Average Snowfall for Minnesota in December





The tables below give monthly averages for snowfall during December at cities, towns and other locations around 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 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 total snowfall in December
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
5.0 Albert Lea 8.1 20.6
5.1 Faribault 10.1 25.7
5.6 Mankato 8.6 21.8
8.8 Minneapolis 11.4 29.0
4.4 Pipestone 8.5 21.6
4.4 Redwood Falls 9.4 23.9
8.7 Rochester 12.4 31.5
4.2 St. Paul 10.2 25.9
4.7 Winona 9.5 24.1
5.7 Worthington 8.6 21.8

Northeastern Minnesota

December snowfall averages
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
12.9 Duluth 18.7 47.5
5.6 Grand Marais 13.4 34.0
7.9 Grand Portage 11.9 30.2
11.8 Grand Rapids 13.4 34.0
8.4 Gunflint Lake 14.3 36.3
12.5 International Falls 15.8 40.1
7.2 Two Harbors 15.5 39.4

Northwestern Minnesota

Average snow for December
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
6.7 Brainerd 10.0 25.4
8.1 Detroit Lakes 11.0 27.9
6.1 Mille Lacs Lake 8.4 21.3
9.4 Moorhead 10.8 27.4
8.2 St. Cloud 9.3 23.6
Reference

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

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