A record high temperature of 51 degrees was set at the Dane County Regional Airport (Truax Field) in Madison yesterday (Thursday, January 5, 2012). This broke the previous record of 49 degrees set in 2007. The normal high temperature for yesterday and today is 26 degrees.
The maximum temperature expected in Madison today is 49 degrees, well above normal. The record high for this day is 58 degrees, set back in 1880.
Milwaukee (General Mitchell International Airport) also experienced warm temperatures yesterday, with an observed high temperature of 47 degrees. The record high temperature for yesterday was 53 degrees, set in 2007 and 1998. The normal temperature for yesterday and today is 29 degrees. The forecast high temperature for today is 49 degrees, approaching the record high temperature of 52 degrees, set in 2008 and 1933.