Independence Day Historical Data & Forecast

The Fourth of July Holiday normally features daytime high temperatures between 75 and 80 degrees, with overnight lows ranging through the 50s across much of northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin. Precipitation has also occurred on about 45 percent of Independence Days throughout the historical climate record.

In 2008, temperatures were near normal across the area, with a high of 76 at Duluth and 77 at International Falls. Low temperatures were in the 40s to low 50s. Some more memorable Independence Days, weather-wise, include:

*1999: Destructive winds ravaged the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Nineteen people were injured, and millions of trees were downed.

*1972:  Record low temperatures in the 30s and 40s were set in many locations

*1967: Record cold low and high temperatures set across much of the area

(Thanks to NWS Chanhassen for contributing to this report)

Historical Fourth of July Temperature and Precipitation Highlights

Station

Normal Max Temp (F)

Normal Min Temp  (F)

 Normal Average Temp  (F)

Record High Temp (F)

Record Low Temp (F)

Normal Rainfall (in)

Max Rainfall  (in)

Duluth

75

53

64

 95 (1881)

    40  (1972)

0.13

1.87 (1949)

International Falls

78

53

65

 90 (1948)

    36  (1967)

0.12

 2.19 (1993)

Hibbing

76

54

65

90 

35 

0.23

 3.31

This year's 4th of July is expected to feature near normal temperatures under mostly to partly sunny skies. For the most up-to-date Independence Day forecast, click here

Independence Day Forecast

Afternoon High Temperature

Daytime Chance of Rain

Afternoon Winds

High Temperature on the 4th of July

Chance of Rain on July 4th

Afternoon Winds on July 4th
 

Evening Fireworks Forecast

Evening Temperature

Evening Chance of Rain

Evening Sky Cover

7 pm temperatures

Chance of Rain on July 4th Evening

Sky Cover on July 4th Evening

 

For more graphical forecasts, click here.

 



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