Average Annual Precipitation for Minnesota

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The tables below give yearly averages for rainfall plus snowfall at cities, towns and parks in Minnesota.

Each place has a total for the amount of precipitation it usually receives in a year. Most locations also have information on the number of days with wet weather. That includes the days when precipitation amounts to 0.01 inches (0.25 millimetres) or more.

The annual precipitation totals are averages based on weather data collected from 1981 to 2010 for the NOAA National Climatic Data Center.

You can jump to a separate table for each region of the state: Southern, Northeastern and Northwestern Minnesota.

Southern Minnesota

Average yearly precipitation
Days Place Inches Millimetres
107 Albert Lea 34.1 865
106 Faribault 32.6 829
100 Mankato 32.3 820
117 Minneapolis 30.6 777
  97 Pipestone 27.6 701
  99 Redwood Falls 27.5 699
121 Rochester 33.0 839
110 St. Paul 33.5 850
105 Winona 35.1 892
104 Worthington 29.2 741

Northeastern Minnesota

Annual averages for rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Millimetres
105 Big Sandy Lake Dam 27.9 708
131 Duluth 31.0 786
  92 Grand Marais 24.6 625
  – Grand Portage 31.2 792
128 Grand Rapids 28.9 735
  97 Gunflint Lake 27.1 689
115 Hibbing 25.3 642
128 International Falls 24.2 615
125 Two Harbors 31.1 790
  – Wild River State Park 32.5 825

Northwestern Minnesota 

Average amount of rain and snow a year
Days Place Inches Millimetres
109 Agassiz Wildlife Refuge 23.1 586
101 Alexandria 25.1 638
  – Bemidji 26.6 676
102 Brainerd 28.4 721
103 Detroit Lakes 27.5 697
109 Moorhead 25.0 636
109 St. Cloud 27.7 704
  98 Warroad 24.5 622
  – Waskish 25.6 650
Reference

National Climatic Data Center. NOAA's 1981-2010 Climate Normals.

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