Climate

Average annual precipitation - Average Annual Precipitation Map This link leads to an external site.
Northwest: 19 inches/year
Southeast: 34 inches/year

Average annual snowfall - Average Annual Snowfall Map This link leads to an external site.
Northeast: 70 inches/year
Southwest: 35 inches/year

Latest spring freeze - Median Frost Date Table This link leads to an external site.
April 29 - metro area
May 27 - far north

Earliest fall freeze - Median Frost Date Table This link leads to an external site.
October 5 - metro area
September 16 - far north

Average temperature
Spring - Average Spring Temperature Map This link leads to an external site.
36 F north
44 F south

Summer - Average Summer Temperature Map This link leads to an external site.
60 F north
70 F south

Fall - Average Fall Temperature Map This link leads to an external site.
38 F north
46 F south

Winter - Average Winter Temperature Map This link leads to an external site.
6 F north
16 F south

Warmest temperature on record - Minnesota and United States Climate Extremes This link leads to an external site.
114 F - Beardsley (July 29, 1917)
114 F - Moorhead (July 6, 1936)

Coldest temperature on record - Minnesota and United States Climate Extremes This link leads to an external site.
-60 F near Tower (February 2, 1996)

For more Minnesota climate data, see the Minnesota Climatology Working Group website.

(Reviewed 2013)