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Minneapolis, MN vs Boise, ID

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Highlights

On average, there are 206 sunny days per year in Boise. Minneapolis averages 198 sunny days per year. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Boise, Idaho gets 13 inches of rain, on average, per year. Minneapolis, Minnesota gets 31.9 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38.1 inches of rain per year.

Boise averages 17.5 inches of snow per year. Minneapolis averages 52.4 inches of snow per year. The US average is 27.8 inches of snow per year.


Weather Highlights

Boise, Idaho
Summer High:
the July high is around 91.6 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 23.7
Rain: averages 13 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 17.5 inches of snow a year

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Summer High:
the July high is around 83.7 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 7.1
Rain: averages 31.9 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 52.4 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
Boise

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Boise is 7.3 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Idaho.

7.3 / 10
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Boise, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Minneapolis

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Minneapolis is 6.6 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Minnesota.

6.6 / 10
August, June and July are the most pleasant months in Minneapolis, while January and December are the least comfortable months.


Today's Weather - Minneapolis, MN

11 PM PST

Showers And Thunderstorms

42°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
OvernightShowers And Thunderstorms42° / 45°ESE 5 to 10 mph
Tuesday NightChance Rain Showers then Cloudy39° / 47°NW 10 to 15 mph
Wednesday NightMostly Cloudy35° / 56°WSW 0 mph
Thursday NightPartly Cloudy45° / 63°SSE 5 to 10 mph
Friday NightSlight Chance Rain Showers46° / 61°SW 5 mph
Saturday NightSlight Chance Rain Showers46° / 58°SSW 0 to 5 mph
Sunday NightRain Showers Likely46° / 53°SSE 5 to 10 mph

Today's Weather - Boise, ID

11 PM PST

Mostly Clear

45°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
OvernightMostly Clear39° / 69°E 5 mph
Tuesday NightPartly Cloudy46° / 74°SE 6 mph
Wednesday NightMostly Cloudy then Slight Chance Rain Showers48° / 58°S 5 mph
Thursday NightPartly Cloudy then Slight Chance Rain Showers40° / 57°W 3 to 7 mph
Friday NightChance Rain Showers41° / 52°SW 5 mph
Saturday NightChance Rain Showers36° / 51°WNW 7 mph
Sunday NightChance Rain Showers34° / 56°N 3 to 8 mph

Average Monthly High / Low (°F)
MonthMinneapolis, MNBoise, ID
January24° / 7°38° / 24°
February29° / 12°46° / 27°
March42° / 24°56° / 33°
April58° / 37°64° / 38°
May70° / 49°73° / 45°
June79° / 59°82° / 52°
July84° / 64°92° / 58°
August81° / 62°90° / 56°
September72° / 52°80° / 48°
October58° / 40°66° / 39°
November41° / 26°49° / 31°
December27° / 12°38° / 23°

Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Minneapolis / Boise
MonthHot DaysFreezing DaysRainy DaysSnowy Days
January0 / 031 / 248 / 109 / 4
February0 / 026 / 206 / 97 / 2
March0 / 024 / 138 / 105 / 1
April0 / 08 / 710 / 92 / 0
May1 / 20 / 212 / 80 / 0
June2 / 70 / 012 / 50 / 0
July5 / 200 / 010 / 30 / 0
August3 / 170 / 09 / 20 / 0
September1 / 50 / 110 / 40 / 0
October0 / 06 / 69 / 61 / 0
November0 / 022 / 168 / 115 / 2
December0 / 030 / 268 / 119 / 4
July is the hottest month for Minneapolis with an average high temperature of 83.7°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in Minnesota. In Minneapolis, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Minneapolis are June, August and July.

July is the hottest month for Boise with an average high temperature of 91.6°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in Idaho. In Boise, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Boise are September, June and May.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Minneapolis with an average of 7.1°. This is one of the warmest places in Minnesota.

December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Boise with an average of 22.7°. This is warmer than most places in Idaho.



In Minneapolis, there are 11.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Minnesota.

In Boise, there are 51.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in Idaho.



In Minneapolis, there are 147.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Minnesota.

In Boise, there are 114.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Idaho.



In Minneapolis, there are 21.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the warmest places in Minnesota.

In Boise, there are 2.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Idaho.



June is the wettest month in Minneapolis with 4.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 0.7 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 41% of yearly precipitation and 9% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 31.9 inches in Minneapolis means that it is wetter than most places in Minnesota.


December is the wettest month in Boise with 1.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.3 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 35% of yearly precipitation and 10% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 13.0 inches in Boise means that it is about average compared to other places in Idaho.


June is the rainiest month in Minneapolis with 12.3 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 6.2 rainy days. There are 111.6 rainy days annually in Minneapolis, which is rainier than most places in Minnesota. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 20% chance of a rainy day.

December is the rainiest month in Boise with 11.3 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 2.3 rainy days. There are 87.0 rainy days annually in Boise, which is less rainy than most places in Idaho. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 35% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 12% chance of a rainy day.



An annual snowfall of 52.4 inches in Minneapolis means that it is one of the snowiest places in Minnesota.

An annual snowfall of 17.5 inches in Boise means that it is less snowy than most places in Idaho.



December is the snowiest month in Minneapolis with 11.5 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.

December is the snowiest month in Boise with 6.4 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.


DID YOU KNOW?

Many people confuse Weather and Climate, but they are different. Weather refers to the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, while Climate refers to the conditions of the atmosphere over a long period of time.

Weather, more specifically, refers to how the atmosphere behaves and its effects on life and human activities. Most people think of Weather in terms of what can be observed: temperature, humidity, precipitation, and cloudy/sunny conditions. Weather conditions constantly change on a minute-to-minute basis.

Climate is a record of the average weather conditions for a given place over a long period of time, often referred to as Climate Normals. A 30-year period of record is a common requirement to be considered a Climate Normal.


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ZIPS IN MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA
55407, 55406, 55414, 55408, 55411, 55418, 55404, 55419, 55417, 55412, 21 total
ZIPS IN BOISE, IDAHO
83709, 83704, 83706, 83713, 83705, 83702, 83716, 83703, 83712

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