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All-time record set in La Crosse for the number of 80-degree days in one year

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It has been an unusually warm year in La Crosse — a record-setter, in one way.

The city has had more days of 80-degree weather in 2021 than in any other year on record, according to the National Weather Service – La Crosse. Temperature records date back to 1873.

Sunday was the 109th day of the year that the mercury got to 80 in La Crosse, passing the old record set in 1998.

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The first 80-degree reading of this year occurred on Easter Sunday, April 4. There were only four days in June, seven in July, and two in August when the temperatures stayed below 80 degrees.

In 2020, the latest day with 80-degree weather in La Crosse was Oct. 9.

La Crosse’s most recent day with 90-degree weather this year was Sept. 19.

La Crosse has not seen 100 degrees in 2021, but the mercury did reach 99 on both June 5 and 10.

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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