Brainerd, Minnesota 

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Climate in Brainerd, Minnesota

Brainerd, Minnesota gets 26 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Brainerd averages 44 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 196 sunny days per year in Brainerd. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Brainerd gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 105 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 80 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is -1
Rain: averages 26 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 44 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Brainerd is 6.3 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Minnesota.

6.3 / 10
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Brainerd, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Brainerd, MinnesotaUnited States
  26.3 in.38.1 in.
  44.0 in.27.8 in.
  104.8 days106.2 days
  196 days205 days
  80.3°85.8°
  -1.1°21.7°
  6.37
  3.34.3
  1217 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 Brainerd with an average high temperature of 80.3°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Minnesota. In Brainerd, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Brainerd are August, July and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Brainerd with an average of -1.1°. This is colder than most places in Minnesota.


In Brainerd, there are 5.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Minnesota.


In Brainerd, there are 177.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Minnesota.


In Brainerd, there are 43.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Minnesota.


June is the wettest month in Brainerd with 4.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 0.5 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 43% of yearly precipitation and 6% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 26.3 inches in Brainerd means that it is drier than most places in Minnesota.


June is the rainiest month in Brainerd with 12.7 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 5.5 rainy days. There are 104.8 rainy days annually in Brainerd, which is rainier 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 18% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 44.0 inches in Brainerd means that it is about average compared to other places in Minnesota. January is the snowiest month in Brainerd with 9.3 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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