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On the Dull Side: Sauk Centre Climate

One of three (*yawn*) exciting sections


Sauk Centre is only a few hundred miles from the center of the North American continent. We're far from any large body of water, with its moderating effects, and well up into what is laughably called the "temperate zone."

We don't have climate: we have weather. And if you don't like the weather, wait a day or so: it will change.

Just the same, there are some general patterns to what happens here each year. As you can see from the table below, our summers are hot, our winters cold, and sooner or later you will get extreme temperatures during any month.

 

Climate Chart: Sauk Centre, Minnesota
(Glenwood, really: about 20 miles west and south)

Month Average
Temp
High
Temp
Low
Temp
Rain or Snow Record
High
Record
Low
January 9F 18F -1F 0.7" 59F (1981) -39F (1977)
February 15F 25F 4F 0.7" 57F (1981) -38F (1996)
March 28F 38F 18F 1.5" 76F (1968) -31F (1962)
April 45F 56F 32F 2.4" 95F (1980) -3F (1975)
May 57F 44F 70F 3.3" 96F (1998) 19F (1967)
June 67F 78F 54F 4.2" 102F (1988) 33F (1964)
July 72F 83F 59F 3.2" 103F (1988) 38F (1971)
August 69F 81F 56F 3.1" 101F (1988) 36F (1965)
September 59F 70F 47F 3.1" 98F (1978) 20F (1974)
October 48F 59F 36F 2.3" 90F (1992) 8F (1976)
November 30F 39F 21F 1.3" 77F (1978) -22F (1964)
December 14F 23F 5F 0.8" 59F (1962) -36F (1983)

(data from The Weather Channel: www.weather.com)


Here's a look at how Sauk Centre compares to some more generally familiar locations:

Average Temperatures & Precipitation

Month

San Francisco CA

Sauk Centre MN

Chicago IL

  Temp. Precip. Temp. Precip. Temp. Precip.
January 50F 4.7" 9F 0.7" 25F 2.0"
February 53F 3.8" 15F 0.7" 27F 2.0"
March 55F 3.1" 28F 1.5" 36F 2.6"
April 56F 1.5" 45F 2.4" 48F 2.8"
May 57F 0.7" 57F 3.3" 58F 3.4"
June 59F 0.1" 67F 4.2" 67F 3.5"
July 59F <0.1" 72F 3.2" 74F 3.3"
August 59F <0.1" 69F 3.1" 72F 3.2"
September 62F 0.3" 59F 3.1" 66F 3.1"
October 61F 1.0" 48F 2.3" 54F 2.6"
November 57F 2.5" 30F 1.3" 41F 2.4"
December 52F 4.4" 14F 0.8" 30F 2.0"
       
Current Click for San Francisco, California Forecast

Click for Sauk Centre, Minnesota Forecast

Click for Chicago, Illinois Forecast

(Monthly data for San Francisco and Chicago from Physical Geography, 3rd Edition, Arthur N. Strahler, 1969. Published by John Wiley and Sons, Inc. (New York, London, Sydney, Toronto). Current data from www.wunderground.com)


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