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    Voyageurs

    National Park Minnesota

Weather

Two rainbows over the marina at Kabetogama

A double rainbow over Voyageurs National Park after a summer storm.

NPS

A Season for Everyone

There are four distinct seasons in Voyageur country. The air is temperate during June, July, and August when periods of fine, mild weather prevail. The frost-free season averages 120 days from June to mid-September. The average ice-out date is May 3rd but varies year to year. Annual precipitation (rain and snow) averages 25-28 inches in the park and average snowfall ranges from 55-70 inches, but is highly variable. The first measurable snowfall occurs in late October and the last in late April or early May.

The most up-to-date, local weather conditions and forecasts are available from the National Weather Service.

 

Average Temperature and Precipitation by Month

Month

Average Highs (ºF)

Average Lows (ºF)

Precipitation Average (Inches)

Jan 14 -8 0.84

Feb

22

-1

0.64

March

35

12

0.96

April

51

27

1.38

May

67

40

2.55

June

74

49

3.98

July

79

54

3.37

Aug

76

51

3.14

Sept

65

42

3.03

Oct

52

31

1.98

Nov

33

16

1.36

Dec

18

-1

0.7



 

Ice Conditions

Ice up and ice out vary every year. Weather conditions such as air temperature, water temperature, wind, rain and snow can have great affects on how the ice freezes up in the fall and thaws in the spring. Please use caution at all times while traveling on the ice, but use extreme caution during the late fall and early spring when ice conditions can be unstable.

Lake Average Ice Up Average Ice Out Early Ice Out Late Ice Out
Rainy N/A May 3 April 6, 2012 May 22, 1950
Kabetogama N/A April 28 April 1, 2012 May 18, 1996


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