Today in Bemidji, United States
A mix of clouds and sun. High 51F. Winds ESE at 10 to 20 mph.
Cloudy with light rain developing after midnight. Low 38F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
This weather data was last updated 2016-10-25 13:13:34.
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The state of Minnesota is located in the Midwest of the United States. It enjoys continental climate which sometimes will give people in the city extreme temperatures. The winters are very cold while the summers can get hot. You can have all types of weather in the state of Minnesota, from rain all the way to high velocity winds and tornados. Minnesota weather does have four distinct seasons but the winter can almost seem as if it will never end. Most of the cold weather which the state experiences is influenced by two things: the cold winds coming from the north and the lake effect of Lake Superior.
The coldest temperature ever recorded in the state of Minnesota was a -60 degrees Fahrenheit (or -51 Celsius) and it happened in 1996 in Tower, Minnesota. The hottest temperature recorded was 114 Fahrenheit (46 Celsius) and that happened in 1936 at Moorhead, Minnesota. You can learn more about the highs and lows at Minnesota Weather Net.
The city of lakes, Minneapolis, has the continental climate which is what most people in the Midwest are accustomed to. The difference is that due to its location, Minneapolis can be very cold during the winter and hot and humid during the summer. There are all types of precipitation that the people in the city will experience: sleet, ice, snow, tornados, thunderstorms, rain, fog and heat waves are all a part of city life. The hottest temperature ever in Minneapolis was 108 Fahrenheit (42 Celsius) and it happened back in 1936. The coldest temperature ever recorded was a -41 Fahrenheit (-41 Celsius) and that was recorded in 1888.
The other city that forms part of the Twin Cities is St. Paul. St. Paul weather is very similar to that of Minneapolis in that it has hot and humid summers and extremely cold winters. Cold arctic masses will affect Minnesota weather in St. Paul, especially from December through February. The average annual temperature in St. Paul is 45.4 Fahrenheit (or 7 Celsius). That gives the area the coldest mean temperature of any major city in the United States.
The coldest temperature ever recorded in St. Paul was -32 degrees Fahrenheit (or -36 Celsius) while the hottest was 105 Fahrenheit (or 41 Celsius). The city of St. Paul can be subject to all types of weather from rainy summers to very snowy winters. For more information about the weather in the state of Minnesota and all the major cities, you can visit www.minnesotaweather.net.
Rochester is the third largest city in the state of Minnesota. It is located on the southeast of the state. The type of weather that the citizens of Rochester see qualifies as humid continental climate. The summers can get very warm, especially in the month of July and the winters are cold and snowy. The coldest month is the city of Rochester is January. It is not rare for Minnesota weather to see a lot of snow accumulation in the city of Rochester. Spring and autumn are transitional and seem to pass by really quickly. Rochester is one of those cities in the state which has a reputation for extreme weather. It is also one of the most humid and that can make the summers feel almost unbearable. Find out more about the weather at Minnesota Weather Net.
Duluth is the next city on the list. It is a good idea to mention the city of Duluth because not only is it a large city but it is also located in the north of the state. The type of Minnesota weather that people in Duluth will see can include everything. The one thing that is different is that in the summer, there is a cooling effect which comes from Lake Superior. That makes the city in the summer mild in comparison to the cities farther south. On average the temperatures will go past 90 degrees Fahrenheit (or 32 Celsius) only two days a year. The winters on the other hand can be long and very cold. In 2012 the city experienced its first ever tornado scoring as an F0 in the Fujita scale.
The fifth largest city in the state of Minnesota is the city of Bloomington. The city is located in the Middle Eastern part of the state. The city of Bloomington does not have the hot summers that people in the south of the state are accustomed to with the hottest month being July, which has an average of 83 Fahrenheit (28 Celsius). The winters, on the other hand, are typical Minnesota winters with the coldest month being January which has an average of 4 Fahrenheit (-16 Celsius). For more information about the weather in the state of Minnesota and all the major cities, you can visit www.minnesotaweather.net.