4th of July Climate Facts for the Twin Cities, St. Cloud, and Eau Claire

Independence Day Climate Tid-bits


The tables below provides a summary of historical observations on July 4th for the Twin Cities, Saint Cloud, and Eau Claire. The warmest and coldest Independence Days occurred in 2012 and 1972 respectively for all three locations. Measurable precipitation occurred less than half the time for each location, with amounts of a half inch or greater observed less than ten percent of the time. Forecasts for this year currently suggest temperatures will be close to normal, with dry weather.

Additional information on the 4th of July weather in the Twin Cities can be found on the Minnesota State Climatology Office website.

Location Period of
Record
Normal
High
Warmest % of years ≥ 80°  % of years ≥ 90°  % of years ≥ 100°
 Twin Cities 1873-2012 83 101 (2012) 69 15 1
 St. Cloud 1894-2012 82 97 (2012) 62 8 0
 Eau Claire 1950-2012 83 98 (2012) 67 10 0
Location Period of
Record
Normal
Low
Coldest % of years ≤ 70° % of years ≤ 60° % of years ≤ 50°
 Twin Cities
1873-2012 64 43 (1972) 94 33 4
 St. Cloud
1894-2012 58 43 (1972) 97 61 11
 Eau Claire
1950-2012 60 42 (1972) 94 60 11
Location Period of
Record
Normal
Precip
Wettest % of years ≥ 0.01"
% of years ≥ 0.10" % of years ≥ 0.50" % of years ≥ 1"
 Twin Cities
1873-2012 0.13 2.27 (1990) 42 22 6 2
 St. Cloud
1894-2012 0.12 1.77 (1935) 38 29 8 2
 Eau Claire
1950-2012 0.12 0.92 (1955) 33 24 5 0

The three graphs below provide an overview of July 4th observed high temperature, low temperature, and precipitation for the Twin Cities, Saint Cloud, and Eau Claire over the periods for which data is readily accessible.

MSP Graph

STC Graph

MSP Graph



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