Dane County, Wisconsin 

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Climate in Dane County, Wisconsin

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

Dane County averages 42 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 185 sunny days per year in Dane County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Dane County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 114 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 42 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

6.7 / 10
August, June and July are the most pleasant months in Dane County, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Dane, WisconsinUnited States
  35.9 in.38.1 in.
  42.0 in.27.8 in.
  113.5 days106.2 days
  185 days205 days
  82.1°85.8°
  9.8°21.7°
  6.77
  3.34.3
  958 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 Dane County with an average high temperature of 82.1°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Wisconsin. In Dane County, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Dane County are June, August and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Dane County with an average of 9.8°. This is warmer than most places in Wisconsin.


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


In Dane County, there are 151.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Wisconsin.


In Dane County, there are 17.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Wisconsin.


June is the wettest month in Dane County with 4.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 1.2 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 37% of yearly precipitation and 13% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 35.9 inches in Dane County means that it is wetter than most places in Wisconsin.


May is the rainiest month in Dane County with 11.6 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 7.3 rainy days. There are 113.5 rainy days annually in Dane County, which is about average compared to other places in Wisconsin. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 42.0 inches in Dane County means that it is less snowy than most places in Wisconsin. December is the snowiest month in Dane County with 11.4 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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