Forest Lake, Minnesota 

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Climate in Forest Lake, Minnesota

Forest Lake, Minnesota gets 32 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Forest Lake averages 54 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 Forest Lake. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Forest Lake gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 108 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 3
Rain: averages 32 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 54 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

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

Climate Averages
  Forest Lake, MinnesotaUnited States
  32.4 in.38.1 in.
  53.7 in.27.8 in.
  108.4 days106.2 days
  195 days205 days
  82.4°85.8°
  2.8°21.7°
  6.57
  3.14.3
  912 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 Forest Lake with an average high temperature of 82.4°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Minnesota. In Forest Lake, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Forest Lake are June, August and July.


In Forest Lake, there are 7.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Minnesota.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Forest Lake with an average of 2.8°. This is about average compared to other places in Minnesota.


In Forest Lake, there are 165.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Minnesota.


In Forest Lake, there are 32.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Minnesota.


The humidity is usually comfortable in Forest Lake but some summer days can be muggy. July is the most humid month, though it is still relatively mild compared to many other places. The most humid months are July, August and June.


June is the wettest month in Forest Lake with 4.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 0.8 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 40% of yearly precipitation and 9% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 32.4 inches in Forest Lake means that it is wetter than most places in Minnesota.


May is the rainiest month in Forest Lake with 11.6 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 5.9 rainy days. There are 108.4 rainy days annually in Forest Lake, which is rainier than most places in Minnesota. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 19% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 53.7 inches in Forest Lake means that it is one of the snowiest places in Minnesota. December is the snowiest month in Forest Lake with 10.9 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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