Wisconsin History Day By Day

Related Web Sites:
Wisconsin State Climatology Office

A Hundred Years of Wisconsin Weather

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"Wisconsin's Weather and Climate" by Joseph Moran and Edward Hopkins

"Wisconsin Weather" by Richard & De Souza and Anthony Palm



Interesting Fact:

July 1936 was the fourth hottest month in Wisconsin history, with the temperature averaging 75.2 degrees. July 1921 was the warmest month, with an average temperature of 76 degrees.

Study Questions:

  • What was the hottest recorded temperature prior to July 13, 1936?
  • What were the temperatures like in Wisconsin throughout the summer of 1936?
  • What is the hottest recorded temperature in your community? When did it occur?

    U.S. historical events that occurred on July 13:

    1787: The Northwest Ordinace is enacted by Congress.

  • July 13

    July 13, 1936: The hottest recorded temperature in Wisconsin, 114 degrees, was in Wisconsin Dells.

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