The best times to visit Park Rapids for ideal weather are

May 21st to September 30th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


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Weather in Park Rapids

Temperature

Average temperatures in Park Rapids vary an incredible amount. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 39th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Park Rapids, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 82.8°F (28.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 59.6°F (15.3°C) at night.

Park Rapids Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Park Rapids Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Park Rapids Perceived Temperature (F)

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Park Rapids Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Park Rapids Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan18.77.9-2.4
Feb21.910.2-1
Mar38.627.217.2
Apr53.441.130.1
May68.154.342
Jun76.264.152.7
Jul81.969.657.8
Aug8067.255.1
Sep71.558.547
Oct55.944.835.4
Nov39.629.520.9
Dec22.713.64.5

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan-7.4-13.4-19.1
Feb-5.6-12.1-18.3
Mar3.7-2.7-8.2
Apr11.95.1-1.1
May20.112.45.6
Jun24.617.811.5
Jul27.720.914.3
Aug26.719.612.8
Sep21.914.78.3
Oct13.37.11.9
Nov4.2-1.4-6.2
Dec-5.2-10.2-15.3

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Park Rapids are February, November, and then January. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid January. For example, on the week of January 15th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid July with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of July 9th.

When can you find snow in Park Rapids? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Park Rapids.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Park Rapids (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan4%00.4
Feb4%00.4
Mar10%01.2
Apr13%01.9
May24%03.4
Jun28%04.3
Jul22%03.6
Aug16%02.2
Sep13%02
Oct19%02.8
Nov4%00.6
Dec7%00.6

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan401
Feb401
Mar1003
Apr1304.8
May2408.6
Jun28010.9
Jul2209.1
Aug1605.6
Sep1305.1
Oct1907.1
Nov401.5
Dec701.5

 

Humidity and Wind

Park Rapids has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is April (46.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (70.5%).

Wind in Park Rapids is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by May and November. April’s average wind speed of around 8.3 knots (9.6 MPH or 15.4 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid May where average top sustained speeds reach 16.8 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Park Rapids.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Max Sustained Wind
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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan7.5Gentle breeze14.2Significant breeze
Feb7.3Gentle breeze13.8Significant breeze
Mar7.8Gentle breeze14.5Significant breeze
Apr8.3Gentle breeze15.1Significant breeze
May8.3Gentle breeze16Significant breeze
Jun7.4Gentle breeze14.9Significant breeze
Jul6.8Light breeze14Significant breeze
Aug6.5Light breeze13.6Significant breeze
Sep7.3Gentle breeze14.5Significant breeze
Oct7.8Gentle breeze14.8Significant breeze
Nov7.9Gentle breeze14.5Significant breeze
Dec7.1Gentle breeze12.9Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan66.7%
Feb61.6%
Mar58.9%
Apr46.4%
May50.5%
Jun58.4%
Jul59.3%
Aug60.4%
Sep61.3%
Oct62.8%
Nov65.6%
Dec70.5%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Park Rapids?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for the United States; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 23, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Park Rapids, MN, US is April, followed by June and May. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Park Rapids in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 54.2 in November means 54.2% of the tourists vs. April.

 

 

Overall Park Rapids Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 73.5°F (23.1°C) and 24.6°F (-4.1°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 8 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 5 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Park Rapids, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 75.1°F (23.9°C) and 29°F (-1.7°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 6 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is far too cold this time of year in Park Rapids to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 24.6°F (-4.1°C) and 17.1°F (-8.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 2 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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