Wisconsin Climate Becoming Much Milder

2015-12-31-13-43-47

The frequency of extreme temperatures (hot and cold) in Wisconsin has plummeted since 1988 when NASA’s James Hansen warned that extreme temperatures would increase.

In 1936, almost one day out of five was either over 90F or below 0F. Recently the frequency of extreme temperatures has been about half of 1936.

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2 Responses to Wisconsin Climate Becoming Much Milder

  1. Matt says:

    Happy New Year to you, Tony!
    May 2016 carry good things for you, and may the Lord continue to bless you,
    Best from Chile,
    Matt

  2. AZ1971 says:

    Having grown up in central Wisconsin during the 1970’s I’d have to say that the climate has grown milder, but more so during the winters than summers. Summer heat was never really all that often oppressive save for the humidity but even that would break periodically with a cold front and requisite thunderstorms. We used to have bitterly cold winters beginning in the early to middle part of November; now the norm is for winter to barely arrive by the early to middle of December. This year (2015) has been exceptionally warm and devoid of snow and cold. Outdoor enthusiasts may complain, and agriculture may suffer somewhat due to lack of snow cover that can freeze out the roots on certain over-wintered crops like alfalfa hay, but for the most part I think the locals are fine with the good driving conditions and reduced fuel consumption for heating oil, propane, and natural gas. It should be interesting to find out whether or not a percentage uptick for the state in extreme weather is due to higher highs or colder lows as SC24 ends and the sun is poised to become very quiet over the next 20 years.

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