Menomonie is graced by typical upper-Midwest weather patterns. Summer and fall are viewed by many students as the most enjoyable seasons. The weather in the summer is usually warm and humid, with average high temperatures ranging from 80 to 90 degrees. In the fall, students enjoy cool temperatures, perfect for jeans and sweatshirts, as well as the colorful fall foliage.
Wintertime is when the weather gets rough. Menomonie is known for having below-zero temperatures frequently, with a bitter cold wind off of the lake. Snow is typical, although the town has accumulated less of the white stuff in recent years. Skiing and snowmobiling are popular during this time of year, if the weather permits. Don't under any circumstances count on classes being canceled during extreme cold or heavy snowfalls; Stout is known for not canceling classes, even when the local school district often closes. By the time spring break is over, Stout students are ready for the end of the winter and the beginning of warmer temperatures. Early spring is ugly, due to the melting snow and dirty landscapes. However, when the temperatures start to reach the 60-degree range, students rejoice, returning outside to study for finals, play sports, and lounge about. By the late spring, the temperatures are in the low 70s, with flowers in full bloom.