Average Annual Precipitation for Wisconsin





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

Each place has a total for the amount of precipitation it usually receives in a year. Most locations 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 annual 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 yearly precipitation
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
118 Appleton 31.1 789
101 Crivitz, High Falls Flowage 30.2 766
108 Fond du Lac 29.9 760
123 Green Bay 29.5 750
117 Kenosha 36.1 918
131 Lake Geneva 36.1 917
96 Manitowoc 31.2 792
120 Marinette 32.6 828
127 Milwaukee 34.8 883
114 Oshkosh 31.6 802
119 Racine 36.0 915
123 Sheboygan 32.7 830
124 Sturgeon Bay 31.9 811
98 Washington Island 28.3 719

Southwest Wisconsin

Annual averages for rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
115 Beaver Dam 34.8 883
108 Beloit 36.3 923
119 La Crosse 33.1 840
125 Madison 34.5 876
98 Prairie du Chien 34.6 880
104 Viroqua 34.5 877
95 Wisconsin Dells 34.6 880
115 Wisconsin Rapids 31.9 811

Northern Wisconsin

Average amount of rain and snow a year
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
112 Drummond 34.2 868
123 Eau Claire 31.0 787
124 Park Falls 32.0 813
108 Rest Lake, Manitowish Waters 30.3 769
125 Rhinelander 31.4 798
114 Rice Lake 31.0 787
102 River Falls 31.8 806
104 St Croix Falls 29.9 759
129 Wausau 32.4 823
112 Willow Reservoir 30.4 773

Lake Superior Shore

Average annual precipitation
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
Ashland 29.9 759
150 Bayfield 32.2 817
109 Madeline Island 33.0 838
108 Superior 30.7 779
Reference

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

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