Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington Metro Area, Minnesota 

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Climate in Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington Metro Area, Minnesota

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington Metro Area, Minnesota gets 32 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington Metro Area averages 48 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 200 sunny days per year in Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington Metro Area. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington Metro Area gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 105 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 5
Rain: averages 32 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 48 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington metro area 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 the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington metro area, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MinnesotaUnited States
  31.8 in.38.1 in.
  48.4 in.27.8 in.
  104.8 days106.2 days
  200 days205 days
  82.6°85.8°
  4.9°21.7°
  6.67
  3.24.3
  956 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 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington metro area with an average high temperature of 82.6°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Minnesota. In the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington metro area, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington metro area are June, August and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington metro area with an average of 4.9°. This is warmer than most places in Minnesota.


In the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington metro area, there are 8.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Minnesota.


In the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington metro area, there are 157.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Minnesota.


In the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington metro area, there are 27.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Minnesota.


June is the wettest month in the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington metro area with 4.5 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 31.8 inches in the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington metro area means that it is wetter than most places in Minnesota.


June is the rainiest month in the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington metro area with 11.5 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 5.6 rainy days. There are 104.8 rainy days annually in the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington metro area, which is rainier 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 19% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 48.4 inches in the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington metro area means that it is snowier than most places in Minnesota. December is the snowiest month in the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington metro area with 10.5 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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