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Old 05-13-2008, 10:43 AM
 
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Mainly here I'm wondering if the Twin Cities weather in the winter is just as cold as it is in Grand Forks (if anyone from the Grand Forks area is now in Minneapolis and could speak to that). Also, is the humidity in the Twin Cities unbearable in the summer? Thanks
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Old 05-13-2008, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Moorhead, MN
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Grand Forks is noticeably colder in the the winter. For example, the average high and low for Minneapolis in January is 22 and 4, while those for Grand Forks are 15 and -4 (note how there's now a minus sign in front of the 4). That's an average difference of about 7 or 8 degrees. I also think Grand Forks probably gets more extreme cold weather.
See the following website for some comparisons.
Climatology Comparison for Grand Forks, ND - weather.com

As for the humidity, I guess I depends on what you're comparing it to. It can get humid in Minneapolis, and there may be a few days where it is a bit uncomfortable, but it is not as humid as it is farther south.
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Old 05-13-2008, 11:47 AM
 
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That was a great resource, thanks for that!
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Old 05-13-2008, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Floyd County, IN
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Grand Forks is like the North Pole compared to Minneapolis in the winter!
In MPLS you have the urban heat island in the winter which keeps the low tempreatures slightly warmer. For example, MPLS only had some lows below -10F. Grand Forks is similar to International Falls in terms of average temperatures during winter.
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Old 05-15-2008, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Twin Cities, MN
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I moved south for the warmer weather from the Grand Forks area to the Twin Cities and that's as far south as I care to go. It is a big enough climate change that I have really enjoyed it here.
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