Duluth Metro Area, Minnesota 

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Climate in Duluth Metro Area, Minnesota

Duluth Metro Area, Minnesota gets 30 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Duluth Metro Area averages 63 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 180 sunny days per year in Duluth Metro Area. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Duluth Metro Area gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 115 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 78 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is -2
Rain: averages 30 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 63 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Duluth metro area is 6.0 (10=best), which means it is one of the least comfortable places in Minnesota.

6 / 10
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in the Duluth metro area, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Duluth, MinnesotaUnited States
  29.6 in.38.1 in.
  63.4 in.27.8 in.
  114.8 days106.2 days
  180 days205 days
  77.7°85.8°
  -2.4°21.7°
  67
  3.34.3
  1213 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 the Duluth metro area with an average high temperature of 77.7°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in Minnesota. In the Duluth metro area, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the Duluth metro area are July, August and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Duluth metro area with an average of -2.4°. This is colder than most places in Minnesota.


In the Duluth metro area, there are 2.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in Minnesota.


In the Duluth metro area, there are 189.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in Minnesota.


In the Duluth metro area, there are 47.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Minnesota.


July is the wettest month in the Duluth metro area with 4.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 0.7 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 40% of yearly precipitation and 9% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 29.6 inches in the Duluth metro area means that it is about average compared to other places in Minnesota.


June is the rainiest month in the Duluth metro area with 12.5 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 6.5 rainy days. There are 114.8 rainy days annually in the Duluth metro area, which is one of the rainiest places in Minnesota. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 30% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 20% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 63.4 inches in the Duluth metro area means that it is one of the snowiest places in Minnesota. January is the snowiest month in the Duluth metro area with 13.8 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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