What cities typically have this type of winter
Happy Presidents Day! On this date in 1979, it was the 52nd consecutive day of high temperatures at or below freezing…a record. Compare that to this year where our longest stretch of highs at or less than 32 was 4 days from January 18-21. We have had two 2 and 3 day stretches…otherwise; our temperatures have been above normal.
Since December 11, Milwaukee had above normal high temperatures 19 of 21 days and 10 of the first 12 days in January were above normal. Milwaukee then had a stretch of 20 consecutive days where the temperature was above the average temperature which ended a week ago Saturday with a high of 18. We were above normal all of last week so that makes 27 of the past 29 days. I hope we don’t pay for this in March and April with cold rainy days.
This has been the year without a winter as the average high temperature is 37 degrees..that is more than 7 degrees above normal and is the normal high temperature for the start of March in Milwaukee. Cities that have a normal high temperature of 37 in winter include Boston, Indianapolis, Columbus, Ohio and Pittsburgh. St Louis has a normal high of 40 in January and they average about 17” of snow each winter. Milwaukee has experienced a winter very similar to what St Louis typically does.