Climate and Average Weather Year Round in North Dakota United States

We show the climate in North Dakota by comparing the average weather in 2 representative places: Fargo and Williston.

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Fargo
North Dakota, United States
Williston
North Dakota, United States
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Average High and Low Temperature in North Dakota

Average High and Low Temperature in North DakotaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F622831848622NowNowFargoFargoWillistonWilliston
The daily average high and low air temperature at 2 meters above the ground.
HighJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Fargo 19°F24°F38°F56°F70°F78°F82°F80°F71°F56°F38°F23°F
Williston 23°F29°F42°F58°F69°F78°F85°F84°F72°F57°F39°F25°F
LowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Fargo 3°F8°F22°F35°F47°F57°F61°F59°F50°F38°F23°F9°F
Williston 5°F10°F22°F33°F44°F53°F58°F56°F46°F34°F20°F8°F

Fargo

Average Hourly Temperature in FargoJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowfrigidfrigidfreezingfreezingcoldcoldcoolwarmvery coldvery coldfrigidcomfortable

Williston

Average Hourly Temperature in WillistonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowfrigidfrigidfreezingfreezingcoldcoolwarmfrigidcoldvery coldvery coldfrigidcomfortable
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Chance of Clearer Skies in North Dakota

Chance of Clearer Skies in North DakotaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%743738NowNowFargoFargoWillistonWilliston
The percentage of time the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy (i.e., less than 60% of the sky is covered by clouds).
Clearer SkiesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Fargo 39%39%43%48%52%61%72%72%64%54%46%41%
Williston 38%39%42%48%52%60%73%71%63%54%46%41%

Daily Chance of Precipitation in North Dakota

Daily Chance of Precipitation in North DakotaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%39531NowNowFargoFargoWillistonWilliston
The percentage of days in which precipitation is observed, excluding trace quantities.
Days of Precip.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Fargo 1.8d1.9d3.5d5.1d9.0d11.4d10.2d8.9d7.1d4.6d2.7d2.1d
Williston 1.5d1.1d2.0d3.7d6.9d8.9d7.5d5.8d4.6d3.3d1.8d1.6d

Average Monthly Rainfall in North Dakota

Average Monthly Rainfall in North DakotaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.5 in0.5 in1.0 in1.0 in1.5 in1.5 in2.0 in2.0 in2.5 in2.5 in3.0 in3.0 in3.5 in3.5 in4.0 in4.0 in3.52.4NowNowFargoFargoWillistonWilliston
The average rainfall accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question.
RainfallJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Fargo 0.0″0.1″0.5″1.3″2.6″3.5″2.8″2.2″2.2″1.6″0.5″0.1″
Williston 0.0″0.0″0.2″0.8″1.8″2.4″1.7″1.2″1.1″0.7″0.2″0.0″

Average Monthly Snowfall in North Dakota

Average Monthly Snowfall in North DakotaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.0 in0.5 in0.5 in1.0 in1.0 in1.5 in1.5 in2.0 in2.0 in2.5 in2.5 in3.0 in3.0 in3.5 in3.5 in3.32.2NowNowFargoFargoWillistonWilliston
The average snowfall accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question.
SnowfallJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Fargo 2.9″2.2″2.7″1.2″0.1″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.1″1.8″2.9″
Williston 1.9″1.4″1.4″1.1″0.4″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.5″1.6″1.8″

Hours of Daylight in North Dakota

Hours of Daylight in North DakotaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec4 hr4 hr6 hr6 hr8 hr8 hr10 hr10 hr12 hr12 hr14 hr14 hr16 hr16 hr18 hr18 hr20 hr20 hr15.98.5NowNowFargoFargoWillistonWilliston
The number of hours during which the Sun is at least partly above the horizon.
DaylightJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Fargo 9.0h10.4h12.0h13.7h15.1h15.8h15.4h14.1h12.5h10.8h9.3h8.6h
Williston 8.9h10.3h12.0h13.8h15.3h16.0h15.6h14.2h12.5h10.7h9.2h8.4h

Chance of Muggy Conditions in North Dakota

Chance of Muggy Conditions in North DakotaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%256NowNowFargoFargoWillistonWilliston
The percentage of time that is muggy, oppressive, or miserable (i.e., a dew point greater than 65°F).
Muggy daysJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Fargo 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.2d2.9d7.3d5.5d1.4d0.0d0.0d0.0d
Williston 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.5d1.6d0.5d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d

Average Wind Speed in North Dakota

Average Wind Speed in North DakotaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph12.69.19.7NowNowFargoFargoWillistonWilliston
The average of mean hourly wind speeds at 10 meters above the ground.
Wind Speed (mph)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Fargo 11.311.712.412.411.610.39.49.610.811.411.211.1
Williston 11.511.412.012.011.711.09.910.110.911.411.311.5

Tourism Score in North Dakota

Tourism Score in North DakotaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810107.0NowNowFargoFargoWillistonWilliston
The tourism score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F.

Beach/Pool Score in North Dakota

Beach/Pool Score in North DakotaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810104.8NowNowFargoFargoWillistonWilliston
The beach/pool score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F.

Growing Season in North Dakota

Growing Season in North DakotaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%20%20%40%40%60%60%80%80%100%100%NowNowFargoFargoWillistonWilliston
The percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season, defined as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

Growing Degree Days in North Dakota

Growing Degree Days in North DakotaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec500°F500°F1,000°F1,000°F1,500°F1,500°F2,000°F2,000°F2,500°F2,500°FNowNowFargoFargoWillistonWilliston
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, where growing degree days are defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature (50°F in this case).

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in North Dakota

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in North DakotaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh7.11.3NowNowFargoFargoWillistonWilliston
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter.
Solar Energy (kWh)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Fargo 1.62.63.95.36.36.86.96.04.53.01.81.3
Williston 1.52.53.95.46.57.07.16.14.63.01.71.2

This report illustrates the typical weather for Fargo and Williston year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

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