The DNR State Climatology Office manages, analyzes, and disseminates data and resources related to Minnesota's historical climate conditions. The office is part of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (within the division of Ecological and Water Resources) and is housed at the University of Minnesota's Department of Soil, Water, and Climate.
- Go back to the 1990s with our Legacy Page
The following links direct users to some of the office's most commonly used resources.
- Twin Cities Climate Data
- Lake Ice Out
- Present Climate Conditions
- Past Climate Data retrieval
- Climate Journal (a long-running account of major weather and climate stories in Minnesota)
- Summaries and Publications
- Agricultural Climate Data
- Mark Seeley's WeatherTalk
- Kuehnast Lecture Series
- Daily NWS Climate Data
- Data Summary Tables
- Latest Rainfall Reports
- Climate change and our natural resources
- Related Websites
The office assists its customers in their investigations of the climate's impact on various components of the natural environment, and on socioeconomic activities. We use our climate monitoring resources to quantify weather conditions and to place these conditions within historical and geographical context. We also provide statistical summaries of historical climate conditions, allowing users to make informed decisions about future activities.