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The heat comes to SE Wisconsin...but not a record heatwave

August 1st, 1988 Heat
Posted at 10:24 AM, Jul 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-07 11:24:59-04

SE WISCONSIN — This has been quite a long stretch of very warm and humid weather, but far from out of the norm for a Milwaukee summer.

We should make it two days in a row above 90 degrees today, and tomorrow will likely be number three.

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Back to back 90 degree days happen almost every summer, if not multiple times a summer. The last time we had three 90 degree days in a row was June 29, June 30, and July 1 of 2018.

Yesterday’s record high was 99 degrees set back in 1988.
Many of you may remember the summer of 1988. There was a severe drought for much of the heartland, but it was also very hot here in southeast Wisconsin.

It was the second hottest summer on record. We had 36 days above 90 degrees and 6 days above 100!

So before you complain about the heat, remember it can be much worse. But also remember to hydrate, limit your time and activity outside, and never leave pets or kids in unattended cars.

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