Northfield, Minnesota 

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Climate in Northfield, Minnesota

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

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

On average, there are 192 sunny days per year in Northfield. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Northfield gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 102 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 82 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 Northfield is 6.6 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Minnesota.

9.2 / 3.9

Summer   /   Winter
August, June and July are the most pleasant months in Northfield, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Northfield, MinnesotaUnited States
  32.9 in.38.1 in.
  41.7 in.27.8 in.
  102.4 days106.2 days
  192 days205 days
  82.1°85.8°
  5.1°21.7°
  6.67
  3.34.3
  912 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 Northfield with an average high temperature of 82.1°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Minnesota. In Northfield, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Northfield are June, August and July.


In Northfield, there are 7.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Minnesota.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Northfield with an average of 5.1°. This is warmer than most places in Minnesota.


In Northfield, there are 159.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Minnesota.


In Northfield, there are 29.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Minnesota.


The humidity is usually comfortable in Northfield but some summer days can be muggy. July is the most humid month, though it is still relatively mild compared to many other places. The most humid months are July, August and June.


August is the wettest month in Northfield with 4.7 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 32.9 inches in Northfield means that it is wetter than most places in Minnesota.


June is the rainiest month in Northfield with 11.5 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 5.2 rainy days. There are 102.4 rainy days annually in Northfield, which is rainier 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 41.7 inches in Northfield means that it is less snowy than most places in Minnesota. January is the snowiest month in Northfield with 9.4 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Northfield    4 Reviews
    Busy, Rushed, Dangerous Roads - 4/30/2021
    For a town of 20 thousand, the amount of cars on the road at any given time is absolutely insane. Residents will tell you it's no secret that the drivers here are... Read More

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    Once Upon a Time...Today, Overrated - 11/16/2014
    I've lived in Northfield for almost 14 years now, owning my own home here the entire time. I'm originally from the Twin Cities, and moved to Northfield after several... Read More

    I love northfield! - 1/10/2007
    I have lived here my entire life and I love it! The neighborhoods are so friendly, everyone on my block is friends with each other. The downtown area is exremely cool,... Read More


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