Let’s get real for a second–Wisconsin has never and will never be known for its nice weather. People do not retire TO Wisconsin to appreciate the weather. Winter is harsh. But, that isn’t to say that we don’t have nice days. Wisconsin is wonderful during the spring and summer. Here are the ten cities in Wisconsin with the best weather. We consulted www.bestplaces.net in order to determine weather patterns.
Compared to the rest of the state, it isn't even a contest. Wausau is sunny for 262 days out of the year. That's not quite Arizona weather, but the sunshine does make up for cold days.
2. La Crosse
Sure, it gets cold in La Crosse, but its location in the upper part of the state near the Mississippi affords it 200 sunny days per year.
3. Eau Claire
Yes, you will get some snow up there in Eau Claire. But rainfall is below the national average. And there are 200 sunny days per year in Eau Claire.
Milwaukee + traffic + snow = horror. That said, this city doesn't fare too terribly with weather, all things considered. There are 195 sunny days each year in Milwaukee, and the high in July only reaches 83 degrees.
So rain isn't so much a problem for Sheboygan, where rainfall is under the national average. But boy does it snow. Even so, there are 195 days of sunshine each year. Summers are temperate and typically are accompanied by a little breeze.
In its location in southeastern Wisconsin by water, there will be lake effect snow. Still, summers are quite pleasant and there are 195 sunny days each year.
7. Fond du Lac
Compared with the rest of Wisconsin, Fond du Lac doesn't do too terribly with snow at 36 inches (yes, I realize that's three feet). Still, summer days are gorgeous and there are 195 sunny days annually.
If you want a nice warm summer but temperate, you want to be in Appleton, where it scored the best on this list as far as the summer comfort index. Winter? Not so much. You get hammered with snow there. Nevertheless, there are 189 sunny days per year.
9. Green Bay
How can we say anything about the Frozen Tundra and use the term "best weather" in the same sentence? Yes, I'd much rather be on a beach in Florida than in Wisconsin during the winter, and that's why many people visit there. Still, summers are nice, rain is lower than the national average, and there are 192 sunny days each year.
Precipitation days? 10 above the national average. But, do enjoy the 192 days of sunshine each year! And summers do not have the sort of humidity they do in other parts across the country.
DISCLAIMER: All of these pretty cities photographed during nice times in the summer will promptly be filled with snow in about a month. You have been warned.