July 2012 One Of The Warmest On Record (Updated 8/2)

Milwaukee and Madison had a top 5 warmest winter, the warmest spring on record, a top ten warmest June, and now the record heat has continued into July. In fact, July 2012 tied for the warmest July on record at Milwaukee, and was the 2nd warmest July at Madison. The tables below show the top 5 wamest Julys in Milwaukee and Madison:

Rank Avg Temp. Year
T1 78.6 2012, 1921
3 76.7 1955
4 76.5 1999
5 76.4 2011
Rank Avg Temp. Year
1 79.8 1901
2 79.4 2012
3 78.7 1936
T4 78.1 1955, 1921, 1916

*Temperature records date back to 1871 in Milwaukee and 1869 in Madison.

So far we are also experiencing the warmest summer-to-date, as shown in this article.

The Climate Prediction Center's August temperature outlook doesn't show things cooling down in the near future either. The image below shows over a 50% chance of above normal temperatures in August for southern Wisconsin.

August 2012 Temperature Outlook



NWS Milwaukee/Sullivan

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