The first 90 degree temperature of the season was reported across portions of central and northeast Wisconsin this week. High temperatures on Tuesday afternoon included: 91 at Appleton, Green Bay, and Oshkosh, 90 at Manitowoc, Sturgeon Bay, and Wisconsin Rapids. Except for Sturgeon Bay, these locations reported their first 90 degree temperature since September 10, 2013. At Sturgeon Bay, the last 90 degree day occurred on July 19, 2013.
The area averages between two and four 90 degree days by this date (away from Lake Michigan). The last time Green Bay, Wausau, and Rhinelander all did not reach 90 degrees through July 23 was back in 2008. A fairly cool summer-time pattern will set up across the area for the rest of the month, so additional 90+ degree days are not expected.
Below is a look at how many 90 degree days Green Bay, Wausau, and Rhinelander have had the past several years.