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 38 inches of rain per year.

Minneapolis averages 52 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

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

Minneapolis gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 112 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 7
Rain: averages 32 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 52 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Minneapolis is 6.6 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Minnesota.

6.6 / 10
August, June and July are the most pleasant months in Minneapolis, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Minneapolis, MinnesotaUnited States
  31.9 in.38.1 in.
  52.4 in.27.8 in.
  111.6 days106.2 days
  198 days205 days
  83.7°85.8°
  7.1°21.7°
  6.67
  3.14.3
  830 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 Minneapolis with an average high temperature of 83.7°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in Minnesota. In Minneapolis, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Minneapolis are June, August and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Minneapolis with an average of 7.1°. This is one of the warmest places in Minnesota.


In Minneapolis, there are 11.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Minnesota.


In Minneapolis, there are 147.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Minnesota.


In Minneapolis, there are 21.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the warmest places in Minnesota.


June is the wettest month in Minneapolis with 4.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 0.7 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 31.9 inches in Minneapolis means that it is wetter than most places in Minnesota.


June is the rainiest month in Minneapolis with 12.3 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 6.2 rainy days. There are 111.6 rainy days annually in Minneapolis, which is rainier than most places in Minnesota. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 20% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 52.4 inches in Minneapolis means that it is one of the snowiest places in Minnesota. December is the snowiest month in Minneapolis with 11.5 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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