Preston Lake, MN Climate


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Preston Lake, MN has a typical Midwestern climate characterized by four distinct seasons. Summers are generally warm and humid with temperatures reaching up to the mid-80s. Winters are cold and snowy with temperatures often dropping to the single digits and below zero. Spring is mild with cool breezes, while fall brings cooler temperatures and some precipitation. There is plenty of sunshine throughout the year in Preston Lake, making it an ideal location for outdoor activities such as hiking, camping and fishing.

Preston Lake, Minnesota gets 30 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Preston Lake averages 43 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 199 sunny days per year in Preston Lake. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Preston Lake gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 82 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 83 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 3
Rain: averages 30 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 43 inches of snow a year


Bestplaces Comfort Index

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Preston Lake is 6.7 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Minnesota.

9.2 Summer - 4 Winter
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Preston Lake, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

  ClimatePreston Lake, MinnesotaUnited States
  29.9 in.38.1 in.
  42.8 in.27.8 in.
  82.4 days106.2 days
  199 days205 days
  83.1°85.8°
  2.8°21.7°
  6.77
  3.34.3
  1048 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 Preston Lake with an average high temperature of 83.1°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Minnesota. In Preston Lake, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Preston Lake are June, August and July.
In Preston Lake, there are 9.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Minnesota.
January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Preston Lake with an average of 2.8°. This is about average compared to other places in Minnesota.
In Preston Lake, there are 164.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Minnesota.
In Preston Lake, there are 33.6 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 Preston Lake 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 Preston Lake with 4.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.7 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 43% of yearly precipitation and 8% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 29.9 inches in Preston Lake means that it is about average compared to other places in Minnesota.
June is the rainiest month in Preston Lake with 10.4 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 3.9 rainy days. There are 82.4 rainy days annually in Preston Lake, which is one of the least rainy places in Minnesota. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 32% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 15% chance of a rainy day.
An annual snowfall of 42.8 inches in Preston Lake means that it is less snowy than most places in Minnesota. December is the snowiest month in Preston Lake with 9.2 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.
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