Summer Climate Summary

The summer of 2013 (June, July, August) could be characterized as a "typical" northeast Wisconsin summer. A couple bouts of heat and humidity with occasional thunderstorms and dry spells highlighted the season. The month of August was especially stormy, including the August 6-7 late-night severe weather outbreak across central and east-central Wisconsin.

In Green Bay, the average summer temperature was about 1 degree above normal and rainfall for the three-month period was just over 1/2 inch below normal. There were five days with high temperatures of 90°F--compared to 22 such days last summer. The highest temperature during the summer was 93°F.

In Wausau, the average temperature for the season was one-half degree above normal. Rainfall was almost an inch (0.86") above normal. There were six days with high temperatures of 90°F or greater--compared to 16 last year. The highest reading was 92°F.

Rhinelander was a bit cooler and wetter than normal. The average summer temperature that was just over 1 degree below normal. Rainfall for the season was 2.31" above the long-term average.

Avg temperature. Avg rainfall.
 Summer temperature departure from average.  Summer rainfall departure from average.


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