Near Record Warm Summer 2012

The summer of 2012 ended up among the warmest on record in Wisconsin. Several cities in central and northeast Wisconsin recorded top-ten warmest summers--among them Green Bay and Wausau. Summer for meteorological records is defined as June 1 to August 31.

Green Bay
Rank Avg Temp Year
1 72.6 1995
2 72.3 1921
3 71.7 2012
4 71.4 1988
4 71.4 1933 

Wausau
Rank Avg Temp Year
1 72.2 1955
2 72.0 1949
3 71.3 1933
4 71.1 2012
4 71.1 1995*

* And other years

In addition, both Green Bay and Wausau set records for the most number of 90 degree days in any month. Green Bay recorded 14 and Wausau had 12 during July 2012.



It was a warm and dry summer across much of the Midwest. Here are maps of Summer 2012 temperature departures and percent of normal rainfall.

Temp departure
Average summer temperature departure from normal. Summer rainfall percent of mean. Less than 100%=Drier than normal; greater than 100%=Wetter than normal.



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