Weather Whys: Record high pressure in Milwaukee

Weather Whys: Record high pressure in Milwaukee

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Southeast Wisconsin was able to string together five straight awesome days of sunshine. From Wednesday to Sunday, February 19-23, we had either a completely sunny or mostly sunny sky. That stretch of beautiful weather was thanks to high pressure moving in, our fair weather friend. That cause us to ask the question, what is the record high pressure ever recorded in Milwaukee?

Milwaukee's record high pressure also happened in the month of February. Back in 1989 the pressure hit 1050.1 mb on February 16. For reference, an average high would have a pressure around 1020 mb and an average low would be around 1000 mb. Last Thursday, February 20 Milwaukee had a high pressure of 1041.5 mb which is comparatively high.

Weather Whys is a segment by Meteorologist Justin Thompson-Gee that airs during the CBS 58 News on WMLW - The M from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. The segment answers viewer weather questions, explains weather phenomena and reveals interesting weather stats. To submit your question reach out to Justin on Facebook, Twitter or by emailing him at JThompson-Gee@cbs58.com.

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