Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

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Climate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee, Wisconsin gets 35 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Milwaukee averages 45 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 191 sunny days per year in Milwaukee. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Milwaukee gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 123 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.


Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 83 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 14
Rain: averages 35 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 45 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Milwaukee is 6.8 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Wisconsin.

6.8 / 10
August, June and July are the most pleasant months in Milwaukee, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Milwaukee, WisconsinUnited States
  34.8 in.38.1 in.
  44.6 in.27.8 in.
  123.3 days106.2 days
  191 days205 days
  82.7°85.8°
  13.8°21.7°
  6.87
  3.34.3
  614 ft.2443 ft.
CLIMATE

YOU SHOULD KNOW

Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.


July is the hottest month for Milwaukee with an average high temperature of 82.7°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Wisconsin. In Milwaukee, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Milwaukee are June, August and September.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Milwaukee with an average of 13.8°. This is one of the warmest places in Wisconsin.


In Milwaukee, there are 11.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in Wisconsin.


In Milwaukee, there are 135.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Wisconsin.


In Milwaukee, there are 9.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the warmest places in Wisconsin.


June is the wettest month in Milwaukee with 4.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 1.6 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 34% of yearly precipitation and 15% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 34.8 inches in Milwaukee means that it is wetter than most places in Wisconsin.


May is the rainiest month in Milwaukee with 12.0 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 9.0 rainy days. There are 123.3 rainy days annually in Milwaukee, which is one of the rainiest places in Wisconsin. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 24% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 44.6 inches in Milwaukee means that it is snowier than most places in Wisconsin. January is the snowiest month in Milwaukee with 13.2 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Milwaukee    98 Reviews
    Top 5 worst cities - 5/16/2019
    First of all i have lived here for 45 years. It was really good until the last 15 years. We have 6 months of winter now, no spring and when Summer comes around it's... Read More

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    Tons to do in this mid size city! - 7/29/2018
    Milwaukee, an underrated but consistently pleasantly surprising place to visitors is experience a renaissance like never before. The amount of new projects and... Read More

    Not a bad Medium Size City - 4/16/2018
    I lived here for 22 years, and have a love and dislike of the place at the same time. In the like category are the city size as it has most of what you want from a... Read More


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