Wausau, Wisconsin 

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Climate in Wausau, Wisconsin

Wausau, Wisconsin gets 32 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Wausau averages 56 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 186 sunny days per year in Wausau. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Wausau gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 126 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 80 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 4
Rain: averages 32 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 56 inches of snow a year


SPERLING'S COMFORT INDEX
Wausau ranks 38/100 for Comfort Index

A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.

CLIMATE

Climate Averages
  Wausau, WisconsinUnited States
  32.4 in.38.1 in.
  55.8 in.27.8 in.
  125.7 days106.2 days
  186 days205 days
  79.7°85.8°
  4.2°21.7°
  3854
  3.14.3
  1204 ft.2443 ft.

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 Wausau with an average high temperature of 79.7°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Wisconsin. In Wausau, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Wausau are August, July and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Wausau with an average of 4.2°. This is colder than most places in Wisconsin.


In Wausau, there are 3.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Wisconsin.


In Wausau, there are 173.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Wisconsin.


In Wausau, there are 32.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Wisconsin.


August is the wettest month in Wausau with 4.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 0.9 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 38% of yearly precipitation and 10% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 32.4 inches in Wausau means that it is drier than most places in Wisconsin.


September is the rainiest month in Wausau with 12.2 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 7.4 rainy days. There are 125.7 rainy days annually in Wausau, which is one of the rainiest 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 55.8 inches in Wausau means that it is one of the snowiest places in Wisconsin.



December is the snowiest month in Wausau with 13.0 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.


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    Reviews for Wausau    6 Reviews
    Wausau in July - 6/3/2019
    I visited Wausau during the summer and it was a very nice change from Phoenix. The people were friendly & helpful. It was a little humid than what I’m used to but... Read More

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    Wausau is an armpit community - 7/5/2016
    I have lived in Wausau all my life except for spending 4-years in Rapid City, SD. I am very surprised at the many negative comments and beliefs about Rapid City... It... Read More

    A GOOD WORKING CLASS TOWN! - 7/8/2013
    I LIVED IN WAUSAU WI OVER 23 YEARS AGO. I RELOCATED TO WYOMING IN 1990 FOR GOVERMENT POSITION. NOW RETIRED FROM FEDERAL SERVICE, I WILL BE MOVING BACK TO THE UPPER... Read More


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