La Crosse County, Wisconsin 

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Climate in La Crosse County, Wisconsin

La Crosse County, Wisconsin gets 34 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

La Crosse County averages 41 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 192 sunny days per year in La Crosse County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

La Crosse County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 112 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 83 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 8
Rain: averages 34 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 41 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for La Crosse 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 La Crosse County, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  La Crosse, WisconsinUnited States
  34.0 in.38.1 in.
  40.9 in.27.8 in.
  111.8 days106.2 days
  192 days205 days
  83.3°85.8°
  8.2°21.7°
  6.77
  3.34.3
  893 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 La Crosse County with an average high temperature of 83.3°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in Wisconsin. In La Crosse County, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for La Crosse County are June, August and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for La Crosse County with an average of 8.2°. This is about average compared to other places in Wisconsin.


In La Crosse County, there are 10.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in Wisconsin.


In La Crosse County, there are 148.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Wisconsin.


In La Crosse County, there are 21.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Wisconsin.


June is the wettest month in La Crosse County with 4.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 1.0 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 39% of yearly precipitation and 10% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 34.0 inches in La Crosse County means that it is about average compared to other places in Wisconsin.


May is the rainiest month in La Crosse County with 12.2 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 6.9 rainy days. There are 111.8 rainy days annually in La Crosse 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 40.9 inches in La Crosse County means that it is less snowy than most places in Wisconsin. December is the snowiest month in La Crosse County with 11.9 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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