Climate

Milwaukee is located on roughly the same latitude as Eugene, Oregon; Grand Rapids, Michigan; Boston, Massachusetts; and Genoa, Italy. Because of the metropolitan area’s northern location, its residents can truly enjoy the beauty found in each of the four seasons – whether it be the cherry and apple blossoms of spring, the refreshing lake breezes of summer, the brilliant colors of fall or the glistening, peaceful snows of winter. 



Lake Michigan, one of the largest freshwater lakes in the world, moderates temperatures in the Milwaukee area, taking the sizzle out of the summer sun and warming winter winds. 



According to the National Weather Service, temperatures range from an average high of:

  • 54 degrees (Fahrenheit) in the spring
  • 79 degrees in the summer
  • 59 degrees in the fall
  • 31 degrees in the winter.

The average annual precipitation is 35 inches. This includes 53 inches of snowfall, which equals slightly more than 5 inches of rain.

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