Labor Day Facts for Milwaukee and Madison

The tables and graphs below show Labor Day weather statistics for Milwaukee and Madison:

   Milwaukee Madison  
Records:    
MaximumTemperature 94° Sept 7, 1959
95° Sept 6, 1954
MinimumTemperature 43° Sept 2, 1946
40° Sept 4, 1972, Sept 4, 1967
Low Maximum Temperature 58° Sept 7, 1914
60° Sept 6, 1965, Sept 7, 1914, Sept 4, 1905, Sept 5, 1892
High Minimum Temperature 74° Sept 7, 1959
73° Sept 7, 1959
Precipitation 2.04" Sept 3, 1900
2.16" Sept 1, 1930
     
Normal:    
MaximumTemperature 76° 76°
MinimumTemperature 60° 55°
Precipitation 0.10" 0.11"
     
Percent Of Days With:    
A trace of rainfall or more 47%
42%
0.1" of rainfall or more
13%
13%
0.5" of rainfall or more 5% 6%
1.0" of rainfall or more 2% 2%
2.0" of rainfall or more 1% 1%
     
Milwaukee Madison
Graph of percent of days with a certain max temperature in Milwaukee Graph of percent of days with a certain max temperature in Madison

The following table shows the weather data for the past 10 Labor Days:

  Milwaukee Madison
Year Max Min Rain Max Min Rain
Sept 3, 2012 83 67 0.41 91 60 0.01
Sept 5, 2011 63 50 0.00 65 44 0.00
Sept 6, 2010 78 62 0.01 77 62 0.06
Sept 7, 2009 74 59 0.00 80 49 0.00
Sept 1, 2008 87
61 0.00 89
57 0.00
Sept 3, 2007 82 69 0.00 85 61 0.00
Sept 4, 2006 67 60 0.33 68 56 0.36
Sept 5, 2005 83 61 0.00 88 56 0.00
Sept 6, 2004 78 60 T 76 59 0.11
Sept 1, 2003 71 60 T 76 49 0.00


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Below is a press release from our Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) folks:

For more information contact:    Tod Pritchard, WEM Office: (608) 242-3324   Cell: (608) 219-4008        

For Immediate Release...August 28, 2013 

Labor Day Weekend 

Tips to keep you and your family safe this holiday weekend

(MADISON)  Families across Wisconsin will be taking one last summer adventure during this Labor Day weekend. Wisconsin Emergency Management wants you to have fun but play it safe during this busy travel weekend and events.

“We all want to enjoy the Labor Day weekend. Following these simple tips can make for a safer celebration,” said Wisconsin Emergency Management Administrator Brian Satula.

Here are some tips to make this a safe holiday weekend.

  • Even though the worst of this week’s heat wave will be over, temperatures are forecast to remain in the mid to upper 80’s Saturday and Sunday with 70’s on Monday. Make sure you drink plenty of water and limit your alcohol and caffeine intake.
  • When traveling to and from a holiday destination, never leave people or pets inside a parked car. Even with the windows cracked open, temperatures inside a vehicle can reach 100 degrees in less than 10 minutes
  • Make sure your car is in shape to make the trip. Having a first-aid kit, bottled water and some energy bars is a good idea in case you get stranded. A car adaptor for your cell phone is also a good idea in case you need to call for help.
  • Schedule your road trip at times to help avoid the holiday travel madness. Leaving before rush hourFriday or early Saturday and driving back Monday before 4 p.m. or after 10 p.m. should make for less traffic hassles.
  • We want everyone to come home safely on Labor Day. If you’re feeling tired, drank alcohol, or feel ill, either let someone else drive or postpone the trip.
  • Check www.511wi.gov or call 511 for the latest traffic and road information on your route.

For more information go to readywisconsin.wi.gov. For daily safety tips, follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/readywisconsin) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/readywisconsin).


Brooks, WFO Milwaukee/Sullivan



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