Hennepin County, Minnesota 

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Climate in Hennepin County, Minnesota

Hennepin County, Minnesota gets 32 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Hennepin County averages 52 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 196 sunny days per year in Hennepin County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Hennepin County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 110 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 32 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 52 inches of snow a year


SPERLING'S COMFORT INDEX
Hennepin County ranks 40/100 for Comfort Index

A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.

CLIMATE

Climate Averages
  Hennepin, MinnesotaUnited States
  31.7 in.38.1 in.
  51.7 in.27.8 in.
  110.2 days106.2 days
  196 days205 days
  83.3°85.8°
  6.2°21.7°
  4054
  3.14.3
  924 ft.2443 ft.

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 Hennepin with an average high temperature of 83.3°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Minnesota. In Hennepin, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Hennepin are June, August and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Hennepin with an average of 6.2°. This is one of the warmest places in Minnesota.


In Hennepin, there are 9.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Minnesota.


In Hennepin, there are 151.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Minnesota.


In Hennepin, there are 23.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the warmest places in Minnesota.


June is the wettest month in Hennepin with 4.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is February 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 31.7 inches in Hennepin means that it is wetter than most places in Minnesota.


June is the rainiest month in Hennepin with 12.0 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 6.2 rainy days. There are 110.2 rainy days annually in Hennepin, which is rainier than most places in Minnesota. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 51.7 inches in Hennepin means that it is snowier than most places in Minnesota.



December is the snowiest month in Hennepin with 11.7 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.


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    Forward Thinking, Great Economy and Super Livable - 3/9/2018
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