Climate frequently asked questions

What is the average annual precipitation in Minnesota?



What is the average annual snowfall in Minnesota?



Where can I obtain Minnesota climate data?

Minnesota climate data can be obtained from the DNR Waters State Climatology Office. This office manages and disseminates historical climate data in order to address questions involving the impact of climate on Minnesota and its citizens. The State Climatology Office can be reached by telephone at 651-296-4214, via e-mail at, or through the Climatology Working Group website.