Dalton, Minnesota 

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Climate in Dalton, Minnesota

Dalton, Minnesota gets 25 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Dalton averages 47 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 Dalton. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Dalton gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 83 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 82 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 0
Rain: averages 25 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 47 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Dalton is 6.5 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Minnesota.

6.5 / 10
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Dalton, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Dalton, MinnesotaUnited States
  24.8 in.38.1 in.
  47.1 in.27.8 in.
  82.7 days106.2 days
  199 days205 days
  81.5°85.8°
  -0.2°21.7°
  6.57
  2.94.3
  1368 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 Dalton with an average high temperature of 81.5°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Minnesota. In Dalton, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Dalton are June, August and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Dalton with an average of -0.2°. This is colder than most places in Minnesota.


In Dalton, there are 7.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Minnesota.


In Dalton, there are 170.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Minnesota.


In Dalton, there are 40.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Minnesota.


June is the wettest month in Dalton with 4.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 0.5 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 43% of yearly precipitation and 8% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 24.8 inches in Dalton means that it is one of the driest places in Minnesota.


June is the rainiest month in Dalton with 10.3 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 4.3 rainy days. There are 82.7 rainy days annually in Dalton, which is one of the least rainy places in Minnesota. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 33% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 18% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 47.1 inches in Dalton means that it is snowier than most places in Minnesota. January is the snowiest month in Dalton with 11.2 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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