Lake City, Minnesota 

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Climate in Lake City, Minnesota

Lake City, Minnesota gets 33 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Lake City averages 42 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 182 sunny days per year in Lake City. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Lake City gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 88 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 83 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 5
Rain: averages 33 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 42 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Lake City is 6.7 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Minnesota.

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

Climate Averages
  Lake City, MinnesotaUnited States
  33.2 in.38.1 in.
  42.3 in.27.8 in.
  88.2 days106.2 days
  182 days205 days
  83.0°85.8°
  4.7°21.7°
  6.77
  3.44.3
  689 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 Lake City with an average high temperature of 83.0°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Minnesota. In Lake City, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Lake City are June, August and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Lake City with an average of 4.7°. This is warmer than most places in Minnesota.


In Lake City, there are 7.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Minnesota.


In Lake City, there are 162.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Minnesota.


In Lake City, there are 29.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Minnesota.


August is the wettest month in Lake City with 4.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 0.8 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 41% of yearly precipitation and 9% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 33.2 inches in Lake City means that it is wetter than most places in Minnesota.


June is the rainiest month in Lake City with 10.0 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 4.6 rainy days. There are 88.2 rainy days annually in Lake City, which is less rainy than most places in Minnesota. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 30% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 18% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 42.3 inches in Lake City means that it is less snowy than most places in Minnesota. December is the snowiest month in Lake City with 11.5 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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