Much of 2012 has been mild across the region. Helped by the historic warmth during the spring and a mild start to December, this year will rank as one of the warmest on record.
Here are the top five warmest January-December 13 periods for Green Bay and Wausau:
Note: The cities of Appleton and Oshkosh also experienced the warmest January through mid-December period on record.
The warm weather has had an affect on water temperatures of Lakes Michigan and Superior, as you might expect. This year's water temperatures continue to run above the long-term average.
|Lake Michigan average surface water temperatures in 2012 (°C) as compared to 20-year normal. Click for larger view.||Lake Superior surface water temperatures in 2012 (°C) as compared to 20-year normal. Click for larger view.|