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Issued: 10:11 AM CDT Sep. 25, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Astronomical Summer was warmer and wetter than average
in Rochester Minnesota...

During the astronomical Summer of 2018 (june 21 through
September 21), it was 19th warmest (tied with 2013) and
16th wettest at Rochester international Airport.

More details are listed below...

Temperatures - tied for 19th warmest with 2013

During astronomical Summer, Rochester international
Airport had an average temperature of 69.6 degrees.
This was 1.5 degrees warmer than the long-term average
of 68.1 degrees. The Table below lists the 20 warmest
astronomical Summers in Rochester MN...

twenty warmest astronomical Summers
           in Rochester MN
              1887-2018

               average
    rank temperature year
    ---- ----------- ----
      1 72.9f 1936
      2 72.3f 1955
                72.3f 1931
      4 72.0f 1947
      5 71.3f 1948
      6 70.9f 2012
      7 70.8f 1941
      8 70.5f 1988
                70.5f 1916
     10 70.3f 1983
     11 70.2f 1949
     12 70.1f 2005
                70.1f 1939
                70.1f 1937
     15 70.0f 1913
     16 69.9f 1908
     17 69.7f 2002
                69.7f 1919
     19 69.6f 2018
                69.6f 2013

The average maximum temperature was 79.4 degrees. This was
0.2 degrees warmer than the long-term average of 79.2 degrees.

The average minimum temperature was 59.8 degrees. This was
2.8 degrees warmer than the long-term average of 57.0 degrees.
This was tied with 2010 for the 4th warmest. The only Summers
with a higher average minimum temperature were 1947
(60.4 degrees), 2016 (59.9 degrees), and 2012 (59.9 degrees).
Temperature records date back to 1887.

Other temperature tidbits this Summer...

The hottest temperature was 92 degrees on September 17th.
The coldest high temperature was 65 degrees on June 21st.

The coldest temperature was 43 degrees on September 21st.
The warmest low temperature was 70 degrees on June 29th
and July 12th.

The temperature climbed to or exceeded 90 degrees on 4 days.
Normally, there are 9 days per Summer.

Precipitation - 16th wettest

During the astronomical Summer, Rochester international Airport
received 15.57 inches of rain. This was 3.84 inches wetter
than the long-term normal of 11.73 inches. This made it
the 16th wettest Summer and the wettest since 2016 (21.17 inches
- 5th wettest). Six of the 20

Wettest Summers have occurred since 1997. The Table below lists
the 20 wettest astronomical Summers in Rochester MN...

twenty wettest astronomical Summers
           in Rochester MN
              1887-2018

    rank rainfall year
    ---- -------- ----
      1 24.13 1978
      2 22.68 1938
      3 22.37 1986
      4 21.74 1942
      5 21.17 2016
      6 19.99 2007
      7 19.28 1990
      8 18.83 1981
      9 18.19 1913
     10 17.58 1959
     11 17.32 1999
     12 17.07 1951
     13 16.08 2010
     14 16.07 1983
     15 15.85 1952
     16 15.57 2018
     17 15.29 1993
     18 15.03 1997
     19 14.65 1947
     20 14.45 1994

Other precipitation tidbits this Summer...

The wettest day occurred on September 4th when 3.32 inches
of precipitation fell.

Measurable rain fell on 37 days (39.8%) and trace amounts
fell on another 7 days (7.5%).

0.01 inches or more - 37 days (39.8%)
0.10 inches or more - 23 days (24.7%)
0.50 inches or more - 9 days ( 9.7%)
1.00 inches or more - 3 days ( 3.2%)


Boyne

1011 am CDT Tue Sep 25 2018

... Astronomical Summer was warmer and wetter than average
in Rochester Minnesota...

During the astronomical Summer of 2018 (june 21 through
September 21), it was 19th warmest (tied with 2013) and
16th wettest at Rochester international Airport.

More details are listed below...

Temperatures - tied for 19th warmest with 2013

During astronomical Summer, Rochester international
Airport had an average temperature of 69.6 degrees.
This was 1.5 degrees warmer than the long-term average
of 68.1 degrees. The Table below lists the 20 warmest
astronomical Summers in Rochester MN...

twenty warmest astronomical Summers
           in Rochester MN
              1887-2018

               average
    rank temperature year
    ---- ----------- ----
      1 72.9f 1936
      2 72.3f 1955
                72.3f 1931
      4 72.0f 1947
      5 71.3f 1948
      6 70.9f 2012
      7 70.8f 1941
      8 70.5f 1988
                70.5f 1916
     10 70.3f 1983
     11 70.2f 1949
     12 70.1f 2005
                70.1f 1939
                70.1f 1937
     15 70.0f 1913
     16 69.9f 1908
     17 69.7f 2002
                69.7f 1919
     19 69.6f 2018
                69.6f 2013

The average maximum temperature was 79.4 degrees. This was
0.2 degrees warmer than the long-term average of 79.2 degrees.

The average minimum temperature was 59.8 degrees. This was
2.8 degrees warmer than the long-term average of 57.0 degrees.
This was tied with 2010 for the 4th warmest. The only Summers
with a higher average minimum temperature were 1947
(60.4 degrees), 2016 (59.9 degrees), and 2012 (59.9 degrees).
Temperature records date back to 1887.

Other temperature tidbits this Summer...

The hottest temperature was 92 degrees on September 17th.
The coldest high temperature was 65 degrees on June 21st.

The coldest temperature was 43 degrees on September 21st.
The warmest low temperature was 70 degrees on June 29th
and July 12th.

The temperature climbed to or exceeded 90 degrees on 4 days.
Normally, there are 9 days per Summer.

Precipitation - 16th wettest

During the astronomical Summer, Rochester international Airport
received 15.57 inches of rain. This was 3.84 inches wetter
than the long-term normal of 11.73 inches. This made it
the 16th wettest Summer and the wettest since 2016 (21.17 inches
- 5th wettest). Six of the 20

Wettest Summers have occurred since 1997. The Table below lists
the 20 wettest astronomical Summers in Rochester MN...

twenty wettest astronomical Summers
           in Rochester MN
              1887-2018

    rank rainfall year
    ---- -------- ----
      1 24.13 1978
      2 22.68 1938
      3 22.37 1986
      4 21.74 1942
      5 21.17 2016
      6 19.99 2007
      7 19.28 1990
      8 18.83 1981
      9 18.19 1913
     10 17.58 1959
     11 17.32 1999
     12 17.07 1951
     13 16.08 2010
     14 16.07 1983
     15 15.85 1952
     16 15.57 2018
     17 15.29 1993
     18 15.03 1997
     19 14.65 1947
     20 14.45 1994

Other precipitation tidbits this Summer...

The wettest day occurred on September 4th when 3.32 inches
of precipitation fell.

Measurable rain fell on 37 days (39.8%) and trace amounts
fell on another 7 days (7.5%).

0.01 inches or more - 37 days (39.8%)
0.10 inches or more - 23 days (24.7%)
0.50 inches or more - 9 days ( 9.7%)
1.00 inches or more - 3 days ( 3.2%)


Boyne


955 am CDT Tue Sep 25 2018

... Astronomical Summer was much warmer and wetter than average
in La Crosse WI...

During the astronomical Summer of 2018 (june 21 through September 21),
it was 4th warmest (tied with 1980 and 1998) and 21st wettest at
La Crosse regional Airport.

The average low temperature of 64.0 degrees was the warmest ever
recorded for an astronomical Summer. The previous record was
63.7 degrees in 1947. Temperature records date back to 1873.

More details are listed below...

Temperatures - tied for 4th warmest with 1980 and 1998

During astronomical Summer, La Crosse regional Airport had an
average temperature of 73.9 degrees. This was 3.8 degrees warmer
than the long-term average of 70.1 degrees. This was tied for
the 4th warmest with 1980 and 1998. It was the warmest since
1998. The Table below lists the ten warmest astronomical Summers
in La Crosse WI...

   ten warmest astronomical Summers
           in La Crosse WI
              1873-2018

               average
    rank temperature year
    ---- ----------- ----
      1 74.5f 1936
      2 74.4f 1931
      3 74.2f 1955
      4 73.9f 2018
                73.9f 1998
                73.9f 1980
      7 73.7f 1988
      8 73.5f 1948
      9 73.4f 2005
                73.4f 1995

The average high temperature was 83.7 degrees. This was
3.3 degrees warmer than the long-term average of 80.4 degrees.
The was tied for 14th warmest with 2003.

The average low temperature was 64.0 degrees. This was
4.1 degrees warmer than the long-term average of 59.9 degrees.
This was the warmest ever recorded. The previous record was
63.7 degrees in 1947. Temperature records date back to 1873.

Other temperature tidbits this Summer...

The hottest temperature was 98 degrees on June 29th.
The coldest high temperature was 68 degrees on September 19th.

The coldest temperature was 45 degrees on September 21st.
The warmest low temperature was 73 degrees on June 29th.

The temperature climbed to or exceeded 90 degrees on 17 days.
Normally, there are 13 days in a Summer.

Precipitation - 21st wettest

During the astronomical Summer, La Crosse regional Airport
received 16.66 inches of rain. This was 4.80 inches wetter
than the long-term

Normal of 11.86 inches.

Other precipitation tidbits this Summer...

The wettest calendar day occurred on August 27th when
3.04 inches of precipitation fell.

Measurable rain fell on 33 days (35.5%) and trace amounts fell
on another 7 days (7.5%).

0.01 inches or more - 33 days (35.5%)
0.10 inches or more - 24 days (25.8%)
0.50 inches or more - 12 days (12.9%)
1.00 inches or more - 5 days ( 5.4%)


Boyne


955 am CDT Tue Sep 25 2018

... Astronomical Summer was much warmer and wetter than average
in La Crosse WI...

During the astronomical Summer of 2018 (june 21 through September 21),
it was 4th warmest (tied with 1980 and 1998) and 21st wettest at
La Crosse regional Airport.

The average low temperature of 64.0 degrees was the warmest ever
recorded for an astronomical Summer. The previous record was
63.7 degrees in 1947. Temperature records date back to 1873.

More details are listed below...

Temperatures - tied for 4th warmest with 1980 and 1998

During astronomical Summer, La Crosse regional Airport had an
average temperature of 73.9 degrees. This was 3.8 degrees warmer
than the long-term average of 70.1 degrees. This was tied for
the 4th warmest with 1980 and 1998. It was the warmest since
1998. The Table below lists the ten warmest astronomical Summers
in La Crosse WI...

   ten warmest astronomical Summers
           in La Crosse WI
              1873-2018

               average
    rank temperature year
    ---- ----------- ----
      1 74.5f 1936
      2 74.4f 1931
      3 74.2f 1955
      4 73.9f 2018
                73.9f 1998
                73.9f 1980
      7 73.7f 1988
      8 73.5f 1948
      9 73.4f 2005
                73.4f 1995

The average high temperature was 83.7 degrees. This was
3.3 degrees warmer than the long-term average of 80.4 degrees.
The was tied for 14th warmest with 2003.

The average low temperature was 64.0 degrees. This was
4.1 degrees warmer than the long-term average of 59.9 degrees.
This was the warmest ever recorded. The previous record was
63.7 degrees in 1947. Temperature records date back to 1873.

Other temperature tidbits this Summer...

The hottest temperature was 98 degrees on June 29th.
The coldest high temperature was 68 degrees on September 19th.

The coldest temperature was 45 degrees on September 21st.
The warmest low temperature was 73 degrees on June 29th.

The temperature climbed to or exceeded 90 degrees on 17 days.
Normally, there are 13 days in a Summer.

Precipitation - 21st wettest

During the astronomical Summer, La Crosse regional Airport
received 16.66 inches of rain. This was 4.80 inches wetter
than the long-term

Normal of 11.86 inches.

Other precipitation tidbits this Summer...

The wettest calendar day occurred on August 27th when
3.04 inches of precipitation fell.

Measurable rain fell on 33 days (35.5%) and trace amounts fell
on another 7 days (7.5%).

0.01 inches or more - 33 days (35.5%)
0.10 inches or more - 24 days (25.8%)
0.50 inches or more - 12 days (12.9%)
1.00 inches or more - 5 days ( 5.4%)


Boyne

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