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2013-2014 Will Be A Winter For The Record Books

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) -  The meteorological winter season comes to an end this Friday. That’s the months of December, January, and February. And with even more cold and snow on the way, the season is going to wrap up with some new entries in the record books.

It’s been the coldest winter in La Crosse since 1977-1978. If the temperatures stay as low as they’re forecasted to, the winter will tie for the 3rd coldest.

And this isn’t the only record La Crosse is expecting to make. If the current forecast holds, we’ll also be tied for 3rd coldest February, and 4th for most days with below zero temperatures.

We’ve also had an unusual amount of snowfall this winter, but not in the traditional sense. La Crosse will end the meteorological winter season in the #2 spot for most days with measurable snowfall.

But for all those days of snowfall, we haven’t seen that much snow. So far La Crosse has recorded  37.9” of snow, only 7.7” higher than normal.

Some of the other records that are expected in La Crosse are 8th longest stretch of 10 inch snow depths, and a tie for either 4th or 6th for most days with double-digit sub-zero temperatures.

And if you’re sick of the cold you might want to book that vacation to the tropics now. The Climate Prediction Center is forecasting below average temperatures for the next three months.

Climate data used in this article is courtesy of the La Crosse National Weather Service. A link to some of this information can be found here. The latest outlook for the Climate Prediction Center can be found here.

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