Tourism promoters in Door and Kewaunee counties have an eye on the future as weather patterns show signs of change. The National Weather Service is switching its database used to determine weather trends, which will cover forecasting records from 1991 until the end of 2020. That information is already showing wetter conditions statewide, less early winter weather, and warmer night-time temperatures. Weather patterns are among the areas addressed as tourism promoters in Door and Kewaunee counties look to future marketing. Jon Jarosh, Communications Director for Destination Door County, says climactic changes are already showing some benefits for local tourism.
Kay Smith, Executive Director of the Algoma Chamber of Commerce, says her group started promoting other options to draw visitors in addition to charter fishing and Crescent Beach.
The National Weather Service also says the winter season is starting off slightly warmer, according to records going back nearly 30-years. Over that time, temperatures in December have increased an average of two degrees.