Madison - Recent Annual Temperatures, Rain & Snow





The numbers here describe what the weather in Madison, Wisconsin was like for every year since 2010. A series of tables gives data by year for temperature, precipitation and snowfall.

They begin with average maximum and minimum temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius. That's followed by how many really hot and cold days occurred each year. Then there's information on how much rain and snow actually landed during recent years, as well as how often Madison had wet or snowy weather.

The climate data come from weather measurements made at Dane County Regional Airport.

Temperature Weather iconTemperature

Madison temperature averages by year
High °F Low °F Year High °C Low °C
56 38 2018 13 3
58 39 2017 14 4
58 40 2016 15 5
58 39 2015 14 4
54 35 2014 12 2
55 36 2013 13 2
62 41 2012 17 5
57 38 2011 14 3
58 39 2010 14 4
Number of days each year when the temperature in Madison dropped to 0 or 32 or below, or rose to at least 70 or 90 degrees Fahrenheit
0 °F
-18 °C
32 °F
0 °C
Year 70 °F
21 °C
90 °F
32 °C
16 171 2018 136 9
10 131 2017 141 6
12 124 2016 154 6
24 133 2015 145 6
31 150 2014 134 2
18 152 2013 139 11
4 125 2012 150 39
9 145 2011 123 13
14 145 2010 142 4

Rainy Weather iconPrecipitation

This table gives the total precipitation that fell on Madison during each year from 2010. The number of days with precipitation counts the days when rainfall or snowfall (when melted) amounted to 0.01 inches (0.3 millimeters) or more.

Total precipitation in Madison
Days Year Inches Milli­metres
136 2018 50.7 1287
142 2017 38.3 973
126 2016 45.6 1158
111 2015 39.6 1006
127 2014 35.4 898
135 2013 45.4 1153
102 2012 26.4 670
124 2011 30.6 777
109 2010 37.9 962

Snowy Weather iconSnow

Amount of snowfall in Madison and number of days when new snow totalled at least 1 inch (2.5 centimetres)
Days Year Inches Centi­metres
16 2018 49.9 127
8 2017 25.4 65
15 2016 44.1 112
13 2015 36.7 93
15 2014 42.3 107
20 2013 72.8 185
14 2012 50.9 129
17 2011 56.6 144
14 2010 45.2 115
Reference

Jay Lawrimore. 2016. Global Summary of the Year, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. 

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