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A Comfortable Place to Call Home
Mequon is a sunny community with relatively moderate weather. Unlike many northern places, Mequon residents get to enjoy four distinct seasons.
The city sees an average of 191 sun-filled days throughout the year, with temperatures varying widely. January, of course, is the coldest month, with average temperatures ranging from 11 to 27 degrees Fahrenheit. The warmest month is July, which has high temperatures averaging 81°F and low temperatures averaging slightly less than 60°F.
In terms of record-breaking high temperatures, Mequon reached a toasty 105 degrees in July of 1935 and July 1995.
The record for the coldest weather happened January 17, 1982 when the temperature plummeted to -40°F. That day, Mequon was one of a number of U.S. cities to suffer extreme weather that pushed temperatures well below record levels. Known as Cold Sunday, the event was caused by an unusually strong high pressure system over Saskatchewan, Canada.
With its proximity to Lake Michigan, Mequon gets plenty of precipitation. Much of this comes from thunderstorms that drop outburst of rain in June and July. Heavy snowfall in February also contributes to Mequon’s annual share of precipitation. Mequon receives 29 inches of rain each year, while the U.S. average is 37 inches. The average annual snowfall in Mequon is 36 inches; the nation averages 25 inches of snow per year.
Higher Comfort Level
Mequon has a comfort index of 49 out of 100, while the U.S. average is 44. The comfort index—which is typically based on temperature, probability of precipitation, humidity, wind speed, and cloud cover -- indicates outdoor weather conditions. The higher the number the better. Mequon’s comfortable climate creates a pleasant environment for enjoying golfing, skiing, hiking, fishing, boating, festivals and other outdoor activities.