Average Annual Snowfall in Wisconsin





The tables below give yearly averages for snowfall at cities and other locations 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 1991 to 2020 for the US National Centers for Environmental Information.

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
34.0 Appleton 49.4 125.5
31.9 Crivitz, High Falls Flowage 58.3 148.1
22.3 Fond du Lac 38.0 96.5
40.8 Green Bay 55.6 141.2
20.3 Kenosha 36.2 91.9
32.2 Lake Geneva 40.1 101.9
15.5 Manitowoc 34.6 87.9
27.2 Marinette 43.8 111.3
35.1 Milwaukee 48.7 123.7
23.7 Oshkosh 39.2 99.6
19.6 Racine 41.0 104.1
26.6 Sturgeon Bay 57.4 145.8
32.3 Washington Island 58.8 149.4
26.0 Watertown 37.0 94.0
17.0 Whitewater 33.9 86.1

Southwest Wisconsin

Yearly snow averages
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
23.8 Baraboo 42.7 108.5
20.3 Beaver Dam 43.3 110.0
19.1 Beloit 35.6 90.4
33.3 La Crosse 46.3 117.6
37.9 Madison 51.8 131.6
24.7 Platteville 42.8 108.7
19.0 Prairie du Chien 33.8 85.9
30.0 Viroqua 47.2 119.9
24.4 Wisconsin Dells 40.7 103.4
25.2 Wisconsin Rapids 47.8 121.4

Northern Wisconsin

Average total snowfall for a year
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
39.0 Drummond 74.2 188.5
42.4 Eau Claire 55.4 140.7
36.3 Rest Lake, Manitowish Waters 75.2 191.0
36.7 Rhinelander 62.2 158.0
27.0 Rice Lake 52.5 133.4
19.1 St Croix Falls 42.6 108.2
33.8 Stevens Point 48.7 123.7
47.1 Wausau 64.3 163.3
31.2 Willow Reservoir 54.9 139.4

Lake Superior Shore

Average annual snowfall
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
71.7 Bayfield 106.3 270.0
52.1 Hurley 155.0 393.7
38.0 Madeline Island 73.5 186.7
26.2 Superior 56.0 142.2
Reference

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Climate Normals.

Wisconsin Snowfall
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