Granite Falls, Minnesota 

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Climate in Granite Falls, Minnesota

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

Granite Falls averages 45 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 207 sunny days per year in Granite Falls. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Granite Falls gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 82 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 84 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 2
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 Granite Falls is 6.7 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Minnesota.

6.7 / 10
August, June and July are the most pleasant months in Granite Falls, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Granite Falls, MinnesotaUnited States
  27.6 in.38.1 in.
  44.7 in.27.8 in.
  82.2 days106.2 days
  207 days205 days
  83.9°85.8°
  2.1°21.7°
  6.77
  3.54.3
  915 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 Granite Falls with an average high temperature of 83.9°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in Minnesota. In Granite Falls, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Granite Falls are June, August and September.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Granite Falls with an average of 2.1°. This is about average compared to other places in Minnesota.


In Granite Falls, there are 12.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in Minnesota.


In Granite Falls, there are 169.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Minnesota.


In Granite Falls, there are 35.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Minnesota.


June is the wettest month in Granite Falls with 3.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.8 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 39% of yearly precipitation and 9% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 27.6 inches in Granite Falls means that it is drier than most places in Minnesota.


June is the rainiest month in Granite Falls with 10.4 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 4.4 rainy days. There are 82.2 rainy days annually in Granite Falls, which is one of the least rainy places in Minnesota. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 32% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 17% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 44.7 inches in Granite Falls means that it is about average compared to other places in Minnesota. December is the snowiest month in Granite Falls with 10.7 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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