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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE: La Crosse tied for 14th hottest summer in 2022

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The official arrival of fall brings an end to another hot summer in La Crosse.

The average temperature of 73.1 degrees in La Crosse for the last three months has only been surpassed 13 times in 150 years — records date back to 1873.

The National Weather Service — La Crosse says the only place in the region that was warmer was Oelwein, Iowa.

Rainfall totals in the region ranged from less than 7 inches in Lake City, Minn., to almost 23 inches near Decorah, Iowa. La Crosse had 9 inches for the season, with no rain at all for 52 days of the summer. That was drier than an average year by 2.7 inches.

Rainfall during the season was heavier south and west of La Crosse than in the city. The La Crosse airport was one of the five driest areas of the region.

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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