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Warmest January in 17 years in La Crosse gives way to warm February, with no new snow yet in the month



January in La Crosse was warmer and less snowy than normal, according to the weather service.  The average daily temperature last month at the airport was 5 degrees above normal, making it the warmest local January since 2006. 

Although it was the wettest January in La Crosse since 2017, the snowfall of 10 inches was below normal.  The city has received no new snow so far in February, and there were highs of 48 degrees on two days last week.

The high temperature for January was on the 15th, when the mercury got up to 41 degrees.

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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