rain shaft photo Wondering about Minnesota's average annual precipitation? Want to find out about the current weather in your area? Explore these pages to find out.

Minnesota's water resources are profoundly affected by weather conditions. The very existence of many of these natural resources was largely determined by Minnesota's climate, the composite of day-to-day weather over a long period of time.

Climate information

Climate monitoring

  • Climatology Program
    This Division of Ecological and Water Resources program gathers, archives, manages, and provides historical climate data in order to address questions involving the impact of climate on Minnesota and its citizens.
  • Climate Data for Minnesota from the Climatology Working Group (a joint DNR-University of Minnesota partnership.)