Average Snowfall for Minnesota in December

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The tables below give monthly averages for snowfall during December at cities, towns and parks in Minnesota. The numbers are for the total amount of new snow and how many days it snows at least 0.1 inches (0.25 centimetres) this month.

The snowfall 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 total snowfall in December
Days Place Inches Centimetres
  5.4 Albert Lea 10.0 25.4
  5.1 Faribault 10.2 25.9
  5.8 Mankato   8.9 22.6
  9.0 Minneapolis 11.5 29.2
  6.1 Redwood Falls   6.6 16.8
  9.3 Rochester 12.5 31.8
  7.8 St. Paul 10.0 25.4
  6.0 Winona   6.5 16.5
  5.5 Worthington   7.4 18.8

Northeastern Minnesota

December snowfall averages
Days Place Inches Centimetres
12.8 Duluth 17.7 45.0
  4.8 Grand Marais 10.6 26.9
11.3 Grand Rapids 12.5 31.8
  5.5 Gunflint Lake 12.0 30.5
10.6 Hibbing 12.3 31.2
12.8 International Falls 15.0 38.1
  6.6 Two Harbors 14.8 37.6

Northwestern Minnesota 

Average snow for December
Days Place Inches Centimetres
10.7 Agassiz Wildlife Refuge   8.3 21.1
  7.6 Alexandria   6.8 17.3
  5.7 Brainerd   9.7 24.6
  7.2 Detroit Lakes 10.2 25.9
  9.2 Moorhead 12.2 31.0
  8.9 St. Cloud 10.5 26.7
Reference

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

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