Dakota County, Minnesota 

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Weather in Dakota County, Minnesota

The most pleasant months of the year for Dakota are June, August and July. In Dakota, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. July is the hottest month for Dakota with an average high temperature of 82.4°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Minnesota. January is the snowiest month in Dakota with 10.3 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall. July is the most humid month, though it is still relatively mild compared to many other places.


Today's Weather - Dakota, MN

11 AM PST

Mostly Cloudy

40°F

7 DAY FORECASTDESCRIPTIONHIGH/LOWWIND
This AfternoonMostly Cloudy42° / 34°SSE 5 mph
TuesdayMostly Cloudy42° / 29°WNW 5 to 10 mph
WednesdayCloudy then Chance Light Rain47° / 31°E 0 to 5 mph
ThursdayChance Light Snow then Mostly Cloudy35° / 18°NNW 15 to 20 mph
FridaySunny35° / 24°W 5 to 10 mph
SaturdayMostly Sunny39° / 26°W 5 to 10 mph
SundayMostly Sunny41° / 27°W 5 to 10 mph

Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 82 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 6
Rain: averages 32 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 46 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

6.6 / 10

A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 7. 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
January23°
February29° 11°
March41° 23°
April58° 36°
May69° 48°
June78° 58°
July82° 63°
August80° 61°
September72° 51°
October58° 39°
November41° 26°
December27° 11°
Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Dakota
Hot
Days
Freezing
Days
Rainy
Days
Snowy
Days
January03177
February02765
March02584
April09101
May01120
June20120
July30100
August20100
September00100
October0790
November02384
December03087

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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