Westside, MN Climate


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Westside, MN has a generally mild climate with warm summers and cold winters. The average temperature in the summer months is around 75 degrees Fahrenheit with temperatures occasionally reaching 90 or higher. In the winter months, temperatures can range from 10 to 30 degrees Fahrenheit. Precipitation is common throughout the year, mostly in the form of light rain or snow. Overall, Westside has a pleasant climate that is suitable for many outdoor activities throughout the year.

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

Westside averages 41 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 208 sunny days per year in Westside. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Westside gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 95 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 6
Rain: averages 29 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 41 inches of snow a year


Bestplaces Comfort Index

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

9.2 Summer - 4.1 Winter
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Westside, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateWestside, MinnesotaUnited States
  29.2 in.38.1 in.
  40.8 in.27.8 in.
  94.5 days106.2 days
  208 days205 days
  83.0°85.8°
  5.7°21.7°
  6.77
  3.54.3
  1511 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 Westside with an average high temperature of 83.0°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Minnesota. In Westside, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Westside are June, August and September.
In Westside, there are 11.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Minnesota.
January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Westside with an average of 5.7°. This is warmer than most places in Minnesota.
In Westside, there are 166.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Minnesota.
In Westside, there are 28.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Minnesota.
The humidity is usually comfortable in Westside 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 Westside with 4.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.6 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 29.2 inches in Westside means that it is about average compared to other places in Minnesota.
May is the rainiest month in Westside with 11.4 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 4.8 rainy days. There are 94.5 rainy days annually in Westside, which is less rainy than most places in Minnesota. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 30% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 17% chance of a rainy day.
An annual snowfall of 40.8 inches in Westside means that it is less snowy than most places in Minnesota. December is the snowiest month in Westside with 8.4 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.
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