVIDED NORMAL TO ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOR 17
OUT OF 30 DAYS AND ACCOUNTED FOR THE 2.4 DEGREE ABOVE NORMAL
AVERAGE. THE MONTH WAS NOT WITHOUT ITS COLD PERIODS WITH THE LONGEST
STRETCH OF BELOW AVERAGE TEMPERATURES RUNNING FROM THE 20TH TO THE
27TH. MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION FELL ON 14 DAYS DURING THE
MONTH...WITH 2 DAYS RECORDING MORE THAN AN INCH...WHICH WERE THE 7TH
WITH 1.36 INCHES AND THE 9TH WITH 1.42 INCHES.

...LOOKING AHEAD TO MAY...

THE AVERAGE HIGH RISES FROM 66 DEGREES ON THE 1ST...TO 75 DEGREES ON
THE 31ST. THE AVERAGE LOW WARMS FROM 44 DEGREES ON THE 1ST...TO
53 DEGREES AT THE END OF THE MONTH. THE NORMAL MEAN TEMPERATURE FOR
THE MONTH IS 59.7 DEGREES. LA CROSSES WARMEST MAY OCCURRED IN 1934
WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 68.0 DEGREES...WHILE THE COLDEST MAY
OCCURRED IN 1907 WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 50.8 DEGREES.

THE AVERAGE PRECIPITATION FOR MAY IS 3.52 INCHES. THERE ARE NORMALLY
5 DAYS WITH THUNDERSTORMS DURING MAY IN LA CROSSE. THE WETTEST
MAY OCCURRED IN 2004 WITH 9.73 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION...WHILE THE
DRIEST WAS IN 1887 WITH 0.50 OF AN INCH.

$$

TMS


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