Well we've talked about the climates of Tennessee, Vermont, Washington and Missouri in some detail over the past few weeks.
Let's keep going now with the climate of Wisconsin.
The Badger State can see a wide range of weather from north to south, with heavy influences off of the western Great Lakes. (Michigan and Superior)
The winters can be long, cold and snowy -- and the summers can be hot and humid.
The average annual temperature ranges from about 39 or 40 degrees in the northern counties to around 50 degrees over the south.
When you think of extreme temperatures and states that have them...you'd probably lump Wisconsin in there, especially on the cold side of things.
During more than half of all the winters, you can typically expect a few temperatures of minus 40 degrees to show up, especially across northern Wisconsin.
And temperatures in the minus 30s show up just about every winter in northern Wisconsin.
The coldest Wisconsin temperature on record is -55°F in the town of Couderay. It was a pretty recent record too, set back on Feb. 2 and Feb. 4 of 1996.
Couderay is located north of Eau Claire, in northwestern Wisconsin, and is at an elevation of about 1,300 feet.
In the next blog we will talk about the warm side of Wisconsin temperatures.
The most recent poll about when we will see the first named storm of the 2009 Atlantic Hurricane Season closed with 39 votes, and the results follow...
Before 7/15 -- 2%
Between 7/16 and 7/25 -- 33%
Between 7/26 and 8/10 -- 43%
After 8/10 -- 17%