ANNUAL HISTORICAL STATE CLIMATE SUMMARIES

Wisconsin State Climatology Office

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

Year

Highest

Station

County

1885

42.65

Embarrass

Waupaca

1886

45.40

Embarrass

Waupaca

1887

43.55

Embarrass

Waupaca

1888

43.85

Embarrass

Waupaca

1889

35.95

Grantsburg

Burnett

1890

52.04

Butternut

Ashland

1891

41.30

Embarrass

Waupaca

1892

44.97

Embarrass

Waupaca

1893

36.91

Baraboo

Sauk

1894

35.89

Green Bay

Brown

1895

33.95

Crandon

Forest

1896

39.21

Appollonia

Chippewa

1897

34.42

Grantsburg

Burnett

1898

40.60

Beloit

Rock

1899

41.42

Eau Claire

Eau Claire

1900

46.55

Koepenick

Langlade

1901

37.06

Viroqua

Vernon

1902

44.64

Prairie du Chien

Crawford

1903

47.23

Grantsburg

Burnett

1904

45.92

Barron

Barron

1905

44.17

Medford

Taylor

1906

47.50

Grand River Lock

Marquette

1907

44.72

Port Washington

Ozaukee

1908

39.60

Valley Junction

Monroe

1909

44.48

Shullsburg

Lafayette

1910

33.05

Sturgeon Bay

Door

1911

54.10

Valley Junction

Monroe

1912

46.52

Merrill

Lincoln

1913

41.78

Hillsboro

Vernon

1914

44.36

Stevens Point

Portage

1915

39.47

Portage

Columbia

1916

42.34

Waukesha

Waukesha

1917

40.88

Viroqua

Vernon

1918

37.13

Waupaca

Waupaca

1919

41.36

Darlington

Lafayette

1920

36.36

Manitowoc

Manitowoc

1921

43.75

Watertown

Jefferson

1922

44.02

New London

Waupaca

1923

39.33

Park Falls

Price

1924

46.56

Wisconsin Rapids

Wood

1925

39.10

Stanley

Chippewa

1926

46.94

Park Falls

Price

1927

41.92

Brodhead

Green

1928

41.34

Darlington

Lafayette

1929

36.33

Florence

Florence

1930

33.42

Weyerhaeuser

Rusk

1931

41.04

Manitowoc

Manitowoc

1932

39.32

Prairie du Chien

Crawford

1933

39.19

Racine

Racine

1934

39.42

Neillsville

Clark

1935

42.77

Stanley

Chippewa

1936

33.86

Big St. Germain Dam

Vilas

1937

36.88

Rest Lake

Vilas

1938

53.92

Beloit

Rock

1939

42.09

Rest Lake

Vilas

1940

43.25

Coddington

Portage

1941

47.10

Prentice (nr)

Chippewa

1942

48.58

Racine

Racine

1943

41.19

Medford

Taylor

1944

38.87

Mellen 2.5N

Ashland

1945

41.91

Cumberland

Barron

1946

39.45

Park Falls

Price

1947

40.92

Richland Center

Richland

1948

31.58

Platteville

Grant

1949

40.47

Long Lake Dam

Oneida

1950

42.51

Steuben 1 NW

Crawford

1951

47.22

Buckatabon

Vilas

1952

39.77

Brodhead

Green

1953

45.78

Bayfield

Bayfield

1954

49.90

Blair

Trempealeau

1955

43.36

Gurney

Iron

1956

35.15

Ripon 5 NE

Fond du Lac

1957

40.74

St. Croix Falls

Polk

1958

35.48

Gurney

Iron

1959

51.10

Cashton 5 SE

Monroe

1960

43.88

Racine

Racine

1961

44.09

Platteville

Grant

1962

41.38

Cumberland

Barron

1963

32.14

Mather 3 NW

Jackson

1964

38.62

Eau Pleine Reservoir

Marathon

1965

52.72

Mauston 1 E

Juneau

1966

40.55

Phelps Deerskin Dam

Vilas

1967

40.11

Monroe 1 W

Green

1968

50.08

Big Falls Hydro

Rusk

1969

38.19

Lake Geneva

Walworth

1970

46.22

Ellsworth 1 E

Pierce

1971

39.65

Rice Lake

Barron

1972

49.97

Lake Geneva

Walworth

1973

47.96

Clinton 4 N

Rock

1974

40.40

Platteville

Grant

1975

45.86

St. Croix Falls

Polk

1976

32.35

Burlington

Racine

1977

46.94

Gurney

Iron

1978

46.44

Richland Center

Richland

1979

47.37

Cashton

Monroe

1980

46.98

Curtiss

Clark

1981

43.12

Cashton

Monroe

1982

47.46

Cashton

Monroe

1983

42.48

Plymouth

Sheboygan

1984

44.87

Stevens Point

Portage

1985

47.36

Sturgeon Bay

Door

1986

46.92

Foxboro

Douglas

1987

45.34

Kenosha

Kenosha

1988

33.45

Montello

Marquette

1989

30.67

Hurley

Iron

1990

44.67

Darlington

Lafayette

1991

50.97

Alma Dam 4

Buffalo

1992

43.11

La Farge

Vernon

1993

49.99

Monroe 1 W

Green

1994

40.36

Ontario

Vernon

1995

41.32

Portage

Columbia

1996

45.21

Drummond RS

Bayfield

1997

36.96

Monroe

Green

1998

49.51

Dodgeville

Iowa

1999

46.59

Richland Center

Richland

2000

47.76

Arboretum UW

Dane

2001

46.78

Afton

Rock

2002

49.09

Hurley

Iron

2003

39.48

Hurley

Iron

2004

46.94

La Crosse 4 NNW

La Crosse

2005

39.04

Lac Vieux Desert

Vilas

2006

49.64

Watertown

Jefferson

2007

57.02

Gays Mills

Crawford

2008

52.17

Hales Corners-Whitnall Pk

Milwaukee

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124-yr Period of Record (1885-2008)

All-time

57.02

2007 Gays Mills

Crawford

NOTE: Embarrass observer reported 62.07 inches in 1884


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