Number Of 0°F Or Below Days This Winter (Updated 3/10)

By many measures this has been one of the colder winters in southern Wisconsin in the past 30 years.

The following are the total number of days with low temperatures of 0 °F or below so far this 2013-2014 winter and 2014 spring seasons (through March 9th, 2014):

Milwaukee:  28 days

  • To date, this season is a 5-way tie for 7th place for the number of days at or below 0 °F.
  • This is the most days at or below zero since 28 days in the 1976-1977 winter season.
  • The normal for a season, based on 1981-2010 climatology, is 8 days per season.
  • The average since records began in 1871 is 12 days per season.
  • The record for most days is 41 in 1884-1885; the record for fewest days is zero in 2009-2010 (where the lowest temperature was +1 °F).

 

Madison:  42 days

  • To date, this season is 5th place for the number of days at or below 0 °F.
  • This is the most days at or below zero since 48 days in the 1976-1977 and 1977-1978 winter seasons.
  • The normal for a season, based on 1981-2010 climatology, is 17 days per season.
  • The average since records began in 1869 is 20 days per season.
  • The record for most days is 51 in 1884-1885;  the record for fewest days is 2 in 1997-1998.
  • March 3, 2014 tied a record low of -8 from 1884.

 


National Weather Service Milwaukee/Sullivan, WI


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