Average Annual Precipitation for Wisconsin





The tables below give yearly averages for rainfall plus snowfall at cities, communities and other locations around Wisconsin.

Each place has a total for the amount of precipitation it usually receives in a year. There is also a count of the number of days with wet weather, when precipitation amounts to 0.01 inches (0.25 millimetres) or more.

The annual precipitation totals are 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.

Eastern Wisconsin

Average yearly precipitation
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
123 Appleton 33.2 842
106 Crivitz, High Falls Flowage 32.1 815
109 Fond du Lac 31.5 799
126 Green Bay 31.6 803
120 Kenosha 37.6 955
129 Lake Geneva 37.0 939
104 Manitowoc 31.5 799
123 Marinette 33.1 840
126 Milwaukee 34.6 878
119 Oshkosh 33.3 846
120 Racine 37.0 939
125 Sheboygan 34.7 881
124 Sturgeon Bay 32.9 835
116 Washington Island 30.2 767
123 Watertown 37.3 946
128 Whitewater 36.2 920

Southwest Wisconsin

Annual averages for rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
119 Baraboo 38.9 988
119 Beaver Dam 36.3 921
108 Beloit 37.4 950
123 La Crosse 35.2 895
126 Madison 37.1 943
119 Platteville 40.0 1015
105 Prairie du Chien 37.7 959
111 Viroqua 38.0 965
111 Wisconsin Dells 37.5 952
112 Wisconsin Rapids 33.4 847

Northern Wisconsin

Average amount of rain and snow a year
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
112 Drummond 34.7 882
128 Eau Claire 33.0 838
120 Rest Lake, Manitowish Waters 32.3 819
131 Rhinelander 34.4 873
111 Rice Lake 31.4 798
96 St Croix Falls 30.5 774
125 Stevens Point 34.0 863
131 Wausau 33.9 861
111 Willow Reservoir 32.3 819

Lake Superior Shore

Average annual precipitation
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
123 Ashland 27.9 707
154 Bayfield 33.3 846
136 Hurley 37.4 949
120 Madeline Island 31.5 800
106 Superior 31.5 799
Reference

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

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