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Climate in Scott County, Minnesota

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

Scott County averages 47 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 Scott County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Scott County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 99 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 5
Rain: averages 32 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 47 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Scott is 6.6 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Minnesota.

6.6 / 10
August, June and July are the most pleasant months in Scott, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Scott, MinnesotaUnited States
  32.0 in.38.1 in.
  46.6 in.27.8 in.
  98.5 days106.2 days
  196 days205 days
  82.4°85.8°
  5.3°21.7°
  6.67
  3.14.3
  941 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 Scott with an average high temperature of 82.4°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Minnesota. In Scott, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Scott are June, August and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Scott with an average of 5.3°. This is warmer than most places in Minnesota.


In Scott, there are 7.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Minnesota.


In Scott, there are 156.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Minnesota.


In Scott, there are 28.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Minnesota.


August is the wettest month in Scott with 4.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 0.7 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 41% of yearly precipitation and 8% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 32.0 inches in Scott means that it is wetter than most places in Minnesota.


June is the rainiest month in Scott with 11.1 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 5.1 rainy days. There are 98.5 rainy days annually in Scott, 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 18% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 46.6 inches in Scott means that it is snowier than most places in Minnesota. December is the snowiest month in Scott with 10.3 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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