10th Snowiest Winter Season at Madison

The meteorological winter season falls from Dec 1st through Feb 28th (or Feb 29th on leap years).  The 2009/2010 winter season was near normal as far as temperatures at Milwaukee and Madison, and Milwaukee's snowfall.  However, the Madison winter season snowfall ranked #10 out of the last 126 winter seasons.

Below shows how this winter season's average temperature and snowfall ranked at Milwaukee and Madison.

 

Madison Winter Season Snowfall (Record Period Dec 1 - Feb 28, excludes leap days)

2009/2010: 48.4 inches (10th snowiest in past 126 years) or (6th snowiest in past 30 years)

 

For recent comparison, here is the winter season snowfall for the past 5 years:

2009/2010: 48.4 (14.3 inches above normal based on climate normal record period 1971-2000)

2008/2009: 62.3

2007/2008: 88.3 (snowiest on record) (leap day included)

2006/2007: 40.8

2005/2006: 32.0

 

Milwaukee Winter Season Snowfall (Record Period Dec 1 - Feb 28, excludes leap days)

2009/2010: 36.8 inches (42nd snowiest in past 129 years) or (14th snowiest in past 30 years)

 

For recent comparison, here is the winter season snowfall for the past 5 years:

2009/2010: 36.8 (1.4 inches below normal based on climate normal record period 1971-2000)

2008/2009: 53.1

2007/2008: 78.9 (leap day included)

2006/2007: 46.6

2005/2006: 25.8

 

Madison Winter Season Average Temperature (Record Period Dec 1 - Feb 28, excludes leap days)

2009/2010: 20.8°F (66th coldest in past 140 years) (0.2°F below normal based on climate normal record period 1971-2000)

Comparing to previous 4 years:

2008/2009: 17.1°F

2007/2008: 18.5°F

2006/2007: 22.8°F

2005/2006: 24.6°F

 

Milwaukee Winter Season Average Temperature (Record Period Dec 1 - Feb 28, excludes leap days)

2009/2010: 25.5°F (Tied for 44th warmest in past 138 years) (1.4°F above normal based on climate normal record period 1971-2000)

Comparing to previous 4 years:

2008/2009: 21.8°F

2007/2008: 23.6°F

2006/2007: 25.7°F

2005/2006: 27.6°F

 



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