Lack of cold air becomes record breaking
2021 has been a very warm year so far with only one month, February, showing below-average temps. September was certainly that way going down as the 5th warmest on record and the first few days of October are the third warmest start to the month on record. Since January 1st we have seen 82 days with highs of 80* or warmer which is a new record with still a few months to go!
Tuesday morning also makes the 128th day without a low temp reaching the 40s or colder in Milwaukee. The last time we had a low temp in the 40s was 41* on May 30th. Since then, every low in June, July, August and September were in the 50s or warmer. Those 128 days break a record and we are still going.
We are also approaching the record for the latest first fall 40s in Milwaukee. Everyone else in southeast Wisconsin has seen lows in the 40s, but not Milwaukee. The latest occurrence for fall lows to drop into the 40s is this Thursday, October 7th. It looks like we will shatter that record.
Not only are the low temps over the next five days expected to stay above 49* but they are expected to be well mild for this time of year in the 50s and 60s - both inland and lakeside! Looking into the extended forecast the next time we could get close to the 40s for lows would be the middle of next week.
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