Wisconsin Summer Climate
(June, July, and August)
- Be aware of summertime hazards:
- Heat waves can be deadly even in Wisconsin, claiming more lives during the last two decades than any other weather-related event.
Wisconsin Heat Awareness Day
will be observed on Thursday, 13 June 2013.
- Wisconsin, along with the rest of the nation, observes
Lightning Awareness Week from 23 to
29 June 2013.
- Since Wisconsin borders on two of the Great Lakes, rip currents can pose a hazard to swimmers. The National Weather Service Offices in the Great Lakes States have joined with those along the Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific coasts in issuing rip current threat information when appropriate. The Milwaukee-Sullivan Forecast Office
will participate in Rip
Current Awareness Week (2-8 June 2013).
- Many related graphs and links may be found below and on the Climate Watch and Climate Impacts pages.
Cooling Degree Days
A cooling degree day unit is used to estimate energy requirements for air conditioning and represents the difference between the daily average temperature and 65 degrees Fahrenheit.