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Current Weather Conditions Around Wisconsin

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Statewide Average Climate Summary for Wisconsin

  JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC ANN
Average Temp
F
13 19 30 43 55 64 69 67 58 47 32 19 43
Precipitation
(in)
1.22 1.00 1.96 2.86 3.37 4.02 4.07 4.27 3.74 2.50 2.29 1.34 32.63
Snowfall
(in)
14.0 8.6 8.5 2.9 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 6.0 11.9 52.4

On average, September and October have the fewest precipitation (coinciding with Peak Fall Colors) while May is the driest spring month. January and December average the greatest snowfall.

Seasonal Averages

  Temperature (F) Precipitation (in)
Winter 17 3.56
Spring 43 8.19
Summer 67 12.36
Fall 46 8.53

Average Sunrise & Sunset (for Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

  JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Sunrise 7:20am 6:43am 6:57am 6:05am 5:31am 5:13am 5:27am 5:59am 6:35am 7:07am 6:44am 7:15am
Sunset 4:42pm 5:24pm 5:58pm 7:40pm 8:08pm 8:30pm 8:26pm 7:54pm 7:00pm 6:07pm 4:27pm 4:19pm

Average Seasonal Snowfall For Wisconsin Cities

City Snowfall
Milwaukee 47.5"
Madison 44.1"
Green Bay 49.1"
La Crosse 42.2"
Eau Claire 48.6"
Wausau 52"
Beloit 40"
Hurley 160"

The city of Hurley, located in the northern tier of the state receives the largest average annual snowfall at 160" while Beloit, located in the southern tier along the Illinois state line receives the lowest average annual snowfall at 40".

Peak Fall Foliage Colors

Region Peak Color Time
Northern Wisconsin First Week in October
Central Wisconsin
and Western/Mississippi
Mid October
Milwaukee and Southeastern Mid to Late October

Average peak colors in the state generally occur from the beginning of October starting in Northern Wisconsin and end the last of October in the most southeastern corner of the state (Kenosha and Racine area). During peak colors leaf drop is low to moderate and color change is moderate to high.

Data courtesy of the Wisconsin State Climatology Office.