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Special Statement

Statement as of 5:23 AM CDT on April 01, 2015

Expires 11:00 AM EDT on April 01, 2015


... Elevated risk for wildfires this afternoon...

Fires could start easily and spread quickly this afternoon. The
combination of strong south winds and low relative humidity will
result in an elevated risk for wildfires this afternoon. Look for
south winds to increase to 15 to 25 mph with gust of 35 to 40 mph.
Minimum relative humidity values are expected to fall into the 26
to 30 percent range. Conditions will improve during the evening as
winds diminish and showers and thunderstorms move in late.


Wetenkamp

Public Information Statement

Statement as of 8:38 AM CDT on April 01, 2015


... Rochester Minnesota received near normal temperatures and below
normal precipitation in the month of March...

The average temperature in Rochester was 32.5 degrees. This was one
tenth of a degree above normal. The average high was 42.0 degrees
and the average low was 22.9 degrees. The highest temperature for
the month was 62 degrees which occurred on the 13th... 15th... 16th
and 31st. The lowest temperature was 12 degrees below zero which
occurred on the 5th.

A total of 1.07 inches of precipitation fell during the month. This
was eighty one hundredths of an inch below normal. The greatest 24
hour precipitation total was sixty two hundredths of an inch which
fell on the 22nd. There was a total of 10.9 inches of snow during
the month. The greatest 24 hour snowfall total was 7.4 inches which
occurred on the 22nd.

... Records...

Rochester received 2.6 inches of snowfall on the 24th. This broke
the record daily snowfall of 1.8 inches set in 1979.


... Discussion...

Temperatures during the month of March were near normal. The coldest
stretch during the month occurred from the 1st through the
6th... where the daily average temperature ranged from 8 to 28
degrees below the normal. There were 8 days during the month of
March... where the high temperature was at or below 32 degrees.
Typically Rochester receives 6 days... where the high temperature is
at or below 32 degrees. The warmest stretch during the month
occurred from the 7th through the 21st... where the average daily
temperature ranged from 1 to 19 degrees above the normal.

During the month of March... Rochester received below normal
precipitation. The driest stretch occurred from the 1st through the
21st... where four hundredths of an inch of precipitation fell. There
were 6 days of measurable precipitation. Typically... Rochester
receives 10 days of measurable precipitation. The wettest period
occurred from the 22nd through the 25th... where 1.02 inches of
precipitation fell. During this period... 10.6 inches of snow fell.
There were 2 days where one inch or greater of snow fell.
Normally... Rochester measures 3 days of one inch or greater snowfall.

... Looking ahead to April...

The normal high rises from 49 degrees on the 1st... to 64 degrees on
the 30th. In addition... the normal low rises from 31 degrees on the
1st... to 42 degrees on the 30th. The monthly average temperature
for April is 46.7 degrees.

April averages 3.24 inches of precipitation. There are typically 11
days in April with measurable precipitation. The average monthly
snowfall is 3.3 inches. Typically 3 days of thunderstorms occur at
Rochester.


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