Minneapolis - Temperature Averages by Decade





Summarized here are the temperatures extending over eight decades at Minneapolis, Minnesota. Listed for every decade from the 1940s to the 2010s are averages for maximum and minimum daily temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius. That's followed with information on the number of hot and cold days.

Each decade covers a standard 10-year range. For instance the 1990s includes weather measurements from Jan 1, 1990 to Dec 31, 1999. The 2010s data go to the end of 2018. All the temperature data were collected at Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport.

High Temperature for Each Decade

Average daily maximum temperature at Minneapolis
High °F Decade High °C
56.1 2010s 13.4
55.5 2000s 13.1
54.8 1990s 12.7
54.9 1980s 12.7
53.9 1970s 12.1
53.7 1960s 12.1
54.3 1950s 12.4
54.9 1940s 12.7

Low Temperature for Each Decade

Average daily minimum temperature at Minneapolis
Low °F Decade Low °C
39.1 2010s 4.0
38.3 2000s 3.5
36.4 1990s 2.5
36.2 1980s 2.3
34.9 1970s 1.6
34.0 1960s 1.1
35.8 1950s 2.1
36.3 1940s 2.4

Hot Days per Decade

Total days per year on average when the temperature in Minneapolis reached at least 70 or 90 °F
Decade 70 °F
21 °C
90 °F
32 °C
2010s 136 15
2000s 133 15
1990s 127 8
1980s 129 17
1970s 128 17
1960s 124 13
1950s 128 16
1940s 128 19

Cold Days per Decade

Total days per year on average when the temperature in Minneapolis dropped to 0 or 32 °F or lower
Decade 0 °F
-18 °C
32 °F
0 °C
2010s 20 139
2000s 20 146
1990s 25 156
1980s 30 153
1970s 36 155
1960s 35 163
1950s 30 156
1940s 29 151
Reference

Jay Lawrimore, Ron Ray, Scott Applequist, Bryant Korzeniewski, Matthew Menne. 2016. Global Summary of the Year, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information.

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