Weather in December
is the beginning of the winter season in Minnesota
, with freezing days and frosty nights. The short days barely receive 3 hours of sunlight in its mildest form. The average high temperatures are in the 19°F (-7.2°C) to 30°F (-1.1°C) range, while the average low temperatures are in the cold 0°F (-17.8°C) to 15°F (-9.4°C) zone. Polar air masses regularly invade the land, and the wind howls with an eerie intensity on the prairie. Warroad in the northwest is cold between 2°F (-16.7°C) to 19°F (-7.2°C), while Duluth in the northeast registers between 7°F (-13.9°C) to 22°F (-5.6°C).
Snowfall of 8" (203mm) to 15" (381mm) occurs for 6 to 8 days in the month. Precipitation is light in the state in winter, including the areas near Lake Superior. The majority of the land is under snow cover as Minnesota winters typically see a white Christmas. The winter wonderland is a blessing for snow lovers, but for the remaining population, December needs warm coats and heaters in Minnesota.