2012 Wisconsin Weather Summary

2012 was an interesting year to say the least.  By the end of Thursday, December 13th, we'll post a complete yearly summary for Wisconsin.

Capsule Summary 
2011-12 Winter - warm & below normal snowfall
Insane warmth in March with early green-up
Frosts/Freezes in April wipe out much of Door County cherry crop
Warmest Jan-June on record
Long-duration, killer heat wave July 1-7
June heavy rain & flood event northwest
Only 4 tornadoes – 2nd lowest yearly number since 1950
Moderate to extreme drought in summer & fall seasons – crop yields down
Warmest summer on record some locations
Near-record low water levels on Lake Michigan end of October
Hurricane Sandy’s gusty winds affected Eastern Wisconsin & Lake Michigan
Long stretches of no measurable snow between spring and fall season
Warmest year on-record at many locations
15 directly-related weather fatalities (2 indirect) & 351 injured people
Total estimated property & crop losses = $33.375 Million+
Temperature extremes: -31F and 106 F


Kapela, WFO Milwaukee/Sullivan



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