The climate of Wisconsin (United
States of America)
Wisconsin is one of the most northerly located states in the United
States of America. Wisconsin borders Lake Michigan to the east, the
state of Michigan to the northeast and Lake Superior to the north.
Lake Superior forms the natural border with Canada. Wisconsin is a
fairly flat state, the highest point is located at an altitude of 595
meters above sea level. In the highlands located in the north
Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest is situated. This enormous forest
has a surface area of more than 6,000 square kilometers. Wisconsin is
located on the spot where a warm continental climate (type Dfa
according to the Köppen climate classification) changes into a
moderate continental climate (type Dfb) in the northern part of the
state. The climate of Wisconsin is very erratic. Average climate
figures can only be used as a guideline. Extremes in weather may occur
in all four seasons. During the winter it may be extremely cold. In
June, July and August temperatures may reach tropical values,
especially in the southern part of the state. The lowest temperature
on record is -48 degrees Celsius (-54 degrees Fahrenheit), which was
recorded in Couderay in February 1996. The highest temperature on
record is 46 degrees Celsius (115 degrees Fahrenheit), recorded in
Wisconsin Dells in July 1936.
Climate information of places in Wisconsin
The climate information given on this page is only brief. Specific
information on weather and climate can be found on the pages per
region or city. The following climate information is available for
Throughout Wisconsin several climate figures and temperatures can be
recorded. The figures below are for Madison and cannot be seen as an
average for this state. For climate figures for other places and
regions in Wisconsin please, visit the individual climate pages.
More climate information
Climate tables are useful but they don’t give an overall picture of
the climate and possible weather conditions during a period of time.
How high the chances are of hot or cold weather or hurricanes can
often not be found in these tables. This is why we offer extra climate
information per month. The figures below apply to Madison. For climate
figures on specific regions and places please, visit the relevant
individual climate pages
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