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Subzero weather in La Crosse usually ends by late February

Brad Williams

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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.

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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