Douglas County, Wisconsin 

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Climate in Douglas County, Wisconsin

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

Douglas County averages 66 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 179 sunny days per year in Douglas County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Douglas County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 107 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 79 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 1
Rain: averages 32 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 66 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Douglas County is 6.2 (10=best), which means it is one of the least comfortable places in Wisconsin.

9.1 / 3.3

Summer   /   Winter
July, August and June are the most pleasant months in Douglas County, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Douglas, WisconsinUnited States
  31.6 in.38.1 in.
  65.6 in.27.8 in.
  107.1 days106.2 days
  179 days205 days
  79.3°85.8°
  0.5°21.7°
  6.27
  3.44.3
  1061 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 Douglas County with an average high temperature of 79.3°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Wisconsin. In Douglas County, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Douglas County are August, July and June.


In Douglas County, there are 4.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Wisconsin.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Douglas County with an average of 0.5°. This is one of the coldest places in Wisconsin.


In Douglas County, there are 178.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in Wisconsin.


In Douglas County, there are 39.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in Wisconsin.


Humidity in Douglas County is generally quite low and comfortable. There are few days during the summer when the humidity becomes unpleasant. The most humid months (but still comfortable) are August, July and June.


July is the wettest month in Douglas County 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 31.6 inches in Douglas County means that it is drier than most places in Wisconsin.


June is the rainiest month in Douglas County with 11.4 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 5.9 rainy days. There are 107.1 rainy days annually in Douglas County, which is less rainy than most places in Wisconsin. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 20% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 65.6 inches in Douglas County means that it is one of the snowiest places in Wisconsin. December is the snowiest month in Douglas County with 14.4 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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