Somerset, Minnesota 

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Climate in Somerset, Minnesota

Somerset, Minnesota gets 34 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Somerset averages 46 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 188 sunny days per year in Somerset. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Somerset gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 109 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 34 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 46 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Somerset 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 Somerset, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Somerset, MinnesotaUnited States
  34.1 in.38.1 in.
  45.5 in.27.8 in.
  109.4 days106.2 days
  188 days205 days
  82.2°85.8°
  4.3°21.7°
  6.67
  3.34.3
  1224 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 Somerset with an average high temperature of 82.2°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Minnesota. In Somerset, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Somerset are June, August and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Somerset with an average of 4.3°. This is warmer than most places in Minnesota.


In Somerset, there are 8.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Minnesota.


In Somerset, there are 161.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Minnesota.


In Somerset, there are 30.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Minnesota.


August is the wettest month in Somerset with 4.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 0.8 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 40% of yearly precipitation and 9% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 34.1 inches in Somerset means that it is one of the wettest places in Minnesota.


June is the rainiest month in Somerset with 12.0 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 6.0 rainy days. There are 109.4 rainy days annually in Somerset, which is rainier than most places in Minnesota. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 19% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 45.5 inches in Somerset means that it is about average compared to other places in Minnesota. December is the snowiest month in Somerset with 11.9 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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