Below normal temperatures prevailed across the state in July with departures ranging from one degree below normal in the northwest to over three degrees below normal in the southeast. The average temperature in Milwaukee was 68.2 degrees, which is 3.6 degrees below normal for July. The average at Madison was 68.9 degrees, which is 2.4 degrees below normal. Although this was below normal, neither site ranked among the coldest for the month, with both Milwaukee and Madison tying for the 14th coolest July on record.
Rainfall was above normal in the extreme north, but below normal elsewhere across the state with departures ranging from 3 inches above normal in the north to over 2 inches below normal across central and southwestern parts of the state. Milwaukee received 2.31 inches during the month, which is 1.36 inches below normal. Madison reported 1.08 inches, which is 3.10 inches below normal and ranks as the 7th driest July on record.
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