Near Record Heat again today in Madison

                  Issued 425 am CDT Sunday October 10, 2010

Following the record heat from yesterday, another warm afternoon is expected in southern Wisconsin Sunday with readings well into the 80s away from Lake Michigan. 

For Madison, the record high for October 10th is 84 degrees, set back in 1938.  Temperatures will top out very close to this value.

The 30 year average high for this date is 63 degrees at Madison. 

The all-time record high for the month of October in Madison is 90, set on October 13th, 1975 and tied on October 1st, 1976.

Today will be the 3rd day this October that we have reached at least 80 degrees in Madison.  The long term average is about one day each October.  5 out of the last 6 Octobers have featured at least 1 day of 80+ degrees.  The record for days above 80 F in October for Madison is 11, set back in 1947.

So far in 2010, it has hit 80 degrees 73 times this year, including today.  The long term average is 54 days each calendar year.  The record for number of 80 degrees days in Madison for a year is 90, set in 1955 and tied in 1991. 

Jeff Craven,  Science and Operations Officer

National Weather Service Milwaukee/Sullivan WI

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