Cooler temperatures hit central Wisconsin this summer
WAUSAU (WAOW) -
It's almost the send off to summertime. As the season wraps up, we've seen cooler temperatures here in central Wisconsin.
"I was thinking with the hard winter we had this winter we'd have a nice summer," said Beth Johnson of Weston.
We haven't even hit 90 degrees this summer.
"A lot of people this year thought because we had such a bitter cold winter, it was going to be a hot summer,” said Newsline 9 chief meteorologist Justin Loew.
Instead, Newsline nine meteorologists say the weather has been up and down this season.
"In June, it was close to normal,” said Loew. “In fact, a couple months above normal. July was significantly below normal and now we're back up to normal a lot of days in the 80s for the month of August."
They say one reason could be the rain that follows the warmer temperatures.
"When some warm air has moved into the state of Wisconsin, all of a sudden we would get some thunderstorms, the clouds would linger all day long and that would keep the temperature significantly lower than what we were thinking," said Loew.
But could this cooler summer mean another frigid winter?
"If it's a cold summer, it really doesn't give us too much clue as to what is going to be coming our way during the winter," said Loew.
People hope not.
"I'm hoping it doesn't add up to another cold winter from the cooler summer we've had," said Johnson.
But they say either way, they'll go along with whatever mother nature brings.
"I think it's part of living in Wisconsin,” said Scott Treu of Wausau. “You know some years you have some warmer weather like this some years you don't. You just take advantage of the nice days and deal with it."