Summer’s cold shoulder

Summer’s cold shoulder
Sept. 1, 2009

…Madison shivered through its coldest July on record, Miller Park’s roof has been closed 34 times, the high temperature in Milwaukee on July 1 reached only 64 degrees, and it was eerily quiet at the National Weather Service office in Green Bay…

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Coldest July on record throughout Midwest (except Cleveland)

Coldest July on record throughout Midwest (except Cleveland)
August 03, 2009

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Record or near-record cold swept much of the middle part of the nation in July — with some records being broken from the 1860s — but a late-month rally in Northeast Ohio left the area barely in the top 20 for coldest July on record.Other areas — from Cincinnati to Madison, Wisc. — broke cold records and even Ohio cities such as Akron, Toledo, Youngstown, Columbus and Dayton came close to their historic marks.

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Cool weather dampens U.S. June retail sales

Rain, cool weather dampen U.S. June retail sales
Jun 22, 2009

NEW YORK  – Rain and cooler-than-usual weather so far in June may have dampened demand for summer items such as sandals, swimwear and beer for retailers already hard put to counter sales declines during the recession.

The effect may be most pronounced in the U.S. Northeast, where June so far has been the coldest in 27 years and is on track to become one of the wettest Junes on record, according to weather research firm Planalytics, which has tracked such data since the 1930s.

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Blistering cold temperatures hit Midwest

Blistering cold temperatures hit Midwest
January 13, 2009

Blistering temperatures and winds battered parts of the upper Midwest on Tuesday, delivering to some states the coldest weather in decades.

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