Minnesota is famous for many things. We are the “Land of 10,000 Lakes,” home to the Mall of America, and some say, the home of Paul Bunyan himself. Giant fictional lumberjacks aside, Minnesota is widely known for a climate that changes more often than the Viking’s change quarterbacks. From extreme summer heat to enveloping winter snow and ice, our state experiences a wide range of weather conditions that pose a challenge to even the heartiest Minnesotans.
Here are a few Minnesota weather facts that might open your eyes…
• 114: Highest temperature (in degrees Fahrenheit) recorded, in July 1986
• -60: Lowest temperature recorded, in February 1996
• 36: Inches of snow in 24 hours, January 1994
• 15.1: Inches of rain in 24 hours in August 2009
• 121: Highest wind gust (in miles per hour) recorded, in September 2011
• 4: Minnesota’s U.S. rank for lowest average monthly temperature, behind only Alaska, North Dakota and Maine
The aspect that sets Minnesota apart from other northern states is that we endure extreme weather conditions year after year. These are not anomalies; these are temperatures, levels of precipitation, and wind gusts that each and every homeowner in Minnesota has come to expect. And perhaps even welcome!
If you know extreme climate conditions are likely to occur, you can take steps to ensure that your home is “Minnesotafied” and equipped to remain safe and comfortable through all types of weather. Installing new siding and windows will give you the peace of mind of knowing that, no matter how much the weather changes from day to day, your home will be snug and energy efficient.
To learn more about the Minnesota climate and how it affects your home, or to schedule your FREE in-home consultation with our siding and window experts, call Twin Cities Siding Professionals today at (651) 967-0873.