Milwaukee Had Its 10th Driest August on Record

Milwaukee had one of its driest Augusts on record in 2011. General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee only received 0.62 inches of rainfall. This was 3.35 inches below normal. August 2011 ranked the 10th driest August in the Milwaukee area since 1871 (see the table below).

Top 15 driest Augusts on record for Milwaukee

Rank Value Year
1 0.29 1894
2 0.35 1929
3 0.38 1883
4 0.46 1948
5 0.53 1969, 1902
7 0.57 2003
8 0.58 1927, 1917
10 0.62 2011
11 0.64 1970,1878
13 0.65 1926
14 0.76 1889
15 0.80 1937

Madison has received quite a bit more rain than Milwaukee this month, with 3.06 inches. This was 1.21 inches below normal.

 



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