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‘St. Louis of the Midwest’: Professor says Wisconsin likely to have warmer future

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Posted: Monday, January 27, 2014 10:34 am

MADISON — If Wisconsinites liked the weather in the summer of 2012, they might like what’s in store for the state 50 years down the road, a UW-Madison professor said Jan. 15 at a Wisconsin Organic Advisory Council meeting.

Chris Kucharik, an associate professor in the UW-Madison Department of Agronomy and the Nelson Institute Center for Sustainability and Global Environment, said if temperature and precipitation models follow the pattern they are currently on, Wisconsin could look a lot like St. Louis by 2060 — with a significant number of summer days above 90 degrees and intermittent heavy rainfall events wrapped around periods of drought.

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