Temperatures, rainfall, snowfall (some locations), wind speed/direction, and other weather measurements are collected by the National Weather Service and the Federal Aviation Administration at many of the country's larger airports. The measurements are made by automated weather stations, along with some human augmentation. Monthly tabulations of daily summaries of these data are offered as a document titled Local Climatological Data (LCD). Preliminary LCDs are posted in real time. For some locations, the data undergo quality control screening and are published as final LCDs roughly two months after the fact.

To view LCDs, select a location from the map or from the list below:

Minneapolis/St. Paul
St. Paul
Chanhassen
St. Cloud
Duluth
Rochester
International Falls
Crystal
Flying Cloud (Eden Prairie)
Red Wing
Mankato
Alexandria
Redwood Falls
Fargo, ND
Grand Forks Airport, ND
Grand Forks NWS, ND
La Crosse, WI
Eau Claire, WI
Sioux Falls, SD
Sisseton, SD
Watertown, SD

 

For more information contact: climate@umn.edu