Wet/Warm Summer Statistics for southern Wisconsin...Updated Sep 4

         Updated Sep 4 2010

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Milwaukee August
Milwaukee Summer

Madison August
Madison Summer

It was a warm and wet summer season in southern Wisconsin.      

The 3 summer months of June, July, and August rank 2nd wettest all time in Milwaukee and 4th wettest all time in Madison.  Milwaukee's 3 month total of 19.38" was just 0.10" below the record of 19.48" set in 1986.   Those totals are 9.19" above average for Milwaukee and 11.68" above average for Madison.

  In addition, for the first 8 months of a calendar year, 2010 ranks as 12th wettest in Milwaukee and 13th wettest in Madison.   Of note is that 4 of the 10 wettest January-August periods in Madison records (dating back to the 1800s) have occurred in the past 10 years. 

For temperatures, this was the 3rd warmest summer ever in Milwaukee with an average temperature of 73.3 degrees.  That is just 0.5 degree below the record of 73.8 set in 1988 and 1995.   That is 5.8 degrees above normal for the 3 month period.

Madison experience the 16th warmest summer with an average of 72.3 degrees.  That is 5.4 degrees above normal but 2.3 degrees below the record of 74.6 in 1995.

   Milwaukee     

       Rain      Summer (Jun-Aug)
  1   19.48     1986
  2  19.38  2010
  3   18.11     1885
  4   17.52    1997
  5   17.27    1954
  6   16.35    2008

       10.19 is 30 year average for period Jun-Aug

       Rain     Year (Jan-Aug)
  1   37.45    1876
  2   32.18    2008
  3   31.93    1960
  4   31.75    2000
  5   31.52    1938
  6   30.82    1999
  7   30.75    1986
  8   30.32    1877
  9   30.12     1990
 10   29.81     1993
 11   28.46     1974
12  28.39   2010

      Temp      Summer (Jun-Aug)
   1    73.8      1995, 1988
  3   73.3   2010
  4     72.9     1991
  5     72.8     1955, 1921

         67.5 is 30 year average for period Jun-Aug


 

      Madison

       Rain     Summer (Jun-Aug)
  1   22.69    2007
  2   21.58    1993
  3   21.21     1880
  4  20.28  2010
  5
   19.86    1950
  6   17.96    2008

       8.60 is 30 year average for period Jun-Aug  

           Rain      Year (Jan-Aug)
  1        37.75   1880
  2       36.79   1993
  3       34.87   2008
  4       34.59   2007
  5       32.67   2000
  6       32.53   1884
  7       32.38   1950
  8       32.21   2004
  9       32.19   1882
10       32.02   1998
11       31.74    1881
12      30.44    1883
13    30.33  2010

       Temp    Summer (Jun-Aug)
  
1    74.6    1995
  2    74.0    1901
  3    73.4    1921
  4    73.2    1874, 1955
  6    73.0    1933
  7    72.9    1873
  8    72.8    1936
  9    72.7    1949, 1931, 1988
12    72.6    1934, 1894
14    72.4    1872, 1937
16  72.3   2010

66.9 is 30 year average for period Jun-Aug

 

 

National Weather Service, Milwaukee-Sullivan WI

w-mkx.webmaster@noaa.gov

 


Jeff Craven,  Science and Operations Officer



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