Minneapolis, Minnesota 

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Climate in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota gets 32 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 39 inches of rain per year.

Minneapolis averages 53 inches of snow per year. The US average is 26 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 198 sunny days per year in Minneapolis. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Summer High: the July high is around 84 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 7

Sperling's Comfort Index for Minneapolis is a 42 out of 100
A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.


Minneapolis gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 64 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.


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  CLIMATEMinneapolis, MinnesotaUnited States
  Rainfall (in.)32.439.2
  Snowfall (in.)53.125.8
  Precipitation Days64.0102.0
  Sunny Days198205
  Avg. July High83.586.1
  Avg. Jan. Low7.422.6
  Comfort Index (higher=better)4254
  UV Index3.14.3
  Elevation ft.8541443
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    Reviews for Minneapolis    145 Reviews
    Challenging place, but possibly worth it. - 6/27/2018
    Disclaimer - yes I am a transplant, from another smaller midwestern city. Minnesota is not a place you just casually move to, you must think hard about here. Let's get... Read More

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    VERY, VERY, VERY underrated - 6/6/2018
    I absolutely LOVE this city! And would put this in my Top 10 cities in the country easily... No order: -New York - Los Angelos - Washington DC - Chicago -... Read More

    It’s probably you not them - 5/2/2018
    Having read the negative reviews of Minneapolis residents, I can say the poster’s should take a good long look at themselves.... I lived in the twin cities area for... Read More

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