Big Lake, Minnesota 

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Climate in Big Lake, Minnesota

Big Lake, Minnesota gets 31 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Big Lake averages 42 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 199 sunny days per year in Big Lake. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Big Lake gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 88 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.


Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 83 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 3
Rain: averages 31 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 42 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

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

Climate Averages
  Big Lake, MinnesotaUnited States
  31.0 in.38.1 in.
  42.3 in.27.8 in.
  88.3 days106.2 days
  199 days205 days
  82.7°85.8°
  3.0°21.7°
  6.67
  3.34.3
  938 ft.2443 ft.
CLIMATE

YOU SHOULD KNOW

Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.


July is the hottest month for Big Lake with an average high temperature of 82.7°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Minnesota. In Big Lake, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Big Lake are June, August and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Big Lake with an average of 3.0°. This is about average compared to other places in Minnesota.


In Big Lake, there are 7.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Minnesota.


In Big Lake, there are 162.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Minnesota.


In Big Lake, there are 31.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Minnesota.


June is the wettest month in Big Lake with 4.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.7 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 41% of yearly precipitation and 8% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 31.0 inches in Big Lake means that it is wetter than most places in Minnesota.


June is the rainiest month in Big Lake with 10.0 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 4.4 rainy days. There are 88.3 rainy days annually in Big Lake, which is less rainy than most places in Minnesota. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 31% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 17% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 42.3 inches in Big Lake means that it is less snowy than most places in Minnesota. December is the snowiest month in Big Lake with 8.5 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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