Record Heat Pushed Into The Region Saturday, October 9, 2010

Record Heat
Parts Of The Upper Midwest
Saturday, October 9, 2010


The graphic below depicts afternoon temperatures across the Upper Midwest on Saturday, October 9, 2010. Southerly winds ahead of low pressure over the Dakotas and Minnesota pumped record setting warm air north into the region. Meanwhile, high pressure centered over the Great Lakes supplied a much cooler easterly wind flow that brought cooler temperatures to northern and eastern Wisconsin.


Graphic showing record temperatures across the upper midwest

The following are a few of the records that fell around the area.

Site New Record Old Record
Madison, WI 85F 82F  1879
La Crosse, WI 85F 84F  1879
Rockford, IL 90F 84F  1920
Moline, IL 89F 87F  1938
Dubuque, IA 85F 84F  1879

Due to the cooler winds off of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee only reached a high of 72F.


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