Nearly 3-Week Streak of Temperatures 31F or Colder Ended Saturday

...STREAK OF TEMPERATURES LESS THAN 32 DEGREES ENDED...

THROUGH JANUARY 30...MILWAUKEE HAD A STREAK OF 24 DAYS WITH HIGH
TEMPERATURES LESS THAN 32 DEGREES. THIS RANKS AS THE 16TH LONGEST
STREAK WITH HIGHS 31 OR BELOW. THE LONGEST STREAK WAS 46
DAYS...ENDING ON FEBRUARY 24 1978.

SIMILARLY...THROUGH JANUARY 30...MADISON HAD A STREAK OF 26 DAYS
WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES LESS THAN 32 DEGREES. THIS RANKS THE 22ND
LONGEST STREAK WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES OF 31 DEGREES OR COLDER. THE
LONGEST STREAK WAS 53 DAYS...ENDING ON FEBRUARY 5 1893.

THE STREAK ENDED ON SATURDAY JAN 31ST...AS HIGH TEMPERATURES
REACHED 40 DEGREES AT MILWAUKEE AND 39 DEGREES AT MADISON.

JANUARY 2009 WAS A VERY COLD MONTH FOR WISCONSIN. MILWAUKEE/S
AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE FOR JANUARY 2009 WAS 15.8
DEGREES...WHICH IS 4.9 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. MADISON/S AVERAGE
MONTHLY TEMPERATURE FOR JANUARY 2009 WAS 10.6 DEGREES...WHICH IS 6.7
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.

NEITHER OF THESE ARE RECORDS...NOR DO THEY RANK IN THE TOP TEN
COLDEST JANUARIES. MILWAUKEE/S COLDEST JANUARY WAS 5.6 DEGREES IN
1912 AND MADISON/S COLDEST JANUARY WAS 1.2 DEGREES IN 1912.


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