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Winter Forecast for Wisconsin 2022-2023: How Much Snow to Expect?

October 16, 2020
Winter Forecast for Wisconsin 2022-2023: How Much Snow to Expect?
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The best way to prepare for this coming winter is to know what to expect. Wisconsin is familiar with hard-hitting snow, and at Earth Development, we’re always ready to help with snow removal and ice control, ensuring your business remains open during colder months in Green Bay, Madison and other cities.

Wisconsin Winter Predictions 2022-2023

The Farmer’s Almanac is predicting a winter weather forecast for Wisconsin based on the switch from La Nina to El Nino.

El Nino and La Nina are climate patterns that originate in the Pacific Ocean. These climate patterns drastically impact the average temperatures and precipitation rates of different regions around the globe. In the fall of 2022, La Nina is predicted to switch to the less volatile El Nino weather pattern.

In December 2022, our weather forecast predicts extremely cold temps for the Great Lakes, Wisconsin, and the upper Midwest. Some precipitation will occur, and icy conditions will be present throughout the upper Midwest sometime in late December.

January 2023 will see more of the same for the Great Lakes and upper Midwest. Temperatures should hover between 17º and 26º Fahrenheit. Don’t expect to see much rain, but far more snow during late January.

Our February Wisconsin winter forecast 2023 should see more of the same weather conditions, with temperatures averaging between 19º and 28º Fahrenheit. Expect average winter snowfall due to the more predictable El Nino-influenced winter forecast for Wisconsin 2022-2023.

What Was the Winter 2021-2022 Weather in Wisconsin?

wisconsin winter forecast
  • December 2021 — Due to La Nina, the Farmer’s Almanac predicted a lot of flip flopping winter snowfall. In December 2021, Wisconsin saw light to moderate snowfall and average temperatures. Early in the month, we saw light snow, with a moderate storm occurring the second week of the month. 
  • January 2022 — Wisconsin experienced extremely cold temperatures in January 2022. We predicted average temperatures to be slightly below normal temps for winter 2022 in Wisconsin. But, our predictions were slightly off. Although it was not a record-breaking cold, the second and third weeks of January gave us some of the coldest air we’d experienced so far for the winter season. 
  • February 2022 — This winter month in Wisconsin gave us very cold and very dry conditions. Average temperatures were roughly five degrees Fahrenheit colder than normal throughout the month. Winter snowfall was 10 inches below average for the region and month of February. 

El Nino and Southern Wisconsin

As El Nino develops in the autumn and winter of 2022, Wisconsin can expect some changes to the region’s weather patterns. Mainly, temperatures will tend to be warmer or close to the average. Since conditions will trend warmer, Wisconsinites can expect less snowfall.

Note, that these are only averages. There will be some days with higher than normal precipitation and colder temperatures. It’s possible that we will experience another strong El Nino, with the last one occurring during the winter of 1997-1998. Temperatures averaged up to eight degrees higher than normal. Precipitation rates were also increased, at two inches above average.

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Snow in Wisconsin - What to Expect?

On average, the southern part of Wisconsin should see about 40 inches of snow for the winter season. The northern part of the state, bordering Lake Superior, can see as much as 160 inches of snow, with the majority of snowfall occurring in the month of February.

On average, up to 40 winter snowfall events hit Wisconsin during the winter. Due to El Nino, Wisconsinites may not see as much snow in winter 2022 -2023. But it’s always best to prepare for the worst, and hope for the best.

How to Prepare for the 2022-2023 Winter Season in Milwaukee

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Business owners and households across the region would be wise to familiarize themselves with the Wisconsin winter forecast and start stocking up on salt suppliers (stored in a cool, dry place). And, of course, having a snow contingency plan in place is important so everyone knows what to do if there’s a snow emergency.

It’s also important to analyze your outdoor area and repair any potholes or cracks in paving, pathways, and parking lots. They’re problematic for two reasons, the first being that someone could trip, and the second being that the freeze-thaw effect of ice and water will expand the cracks as the seasons go by.

The most effective way to prepare is to hire the help of expert snow removal contractors. At Earth Development, we have more than 20 years of experience providing reliable snow and ice management services to businesses. We are taking the requests for snow removal for the next 2022-2023 season!

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Contact us today or call us at +1 866-576-7817, and we’ll walk through our seasonal plans and the services we offer. We’ll also perform a full assessment of your property and develop a custom snow and ice management plan to keep your business open during harsh winter weather.

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