The 10 Snowiest Cities In Wisconsin For 2021


We looked at the data to see which cities in WI have the worst of the worst snow every year.

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our first time ranking the snowiest cities in Wisconsin.

Sure, a Saturday morning right after a foot of fluffy snow is the best thing ever. But that same amount of snow on Tuesday in Wisconsin can make a commute last forever. So just imagine it's the dead of winter, and the time of year when the ground is frozen, the air is bone chilling, and there are piles of dirty, nasty ice encrusted snow all over the place.

This is about the time of year when you're just about ready for spring -- especially in Ashland, the snowiest place in Wisconsin.

So, put on your parkas, snow boots and your gloves and let's go outside to see which Wisconsin cities get dumped on the most every year. After analyzing all the cities in Wisconsin with a decent amount of people in them, we came up with this list as the 10 snowiest cities in Badger State.

What's the snowiest place in Wisconsin with more than 5,000 people? That would be Ashland with an average annual snowfall of 90.8 inches.

Read on below to see where your town ranked, you snow angels.

And if you already knew these places were snowy, check out the best places to live in Wisconsin or the cheapest places in Wisconsin.

The 10 Snowiest Cities In Wisconsin For 2021

Ashland, WI

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 8,116
Average Annual Snowfall: 90.8 inches
More on Ashland: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Superior, WI

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 26,817
Average Annual Snowfall: 63.9 inches
More on Superior: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Rhinelander, WI

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 7,583
Average Annual Snowfall: 59.9 inches
More on Rhinelander: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Rothschild, WI

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 5,287
Average Annual Snowfall: 58.1 inches
More on Rothschild: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Wausau, WI

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 39,210
Average Annual Snowfall: 57.6 inches
More on Wausau: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Kronenwetter, WI

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 7,406
Average Annual Snowfall: 55.9 inches
More on Kronenwetter: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Antigo, WI

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 8,001
Average Annual Snowfall: 53.9 inches
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Rice Lake, WI

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 8,355
Average Annual Snowfall: 53.7 inches
More on Rice Lake: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Merrill, WI

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 9,419
Average Annual Snowfall: 52.4 inches
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Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 17,082
Average Annual Snowfall: 49.4 inches
More on Ashwaubenon: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

How We Determined The Cities In Wisconsin With The Most Snow

In order to rank the snowiest cities in Wisconsin, we only had to scrape the database of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), to see which cities in the Badger State get the most annual snowfall.

Before we get too far, here are the annual snowfall rates for major cities:

  • Milwaukee -- 44.5 inches
  • Madison -- 42.9 inches
  • Green Bay -- 48.4 inches

There's a complete chart at the bottom.

If you're curious, here are the places that get the least amount of snow in Wisconsin with at least snow snowfall:

  1. Beloit -- 32.5 inches
  2. Prairie du Chien -- 33.2 inches
  3. Ripon -- 34.0 inches

For more Wisconsin reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Snowiest Places In Wisconsin

Rank City Snow (Inches) Population
1 Ashland 90.8 8,116
2 Superior 63.9 26,817
3 Rhinelander 59.9 7,583
4 Rothschild 58.1 5,287
5 Wausau 57.6 39,210
6 Kronenwetter 55.9 7,406
7 Antigo 53.9 8,001
8 Rice Lake 53.7 8,355
9 Merrill 52.4 9,419
10 Ashwaubenon 49.4 17,082
11 Sturgeon Bay 49.2 9,043
12 Marshfield 49.1 18,410
13 Hobart 48.9 7,356
14 Allouez 48.5 13,947
15 Green Bay 48.4 104,847
16 De Pere 48.4 24,366
17 Plymouth 48.0 8,427
18 Bellevue 47.9 15,048
19 Suamico 47.7 11,787
20 Lake Hallie 47.4 6,562
21 Eau Claire 46.8 67,385
22 Hudson 46.8 13,194
23 Shawano 46.8 9,181
24 Altoona 46.7 7,053
25 South Milwaukee 46.2 21,229
26 Oak Creek 46.1 34,974
27 Cudahy 46.0 18,347
28 Chippewa Falls 46.0 13,868
29 St. Francis 46.0 9,549
30 West Allis 45.6 60,677
31 Reedsburg 45.6 9,468
32 Greendale 45.4 14,294
33 Greenfield 45.3 37,113
34 Franklin 45.3 36,103
35 Wisconsin Rapids 45.3 18,104
36 River Falls 45.2 15,103
37 Stevens Point 45.0 26,769
38 Kaukauna 45.0 15,720
39 New Richmond 45.0 8,599
40 Hales Corners 45.0 7,756
41 Marinette 44.9 10,863
42 Sheboygan Falls 44.9 7,803
43 Shorewood 44.8 13,284
44 Glendale 44.8 12,914
45 Brown Deer 44.8 12,101
46 Little Chute 44.8 10,641
47 Fox Point 44.8 6,709
48 West Bend 44.7 31,611
49 Cedarburg 44.7 11,508
50 Milwaukee 44.5 599,498
51 Whitefish Bay 44.4 14,122
52 Sheboygan 44.2 48,853
53 Menomonee Falls 44.2 35,884
54 Sun Prairie 43.6 31,174
55 Waunakee 43.5 12,846
56 Waupaca 43.5 6,006
57 Wauwatosa 43.4 47,126
58 Tomah 43.3 9,326
59 Delafield 43.3 7,168
60 Elkhorn 43.2 9,998
61 Mequon 43.1 23,494
62 Deforest 43.0 9,347
63 Madison 42.9 243,122
64 Appleton 42.9 73,118
65 Kimberly 42.8 6,646
66 Muskego 42.3 24,529
67 Elm Grove 42.3 6,037
68 Slinger 42.3 5,148
69 New Berlin 42.2 39,774
70 Onalaska 42.2 18,255
71 Menasha 42.2 17,546
72 Baraboo 42.2 12,071
73 Verona 42.1 11,723
74 Two Rivers 42.1 11,500
75 Fitchburg 42.0 26,616
76 Sussex 42.0 10,680
77 Monona 42.0 7,835
78 La Crosse 41.9 51,993
79 Brookfield 41.9 38,000
80 Lake Mills 41.9 5,776
81 Manitowoc 41.8 33,301
82 Racine 41.6 78,127
83 Holmen 41.6 9,432
84 Mcfarland 41.4 8,092
85 Platteville 41.2 11,740
86 Mount Horeb 41.2 7,349
87 Lake Geneva 41.1 7,714
88 Neenah 40.9 25,781
89 Middleton 40.8 18,478
90 Pewaukee 40.8 13,784
91 New London 40.8 7,129
92 Oconomowoc 40.7 16,111
93 Monroe 40.5 10,807
94 Waukesha 40.2 71,324
95 Mount Pleasant 40.1 26,196
96 Tichigan 40.1 5,524
97 Wind Lake 40.1 5,384
98 Twin Lakes 39.8 6,031
99 Sturtevant 39.4 6,983
100 Richland Center 39.4 5,094

About Nick Johnson

Nick Johnson earned his masters in Business Administration from the Drucker School At Claremont Graduate University. He has written for 39 publications across the country and ran the media relations department at Movoto, a real estate portal based in San Francisco. He has been featured in over 500 publications as an expert in real estate and as an authority on real estate trends. .

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