Watertown, Wisconsin 

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Climate in Watertown, Wisconsin

Watertown, Wisconsin gets 36 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Watertown averages 39 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 Watertown. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Watertown gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 118 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 82 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 10
Rain: averages 36 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 39 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Watertown is 6.6 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Wisconsin.

6.6 / 10
June, August and July are the most pleasant months in Watertown, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Watertown, WisconsinUnited States
  35.9 in.38.1 in.
  38.5 in.27.8 in.
  117.6 days106.2 days
  189 days205 days
  82.0°85.8°
  9.9°21.7°
  6.67
  3.24.3
  853 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 Watertown with an average high temperature of 82.0°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Wisconsin. In Watertown, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Watertown are June, August and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Watertown with an average of 9.9°. This is warmer than most places in Wisconsin.


In Watertown, there are 6.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Wisconsin.


In Watertown, there are 148.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Wisconsin.


In Watertown, there are 17.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Wisconsin.


June is the wettest month in Watertown with 4.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 1.3 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 37% of yearly precipitation and 14% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 35.9 inches in Watertown means that it is wetter than most places in Wisconsin.


May is the rainiest month in Watertown with 11.8 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 7.4 rainy days. There are 117.6 rainy days annually in Watertown, which is rainier than most places in Wisconsin. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 38.5 inches in Watertown means that it is less snowy than most places in Wisconsin. December is the snowiest month in Watertown with 10.8 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Lower cost than many places - 7/30/2006
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