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Climate Data for Lafayette County, Wisconsin

Climate Normals and Growing Season Summary

Temperature norms and extremes for Lafayette County
Chart courtesy of the Midwestern Regional Climate Center.

Growing Season Summary:

Median date of last frost in the spring: May 11. Last Spring Frost Zones.
(The last frost occurs on or after May 28 in 10 percent of the years.)

Median date of first frost in the fall: October 3. First Fall Frost Zones.
(The first frost occurs on or before September 19 in 10 percent of the years.)

Median growing season: 144 days. Range: 129 to 155 days.

For perennials, landscape plantings and fruit trees, see our Map of USDA Plant Hardiness Zones for Wisconsin.

Climate Normals Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Ave Daily High (F°) 25.9 31.4 43.7 58.4 70.0 79.1 83.0 80.8 72.6 61.6 45.2 30.5
Ave Daily Low (F°) 6.2 10.8 23.2 34.8 45.5 54.9 60.1 57.5 49.1 37.8 26.4 12.9
Growing Degree Days 1 3 41 162 356 529 660 603 401 206 43 4
Heating Degree Days 1519 1229 977 552 260 44 10 29 148 477 876 1342
Cooling Degree Days 0 0 0 0 37 104 214 156 25 6 0 0
Ave Precipitation (") 1.12 1.14 2.26 3.10 3.44 4.35 4.16 4.15 4.20 2.42 2.20 1.73
Ave Snowfall (") 8.3 7.3 7.5 2.5 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 2.6 9.2


Data from the weather station at Darlington, latitude 42°41' N, longitude 90°07' W, elevation 930 ft.

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