One of the Coldest Labor Days on Record for Milwaukee and Madison

Labor Day 2011 was one of the coldest Labor Days on record for Milwaukee and Madison.

Milwaukee's high temperature on September 5, 2011 was 63 degrees. This tied the 1892 record for the 7th lowest maximum temperature recorded on Labor Day. The low temperature was 50 degrees, which tied for the 6th lowest minimum temperature recorded on Labor Day.

 MKE

Low Max

 
  Year Day Temp
1 1914 7 58
2 1974 2 59
3 1905 4 61
  1958 1 61
  1982 6 61
6 1988 5 62
7 1892 5 63
  2011 5 63
9 1885 7 64
  1928 3 64
  1935 2 64
  2000 4 64
13 1883 6 65
  1891 7 65
  1938 5 65
  1950 4 65

MKE

Min

 
  Year Day Temp
1 1946 2 43
2 1972 4 45
3 1988 5 46
4 1877 3 48
  1966 5 48
6 1896 7 50
  1909 6 50
  1914 7 50
  1950 4 50
  1976 6 50
  2011 5 50
12 1891 7 51
  1892 5 51
  1928 3 51
  1958 1 51
  1967 4 51
  1974 2 51

Madison was also unseasonably cool. The high temperature at the Dane County Regional Airport on Labor Day tied 1935 for the 12th lowest maximum on record with 65 degrees. The low temperature tied 1976 for the 6th lowest minimum on record with 44 degrees.

 MSN

Low Max

 
  Year Day Temp
1 1892 5 60
  1905 4 60
  1914 7 60
  1965 6 60
5 1928 3 61
6 1924 1 62
7 1982 6 63
8 1869 6 64
  1938 5 64
  1946 2 64
  1988 5 64
12 1935 2 65
  2011 5 65
14 1870 5 66
  1876 4 66
  1952 1 66

 MSN

Min

 
  Year Day Temp
1 1967 4 40
  1972 4 40
3 1988 5 41
4 1953 7 43
  1974 2 43
6 1976 6 44
  2011 5 44
8 1946 2 46
9 1958 1 47
  1966 5 47
  1968 2 47
  1978 4 47
  1984 3 47
14 1965 6 48
  1993 6 48

Additional Labor Day statistics for Milwaukee:

Normal high temperature... 75 degrees.
Normal low temperature... 59 degrees.

Most precipitation..... 2.04 inches on September 3, 1900.
Normal precipitation... 0.07 inches.

And for Madison:

Normal high temperature... 76 degrees.
Normal low temperature... 57 degrees.

Most precipitation..... 2.16 inches on September 1, 1930.
Normal precipitation... 0.09 inches.



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