Lafayette County, Wisconsin 

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Climate in Lafayette County, Wisconsin

Lafayette County, Wisconsin gets 37 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Lafayette County averages 36 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 Lafayette County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Lafayette County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 104 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 9
Rain: averages 37 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 36 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

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

Climate Averages
  Lafayette, WisconsinUnited States
  36.7 in.38.1 in.
  36.2 in.27.8 in.
  104.3 days106.2 days
  189 days205 days
  82.9°85.8°
  9.2°21.7°
  6.77
  3.54.3
  955 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 Lafayette County with an average high temperature of 82.9°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Wisconsin. In Lafayette County, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Lafayette County are June, August and September.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Lafayette County with an average of 9.2°. This is warmer than most places in Wisconsin.


In Lafayette County, there are 8.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Wisconsin.


In Lafayette County, there are 153.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Wisconsin.


In Lafayette County, there are 19.5 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 Lafayette County with 5.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 1.2 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 37% of yearly precipitation and 12% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 36.7 inches in Lafayette County means that it is one of the wettest places in Wisconsin.


May is the rainiest month in Lafayette County with 11.0 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 6.6 rainy days. There are 104.3 rainy days annually in Lafayette County, which is less rainy than most 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 36.2 inches in Lafayette County means that it is one of the least snowy places in Wisconsin. January is the snowiest month in Lafayette County with 10.3 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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