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July finishes wetter, warmer than usual in La Crosse

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Nearly hits Top 10 for rain in city’s history. 

Another wetter-, warmer-than-normal month in La Crosse has come to an end.

Of the 7.5 inches of rain fell in La Crosse this July – 3.5 inches above average – almost all of that came July 19-20.

That’s when severe storms swept through the region, dropping 5 inches of rain.

July has also been a little warmer than usual – 2 degrees above average. La Crosse had five days of 90-degree weather in July.

The 7.5 inches of rain was just short of the Top 10 wettest Julys in La Crosse history.

La Crosse normally gets 4 inches of rain in August. but last year’s weather during that month was wetter than usual.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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