How Often Do Milwaukee and Madison Hit 90 Degrees and Above? - Updated

Ever wonder how often Milwaukee and Madison experience temperatures of 90 degrees and above? 

The plots below show the number of days each month from 1880-July 2009 that Milwaukee and Madison have had a max temperature of 90 degrees and above.  As you can see, July and August tend to have more days of 90 degrees and above than May, June, and September at both Milwaukee and Madison. 1955 and 1988 were especially hot years. In 1955, Milwaukee experienced 12 days in July and 16 days in August of 90 degrees and above. Madison experienced 19 days in July and 15 days in August of 90 degrees and above. In 1988, Milwaukee experienced 12 days in June, 11 days in July, and 12 days in August of 90 degrees and above. Madison experienced 9 days in June, 14 days in July, and 12 days in August of 90 degrees and above.

 

 

The plot below shows the total number of days each year from 1880-July 2009 that Milwaukee and Madison experienced temperatures of 90 degrees and above. In 1955, Milwaukee experienced 33 days over 90 degrees and Madison experienced 40 days of 90 degrees and above. In 1988, Milwaukee experienced 36 days of 90 degrees and above and Madison experienced 35 days of 90 degrees and above. On average, Milwaukee experiences 8.9 days a year with temperatures over 90 degrees and Madison experiences 10.1 days a year with temperatures of 90 degrees and above

 

 

The plot below shows the total number of days each year from 1880-July 2009 that Milwaukee and Madison experienced temperatures of 95 degrees and above.  There are far less days of 95 degrees and above for both cities. Like in the plots above, 1955 and 1988 were especially hot years.  On average, Milwaukee experiences 1.9 days a year with temperatures of 95 degrees and above and Madison experiences 1.83 days a year with temperatures of 95 degrees and above.

 

The last plot below shows the total number of days each year from 1880-July 2009 that Milwaukee and Madison experienced temperatures of 100 degrees and above.  There are far less days of 100 degrees and above for both cities. In 1936, Milwaukee experienced 4 days of 100 degrees and above and Madison experienced 8 days of 100 degrees and above.  On average, Milwaukee and Madison experience less than 1 day a year with temperatures of 100 degrees and above. 

 Courtney Obergfell - SCEP, NWS Milwaukee/Sullivan



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