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North Dakota Weather

North Dakota has a typical northern continental climate that includes broad temperature changes, light to moderate precipitation. low humidity and plenty of sunshine.

January is the coldest month as mean temperatures range from 2 degrees in the northeast to 17 degrees in the southwest. July is the warmest month with mean temperatures ranging from 67 degrees in the northeast to 73 degrees in the south. Daily high temperatures in the low 80s are common central and south.

North Dakota, like South Dakota, occasionally experiences high temperatures near 90 degrees, while extremely harsh winter temperatures below (0 degrees) are quite normal.

Annual precipitation amounts range from 13 inches in the northwest to more than 20 inches in the southeast

For an interesting look at North Dakota precipitation levels, view this precipitation map.

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Seasonal Temperature Averages:

HIGH TEMPERATURES ( Fahrenheit/Celsius )

(Jan) 21/-6 (Feb) 23/-5 (Mar) 34/1 (Apr) 49/9

(May) 62/17 (Jun) 73/23 (Jul) 82/28 (Aug) 86/30

(Sep) 78/25 (Oct) 68/20 (Nov) 48/9(Dec) 30/-1

LOW TEMPERATURES ( Fahrenheit/Celsius )

(Jan) 0/-18 (Feb) 3/-16 (Mar) 15/-9(Apr) 27/-3

(May) 39/4 (Jun) 49/9 (Jul) 56/13(Aug) 58/14

(Sep) 50/10 (Oct) 39/4 (Nov) 27/-3(Dec) 10/-12

North Dakota Photographs

Old Windmill at Sunset Near New England, North Dakota, USA

An old windmill at sunset...
by Chuck Haney
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North Dakota Cities, Counties & Area Codes

City County Area Code
Hettinger Adams 701
Valley City Barnes 701
Fort Totten Benson 701
Medora Billings 701
Bottineau Bottineau 701
Bowman Bowman 701
Powers Lake Burke 701
Bismarck Burleigh 701
Fargo Cass 701
Langdon Cavalier 701
Oakes Dickey 701
Crosby Divide 701
Killdeer Dunn 701
New Rockford Eddy 701
Linton Emmons 701
Carrington Foster 701
Beach Golden Valley 701
Grand Forks Grand Forks 701
Elgin Grant 701
Cooperstown Griggs 701
New England Hettinger 701
Steele Kidder 701
Lamoure Lamoure 701
Napoleon Logan 701
Velva McHenry 701
Wishek McIntosh 701
Watford City McKenzie 701
Garrison McLean 701
Beulah Mercer 701
Mandan Morton 701
New Town Mountrail 701
Lakota Nelson 701
Center Oliver 701
Cavalier Pembina 701
Rugby Pierce 701
Devils Lake Ramsey 701
Lisbon Ransom 701
Mohall Renville 701
Wahpeton Richland 701
Belcourt Rolette 701
Milnor Sargent 701
McClusky Sheridan 701
Fort Yates Sioux 701
Marmarth Slope 701
Dickinson Stark 701
Finley Steele 701
Jamestown Stutsman 701
Cando Towner 701
Mayville Traill 701
Grafton Walsh 701
Minot Ward 701
Harvey Wells 701
Williston Williams 701

About the Author

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.