Average Annual Precipitation for Minnesota





The tables below give yearly averages for rainfall plus snowfall at cities and other locations in Minnesota.

Each place has a total for the amount of precipitation it usually receives in a year. There is also a count of the number of days with wet weather, when precipitation amounts to 0.01 inches (0.25 millimetres) or more.

The annual precipitation totals are averages based on weather data collected from 1991 to 2020 for the US National Centers for Environmental Information.

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
111 Albert Lea 35.8 909
104 Faribault 35.5 900
99 Mankato 33.9 861
119 Minneapolis 31.6 803
97 Pipestone 28.6 726
96 Redwood Falls 28.0 711
124 Rochester 34.7 881
116 St. Paul 32.7 831
117 Winona 34.4 875
109 Worthington 30.5 775

Northeastern Minnesota

Annual averages for rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
133 Duluth 31.2 792
97 Grand Marais 25.8 654
116 Grand Portage 30.6 776
132 Grand Rapids 29.4 746
116 Gunflint Lake 26.7 677
113 Hibbing 24.8 629
133 International Falls 25.4 644
128 Two Harbors 31.7 806
105 Wild River State Park 32.4 823

Northwestern Minnesota

Average amount of rain and snow a year
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
113 Agassiz Wildlife Refuge 24.4 620
92 Alexandria 24.1 612
113 Brainerd 30.6 778
110 Detroit Lakes 29.5 748
68 Fergus Falls 26.9 682
89 Mille Lacs Lake 28.8 732
109 Moorhead 26.1 663
111 St. Cloud 28.5 724
103 Warroad 27.7 703
Reference

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Climate Normals.

Minnesota Precipitation
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