Zip 56073 (New Ulm, MN) 

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Climate in Zip 56073 (New Ulm, MN)

New Ulm (zip 56073), Minnesota gets 31 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

New Ulm (zip 56073) averages 39 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 198 sunny days per year in New Ulm (zip 56073). The US average is 205 sunny days.

New Ulm (zip 56073) gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 91 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 31 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 39 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 56073 zip code is 6.7 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Minnesota.

6.7 / 10
August, June and July are the most pleasant months in the 56073 zip code, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  New Ulm, MinnesotaUnited States
  31.2 in.38.1 in.
  38.8 in.27.8 in.
  91.0 days106.2 days
  198 days205 days
  82.7°85.8°
  5.0°21.7°
  6.77
  3.34.3
  910 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 56073 zip code with an average high temperature of 82.7°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Minnesota. In the 56073 zip code, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the 56073 zip code are June, August and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the 56073 zip code with an average of 5.0°. This is warmer than most places in Minnesota.


In the 56073 zip code, there are 9.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Minnesota.


In the 56073 zip code, there are 159.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Minnesota.


In the 56073 zip code, there are 29.6 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 56073 zip code with 4.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 0.7 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 42% of yearly precipitation and 8% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 31.2 inches in the 56073 zip code means that it is wetter than most places in Minnesota.


June is the rainiest month in the 56073 zip code with 10.7 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 4.6 rainy days. There are 91.0 rainy days annually in the 56073 zip code, which is less rainy than most places in Minnesota. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 31% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 17% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 38.8 inches in the 56073 zip code means that it is one of the least snowy places in Minnesota. December is the snowiest month in the 56073 zip code with 9.0 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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