Northeastern Wisconsin

Included Counties: 
Forest, Florence, Marinette, Langlade, Menominee, Oconto, Shawano
Watersheds: 
Brule, Castle Rock, Duck-Pensaukee, Lake Dubay, Lake Michigan, Menominee, Oconto, Peshtigo, Upper Wisconsin, Wolf

Geography

Wisconsin Climate Division 3 is bordered by Lake Michigan to the southeast and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to the north. The terrain is predominantly covered by forests and gentle hills. It includes the cities of Peshtigo, Marinette, and Shawano.

Overview

In the southeastern sections near Lake Michigan, the climate of Northeastern Wisconsin sees some mild lake effects, such as increased cloudiness during the fall and winter and moderation of temperatures year-round. For the most part, however, the division is mostly shielded from stronger lake effects. Moving farther inland, this division experiences a largely continental climate, driven by the movement of high and low pressure systems across the continent. As a result, day-to-day temperature variations are larger in the southern sections farther away from the Great Lakes.
 

Changes In Precipitation

 in.cm.%
Annual-0.8-2.2-2.73
Winter0.00.10.80
Spring-0.6-1.6-7.77
Summer-1.2-3.1-10.54
Fall1.02.512.66

Linear best-fit changes are calculated over the period 1950-2012. Percentage changes are calculated relative to the 1951-1980 historical reference period.

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Changes In Temperature

 °F°C
Annual3.31.8
Winter4.62.6
Spring3.92.2
Summer2.21.2
Fall2.21.2

Linear best-fit changes are calculated over the period 1950-2012. Percentage changes are calculated relative to the 1951-1980 historical reference period.

Seasonal Precipitation

Seasonal Temperature