Minnesota's 2010 Firearm Deer Hunting Opener Weather

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Courtesy: Minnesota Historical Society

Minnesota's 2010 Firearm Deer Hunting Opener is Saturday, November 6. The normal high temperature for November 6 ranges from the upper 30s across northern Minnesota to the upper 40s near the Iowa border. The average low temperature is in the 20s. The historical probability of receiving measurable precipitation on November 6 is approximately 25%. November 6 precipitation often falls as snow in the north, while rain is more likely in the south. An enduring, winter-long snow cover is typically not established until later in November, even in northern Minnesota.

The 2009 Firearm Deer Hunting Opener on November 7 was warm and dry throughout Minnesota. High temperatures were generally in the upper 50s to upper 60s, nearly 20 degrees above normal.

There has been significant snowfall on the Firearm Deer Hunting Opener in recent memory. 7.0 inches of snow fell at International Falls on the Deer Hunting Opener in 2003. 3.8 inches was reported at St. Cloud.

Sunrise-Sunset Tables (U.S. Naval Observatory)

Utilize National Weather Service forecasts (http://weather.gov) as Opening Day approaches.


Temperatures and precipitation for International Falls, St. Cloud and Rochester for past Firearm Deer Hunting Openers

Past Weather for Firearm Deer Hunting Opener in International Falls

Year Date   Hi  Lo   Pre  Snowfall
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2009 Nov 7  56  28    0    0
2008 Nov 8  30  21  .03   .8
2007 Nov 3  47  26    0    0
2006 Nov 4  32  12    T    T
2005 Nov 5  43  33  .14    0
2004 Nov 6  53  36    T    0
2003 Nov 4  25  22  .60  7.0 
2002 Nov 9  41  34    0    0
(T = trace)

Past Weather for Firearm Deer Hunting Opener in St. Cloud

Year Date   Hi  Lo   Pre  Snowfall
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2009 Nov 7  62  30    0    0
2008 Nov 8  35  27    T    T
2007 Nov 3  51  24    0    0
2006 Nov 4  51  28    0    0
2005 Nov 5  47  31  .08    0
2004 Nov 6  63  32    0    0
2003 Nov 4  33  28  .29  3.8 
2002 Nov 9  50  34  .02    0
(T = trace)

Past Weather for Firearm Deer Hunting Opener in Rochester

Year Date   Hi  Lo   Pre  Snowfall
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2009 Nov 7  67  42    0    0
2008 Nov 8  35  30  .04   .3
2007 Nov 3  52  28    T    0
2006 Nov 4  52  35  .05    T
2005 Nov 5  50  38  .04    0
2004 Nov 6  70  37    0    0
2003 Nov 4  37  31  .10    T 
2002 Nov 9  56  37    0    0
(T = trace)