The climate of Minnesota (United
States of America)
The state of Minnesota is located in the northern part of the United
States. Minnesota borders Canada; a large part of the state is located
on Lake Superior. The landscape varies from rock masses in the north
to rolling countryside in the south. A striking fact is that both the
highest point (Eagle Mountain (710 meters) and the lowest point (183
meters on Lake Superior) are situated within 21 kilometers from each
other. Minnesota has a moderate continental climate, type Dfb
according to the Köppen-Geiger climate classification. Winters are
cool to cold with the exception of a strip in the northeastern part
along Lake Superior. Here temperatures are slightly higher and extreme
cold is uncommon. It can get really cold during the winter and summers
may be really hot. During the warmest month, which is July average
maximum temperatures are between 25-30 degrees Celsius (77-86 degrees
Fahrenheit). However, chances of temperatures reaching tropical values
are smaller here than in the more southerly located states. Summers
are also shorter here. During August temperatures already start to
drop. In September real summer days are uncommon. During the winter
precipitation figures are low in Minnesota. From spring precipitation
figures start to increase to decrease again in fall.
Climate information of places in Minnesota
The climate information given on this page is only brief. Specific
information on weather and climate can be found on the pages per
region or city. The following climate information is available for
Throughout Minnesota several climate figures and temperatures can be
recorded. The figures below are for Saint Paul and cannot be seen as
an average for this state. For climate figures for other places and
regions in Michigan please, visit the individual climate pages.
More climate information
Climate tables are useful but they don’t give an overall picture of
the climate and possible weather conditions during a period of time.
How high the chances are of hot or cold weather or hurricanes can
often not be found in these tables. This is why we offer extra climate
information per month. The figures below apply to Saint Paul. For
climate figures on specific regions and places please, visit the
relevant individual climate pages.
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