Minnesota Firearms Deer Opener Weather

Temperatures are forecast to be about fifteen degrees above normal for the Minnesota Firearms Deer Opener on Saturday, November 7. The normal high for November 7 ranges from the upper 30's across northern Minnesota to the upper 40's near the Iowa border. With forecast highs in the mid 50's in the north to mid 60's in the south, this will be the warmest Minnesota Firearms Opener in five years. The last time temperatures were this warm was in 2004. See the National Weather Service for the latest forecast.

There's been some significant snow on the Deer Opener in recent memory. 2003 saw 7 inches of snow in International Falls and 3.8 inches at St. Cloud.

Below are temperatures and precipitation for International Falls, St. Cloud and Rochester for the past seven Firearm Deer Openers.


Past Weather for Firearms Deer Opener in International Falls

Year Date   Hi  Lo   Pre  Snowfall
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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


Past Weather for Firearms Deer Opener in St. Cloud

Year Date   Hi  Lo   Pre  Snowfall
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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


Past Weather for Firearms Deer Opener in Rochester

Year Date   Hi  Lo   Pre  Snowfall
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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