New Streak: Days Above 50°
As one weather streak comes to an end, we put our focus on another one. Saturday morning our streak of days without hitting freezing came to an end in Milwaukee with a low temperature of 32°. This was the 4th latest we've ever had our first freeze on record, falling ten days short of the record of November 24.
Even though we've recently experienced the coldest temperatures of the season, every day in November has been above average. This means that we still haven't had a day with a high temperature in the 40s yet this fall. The last time we had a high in the 40s was May 14. To date on Sunday this is 183 consecutive days of highs at or above 50°. A streak that long is tied for the fourth longest and the record is only five days away at 188 days set in 1998.
This year will also be the latest we've ever had our first high in the 40s. On average, we see our first high temperature below 50° on October 15. Before this year the record latest first high in the 40s was November 9 a record set in 1994. Since Sunday is November 13 we have already passed this record and look to tack on a few more days before temperatures drop to more seasonable numbers.
The entire upcoming work week will stay above-average with highs in the 50s and even a few more chances at 60°.
Friday into Saturday a large storm system will come through and that will drop temperatures to highs in the 40s. If the current forecast holds and we don't hit 50° on Saturday, we would tie the record 188 consecutive days without a high temperature below 50°.