ANNUAL HISTORICAL STATE CLIMATE SUMMARIES

Wisconsin State Climatology Office

 Smallest Precipitation Totals (inches) for
Individual Stations in State by Year

Year

Lowest

Station

County

1885

18.46

Neillsville

Clark

1886

22.49

La Crosse

La Crosse

1887

17.37

La Crosse

La Crosse

1888

23.07

Madison

Dane

1889

17.65

Viroqua

Vernon

1890

28.56

Honey Creek

Walworth

1891

19.39

Shell Lake

Washburn

1892

26.22

Centralia

Wood

1893

21.85

Chippewa Falls

Chippewa

1894

18.20

Pepin

Pepin

1895

13.54

Madison

Dane

1896

22.97

Crandon

Forest

1897

21.32

La Crosse

La Crosse

1898

15.09

North Crandon

Forest

1899

21.30

Manitowoc

Manitowoc

1900

26.23

Fond du Lac

Fond du Lac

1901

17.30

Waukesha

Waukesha

1902

26.18

Barron

Barron

1903

27.62

Pine River

Waushara

1904

24.71

Menasha

Winnebago

1905

25.49

Madison

Dane

1906

23.95

Menasha

Winnebago

1907

19.75

Medford

Taylor

1908

16.73

Menasha

Winnebago

1909

21.42

Menasha

Winnebago

1910

11.21

Osceola

Polk

1911

26.25

Milwaukee

Milwaukee

1912

19.89

Superior

Douglas

1913

21.66

Trout Lake

Vilas

1914

24.53

Ripon

Fond du Lac

1915

23.87

Ashland

Bayfield

1916

23.22

Plum Island

Door

1917

19.08

Florence

Florence

1918

20.70

Ashland

Bayfield

1919

23.64

Cornucopia

Bayfield

1920

22.05

Plum Island

Door

1921

21.20

Mather

Jackson

1922

22.20

Williams Bay

Walworth

1923

18.96

Iron River

Bayfield

1924

24.04

Merrill

Lincoln

1925

18.19

Sturgeon Bay

Door

1926

26.74

Grand River Locks

Marquette

1927

25.31

Green Bay

Brown

1928

23.43

Cornucopia

Bayfield

1929

17.74

Amery

Polk

1930

15.38

Plum Island

Door

1931

23.09

Downing

Dunn

1932

18.63

Plum Island

Door

1933

19.11

Ashland (nr)

Bayfield

1934

20.13

Port Washington

Ozaukee

1935

18.10

Plum Island

Door

1936

14.04

Plum Island

Door

1937

12.00

Plum Island

Door

1938

29.05

Green Bay

Brown

1939

16.04

Sparta

Monroe

1940

23.39

Ladysmith

Rusk

1941

25.51

Port Washington

Ozaukee

1942

24.79

Marinette

Marinette

1943

20.78

Milwaukee (Airport)

Milwaukee

1944

20.18

Ladysmith

Rusk

1945

28.18

Port Washington

Ozaukee

1946

20.89

Milwaukee (Airport)

Milwaukee

1947

19.99

Spooner 2E

Washburn

1948

17.13

La Crosse WB Airport

La Crosse

1949

19.12

Alma Dam 4

Buffalo

1950

23.00

Alma Dam 4

Buffalo

1951

29.52

Sparta Power Plant

Monroe

1952

18.86

Waupaca

Waupaca

1953

22.06

Manitowoc

Manitowoc

1954

27.60

Kewaunee

Kewaunee

1955

19.91

Blanchardville 2 S

Lafayette

1956

19.96

Madeline Island

Ashland

1957

22.11

Buckatabon

Vilas

1958

15.41

Hillsboro

Vernon

1959

22.69

Port Wing

Bayfield

1960

22.92

Grantsburg FAA Airport

Burnett

1961

21.57

Madeline Island

Ashland

1962

18.79

Madison WB City Office

Dane

1963

17.37

Port Wing

Bayfield

1964

20.25

Dalton

Green Lake

1965

29.98

Laona 6 SW

Forest

1966

18.52

Hillsboro Sewage Plant

Vernon

1967

19.88

Milwaukee N. Side

Milwaukee

1968

24.86

Fond du Lac

Fond du Lac

1969

17.58

Frederic

Polk

1970

23.93

Fond du Lac

Fond du Lac

1971

24.90

Racine

Racine

1972

26.45

Baldwin 1 SW

St. Croix

1973

26.29

Eagle River

Vilas

1974

19.41

River Falls

Pierce

1975

25.04

Lone Rock FAA Tri County AP

Sauk

1976

14.58

Willow Reservoir

Oneida

1977

26.58

Shawano 2 SSW

Shawano

1978

26.95

Foxboro

Douglas

1979

22.80

Spooner Exper. Farm

Washburn

1980

22.12

Solon Springs

Douglas

1981

23.62

Hancock

Waushara

1982

26.65

La Crosse

La Crosse

1983

24.81

Stoughton

Dane

1984

23.40

Buckatabon

Vilas

1985

27.29

Eau Claire FAA Airport

Chippewa

1986

23.28

Breakwater

Florence

1987

18.53

St. Croix Falls

Polk

1988

17.58

Lancaster 4 WSW

Grant

1989

18.56

Eagle River

Vilas

1990

27.11

Phelps Deerskin Dam

Vilas

1991

26.54

Green Bay WSO Airport

Brown

1992

21.41

St. Croix Falls

Polk

1993

23.89

Danbury

Burnett

1994

21.52

Phelps Deerskin Dam

Vilas

1995

24.67

Kewaunee

Kewaunee

1996

24.12

Milwaukee WSO

Milwaukee

1997

18.15

Superior

Douglas

1998

20.27

Willow Reservoir

Oneida

1999

24.72

Peshtigo

Marinette

2000

23.22

Minong 5 WSW

Washburn

2001

27.70

Green Bay

Brown

2002

25.36

Dodgeville

Iowa

2003

19.31

Superior

Douglas

2004

24.39

Rest Lake

Vilas

2005

22.70

Racine

Racine
2006 17.33 Rice Lake Barron
2007 23.18 Pulaski WWTP Oconto
2008 22.41 Rice Reservoir-Tomahawk Lincoln

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124-yr Period of Record (1885-2008)

All time

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