Rochester, Minnesota is situated on the south of Minneapolis and west of the Minnesota-Wisconsin border. Rochester has humid continental climate which exemplify extreme temperature fluctuations such as from warm to hot and humid summers (82°) and cold to harsh winters (3°).
The city enjoys four distinctive seasons – spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Average rainfall reaches 39.1 inches and 48.8 inch of snowfall every year. Generally, there is great snow accumulation during the winter months. Spring transitions to summer, getting warmer as it approaches summer; and a general cooling down can be felt as it approaches the fall season. A little snowfall can still be experienced in the early months of spring and the tail end of fall.
Summer starts off somewhat mild at 70° – 80° but it could get really warm in July with the temperature reaching the highest at 82°. January is the coldest month of the year with temperature dipping to 3° Fahrenheit. Temperature from day to night does not change too much in summer and in winter as well.
Average rainfall can be experienced all through the year but July gets the most rainfall with an average rainfall of 4.2 inches. Snowfall is at its greatest during the months of November and March.