Minot, North Dakota 

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Climate in Minot, North Dakota

Minot, North Dakota gets 18 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 204 sunny days per year in Minot. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Minot 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 81 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 2
Rain: averages 18 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 46 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Minot is 6.4 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in North Dakota.

6.4 / 10
July, August and June are the most pleasant months in Minot, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Minot, North DakotaUnited States
  17.7 in.38.1 in.
  46.4 in.27.8 in.
  82.1 days106.2 days
  204 days205 days
  81.4°85.8°
  1.7°21.7°
  6.47
  34.3
  1611 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 Minot with an average high temperature of 81.4°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in North Dakota. In Minot, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Minot are June, August and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Minot with an average of 1.7°. This is warmer than most places in North Dakota.


In Minot, there are 13.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in North Dakota.


In Minot, there are 180.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in North Dakota.


In Minot, there are 41.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in North Dakota.


June is the wettest month in Minot with 3.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 0.4 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 46% of yearly precipitation and 9% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 17.7 inches in Minot means that it is drier than most places in North Dakota.


June is the rainiest month in Minot with 11.0 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 4.8 rainy days. There are 82.1 rainy days annually in Minot, which is rainier than most places in North Dakota. 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 46.4 inches in Minot means that it is one of the snowiest places in North Dakota. January is the snowiest month in Minot with 10.3 inches of snow, and 8 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Minot    7 Reviews
    Not for most - 8/9/2018
    Been living here for 20 + yrs... Pros - Safe, decent schools, commute, low unemployment & nice summers. Cons - Cost of living, taxes (highest in the state),... Read More

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    Magic City - 1/9/2018
    An amazing place to raise children of all races, very safe and plenty to do. The only downside is the weather in the winter but I tell you the summers make up for... Read More

    Good place to live - 4/10/2015
    Please don't listen to the negative reviews for Minot. I've been a resident here for 10 years now, and have lived in the state since 1996. Growing up in Bottineau, ND,... Read More


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