The best times to visit Silver Bay for ideal weather are

June 4th to September 23rd

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

 

 


Other Silver Bay Travel Info

Weather in Silver Bay

Temperature

Average temperatures in Silver Bay vary an incredible amount. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 29th 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 Silver Bay, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early July where highs are regularly around 81.2°F (27.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 55.4°F (13°C) at night.

Silver Bay Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Silver Bay 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.

Silver Bay Perceived Temperature (F)

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Silver Bay Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Silver Bay 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)
Jan20.710.61.2
Feb23.913.12.2
Mar39.527.817.3
Apr51.239.329.1
May65.351.539.4
Jun74.160.849.2
Jul80.267.755.8
Aug77.965.754.2
Sep70.157.546.7
Oct55.644.936
Nov40.33122.8
Dec24.916.28.1

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan-6.3-11.9-17.1
Feb-4.5-10.5-16.6
Mar4.2-2.3-8.2
Apr10.74.1-1.6
May18.510.84.1
Jun23.4169.6
Jul26.819.813.2
Aug25.518.712.3
Sep21.214.28.2
Oct13.17.22.2
Nov4.6-0.6-5.1
Dec-3.9-8.8-13.3

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Silver Bay are January, February, and then November. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late January and early February. For example, on the week of January 29th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early June with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of June 4th.

When can you find snow in Silver Bay? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around March, especially close to early March. The best time to ski (if at all) in Silver Bay is often around around February 12th when fresh powder is deepest. 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 Silver Bay.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Silver Bay (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan8%11.80.7
Feb9%12.10.8
Mar14%131.4
Apr22%10.12.7
May24%1.83.8
Jun28%04.6
Jul21%03.3
Aug22%04
Sep20%02.8
Oct20%1.53.2
Nov13%4.81.5
Dec14%101.9

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan8301.8
Feb930.72
Mar14333.6
Apr2225.76.9
May244.69.7
Jun28011.7
Jul2108.4
Aug22010.2
Sep2007.1
Oct203.88.1
Nov1312.23.8
Dec1425.44.8

 

Humidity and Wind

Silver Bay has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is April (48.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (67.5%).

Wind in Silver Bay is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by May and January. April’s average wind speed of around 9.6 knots (11 MPH or 17.7 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 early to mid April where average top sustained speeds reach 17.6 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Silver Bay.

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Avg. Relative Humidity

Wind

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

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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
Jan8.9Gentle breeze14.9Significant breeze
Feb8.8Gentle breeze14.9Significant breeze
Mar8.7Gentle breeze15Significant breeze
Apr9.6Gentle breeze16.4Significant breeze
May8.9Gentle breeze16Significant breeze
Jun7.7Gentle breeze15Significant breeze
Jul7.2Gentle breeze13.6Significant breeze
Aug6.9Light breeze13.1Significant breeze
Sep7.7Gentle breeze14.3Significant breeze
Oct8.6Gentle breeze14.9Significant breeze
Nov8.6Gentle breeze14.7Significant breeze
Dec8.3Gentle breeze14.2Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan60.4%
Feb55.5%
Mar55.1%
Apr48.6%
May51.3%
Jun59.3%
Jul58.8%
Aug62.6%
Sep63.5%
Oct62.5%
Nov62.5%
Dec67.5%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Silver Bay?

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 Silver Bay, 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 Silver Bay 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 Silver Bay Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 71.1°F (21.7°C) and 25.5°F (-3.6°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 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 6 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Silver Bay, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 73.7°F (23.2°C) and 30.5°F (-0.8°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 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 Silver Bay to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 26.3°F (-3.2°C) and 19.5°F (-6.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 4 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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