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Minnesota Weather


Minnesota experiences its share of temperature extremes, with cold winters and mild to hot summers in the south and frigid winters and cool summers in the north; blizzards are common in winter, and thunderstorms a spring and summer reality.

January is the coldest month with mean temperatures near 11 degrees. International Falls frequently has the lowest temperature in the continental U.S. with daily lows way below 0 degrees. July, the warmest month, can be quite hot, and mean temperatures reach just over 70 degrees across the state.

The average annual precipitation is 28 inches in the east and central, while the northwest receives less than 20 inches.

Snowfall extremes range from 150 inches in the Superior Highlands of the North Shore to as little as 10 inches in the far reaches of southern Minnesota. On average, yearly snowfall near 85 inches is common in and around Duluth.

For an interesting look at Minnesota precipitation levels, view this precipitation map

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Seasonal Temperature Averages:

HIGH TEMPERATURES ( Fahrenheit/Celsius )

(Jan) 24/-4 (Feb) 26/-3 (Mar) 30/-1 (Apr) 49/9

(May) 63/17 (Jun) 70/21 (Jul) 78/25 (Aug) 81/27

(Sep) 78/25 (Oct) 63/17 (Nov) 49/9 (Dec) 35/2

LOW TEMPERATURES ( Fahrenheit/Celsius )

(Jan) 10/-12 (Feb) 12/-11 (Mar) 17/-8 (Apr) 30/-1

(May) 42/5 (Jun) 51/10 (Jul) 60/15 (Aug) 62/17

(Sep) 57/14 (Oct) 41/5 (Nov) 32/0 (Dec) 21/-6

Minnesota Photographs

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Minnesota Cities, Counties & Area Codes

City County Area Code
Aitkin Aitkin 218
Minneapolis Anoka 763
Detroit Lakes Becker 218
Bemidji Beltrami 218
Sauk Rapids Benton 320
Ortonville Big Stone 320
Mankato Blue Earth 507
New Ulm Brown 507
Cloquet Carlton 218
Chaska Carver 952
Cass Lake Cass 218
Montevideo Chippewa 320
North Branch Chisago 651
Moorhead Clay 218
Bagley Clearwater 218
Grand Marais Cook 218
Windom Cottonwood 507
Brainerd Crow Wing 218
Saint Paul Dakota 651
Kasson Dodge 507
Alexandria Douglas 320
Blue Earth Faribault 507
Chatfield Fillmore 507
Albert Lea Freeborn 507
Red Wing Goodhue 651
Elbow Lake Grant 218
Minneapolis Hennepin 612
La Crescent Houston 507
Park Rapids Hubbard 218
Cambridge Isanti 763
Grand Rapids Itasca 218
Jackson Jackson 507
Mora Kanabec 320
Willmar Kandiyohi 320
Hallock Kittson 218
International Falls Koochiching 218
Madison Lac Qui Parle 320
Two Harbors Lake 218
Baudette Lake of the Woods 218
Le Sueur Le Sueur 507
Tyler Lincoln 507
Marshall Lyon 507
Mahnomen Mahnomen 218
Warren Marshall 218
Fairmont Martin 507
Hutchinson McLeod 320
Litchfield Meeker 320
Princeton Mille Lacs 763
Little Falls Morrison 320
Austin Mower 507
Slayton Murray 507
Mankato Nicollet 507
Worthington Nobles 507
Ada Norman 218
Rochester Olmsted 507
Fergus Falls Otter Tail 218
Thief River Falls Pennington 218
Pine City Pine 320
Pipestone Pipestone 507
East Grand Forks Polk 218
Glenwood Pope 320
Saint Paul Ramsey 651
Red Lake Falls Red Lake 218
Redwood Falls Redwood 507
Olivia Renville 320
Faribault Rice 507
Luverne Rock 507
Roseau Roseau 218
Duluth Saint Louis 218
Shakopee Scott 952
Elk River Sherburne 763
Arlington Sibley 507
Saint Cloud Stearns 320
Owatonna Steele 507
Morris Stevens 320
Benson Swift 320
Long Prairie Todd 320
Wheaton Traverse 320
Lake City Wabasha 651
Wadena Wadena 218
Waseca Waseca 507
Saint Paul Washington 651
Saint James Watonwan 507
Breckenridge Wilkin 218
Winona Winona 507
Buffalo Wright 763
Granite Falls Yellow Medicine 320

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