The most pleasant months of the year for Polk County are August, July and June. In Polk County, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. July is the hottest month for Polk County with an average high temperature of 80.3°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Minnesota. January is the snowiest month in Polk County with 9.5 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall. There are few days during the summer when the humidity becomes unpleasant.
Today's Weather - Polk, MN
6 PM PST
Light Snow Likely
|7 DAY FORECAST||DESCRIPTION||HIGH/LOW||WIND|
|Tonight||Light Snow Likely||-3° / 9°||SE 2 to 7 mph|
|Thursday Night||Light Snow Likely||2° / 16°||SE 3 to 9 mph|
|Friday Night||Slight Chance Light Snow then Cloudy||-4° / 0°||NNW 14 to 18 mph|
|Saturday Night||Partly Cloudy||-20° / 0°||WNW 8 mph|
|Sunday Night||Mostly Cloudy||-6° / 6°||SW 9 mph|
|Monday Night||Partly Cloudy||-8° / 6°||W 8 mph|
|Tuesday Night||Mostly Cloudy||-7° / 7°||SW 7 to 10 mph|
Summer High: the July high is around 80 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is -3
Rain: averages 24 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 42 inches of snow a year
BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Polk County area is 6.2 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Minnesota.
6.2 / 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)
Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Polk
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.