Madison - Highest Temperature for Each Year





Here's where you'll find answers to questions about the highest temperatures and hottest days in Madison, Wisconsin. How hot did it get in 2018? When was the last time thermometers in Madison rose above 102 °F? What was the highest temperature in Madison a century ago? Answers to those questions and much more can be found quickly and easily in the list below of record high temperatures.

This page gives the highest temperature for each year in Madison and the date that it happened. A date with a plus sign means it was that hot on at least one other day earlier that year.

These records go back to 1869, with just a few years missing data. The highest temperature measured during that time was 107 degrees Fahrenheit (42 Celsius) on July 14, 1936.

Since 1940 the temperature extremes were observed at Dane County Regional Airport. Before then, the weather station was in downtown Madison.

Highest Madison temperatures in recent years
Max °F Date Max °C
95 May 27, 2018 35
92 September 23, 2017 33
94 July 21, 2016 34
92 August 14, 2015 33
93 July 22, 2014 34
94 September 10, 2013 34
104 July 05, 2012 40
97 July 20, 2011 36
92 August 12, 2010 33
Highest temperature recorded at Madison each year
Max °F Date Max °C
94 June 23, 2009 34
92 September 02, 2008 33
92 July 31, 2007 33
95 July 31, 2006 35
94 July 24, 2005 + 34
89 July 20, 2004 + 32
94 August 26, 2003 + 34
98 July 21, 2002 37
95 July 31, 2001 35
92 September 01, 2000 33
97 July 30, 1999 36
90 September 13, 1998 32
93 July 26, 1997 34
92 June 29, 1996 33
101 July 13, 1995 38
99 June 18, 1994 37
91 August 13, 1993 + 33
93 August 09, 1992 34
94 July 18, 1991 + 34
94 July 04, 1990 34
97 July 09, 1989 36
102 August 17, 1988 + 39
95 August 01, 1987 + 35
94 July 18, 1986 34
93 September 07, 1985 34
93 August 29, 1984 34
97 August 19, 1983 36
94 August 03, 1982 34
94 July 12, 1981 34
99 July 07, 1980 37
91 August 07, 1979 33
97 September 08, 1978 36
102 July 14, 1977 39
104 July 10, 1976 40
93 August 23, 1975 + 34
97 July 13, 1974 36
95 July 08, 1973 35
94 August 17, 1972 + 34
95 June 28, 1971 + 35
93 June 30, 1970 34
90 August 30, 1969 32
94 August 06, 1968 34
90 July 23, 1967 + 32
97 July 10, 1966 36
98 July 22, 1965 37
97 July 24, 1964 + 36
95 July 01, 1963 35
93 August 23, 1962 34
93 August 30, 1961 34
94 September 07, 1960 34
96 August 21, 1959 36
96 August 03, 1958 36
95 July 20, 1957 35
96 June 10, 1956 36
101 August 21, 1955 38
96 July 12, 1954 + 36
100 August 31, 1953 38
95 July 02, 1952 + 35
94 July 27, 1951 + 34
92 July 29, 1950 + 33
98 July 04, 1949 37
98 August 24, 1948 37
99 August 04, 1947 37
93 August 16, 1946 34
97 July 24, 1945 36
97 August 10, 1944 36
95 July 13, 1943 35
98 July 17, 1942 37
98 July 29, 1941 37
102 July 24, 1940 39
97 September 07, 1939 + 36
92 August 03, 1938 33
98 August 16, 1937 37
107 July 14, 1936 42
94 July 18, 1935 34
101 July 24, 1934 + 38
97 June 27, 1933 + 36
95 July 20, 1932 35
99 June 30, 1931 37
97 July 20, 1930 36
91 September 02, 1929 + 33
91 August 08, 1928 33
92 September 13, 1927 + 33
94 July 20, 1926 34
94 September 04, 1925 34
89 August 21, 1924 32
96 June 24, 1923 36
97 September 06, 1922 36
98 July 12, 1921 37
91 July 23, 1920 33
95 July 26, 1919 35
97 August 12, 1918 + 36
95 July 31, 1917 35
101 July 29, 1916 38
88 July 13, 1915 31
93 August 08, 1914 34
95 June 29, 1913 + 35
92 July 09, 1912 + 33
98 July 05, 1911 + 37
97 July 01, 1910 + 36
95 July 29, 1909 35
94 August 03, 1908 34
89 June 17, 1907 32
89 September 11, 1906 + 32
1905
90 July 18, 1904 + 32
89 July 02, 1903 32
86 May 20, 1902 30
104 July 21, 1901 40
90 August 20, 1900 + 32
91 July 23, 1899 33
90 July 18, 1898 + 32
95 July 24, 1897 + 35
92 July 14, 1896 33
93 August 09, 1895 34
96 August 08, 1894 36
92 June 13, 1893 33
90 July 26, 1892 32
92 August 08, 1891 33
93 August 02, 1890 + 34
92 July 18, 1889 33
91 August 02, 1888 33
95 August 09, 1887 35
100 July 06, 1886 38
90 July 30, 1885 32
86 September 08, 1884 30
1883
87 August 14, 1882 + 31
95 August 04, 1881 35
1880
91 July 10, 1879 33
92 July 16, 1878 33
88 July 07, 1877 31
90 August 23, 1876 32
86 August 31, 1875 + 30
96 July 07, 1874 36
91 August 24, 1873 + 33
93 August 21, 1872 34
91 August 10, 1871 33
98 June 30, 1870 37
89 August 24, 1869 32
Reference

Jay Lawrimore. 2016. Global Summary of the Year, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. 

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