It's Official: Record Cold and Very Dry in July

                Updated 200 AM CDT Saturday August 1, 2009


July 2009 has gone down as the coldest in recorded history for Madison (records go back to 1869).

The average temperature for the month was 65.7 degrees.  The previous record was 66.7 degrees in July 1891. 

The highest temperature recorded in July 2009 was only 82 degrees.  This is also a record.  The previous record was 84 in July, 1869.

It was also a dry month, with 1.94" falling.  This makes July 2009 the 7th driest in Madison.  The driest was 0.29" in July 1909.


The dry weather was also evident in Milwaukee.  Just 0.71" fell, making July 2009 the 4th driest in Milwaukee.  The driest was  0.28" in July 1936.

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Jeff Craven, Science and Operations Officer

National Weather Service Milwaukee/Sullivan WI

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