North Ottawa, MN Climate


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North Ottawa, MN has a mild climate with cold winters and warmer summers. During the winter months, temperatures can drop below freezing but typically remain above 0°C. The average temperature in January is 19°F (-7°C). Snowfall is moderate and typically begins in November and tapers off by March. Summers can be hot and humid with July temperatures ranging from 70–80°F (21–27°C). Rainfall is abundant throughout the summer months with most of the precipitation occurring in June and July. Overall, North Ottawa enjoys four distinct seasons that bring beautiful foliage to the area every year.

Bestplaces Comfort Index

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for North Ottawa is 6.5 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Minnesota.

9.3 Summer - 3.7 Winter
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in North Ottawa, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateNorth Ottawa, MinnesotaUnited States
  24.9 in.38.1 in.
  45.2 in.27.8 in.
  77.9 days106.2 days
  197 days205 days
  82.2°85.8°
  -0.8°21.7°
  6.57
  2.94.3
  1040 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 North Ottawa with an average high temperature of 82.2°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Minnesota. In North Ottawa, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for North Ottawa are June, August and July.
In North Ottawa, there are 9.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Minnesota.
January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for North Ottawa with an average of -0.8°. This is colder than most places in Minnesota.
In North Ottawa, there are 174.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Minnesota.
In North Ottawa, there are 42.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Minnesota.
Humidity in North Ottawa is generally low and comfortable. But there some days when the humidity becomes unpleasant, especially in July and August. The most humid months (but still comfortable) are July, August and June.
June is the wettest month in North Ottawa with 4.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 0.5 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 42% of yearly precipitation and 7% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 24.9 inches in North Ottawa means that it is one of the driest places in Minnesota.
June is the rainiest month in North Ottawa with 9.7 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 4.0 rainy days. There are 77.9 rainy days annually in North Ottawa, which is one of the least rainy places in Minnesota. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 33% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 17% chance of a rainy day.
An annual snowfall of 45.2 inches in North Ottawa means that it is about average compared to other places in Minnesota. January is the snowiest month in North Ottawa with 10.0 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.
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