Average Annual Snowfall in Wisconsin

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The tables below give yearly averages for snowfall at cities, towns and parks in Wisconsin. The numbers are for the total amount of snow and for how many days it snows at least 0.1 inches (0.25 centimetres).

The snowfall totals are annual averages based on weather data collected from 1981 to 2010 for the NOAA National Climatic Data Center.

You can jump to a separate table for each region of the state: Eastern Wisconsin, Southwest Wisconsin, Northern Wisconsin and the Lake Superior Shore.

Place name links take you to more detailed information on snowfall, snowstorms and snow accumulation for that location.

Eastern Wisconsin

Average annual snowfall
Days Place Inches Centimetres
30.3 Appleton 44.2 112.3
28.4 Crivitz, High Falls Flowage 53.1 134.9
23.8 Fond du Lac 37.0   94.0
40.2 Green Bay 51.4 130.6
19.7 Kenosha 36.2   91.9
35.9 Lake Geneva 42.1 106.9
26.8 Marinette 43.5 110.5
35.3 Milwaukee 46.9 119.1
21.9 Oshkosh 35.8   90.9
20.7 Racine 42.4 107.7
22.7 Sheboygan 43.8 111.3
25.4 Sturgeon Bay 50.7 128.8
25.1 Washington Island 48.1 122.2

Southwest Wisconsin

Yearly snow averages
Days Place Inches Centimetres
18.5 Beaver Dam 38.0   96.5
18.7 Beloit 31.9   81.0
30.1 La Crosse 43.3 110.0
38.7 Madison 50.9 129.3
17.7 Prairie du Chien 33.2   84.3
26.1 Viroqua 46.3 117.6
19.2 Wisconsin Dells 39.3   99.8
25.5 Wisconsin Rapids 43.2 109.7

Northern Wisconsin

Average total snowfall for a year
Days Place Inches Centimetres
34.3 Drummond 70.2 178.3
37.0 Eau Claire 46.8 118.9
30.3 Rest Lake, Manitowish Waters 67.2 170.7
29.2 Rice Lake 53.8 136.7
26.1 River Falls 45.8 116.3
18.8 St Croix Falls 44.1 112.0
43.5 Wausau 59.6 151.4
28.3 Willow Reservoir 47.9 121.7

Lake Superior Shore

Average annual snowfall
Days Place Inches Centimetres
66.1 Bayfield 103.4 262.6
32.7 Madeline Island 72.2 183.4
26.3 Superior 56.2 142.7
Reference

National Climatic Data Center. NOAA's 1981-2010 Climate Normals.

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