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Climate Data for Racine County, Wisconsin

Climate Normals and Growing Season Summary

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

Growing Season Summary:

Median date of last frost in the spring: May 2. Last Spring Frost Zones.
(The last frost occurs on or after May 11 in 10 percent of the years.)

Median date of first frost in the fall: October 19. First Fall Frost Zones.
(The first frost occurs on or before October 7 in 10 percent of the years.)

Median growing season: 173 days. Range: 157 to 185 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°) 27.5 31.2 41.0 52.5 64.0 75.2 79.7 78.4 71.2 59.6 46.0 32.8
Ave Daily Low (F°) 11.2 15.2 26.1 36.2 45.7 55.4 62.2 61.3 54.2 42.9 31.0 18.0
Growing Degree Days 1 2 28 96 240 464 637 585 406 178 39 5
Heating Degree Days 1414 1170 973 618 329 87 7 14 102 430 795 1228
Cooling Degree Days 0 0 0 0 16 96 193 166 33 5 0 0
Ave Precipitation (") 1.61 1.35 2.65 3.66 2.99 3.61 3.87 3.66 3.80 2.35 2.62 2.20
Ave Snowfall (") 12.8 9.5 7.2 1.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 1.6 9.7


Data from the weather station at Racine, latitude 42°42' N, longitude 87°46' W, elevation 595 ft.

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