Wisconsin State Climatology Office

CLIMATOLOGICAL EXTREMES FOR WISCONSIN

PRECIPITATION EXTREMES

Record

Amount [in.]

Location

County

Date

Greatest daily total

11.72

Mellen

Ashland

24 June 1946

Greatest monthly total

21.74

Viroqua

Vernon

August 2007

Greatest calendar year

62.07

Embarrass

Waupaca

1884

Least calendar year

11.21

Osceola

Polk

1910

Greatest annual average

37.05

Lake Geneva

Walworth

(1971–2000)
30-yr average

Least annual average

28.54

Washington Island

Door

(1971–2000)
30-yr average

SNOWFALL EXTREMES

Record

Amount [in.]

Location

County

Date

Greatest 24-hr or daily total

26.0

Neillsville
Upson

Clark
Iron

27 Dec 1904
13 Mar 2006

Greatest single storm

31.0

Superior

Douglas

31 Oct–2 Nov 1991

Greatest monthly total

103.5

Hurley

Iron

January 1997

Greatest seasonal total

295.4

Hurley

Iron

1996–1997

Greatest annual average

139.8

Gurney

Iron

(1971–2000)
30-yr average

Deepest snow on the ground

83
60

Flambeau Reservoir
Hurley

Iron
Iron

 3 Apr 1933
30 Jan 1996

 

Annual precipitation totals by year (greatest)  (smallest)
24-hour precipitation totals by year  greatest
Greatest State 24-hour Precipitation Totals (inches) by Month (1892-present)

24-hr Maximum Precipitation Extremes for each station in state (since 1893)

Monthly precipitation totals by month (greatest) (smallest)

See also Statewide Records for other States from U.S. State Climate Extremes Committee/ National Climatic Data Center

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