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ANNUAL HISTORICAL STATE CLIMATE SUMMARIES

 Greatest 24-hour Precipitation Totals (inches) in State by Year

Year

Greatest

Date

Station

County

1892 6.30 26-27 Jul Hudson St. Croix
1893 4.80 7 Jul Baraboo Sauk
1894 5.67 16-17 May Harvey Jefferson
1895 3.85 15 Sep Butternut Ashland

1896

5.07

26 Jul

Delavan

Walworth

1897

10.15

24-25 Jul

Butternut

Ashland

1898

6.94

24 Jun

Gratiot

Lafayette

1899

4.90

11-12 Jun

La Crosse

La Crosse

1900

7.23

27-28 Oct

La Crosse

La Crosse

1901

3.80

4 Jul

Neillsville

Clark

1902

6.25

31 Aug

Whitehall

Trempealeau

1903

4.95

17 Jul

Darlington

Lafayette

1904

3.45

9 Oct

Tomahawk

Lincoln

1905

8.00

5 Jun

Medford

Taylor

1906

5.07

8 Aug

Madison

Dane

1907

6.83

21 Jul

Viroqua

Vernon

1908

3.47

20-21 Jun

Prairie du Chien

Crawford

1909

5.92

14 Aug

Delavan

Walworth

1910

5.37

25 Aug

Plum Island

Door

1911

4.17

5-6 Oct

Stanley

Chippewa

1912

11.25

23-24 Jul

Merrill

Lincoln

1913

3.90

8 Jul

Brodhead

Green

1914

6.08

3-4 Jun

Medford

Taylor

1915

7.38

12-13 Sep

Dodgeville

Iowa

1916

4.10

1 Jun

Prairie du Chien

Crawford

1917

8.57

22 Jul

Viroqua

Vernon

1918

4.10

25 May

Hatfield

Jackson

1919

3.70

24 Jun

Rhinelander

Oneida

1920

4.75

26 Jun

Mondovi

Buffalo

1921

5.10

10 Sep

Watertown

Jefferson

1922

6.20

10 Jun

New London

Waupaca

1923

3.50

12 Mar
7 Jun

Fond du Lac
Whitehall

Fond du Lac
Trempealeau

1924

7.58

4 Aug

West Bend

Washington

1925

4.00

20 Sep

Deerskin Dam

Forest

1926

5.16

20 Aug

Wausau

Marathon

1927

6.37

9 Sep

Darlington

Lafayette

1928

4.74

23 Aug

Prairie du Chien

Crawford

1929

4.06

26 Jul

Williams Bay

Walworth

1930

5.19

13-14 Jun

Wausau

Marathon

1931

6.17

14 Sep

Manitowoc

Manitowoc

1932

5.82

28-29 Aug

Mellen

Ashland

1933

4.00

11 Sep

Racine

Racine

1934

6.00

25 Jun

Friendship

Adams

1935

4.42

1 Jul

Stanley

Chippewa

1936

4.65

21 Aug

Long Lake

Oneida

1937

3.70

4 Jul

Marshfield

Wood

1938

5.61

1 Jul

Williams Bay

Walworth

1939

6.83

20-21 Aug

Pine River

Waushara

1940

6.41

26 Aug

Brodhead

Green

1941

8.40

30 Aug

P.K. Reservoir

Sawyer

1942

8.68

16-17 Jul

Bayfield

Bayfield

1943

5.91

27 Jun

Perkinstown
(Fire weather)

Taylor

1944

4.45

4 Aug

Grantsburg

Burnett

1945

4.20

31 Oct- 1 Nov

Coddington

Portage

1946

11.72

24 Jun

Mellen

Ashland

1947

5.01

18-19 Aug

Stevens Point

Portage

1948

3.70

11 Aug

Berlin Lock

Green Lake

1949

7.05

3 Jul

Mellen

Ashland

1950

5.09

16 Jul

Lynxville Dam 9

Crawford

1951

8.30

21 Jul

Viroqua

Vernon

1952

4.65

18 Jul

Two Rivers

Manitowoc

1953

5.18

3 Aug

Danbury

Burnett

1954

6.06

22 Jun

Dodgeville

Iowa

1955

4.60

31 Jul
17 Sep

Oconomowoc 1 SW
Bayfield

Waukesha
Bayfield

1956

5.16

18 Jul

Baraboo

Sauk

1957

5.75

1 Sep

St. Croix Falls

Polk

1958

6.87

1 Jul

Winter 6 NNW

Sawyer

1959

6.70

8 Jul

Bloomer

Chippewa

1960

6.67

23 Apr

Gurney

Iron

1961

5.75

13 Sep

Lancaster

Grant

1962

4.67

2 Jul

Platteville

Grant

1963

4.09

13 Jul

Coddington 1 E

Portage

1964

7.05

18 Jul

Germantown 2 W

Washington

1965

7.37

1 Jun

River Falls

Pierce

1966

6.56

5 Aug

Phelps Deerskin Dam

Vilas

1967

6.00

19 Jun

Madeline Island

Ashland

1968

4.37

30 Jun

Grantsburg 1 E

Burnett

1969

6.35

30 Jun

Darlington

Darlington

1970

4.15

22 May

Marinette

Marinette

1971

4.00

18 Aug

Foxboro

Douglas

1972

5.05

22 Jul

Minong 5 WSW

Washburn

1973

5.58

31 Aug

Grantsburg

Burnett

1974

5.62

3 Aug

Crivitz High Falls

Marinette

1975

6.08

23 Aug

Blair

Trempealeau

1976

4.24

28 Jul

Lancaster 4 WSW

Grant

1977

5.53

18 Jul

Dodgeville 1N

Iowa

1978

6.33

23 Aug

Gordon

Douglas

1979

4.69

18 Aug

Clinton 2 NNW

Rock

1980

7.67

7 Aug

Wisconsin Dells

Columbia

1981

7.56

14 Jun

Rainbow Reservoir

Oneida

1982

6.65

11 Jul

Watertown

Jefferson

1983

5.00

25 Aug

Lynxville Dam 9

Crawford

1984

5.70

16 Jun

Ontario 1SSE

Vernon

1985

5.80

3 Sep

Port Wing 3E

Bayfield

1986

7.80

28 Jul

North Pelican

Oneida

1987

5.24

27 Jul

La Crosse FAA AP

La Crosse

1988

5.09

20 Sep

Gordon

Douglas

1989

4.94

30 May

Plymouth

Sheboygan

1990

7.25

29 Jun

Darlington

Lafayette

1991

6.40

29 Jul

Oconto 4W

Oconto

1992

7.10

16 Sep

Ellsworth 1E

Pierce

1993

7.78

18 Jul

Baraboo

Sauk

1994

5.80

15 Sep

Gordon

Douglas

1995

6.65

9 Aug

Rosholt 9NNE

Marathon

1996

10.10

18 Jul

Monroe 1W

Green

1997

5.75

17 Jul

Hancock Exp. Farm

Waushara

1998

10.84

6 Aug

Sheboygan

Sheboygan

1999

5.94

21 Jul

Horicon

Dodge

2000

8.27

8 Jul

Rhinelander

Oneida

2001

6.07

2 Aug

Reedsburg

Sauk

2002

9.43

22 Jun

Hancock Exp. Farm

Waushara

2003

5.35

4 Nov

Mazomanie

Dane

2004

5.89

22 May

Lynxville Dam 9

Crawford

2005

8.55

5 Oct

Big Falls Hydro

Rusk
2006 5.10 13 Sep

Watertown

Jefferson

2007 9.23 19 Aug

Viroqua

Vernon

2008 6.51 8 Jun

Clyman

Dodge

2009 6.55 8 Aug

Black River Falls Swg

Jackson

2010 7.10 23 Jul

Milwaukee-Timmerman

Milwaukee

2011 5.50 2 Aug

Foxboro

Douglas

2012 4.38 20 Jun

Superior

Douglas

2013 6.54 21 Jun

Gordon

Douglas

2014 6.25 5 Sep

Epharim 1NE-WWTP

Door

2015 5.36 6 Jul

River Falls

Pierce

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124-yr Period of Record (1892-2015)

All time

11.72

24 June 1946

Mellen

Ashland


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