For people in the Coulee Region who hate subzero temperatures, there’s good news.
On average, the last below-zero readings in La Crosse usually happens around Feb. 24, according to the National Weather Service.
The bad news: The record for the latest below-zero day in La Crosse is March 26.
As of Thursday, La Crosse has reported subzero weather on nine days this winter, going back to Dec. 15.
The forecast calls for highs in the 40s, perhaps by Saturday.
The local record for the latest below-zero reading of winter was set in March of 1996.
The average date for the earliest below-zero readings of winter is Dec. 17.