2018 in Milwaukee goes down as 3rd wettest and 21st warmest on record
The numbers are officially in and 2018 in Milwaukee was warm and wet. After a very snowy April followed by a rainy summer and early fall the total amount of precipitation in Milwaukee reached 45.08" which is a little over ten inches above the yearly average 34.76".
That total goes down as the third wettest year on record passing 2008, 2000 and 1986 in the Top 6. 1876 and 1877 still stand as the top two wettest years on record.
When it comes to temperatures we had a lot of mild air. The average temperature which is calculated taking the high and low for each day and averaging it and then averaging all of those averages came in at 48.8° which is the 21st warmest on record.
Milwaukee broke three high temperature records on January 10, January 11 and October 9.
Snowfall wasn't a slacker either. Typically we measure snowfall amounts during the winter season which statistically speaking is July 1 through June 30 to get a real idea of how "winter" fared, but you can also take the yearly numbers. In 2018 Milwaukee picked up exactly 50" of snowfall which is just over 3" above-average.
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