Pipestone, MN 

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Climate in Pipestone, MN

Pipestone, MN has a humid continental climate with cold winters and hot summers. The average temperature in the winter months is around 20°F while in the summer it can reach up to 86°F. Precipitation is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year, with an annual average of about 28 inches (71 cm). Snowfall is common during the winter months, and on average there are over 50 inches (127 cm) of snowfall per year. The town is also prone to severe weather such as thunderstorms, blizzards, floods and tornadoes.

Pipestone, Minnesota gets 28 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Pipestone averages 40 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 210 sunny days per year in Pipestone. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Pipestone gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 86 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 4
Rain: averages 28 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 40 inches of snow a year


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

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August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Pipestone, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Pipestone, MinnesotaUnited States
  27.8 in.38.1 in.
  39.9 in.27.8 in.
  85.5 days106.2 days
  210 days205 days
  1736 ft.2443 ft.


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 Pipestone with an average high temperature of 82.4°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Minnesota. In Pipestone, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Pipestone are June, August and July.

In Pipestone, there are 9.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Minnesota.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Pipestone with an average of 3.8°. This is warmer than most places in Minnesota.

In Pipestone, there are 171.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Minnesota.

In Pipestone, there are 33.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Minnesota.

The humidity is usually comfortable in Pipestone 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.

June is the wettest month in Pipestone with 4.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.6 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 40% of yearly precipitation and 7% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 27.8 inches in Pipestone means that it is drier than most places in Minnesota.

June is the rainiest month in Pipestone with 11.2 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 4.6 rainy days. There are 85.5 rainy days annually in Pipestone, which is less rainy than most places in Minnesota. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 32% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 16% chance of a rainy day.

An annual snowfall of 39.9 inches in Pipestone means that it is less snowy than most places in Minnesota. March is the snowiest month in Pipestone with 8.6 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.

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