Thompson, MN Climate


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Thompson, MN has a humid continental climate with cold winters and warm summers. Summers are typically hot and humid, while winters are cold and snowy. The average temperature in the summer is around 75°F (24°C), while the average winter temperature is around 21°F (-6°C). While precipitation levels vary from year to year, Thompson typically receives an average of 32 inches (81 cm) of rain per year. Snowfall can range from 25 to 40 inches (63-101 cm) per season.

Thompson, Minnesota gets 21 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Thompson averages 38 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 197 sunny days per year in Thompson. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Thompson gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 80 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 80 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is -7
Rain: averages 21 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 38 inches of snow a year


Bestplaces Comfort Index

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Thompson is 6.2 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Minnesota.

9.2 Summer - 3.2 Winter
July, August and June are the most pleasant months in Thompson, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateThompson, MinnesotaUnited States
  20.8 in.38.1 in.
  38.0 in.27.8 in.
  79.7 days106.2 days
  197 days205 days
  79.6°85.8°
  -6.7°21.7°
  6.27
  3.14.3
  843 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 Thompson with an average high temperature of 79.6°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Minnesota. In Thompson, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Thompson are August, July and June.
In Thompson, there are 6.9 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 Thompson with an average of -6.7°. This is one of the coldest places in Minnesota.
In Thompson, there are 192.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in Minnesota.
In Thompson, there are 60.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in Minnesota.
Humidity in Thompson is generally quite low and comfortable. There are few days during the summer when the humidity becomes unpleasant. The most humid months (but still comfortable) are July, August and June.
June is the wettest month in Thompson with 3.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 0.4 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 46% of yearly precipitation and 8% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 20.8 inches in Thompson means that it is one of the driest places in Minnesota.
June is the rainiest month in Thompson with 10.5 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 4.3 rainy days. There are 79.7 rainy days annually in Thompson, which is one of the least rainy places in Minnesota. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 34% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 20% chance of a rainy day.
An annual snowfall of 38.0 inches in Thompson means that it is one of the least snowy places in Minnesota. January is the snowiest month in Thompson with 8.4 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.
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