Appleton is located on rolling terrain that was carved out by glaciers. The city has a continental climate and experiences four distinct seasons, with cold winters and warm summers. It has an average annual snowfall of 47 inches. The ground usually remains snow-covered from late November through late March. April is the most common time for flooding to occur.
Area: 20.88 square miles (2000)
Elevation: 780 feet above sea level
Average Temperatures: January, 15.3° F; July, 71.4° F; annual average is 43.6° F
Average Annual Precipitation: 30 inches of rain; 47 inches of snow