Wakefield, Minnesota 

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Climate in Wakefield, Minnesota

Wakefield, Minnesota gets 29 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Wakefield averages 48 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 Wakefield. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Wakefield gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 98 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 3
Rain: averages 29 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 48 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Wakefield is 6.5 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Minnesota.

6.5 / 10
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Wakefield, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Wakefield, MinnesotaUnited States
  29.4 in.38.1 in.
  47.5 in.27.8 in.
  97.9 days106.2 days
  199 days205 days
  82.3°85.8°
  2.7°21.7°
  6.57
  3.14.3
  1086 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 Wakefield with an average high temperature of 82.3°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Minnesota. In Wakefield, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Wakefield are June, August and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Wakefield with an average of 2.7°. This is about average compared to other places in Minnesota.


In Wakefield, there are 5.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Minnesota.


In Wakefield, there are 164.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Minnesota.


In Wakefield, there are 30.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Minnesota.


June is the wettest month in Wakefield with 4.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.7 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 40% of yearly precipitation and 8% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 29.4 inches in Wakefield means that it is about average compared to other places in Minnesota.


June is the rainiest month in Wakefield with 10.9 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 5.4 rainy days. There are 97.9 rainy days annually in Wakefield, which is about average compared to other places in Minnesota. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 30% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 19% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 47.5 inches in Wakefield means that it is snowier than most places in Minnesota. December is the snowiest month in Wakefield with 9.4 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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