Average Precipitation for Wisconsin in January

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The tables below give monthly averages for rainfall plus snowfall during January at cities, towns and parks in Wisconsin.

Each place has a total for the amount of precipitation it usually receives this month. Most sites also have information on the number of days with wet weather. That includes the days when precipitation amounts to 0.01 inches (0.25 millimetres) or more.

The precipitation totals are 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.

Eastern Wisconsin

Average monthly precipitation in January
Days Place Inches Millimetres
  9 Appleton 1.1 29
  8 Crivitz, High Falls Flowage 1.1 29
  8 Fond du Lac 1.2 29
10 Green Bay 1.1 29
10 Kenosha 1.8 45
13 Lake Geneva 1.9 47
  7 Manitowoc 1.8 45
10 Marinette 1.6 41
11 Milwaukee 1.8 45
  8 Oshkosh 1.1 28
10 Racine 1.8 44
10 Sheboygan 1.8 45
11 Sturgeon Bay 1.7 42
  8 Washington Island 1.4 35

Southwest Wisconsin

January averages for total rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Millimetres
  9 Beaver Dam 1.4 34
  8 Beloit 1.4 36
  9 La Crosse 1.1 28
10 Madison 1.2 31
  6 Prairie du Chien 1.0 26
  7 Viroqua 0.9 22
  5 Wisconsin Dells 1.1 29
  9 Wisconsin Rapids 1.0 26

Northern Wisconsin

Average amount of rain and snow in January
Days Place Inches Millimetres
  8 Drummond 1.3 32
  8 Eau Claire 0.9 23
10 Park Falls 1.0 26
  8 Rest Lake, Manitowish Waters 1.1 27
  9 Rhinelander 1.1 28
  8 Rice Lake 0.9 23
  6 River Falls 0.7 18
  6 St Croix Falls 0.7 17
10 Wausau 1.0 26
  8 Willow Reservoir 0.9 24

Lake Superior Shore

Precipitation totals for January
Days Place Inches Millimetres
  – Ashland 0.8 20
16 Bayfield 1.7 43
  9 Madeline Island 1.5 38
  7 Superior 0.8 20
Reference

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

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