Independence Day Climate Stats

 

Normals
 

Green Bay

Rhinelander

Wausau

Appleton

Average High Temperature

80°F

78°F

80°F

81°F

Average Low Temperature

59°F

56°F

59°F

61°F

Average Rainfall

0.12"

0.14"

0.12"

0.12"

 

Extremes

 

Green Bay

Rhinelander

Wausau

Appleton

Hottest Fourth of July on Record

96°F in 1921

95°F in 1935

96°F in 2012

96°F in 1921

Lowest Maximum Temperature

59°F in 1967

57°F in 1967

60°F in 1967

60°F 1967

Coldest Fourth of July on Record

43°F in 1972

37°F in 1972

40°F in 1972

45°F in 1909 & 1927

Highest Minimum Temperature

79°F in 1897

74°F in 1999

78°F in 1999

78°F in 1990

Wettest Fourth of July on Record

2.52" in 1994

2.71" in 1949

2.01" in 1958

2.21" in 1994

Just last year the Fourth of July marked the middle of a heat wave for much of northeast Wisconsin. Many locations had an afternoon high of more than 90°F, with some spots hitting 100°F. Below is a map of the high temperatures reported on July 4, 2012 (click map to enlarge):

July 2012 in general broke numerous records due to the excessive heat. July 2012 was the second warmest July on record for Green Bay with an average high temperature of 87.5°F. It was warmest July every recorded in Wausau with an average high temperature of 88°F. With Rhinelander being further north, they were not as warm in July 2012 with an average high temperature of 83°F.

The following are frequencies for northeast Wisconsin climate sites, including temperatures and precipitation:

 

 

Looking ahead, pleasant weather will persist over northeast Wisconsin for the holiday week! There is a chance for afternoon showers and thunderstorms on Thursday and Friday, however a wash out is not expected. Keep an eye to the radar to keep dry, but plans should go on as scheduled. Any showery activty that does develop should dissipate after sunset, so fireworks should not be ruined either! 

Get your local forecast, check the radar, and see all the latest advisories, watches, and/or warnings through the National Weather Service and the The NWS Green Bay Website! Stay connected with us and keep safe over your Independence Day week (and year round)!

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