Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Minnesota United States

We show the climate in Minnesota by comparing the average weather in 3 representative places: Minneapolis, Duluth, and Moorhead.

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Minnesota, United States
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Minnesota, United States
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Minnesota, United States
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Average High and Low Temperature in Minnesota

Average High and Low Temperature in MinnesotaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F65983246178218NowNowMinneapolisMinneapolisDuluthDuluthMoorheadMoorhead
The daily average high and low air temperature at 2 meters above the ground.
HighJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Minneapolis 24°F29°F42°F58°F70°F79°F83°F80°F71°F58°F42°F28°F
Duluth 23°F27°F37°F49°F61°F70°F77°F75°F66°F53°F39°F26°F
Moorhead 19°F24°F38°F56°F70°F78°F82°F80°F71°F56°F38°F23°F
LowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Minneapolis 10°F14°F26°F39°F50°F60°F65°F62°F53°F41°F28°F15°F
Duluth 8°F11°F22°F34°F43°F52°F60°F59°F51°F40°F27°F14°F
Moorhead 3°F8°F22°F35°F47°F57°F61°F59°F50°F38°F23°F9°F

Minneapolis

Average Hourly Temperature in MinneapolisJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowfrigidfreezingfreezingcoldcoldcoolwarmcomfortablevery coldvery cold

Duluth

Average Hourly Temperature in DuluthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowfrigidfreezingfreezingvery coldcoldcoolcomfortablevery coldfrigidfrigid

Moorhead

Average Hourly Temperature in MoorheadJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowfrigidfrigidfreezingfreezingcoldcoldcoolwarmvery coldvery coldcomfortablefrigid
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Chance of Clearer Skies in Minnesota

Chance of Clearer Skies in MinnesotaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%724037NowNowMinneapolisMinneapolisDuluthDuluthMoorheadMoorhead
The percentage of time the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy (i.e., less than 60% of the sky is covered by clouds).
Clearer SkiesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Minneapolis 41%41%45%47%52%59%70%69%64%56%47%41%
Duluth 37%38%42%45%49%57%68%69%61%52%45%38%
Moorhead 39%39%43%48%52%61%72%72%64%54%46%41%

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Minnesota

Daily Chance of Precipitation in MinnesotaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%418NowNowMinneapolisMinneapolisDuluthDuluthMoorheadMoorhead
The percentage of days in which precipitation is observed, excluding trace quantities.
Days of Precip.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Minneapolis 2.9d2.6d5.0d8.0d10.5d12.0d11.7d10.7d8.8d5.9d4.3d3.6d
Duluth 2.7d2.3d4.8d7.0d9.6d11.8d11.3d10.7d9.4d7.2d4.9d3.8d
Moorhead 1.8d1.9d3.5d5.2d9.0d11.4d10.2d9.0d7.1d4.6d2.7d2.1d

Average Monthly Rainfall in Minnesota

Average Monthly Rainfall in MinnesotaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 in5 in5 in4.30.13.93.5NowNowMinneapolisMinneapolisDuluthDuluthMoorheadMoorhead
The average rainfall accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question.
RainfallJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Minneapolis 0.1″0.2″1.0″2.4″3.4″4.3″3.7″3.6″3.2″1.9″1.0″0.4″
Duluth 0.1″0.2″0.7″1.8″2.8″3.8″3.3″3.1″3.1″2.1″1.1″0.4″
Moorhead 0.0″0.1″0.5″1.3″2.6″3.5″2.8″2.2″2.2″1.7″0.5″0.1″

Average Monthly Snowfall in Minnesota

Average Monthly Snowfall in MinnesotaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 in5 in5 in4.74.73.3NowNowMinneapolisMinneapolisDuluthDuluthMoorheadMoorhead
The average snowfall accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question.
SnowfallJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Minneapolis 3.5″3.7″3.7″1.0″0.1″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.4″2.9″4.5″
Duluth 3.8″3.7″4.3″2.6″0.3″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.5″2.7″4.1″
Moorhead 2.9″2.2″2.7″1.2″0.1″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.1″1.8″2.9″

Hours of Daylight in Minnesota

Hours of Daylight in MinnesotaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec4 hr4 hr6 hr6 hr8 hr8 hr10 hr10 hr12 hr12 hr14 hr14 hr16 hr16 hr18 hr18 hr20 hr20 hr15.68.8NowNowMinneapolisMinneapolisDuluthDuluthMoorheadMoorhead
The number of hours during which the Sun is at least partly above the horizon.
DaylightJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Minneapolis 9.2h10.5h12.0h13.6h14.9h15.6h15.2h14.0h12.5h10.9h9.5h8.8h
Duluth 9.0h10.4h12.0h13.7h15.1h15.8h15.4h14.1h12.5h10.8h9.3h8.6h
Moorhead 9.0h10.4h12.0h13.7h15.1h15.8h15.4h14.1h12.5h10.8h9.3h8.6h

Chance of Muggy Conditions in Minnesota

Chance of Muggy Conditions in MinnesotaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%312026NowNowMinneapolisMinneapolisDuluthDuluthMoorheadMoorhead
The percentage of time that is muggy, oppressive, or miserable (i.e., a dew point greater than 65°F).
Muggy daysJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Minneapolis 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.5d3.9d8.9d7.4d2.5d0.1d0.0d0.0d
Duluth 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d1.2d5.1d4.5d1.4d0.0d0.0d0.0d
Moorhead 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.2d3.1d7.6d5.8d1.4d0.0d0.0d0.0d

Average Wind Speed in Minnesota

Average Wind Speed in MinnesotaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph11.27.311.18.012.69.1NowNowMinneapolisMinneapolisDuluthDuluthMoorheadMoorhead
The average of mean hourly wind speeds at 10 meters above the ground.
Wind Speed (mph)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Minneapolis 10.910.911.110.99.78.57.77.68.89.69.910.1
Duluth 11.011.010.810.69.48.78.38.49.510.110.210.5
Moorhead 11.311.712.412.411.610.39.49.610.811.411.211.1

Average Water Temperature in Minnesota

Average Water Temperature in MinnesotaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec30°F30°F35°F35°F40°F40°F45°F45°F50°F50°F55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°FNaN6234NaNNowNowDuluthDuluth
The daily average wide-area surface water temperature.
Water Temp.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Duluth 36°F34°F34°F36°F38°F44°F54°F62°F58°F49°F43°F38°F

Tourism Score in Minnesota

Tourism Score in MinnesotaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810107.0NowNowMinneapolisMinneapolisDuluthDuluthMoorheadMoorhead
The tourism score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F.

Beach/Pool Score in Minnesota

Beach/Pool Score in MinnesotaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810105.43.84.8NowNowMinneapolisMinneapolisDuluthDuluthMoorheadMoorhead
The beach/pool score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F.

Growing Season in Minnesota

Growing Season in MinnesotaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%20%20%40%40%60%60%80%80%100%100%NowNowMinneapolisMinneapolisDuluthDuluthMoorheadMoorhead
The percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season, defined as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

Growing Degree Days in Minnesota

Growing Degree Days in MinnesotaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F500°F500°F1,000°F1,000°F1,500°F1,500°F2,000°F2,000°F2,500°F2,500°F3,000°F3,000°FNowNowMinneapolisMinneapolisDuluthDuluthMoorheadMoorhead
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, where growing degree days are defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature (50°F in this case).

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Minnesota

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in MinnesotaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh7.01.4NowNowMinneapolisMinneapolisDuluthDuluthMoorheadMoorhead
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter.
Solar Energy (kWh)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Minneapolis 1.82.73.95.26.26.76.96.04.63.11.91.5
Duluth 1.62.53.85.06.16.66.75.94.42.81.71.3
Moorhead 1.62.63.95.36.36.86.96.04.53.01.81.3

This report illustrates the typical weather for Minneapolis, Duluth, and Moorhead year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

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