Temperatures/Records during the Heat Wave

The tables below show observed and record high temperatures for July 2-6 in Milwaukee and Madison.

Milwaukee MaxTemp Record Max Min Record High Min
Mon July 2nd 87 98 in 1911 69 77 in 1911
Tue July 3rd 97 99 in 1911 73
75 in 2002 and 1921
Wed July 4th 102-new record 98 in 1990 81-new record  79 in 1999
Thu July 5th 103-new record 96 in 1911 73  78 in 1921
Fri July 6th 94 99 in 1988 76 79 in 1921

Madison MaxTemp Record Max Min Record High Min
Mon July 2nd 97-new record 96 in 1911 70 75 in 1911 and 1872
Tue July 3rd 96-tied record 96 in 1949 and 1911 78-new record 74 in 2002 and 1897
Wed July 4th 102-new record 98 in 1955, 1949 and 1911 81-new record  77 in 1999 and 1897
Thu July 5th 104-new record 98 in 1911 75-new record  74 in 1999 and 1939
Fri July 6th 102-new record 100 in 1886 76 83 in 1874

Previous to this year, the last time high temperatures reached 100 degrees or higher in Milwaukee was July 14, 1995 and in Madison, July 13, 1995.

The tables below shows the top ten hottest days on record in Milwaukee (records go back to 1871) and Madison (records go back to 1869). Milwaukee and Madison both had several days make the list during this heat wave.

Milwaukee
Rank Value Date
1 105 7/24/1934
2 104 6/1/1934
3 103 7/5/2012
    7/13/1995
    8/1/1988
6 102 7/4/2012
    7/14/1995
    7/25/1940
    7/30/1916
10 101 6/21/1988
    6/14/1987

Madison
Rank Value Date
1 107 7/14/1936
2 106 7/13/1936
3 104 7/5/2012
    7/10/1976
    7/12/1936
    7/21/1901
 7  102 7/4/2012
   102 7/6/2012
    8/17/1988
    8/16/1988
    7/14/1977
    7/7/1936

Madison reached tens days in a row of high temperatures greater than or equal to 90 degrees which ranks tied for 3rd. Madison just missed 90 degrees on Saturday with a high temperature of 89 degrees.

Rank Consecutive Days End Date
1 15 7/27/1901
2 13 7/18/1936
3 10 7/6/2012
  10 9/3/1953
5 9 7/10/1989
  9 8/4/1988

Madison had seven days in a row of high temperatures of 95 degrees or higher, which is ranked 2nd. 

Rank Consecutive Days End Date
1 8 7/14/1936
2 7 7/6/2012
  7 7/06/1936
  7 8/21/1955
  7 7/25/1901
6 6 7/25/1934
  6 7/1/1931

Not to mention, Milwaukee and Madison have both tied for 2nd for the most consecutive days with temperatures of 100 degrees or higher, with Milwaukee having two consecutive days and Madison, three.

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