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Providence, RI vs Minneapolis, MN

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Highlights

On average, there are 198 sunny days per year in Minneapolis. Providence averages 200 sunny days per year. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Minneapolis, Minnesota gets 31.9 inches of rain, on average, per year. Providence, Rhode Island gets 49.3 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38.1 inches of rain per year.

Minneapolis averages 52.4 inches of snow per year. Providence averages 36.2 inches of snow per year. The US average is 27.8 inches of snow per year.


Weather Highlights

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

Providence, Rhode Island
Summer High:
the July high is around 82.7 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 18.9
Rain: averages 49.3 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 36.2 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
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.

Providence

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Providence is 7.0 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Rhode Island.

7 / 10
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Providence, while January and February are the least comfortable months.


Today's Weather - Providence, RI

2 PM PST

Rain Showers Likely

50°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
This AfternoonRain Showers Likely59° / 37°W 13 mph
FridayPartly Sunny then Slight Chance Rain Showers50° / 36°W 13 to 21 mph
SaturdayMostly Sunny51° / 35°NW 7 to 10 mph
SundayMostly Sunny58° / 49°SW 3 to 10 mph
MondayRain Showers Likely61° / 48°S 13 to 22 mph
TuesdayMostly Sunny58° / 39°W 10 mph
WednesdayMostly Sunny then Slight Chance Rain Showers52° / 37°W 7 mph

Today's Weather - Minneapolis, MN

2 PM PST

Isolated Rain And Snow Showers

40°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
This AfternoonIsolated Rain And Snow Showers40° / 30°NW 20 mph
FridaySunny50° / 38°W 5 to 10 mph
SaturdayMostly Cloudy then Chance Light Rain57° / 36°SW 0 to 5 mph
SundayRain And Snow Likely43° / 28°N 10 to 15 mph
MondayChance Light Snow40° / 26°NW 10 to 15 mph
TuesdayPartly Sunny39° / 24°WNW 10 mph
WednesdayMostly Sunny42° / 26°NW 0 to 10 mph

Average Monthly High / Low (°F)
MonthProvidence, RIMinneapolis, MN
January37° / 19°24° / 7°
February40° / 22°29° / 12°
March48° / 29°42° / 24°
April58° / 38°58° / 37°
May69° / 47°70° / 49°
June77° / 57°79° / 59°
July83° / 63°84° / 64°
August81° / 62°81° / 62°
September74° / 54°72° / 52°
October63° / 43°58° / 40°
November53° / 34°41° / 26°
December42° / 25°27° / 12°

Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Providence / Minneapolis
MonthHot DaysFreezing DaysRainy DaysSnowy Days
January0 / 028 / 3111 / 85 / 9
February0 / 025 / 2610 / 64 / 7
March0 / 020 / 2412 / 83 / 5
April0 / 06 / 812 / 100 / 2
May0 / 11 / 012 / 120 / 0
June2 / 20 / 011 / 120 / 0
July4 / 50 / 010 / 100 / 0
August2 / 30 / 09 / 90 / 0
September1 / 10 / 09 / 100 / 0
October0 / 03 / 610 / 90 / 1
November0 / 013 / 2210 / 81 / 5
December0 / 025 / 3011 / 83 / 9
July is the hottest month for Providence with an average high temperature of 82.7°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Rhode Island. In Providence, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Providence are June, August and September.

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.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Providence with an average of 18.9°. This is about average compared to other places in Rhode Island.

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



In Providence, there are 8.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Rhode Island.

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



In Providence, there are 119.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Rhode Island.

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 Providence, there are 1.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Rhode Island.

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.



March is the wettest month in Providence with 5.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.5 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 27% of yearly precipitation and 23% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 49.3 inches in Providence means that it is drier than most places in Rhode Island.


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.


May is the rainiest month in Providence with 12.3 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 9.2 rainy days. There are 127.1 rainy days annually in Providence, which is rainier than most places in Rhode Island. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.

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.



An annual snowfall of 36.2 inches in Providence means that it is about average compared to other places in Rhode Island.

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



January is the snowiest month in Providence with 10.2 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.

December is the snowiest month in Minneapolis with 11.5 inches of snow, and 7 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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re: - 4/2/2009
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re: - 4/2/2009
Apex is perfect for what you are looking for. It's close enough to Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill to find a job and Cary the next town over, is a little more expensive but... Read More

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ZIPS IN PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND
02909, 02908, 02907, 02906, 02905, 02903, 02912
ZIPS IN MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA
55407, 55406, 55414, 55408, 55411, 55418, 55404, 55419, 55417, 55412, 21 total

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