Grand Rapids, Minnesota 

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Climate in Grand Rapids, Minnesota

Grand Rapids, Minnesota gets 28 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Grand Rapids averages 45 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 180 sunny days per year in Grand Rapids. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Grand Rapids gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 120 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 79 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is -4
Rain: averages 28 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 45 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Grand Rapids is 6.1 (10=best), which means it is one of the least comfortable places in Minnesota.

6.1 / 10
July, August and June are the most pleasant months in Grand Rapids, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Grand Rapids, MinnesotaUnited States
  28.1 in.38.1 in.
  44.5 in.27.8 in.
  119.8 days106.2 days
  180 days205 days
  78.8°85.8°
  -4.1°21.7°
  6.17
  3.14.3
  1289 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 Grand Rapids with an average high temperature of 78.8°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in Minnesota. In Grand Rapids, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Grand Rapids are July, August and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Grand Rapids with an average of -4.1°. This is colder than most places in Minnesota.


In Grand Rapids, there are 3.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Minnesota.


In Grand Rapids, there are 183.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Minnesota.


In Grand Rapids, there are 50.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Minnesota.


July is the wettest month in Grand Rapids with 4.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 0.6 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 43% of yearly precipitation and 9% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 28.1 inches in Grand Rapids means that it is drier than most places in Minnesota.


June is the rainiest month in Grand Rapids with 13.1 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 7.5 rainy days. There are 119.8 rainy days annually in Grand Rapids, which is one of the rainiest places in Minnesota. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 44.5 inches in Grand Rapids means that it is about average compared to other places in Minnesota. December is the snowiest month in Grand Rapids with 9.9 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Grand Rapids    2 Reviews
    Safe place to live!!!! - 10/25/2010
    I have lived in Grand Rapids my entire life. (43 years) I always feel safe here. We don't lock our house when we leave during the day. We only lock it at night. My... Read More

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    Birthplace of Judy Garland - Land of OZ - 3/6/2010
    Grand Rapids is my hometown being born here in 1961. Here's the long and short of it. I love it in the summer. I hate the winter. Winters are long, gray and hard. ... Read More


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