Caledonia, Minnesota 

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Climate in Caledonia, Minnesota

Caledonia, Minnesota gets 36 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Caledonia averages 43 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 195 sunny days per year in Caledonia. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Caledonia gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 99 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 81 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 6
Rain: averages 36 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 43 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

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Summer   /   Winter
August, June and July are the most pleasant months in Caledonia, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Caledonia, MinnesotaUnited States
  35.7 in.38.1 in.
  42.7 in.27.8 in.
  98.5 days106.2 days
  195 days205 days
  81.2°85.8°
  6.3°21.7°
  6.67
  3.34.3
  1184 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 Caledonia with an average high temperature of 81.2°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Minnesota. In Caledonia, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Caledonia are August, June and July.


In Caledonia, there are 5.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Minnesota.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Caledonia with an average of 6.3°. This is one of the warmest places in Minnesota.


In Caledonia, there are 157.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Minnesota.


In Caledonia, there are 24.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the warmest places in Minnesota.


The humidity is usually comfortable in Caledonia but some summer months can be sticky or muggy. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year. The most humid months are July, August and June.


June is the wettest month in Caledonia with 5.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 0.9 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 40% of yearly precipitation and 10% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 35.7 inches in Caledonia means that it is one of the wettest places in Minnesota.


May is the rainiest month in Caledonia with 11.8 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 4.9 rainy days. There are 98.5 rainy days annually in Caledonia, which is about average compared to other places in Minnesota. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 30% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 17% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 42.7 inches in Caledonia means that it is less snowy than most places in Minnesota. December is the snowiest month in Caledonia with 11.2 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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