Minnesota Climate Quick Facts

Average annual precipitation - Custom maps based on 1981-2010 climatology
Northwest: 20 inches/year
Southeast: 35 inches/year

Average annual snowfall - Average Annual Snowfall Map
Northeast: 70+ inches/year
Southwest: 35 inches/year

Median dates for last spring freeze and first fall freeze  - Tables of frost/freeze dates

 

Last spring 32 F temperature

First fall 32 F temperature

Metro Area

April 24 - 27

October 9 -12

Northern Minnesota

May 16 - 21

September 26 - October 1

 

Annual
38 F north
45 F south

Spring
36 F north
44 F south

Summer
63 F northeast
70 F south

Fall
41 F north
47 F south

Winter
8 F north
18 F south

Temperature and precipitation records - Minnesota Climate Extremes

Hottest: 115 F, Beardsley (July 29, 1917)*

Coldest: -60 F near Tower (February 2, 1996)

Most rain in 24 hours: 15.10 inches, Hokah (August 19, 2007)

Wettest year: 56.24 inches, Waseca (2016)

*The maximum high temperature record for Minnesota was amended by the National Climatic Data Center. The record, previously cited as 114.5 degrees F at Beardsley, was rounded to 115 degrees.

For more Minnesota climate data, see the Minnesota State Climatology Office website.

(Reviewed 2017)