Oshkosh, Wisconsin 

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Climate in Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Oshkosh, Wisconsin gets 31 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Oshkosh averages 37 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 189 sunny days per year in Oshkosh. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Oshkosh gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 111 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 81 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 10
Rain: averages 31 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 37 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Oshkosh is 6.7 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Wisconsin.

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August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Oshkosh, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Oshkosh, WisconsinUnited States
  30.7 in.38.1 in.
  37.2 in.27.8 in.
  111.1 days106.2 days
  189 days205 days
  768 ft.2443 ft.


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 Oshkosh with an average high temperature of 81.1°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Wisconsin. In Oshkosh, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Oshkosh are June, August and July.

In Oshkosh, there are 4.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Wisconsin.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Oshkosh with an average of 10.1°. This is warmer than most places in Wisconsin.

In Oshkosh, there are 147.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Wisconsin.

In Oshkosh, there are 17.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Wisconsin.

Humidity in Oshkosh is generally low and comfortable. But there some days when the humidity becomes unpleasant, especially in July and August. The most humid months (but still comfortable) are July, August and June.

June is the wettest month in Oshkosh with 4.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 1.0 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 37% of yearly precipitation and 11% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 30.7 inches in Oshkosh means that it is one of the driest places in Wisconsin.

May is the rainiest month in Oshkosh with 11.0 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 7.0 rainy days. There are 111.1 rainy days annually in Oshkosh, which is about average compared to other places in Wisconsin. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.

An annual snowfall of 37.2 inches in Oshkosh means that it is one of the least snowy places in Wisconsin. December is the snowiest month in Oshkosh with 9.9 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.

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    Reviews for Oshkosh    8 Reviews
    You Don't Want Here Trust Me. - 9/4/2019
    Oshkosh may be alright if you were born here and never left the city limits. I was born and raised here and moved to Chicago. Stay away if you’re looking for gourmet... Read More

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    Great City on a nice lake - 10/28/2014
    Oshkosh Wisconsin is an overlooked gem in the midwest. Cost of living is relitively low compaired to national averages and provides good schools, full access to medical... Read More

    Nice Place To Be From - 2/26/2010
    If you can't handle wearing a winter coat, you are missing the best part of Oshkosh. Oshkosh is not for everyone and probably not for you if you have a weak liver. A... Read More

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