Wisconsin State Climatology Office

Top Ten Monthly Extremes for Madison, Wisconsin

Warmest,  Coldest, Wettest,  Driest,  Snowiest,  Least Snowiest

* Prior to 1896, temperatures were recorded 3 times daily, at 7am, 2pm, and 7pm, so absolute maximum and absolute minimum values are absent from climatological calculations. During winter, this would likely skew monthly averages to be milder than actual. *
   January
Warmest Coldest Wettest Driest Snowiest Least Snowiest
33.5	  1880*
30.8 1933
28.6 1990
27.6 1989
27.4 1944
26.6 1934
26.2 1939
26.1 1931
25.9 1932,14
25.5 1992
1.2     	1912
3.7 1977,1875
5.4 1963
5.6 1918
6.3 1885
6.4 1929,1888
6.9 1979
7.3 1893
8.0 1982
8.3 1884,1883
3.64   1874
3.59 1898
3.35 1870
3.33 1886
3.31 1937,29
3.09 1887
3.07 1916
2.82 1910
2.81 1938
2.80 1906
0.10   1903
0.14 1981
0.16 1899
0.17 1902
0.19 1961
0.22 1921
0.26 1919
0.30 1904
0.36 1984
0.40 1972,28,1878
31.8	1929
28.6 1898
28.2 1910
27.5 1995
26.9 1979
25.8 1943
24.5 1918
22.5 1994,1886
21.9 1971
19.9 1985
T    	1903
1.4 1964
1.5 1922 1.6 2001
1.7 1928,02
1.9 1973
2.0 1933
2.1 1961
2.5 1950
2.6 1989,55
   February
Warmest Coldest Wettest Driest Snowiest Least Snowiest
34.0	1882*
33.5 1998
32.9 1954
32.4 1878*
31.7 1877*
31.4 1931
30.8 1999
30.5 1987
30.2 1984
30.0 1930
3.1	1875
5.9 1936
7.5 1885
10.4 1904
11.1 1917
11.4 1905
11.7 1979
11.8 1899
12.1 1914
12.4 1978
5.42	1881
4.34 1887
3.90 1922
3.40 1911
2.85 1938
2.80 1875
2.77 1953
2.76 1994
2.72 1986
2.59 1971
0.06   1995
0.08 1958
0.12 1947
0.16 1970
0.17 1982
0.18 1969
0.24 1978
0.26 1964,1895
0.30 1877
0.32 1921,1896
37.0	1994
21.9 1898
20.9 1975
20.0 1887
18.6 1890
17.9 1936
17.0 1892
16.1 1962,12
15.6 1884
14.6 1959
0.3	1987
0.4 1961
0.5 1902
0.7 1995
0.8 1984
1.1 1958,57
1.2 1947
1.3 1996
1.4 1932
1.6 1927
   March
Warmest Coldest Wettest Driest Snowiest Least Snowiest
45.2	  1945
44.6 1910
44.1 1878
43.2 1946
41.6 1973
40.8 1938
40.7 2000
39.8 1977
39.2 1968
38.4 1894
18.4	1960
21.9 1888
22.8 1899
23.4 1912,1877
23.7 1872
24.4 1932
24.6 1906
24.7 1923
24.8 1885
25.0 1965
5.46	1998
5.04 1973
4.75 1976
4.73 1882
4.67 1886
4.34 1881
4.24 1991
4.18 1990
4.14 1923
4.07 1920
0.14	1910
0.27 1895
0.28 1978
0.32 1883
0.33 1981
0.38 1958
0.46 1994
0.47 1911,99
0.59 1968
0.60 1902
28.4	1923
27.1 1886
25.4 1959
23.1 1891
21.6 1993
21.0 1931
20.1 1971
19.4 1965
18.8 1972
18.7 1924
T       1921,02
0.1 1990,08
0.4 1945,11,10
0.5 1968
0.6 1994
0.9 1942,1889
1.0 1895
1.1 1988,73
1.7 1981
1.8 1898
   April
Warmest Coldest Wettest Driest Snowiest
54.0	1915
53.1 1955
52.4 1878
52.2 1985
52.0 1942,41
51.9 1977
51.8 1896
51.6 1948
51.5 1925
50.6 1921
37.6	1907
37.7 1874
39.6 1950
40.2 1904
40.4 1920
40.5 1909
40.6 1961
41.0 1975,1881
41.3 1972
41.4 1936,28
7.19	  1909
7.11 1973
6.91 1999
5.48 1880
5.33 1993
5.16 1921
4.91 1896
4.89 1991,47
4.80 1976
4.56 1910
T          1877
0.19 1870
0.45 1901
0.90 1946,06
0.92 1915
0.95 1936
0.96 1887
1.04 1932
1.06 1895
1.08 1934
17.4	1973
13.0 1921
10.3 1982
9.7 1994
8.5 1993
8.4 1910
7.4 1928
7.3 1979,36
7.1 1980,97
6.4 1923
   May
Warmest Coldest Wettest Driest Snowiest
66.6	1881
65.8 1880
65.7 1934
65.4 1896
65.2 1977
64.8 1887
64.6 1870
64.0 1936
63.6 1991,22
63.4 1911
49.0	1907
50.2 1967
50.3 1966
51.2 1924
51.3 1997
51.8 1915,1888
51.9 1983
52.0 1917
52.5 1935,1892
52.6 1947

10.84 2004
9.64 2000
9.35 1933
7.55 1883
6.98 1892
6.85 1927
6.63 1913
6.57 1912
6.40 1905
6.31 1896
0.38	1925
0.51 1897
0.64 1981
0.79 1936
0.82 1934
0.92 1988
0.98 1971
1.02 1953,1877
1.09 1870
1.12 1992
Top 5 	
5.0 1935
3.0 1990
2.7 1945
0.8 1940
0.7 1966



   June

Warmest Coldest Wettest Driest
76.0	1933
73.1 1934
72.9 1873
72.2 1921
72.0 1995
71.8 1956
71.7 1971
71.5 1949
71.4 1931,11,1894
71.2 1923,19,1895
59.5	   1969
59.6 1982
61.8 1917,16
62.0 1915
62.5 1928
62.6 1945
62.7 1958,1869
62.8 1972
63.0 1926
63.2 1902
9.95	  1978
9.69 1996
9.34 1993
9.31 1880
8.15 1963,2000
7.96 1969
7.82 1968
7.76 1882
7.72 1890
7.61 1892
0.59     1895
0.81 1973
1.08 1886
1.13 1912
1.17 1987
1.22 1995
1.31 1910
1.38 1976
1.39 1903
1.48 1887

   July

Warmest Coldest Wettest Driest
79.8	1901
78.8 1936
78.1 1955,21,16
76.3 1935
76.1 1874
75.8 1931,1887
75.4 1949
75.3 1934
75.0 1983,37,1897
74.9 1999
66.7	   1891
67.1 1967
67.2 1992
67.3 1962
67.5 1996
67.7 1915
67.8 1960
68.3 1972,65,24
68.4 1882
68.5 1971
10.93   1950
9.69 1996
9.47 1881
9.34 1993
8.98 1902
8.89 1883
8.47 1913
8.44 1884
8.02 1929
7.60 1952
0.29 	1909
0.79 1886
0.81 1910
0.82 1873
0.97 1975
0.99 1936
1.09 1941
1.21 1895
1.23 1946
1.26 1872

   August

Warmest Coldest Wettest Driest
77.6	1947
76.9 1995
75.7 1955,37
75.2 1900
74.8 1881
74.5 1988,59
73.9 1936
73.1 1876
73.0 1948
72.8 1938,16
62.0	1967
63.8 1915
64.6 1977
64.8 1986
65.0 1885
65.3 1992
65.4 1997
66.2 1966,50,03
66.3 1982,1890
66.4 1985,27
9.49	1980
7.56 1906
7.47 1972
7.23 1924
7.16 1987
7.06 1981
6.95 1903
6.83 1882
6.77 1965
6.56 1910
0.46	  1927
0.54 1894
0.56 1881
0.67 1937
0.72 1889
0.78 1902
0.87 1929
0.89 1919
0.96 1969
0.97 1970

   September

Warmest Coldest Wettest Driest
68.4	  1931
67.8 1897
67.2 1933,1895,1891
67.1 1948
67.0 1908,1881
66.8 1939
66.6 1906
66.0 1921
65.9 1925
65.5 1920
55.9	    1918
56.7 1993
56.8 1924
57.1 1966,62
57.4 1974,1883
57.5 1975,1896
57.6 1967
57.8 1949
58.0 1976,1890
58.2 1943,02
10.69	1915
10.34 1941
10.29 1938
9.22 1965
8.82 1970
8.17 1881
7.92 1961
7.90 1921
7.84 1980
7.17 1931
0.11	1979
0.18 1932
0.38 1891
0.47 1871
0.49 1952
0.50 1976
0.51 1966
0.58 1905
0.64 1877
0.78 1908
   October
Warmest Coldest Wettest Driest Snowiest
61.0 	 1947
59.2 1879
58.1 1963
58.0 1900
57.4 1920
56.6 1924
56.4 1882
55.9 1971,50
55.8 1956,38
55.4 1949,46,14
39.9	1925
40.0 1917
40.3 1869
43.4 1987
43.5 1988
43.7 1980,76
44.2 1952
44.4 1895
45.3 1887
45.4 1891,1875
9.12        1881
5.95 1919
5.63 1984
5.55 1959
5.52 1967
5.38 1951
5.35 1991
4.60 1884
4.59 1890
4.58 1985
T    	  1889
0.06 1952
0.08 1964
0.22 1924
0.24 1944
0.31 1956
0.36 1892
0.39 1945
0.48 1915
0.58 1895
Top 5 	
5.0 1917
3.9 1997
3.2 1926
3.1 1990
2.7 1925



   November
Warmest Coldest Wettest Driest Snowiest Least Snowiest
44.8	1931
42.6 1909
42.0 1999
41.9 1975,13
41.8 1902
41.6 1934
41.5 1899
41.0 1990,22
40.6 1998
40.5 1953
26.8	1880
27.1 1959
27.5 1872
28.1 1976
28.2 1951
28.4 1873
28.7 1995
29.1 1911,96
30.0 1910
30.1 1891
7.86 	  1934
6.02 1879
5.48 1931
5.13 1985
4.86 1928
4.83 1992
4.21 1982
3.94 1961
3.86 1991
3.63 1926
0.03	1904
0.11 1976
0.29 1939
0.30 1917
0.34 1962
0.40 1875
0.44 1933
0.46 1901
0.52 1953
0.53 1941,1870
18.3	1985
14.9 1940
14.0 1991
13.4 1947
12.8 1995
12.3 1921
10.4 1977
10.3 1945
8.9 1954
8.8 1971,26
T       1999,65,48,39
T 1931,22,14,13,08
0.1 1966,63
0.2 1970,34,23,12
0.3 1994,82
0.4 1973,98
0.5 1984,68,41,20
0.6 1946
0.7 1967,32,05
0.8 1929,27
   December
Warmest Coldest Wettest Driest Snowiest Least Snowiest
38.3	 1877*
34.9 1889*
33.4 1881*
33.0 1931
32.5 1923
32.0 1913
31.8 1939
31.4 1918
31.3 1998
31.1 1959
10.4	1872*
10.5 1876*
10.8 1983
11.2 2000
11.3 1985,63
12.4 1886*
12.6 1919
13.1 1871*
13.2 1976
13.9 1917
5.68	1884
4.53 1887
4.09 1987
3.65 1982
3.64 1971
3.59 1885
3.46 1990
3.34 1904
3.15 1909
2.89 1968
0.21	   1898
0.25 1960
0.26 1989
0.28 1939
0.29 1975,98
0.31 1958
0.33 1913
0.34 1964
0.35 1993
0.37 1976
35.0	2000
32.8 1987
24.6 1977
24.0 1985
23.9 1887
23.1 1909
23.0 1990,78
22.6 1983
21.2 1950
20.8 1970
T         1943,39,13+
0.5 1928
0.6 1960
0.7 1901,1899
0.9 1898
1.0 1894
1.2 1912
1.3 1979
1.6 1906
2.2 1998


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