Luna, Minnesota

Luna, Minnesota
Luna is located in Minnesota
Luna
Luna
Luna is located in the United States
Luna
Luna
Coordinates: 48°15′13″N 96°47′37″W / 48.25361°N 96.79361°W / 48.25361; -96.79361
CountryUnited States
StateMinnesota
CountyMarshall
TownshipWarrenton
Elevation853 ft (260 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code218
GNIS feature ID654807[1]

Luna is an unincorporated community in southern Marshall County, Minnesota, United States.[1][2]

The community lies approximately four miles north of Warren along U.S. Route 75.[3]

Climate[edit]

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Luna has a warm-summer humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps. The hottest temperature recorded in Luna was 101 °F (38.3 °C) on June 1942, while the coldest temperature recorded was −32 °F (−35.6 °C) on January 22, 1937, January 18, 1960, January 30, 1979, and December 23, 1990.[4]

Climate data for Luna, Minnesota, 1991–2020 normals, extremes 1903–2015
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 72
(22)
76
(24)
81
(27)
89
(32)
96
(36)
101
(38)
100
(38)
97
(36)
97
(36)
87
(31)
80
(27)
73
(23)
101
(38)
Mean maximum °F (°C) 63.3
(17.4)
64.8
(18.2)
70.6
(21.4)
77.2
(25.1)
84.3
(29.1)
91.5
(33.1)
92.6
(33.7)
88.2
(31.2)
84.6
(29.2)
78.4
(25.8)
70.5
(21.4)
64.2
(17.9)
93.7
(34.3)
Mean daily maximum °F (°C) 51.9
(11.1)
54.6
(12.6)
60.9
(16.1)
67.2
(19.6)
75.4
(24.1)
85.0
(29.4)
85.3
(29.6)
81.8
(27.7)
78.5
(25.8)
71.0
(21.7)
60.7
(15.9)
52.3
(11.3)
68.7
(20.4)
Daily mean °F (°C) 32.7
(0.4)
35.6
(2.0)
40.1
(4.5)
45.9
(7.7)
52.5
(11.4)
61.2
(16.2)
66.4
(19.1)
64.5
(18.1)
58.8
(14.9)
48.8
(9.3)
39.3
(4.1)
32.6
(0.3)
48.2
(9.0)
Mean daily minimum °F (°C) 13.5
(−10.3)
16.5
(−8.6)
19.3
(−7.1)
24.5
(−4.2)
29.7
(−1.3)
37.4
(3.0)
47.5
(8.6)
47.2
(8.4)
39.1
(3.9)
26.7
(−2.9)
18.0
(−7.8)
13.0
(−10.6)
27.7
(−2.4)
Mean minimum °F (°C) −4.6
(−20.3)
−0.8
(−18.2)
4.4
(−15.3)
10.6
(−11.9)
17.6
(−8.0)
25.5
(−3.6)
35.9
(2.2)
38.0
(3.3)
26.9
(−2.8)
13.3
(−10.4)
1.5
(−16.9)
−8.4
(−22.4)
−12.0
(−24.4)
Record low °F (°C) −32
(−36)
−31
(−35)
−18
(−28)
−5
(−21)
7
(−14)
18
(−8)
26
(−3)
30
(−1)
19
(−7)
2
(−17)
−25
(−32)
−32
(−36)
−32
(−36)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 1.21
(31)
1.05
(27)
0.82
(21)
0.45
(11)
0.68
(17)
0.61
(15)
3.37
(86)
3.84
(98)
2.16
(55)
1.42
(36)
0.86
(22)
1.11
(28)
17.58
(447)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 5.4
(14)
1.7
(4.3)
1.4
(3.6)
0.7
(1.8)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.1
(0.25)
1.4
(3.6)
6.9
(18)
17.6
(45.55)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 5.3 4.7 4.6 3.2 3.8 4.0 15.3 15.4 8.2 4.9 3.8 5.0 78.2
Average snowy days (≥ 0.1 in) 2.4 1.5 1.3 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.7 2.4 9.1
Source 1: NOAA[5]
Source 2: XMACIS2 (mean maxima/minima 1981–2010)[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Luna, Minnesota". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior.
  2. ^ Minnesota Department of Transportation-Marshall County
  3. ^ Newfolden, MN, 7.5 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 1982
  4. ^ a b "xmACIS2". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved February 21, 2023.
  5. ^ "U.S. Climate Normals Quick Access – Station: Luna RS, MN". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved February 21, 2023.