Milwaukee Weather Records

Milwaukee, Wisconsin weather averages and records from 1871–2024 based on data made available by the NOAA.
All-Time Recorded High
The highest temperature ever recorded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin was 105 °F which occurred on July 24, 1934.
Highest Temperatures: All-Time By Year
All-Time Recorded Low
The lowest temperature ever recorded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin was -26 °F which occurred on February 3, 1996.
Lowest Temperatures: All-Time By Year
Milwaukee Weather by Month
Averages based on the years 1991–2020
Month Average (°F) Record (°F) Average (inches)
High ☀️ Low 🌙 High ☀️ Low 🌙 Precipitation 💧 Snow ❄️
January 29.9 16.7 63 -26 1.8 14.9
February 33.3 19.5 74 -26 1.7 12.0
March 43.2 28.2 84 -10 2.2 6.7
April 53.9 37.3 91 12 3.9 2.1
May 65.6 47.3 95 21 3.5 0.0
June 75.9 57.9 104 33 4.4 0.0
July 80.9 64.3 105 40 3.4 0.0
August 79.4 63.7 103 42 3.6 0.0
September 72.6 55.9 98 28 3.2 0.0
October 60.4 44.2 89 15 2.8 0.3
November 46.7 32.5 77 -14 2.2 2.5
December 35.1 22.5 68 -22 1.9 10.2
Entire year 56.5 40.9 105 -26 34.5 48.7
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1871–2024
Highest daily low 84 °F July 14, 1995
Lowest daily high -13 °F January 15, 1972
Greatest daily range
(Difference of high and low)
49 °F April 10, 1930
Greatest difference in daily high
over two conscutive days
44 °F Jan 28–29, 1926
Most daily precipitation 6.8 inches August 6, 1986
Most monthly precipitation 12.3 inches June 2008
Most yearly precipitation 50.4 inches 1876
Most yearly days with precipitation 155 1882
Earliest snow in season October 6 1889
Latest snow in season May 23 1912
Most daily snow 17.9 inches March 3, 1881
Most monthly snow 52.6 inches January 1918
Most yearly snow 110.3 inches 1886
Most snow in a winter 109.8 inches 1885–1886
Greatest snow accumulation 33.0 inches January 27, 1979
Earliest freeze September 20 1956
Earliest day ≥ 70 °F February 22 2017
Earliest day ≥ 80 °F March 20 2012
Earliest day ≥ 90 °F April 10 1930
Earliest day ≥ 100 °F June 1 1934
Latest freeze May 27 1961
Latest day ≥ 70 °F November 21 1913
Latest day ≥ 80 °F October 31 1950
Latest day ≥ 90 °F September 29 1953
Latest day ≥ 100 °F August 24 1948
Most days in a year < 0 °F 38 1963
Most days in a year < 32 °F 151 1972
Most days in a year ≥ 80 °F 82 2021
Most days in a year ≥ 90 °F 36 1988
Most days in a year ≥ 100 °F 6 1988
Milwaukee Weather Streaks
Most consecutive days...
With precipitation 12 days Dec 20–31, 1884
Without precipitation 35 days Dec 3, 1939 – Jan 6, 1940
With snow 8 days Feb 23 – Mar 2, 2007
High temperature at or
below freezing
52 days Dec 31, 1978 – Feb 20, 1979
High temperature ≥ 80 °F 22 days Jun 28 – Jul 19, 1921
High temperature ≥ 90 °F 10 days Aug 25 – Sep 3, 1953
High temperature ≥ 100 °F 4 days Jul 8–11, 1936
Plant Hardiness Zone
6A
Milwaukee is in plant hardiness zone 6A
based on average yearly minimum temperature from 1991–2020
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Years Station Coordinates
1939–2024 Milwaukee Mitchell Airport location
1871–1938 Milwaukee WB location