Wausau Metro Area, Wisconsin 

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Climate in Wausau Metro Area, Wisconsin

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

Wausau Metro Area averages 54 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 262 sunny days per year in Wausau Metro Area. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Wausau Metro Area gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 122 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 54 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Wausau metro area is 6.3 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Wisconsin.

6.3 / 10
July, August and June are the most pleasant months in the Wausau metro area, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Wausau, WisconsinUnited States
  31.8 in.38.1 in.
  53.5 in.27.8 in.
  121.6 days106.2 days
  262 days205 days
  79.8°85.8°
  4.4°21.7°
  6.37
  3.14.3
  1306 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 the Wausau metro area with an average high temperature of 79.8°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Wisconsin. In the Wausau metro area, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the Wausau metro area are August, July and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Wausau metro area with an average of 4.4°. This is colder than most places in Wisconsin.


In the Wausau metro area, there are 3.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Wisconsin.


In the Wausau metro area, there are 171.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Wisconsin.


In the Wausau metro area, there are 31.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Wisconsin.


August is the wettest month in the Wausau metro area with 4.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 0.8 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 38% of yearly precipitation and 9% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 31.8 inches in the Wausau metro area means that it is drier than most places in Wisconsin.


May is the rainiest month in the Wausau metro area with 11.9 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 7.2 rainy days. There are 121.6 rainy days annually in the Wausau metro area, which is rainier than most places in Wisconsin. The rainiest season is Autumn 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 53.5 inches in the Wausau metro area means that it is one of the snowiest places in Wisconsin. December is the snowiest month in the Wausau metro area with 12.6 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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