Minnesota Climate and Weather

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The climate in Minnesota can sometimes be extreme, with bitterly cold winter temperatures (particularly in the north of the state) and much warmer summer temperatures. January is usually the coldest month, with average temperatures around 12°F (-11.5°C), while July can see temperatures of 73°F (23°C). The south of the state tends to be warmer than the north. Minnesota is situated at the top of 'tornado alley', and there are usually several tornadoes occuring in the late summer, around July and August.