Average Weather in Baudette Minnesota, United States
In Baudette, the summers are long, comfortable, and partly cloudy and the winters are frigid, snowy, and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from -3°F to 78°F and is rarely below -26°F or above 87°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Baudette for warm-weather activities is from early July to late August.
The warm season lasts for 4.0 months, from May 17 to September 17, with an average daily high temperature above 66°F. The hottest day of the year is July 24, with an average high of 78°F and low of 57°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.2 months, from November 27 to March 2, with an average daily high temperature below 28°F. The coldest day of the year is January 15, with an average low of -3°F and high of 15°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature
In Baudette, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Baudette begins around May 14 and lasts for 5.1 months, ending around October 17. On August 2, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 71% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 29% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 17 and lasts for 6.9 months, ending around May 14. On February 5, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 71% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 29% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Baudette varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.7 months, from May 2 to September 25, with a greater than 23% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 42% on June 20.
The drier season lasts 7.3 months, from September 25 to May 2. The smallest chance of a wet day is 5% on January 30.
Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation in Baudette changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 8.3 months, from March 9 to November 18. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 42% on June 20.
Snow alone is the most common for 3.6 months, from November 18 to March 9. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 8% on January 4.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Baudette experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 7.8 months, from March 23 to November 16, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 23, with an average total accumulation of 3.8 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 4.2 months, from November 16 to March 23. The least rain falls around January 16, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. Colder, drier snow tends to be on the higher end of that range and warmer, wetter snow on the lower end.
As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Baudette experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 6.1 months, from October 25 to April 30, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around January 2, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.3 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 5.9 months, from April 30 to October 25. The least snow falls around July 19, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Baudette varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 16 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 16 hours, 10 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:14 AM on June 16, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 56 minutes later at 8:11 AM on January 2. The earliest sunset is at 4:22 PM on December 11, and the latest sunset is 5 hours, 3 minutes later at 9:25 PM on June 25.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Baudette during 2018, starting in the spring on March 11, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 4.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
Baudette experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 2.9 months, from June 13 to September 10, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 3% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 19, with muggy conditions 14% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is November 28, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Baudette experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 4.4 months, from January 14 to May 26, with average wind speeds of more than 7.5 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 2, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.4 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.6 months, from May 26 to January 14. The calmest day of the year is July 27, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.6 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Baudette varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the north for 2.6 months, from February 28 to May 16, with a peak percentage of 34% on April 10. The wind is most often from the south for 1.2 months, from May 16 to June 23; for 1.6 months, from August 13 to October 1; and for 1.3 weeks, from November 1 to November 10, with a peak percentage of 36% on September 2. The wind is most often from the west for 1.7 months, from June 23 to August 13; for 1.0 months, from October 1 to November 1; and for 3.6 months, from November 10 to February 28, with a peak percentage of 36% on July 31.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Baudette throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.
The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Baudette for general outdoor tourist activities is from early July to late August, with a peak score in the last week of July.
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Baudette for hot-weather activities is from early July to early August, with a peak score in the last week of July.
For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.
Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.
Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.
Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.
Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.
The growing season in Baudette typically lasts for 4.3 months (132 days), from around May 15 to around September 24, rarely starting before April 27 or after June 4, and rarely ending before September 9 or after October 10.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Baudette should appear around May 7, only rarely appearing before April 25 or after May 25.
Growing Degree Days
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from May 1 to August 21, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.6 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 11, with an average of 6.8 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from October 26 to February 13, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.2 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 19, with an average of 1.1 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Baudette are 48.712 deg latitude, -94.600 deg longitude, and 1,089 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Baudette is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 46 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,086 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (121 feet). Within 50 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (449 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Baudette is covered by cropland (63%) and artificial surfaces (14%), within 10 miles by trees (38%) and cropland (32%), and within 50 miles by trees (43%) and herbaceous vegetation (30%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Baudette, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Baudette.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Baudette according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Baudette is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Baudette and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Baudette International Airport (100%, 0.5 kilometers, north); Waskish Municipal Airport (0.1%, 62 kilometers, south); and Falls International Airport-Einarson Field (0.1%, 90 kilometers, east).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .