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The most pleasant months of the year for Sanford are June, August and July. In Sanford, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. July is the hottest month for Sanford with an average high temperature of 81.6°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Minnesota. January is the snowiest month in Sanford with 10.5 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall. But there some days when the humidity becomes unpleasant, especially in July and August.

Today's Weather - Sanford, MN

2 PM PST

Partly Sunny

75°F

7 DAY FORECASTDESCRIPTIONHIGH/LOWWIND
This AfternoonPartly Sunny82° / 57°NW 18 mph
MondayShowers And Thunderstorms70° / 62°E 6 to 16 mph
TuesdayShowers And Thunderstorms Likely82° / 55°SW 14 to 18 mph
JuneteenthSlight Chance Rain Showers74° / 56°N 9 mph
ThursdayChance Rain Showers76° / 62°E 7 to 10 mph
FridayShowers And Thunderstorms Likely78° / 62°SSE 13 mph
SaturdayChance Showers And Thunderstorms78° / 60°NNE 12 mph

Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 82 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 0
Rain: averages 25 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 44 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Sanford area is 9.3 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Minnesota.

9.3 / 10

A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 7.8. 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.


Average Monthly High and Low (°F)
HighLow
January20°
February25°
March37° 18°
April55° 33°
May69° 46°
June77° 56°
July82° 60°
August81° 59°
September71° 48°
October56° 35°
November38° 21°
December24°
Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Sanford
Hot
Days
Freezing
Days
Rainy
Days
Snowy
Days
January03156
February02845
March02854
April01461
May0190
June10100
July3090
August3080
September1180
October01171
November02654
December03156

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.

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