Dickinson, North Dakota 

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Climate in Dickinson, North Dakota

Dickinson, North Dakota gets 16 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Dickinson averages 36 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 202 sunny days per year in Dickinson. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Dickinson gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 85 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.


Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 84 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 5
Rain: averages 16 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 36 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Dickinson is 6.6 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in North Dakota.

6.6 / 10
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Dickinson, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Dickinson, North DakotaUnited States
  16.3 in.38.1 in.
  35.8 in.27.8 in.
  84.6 days106.2 days
  202 days205 days
  83.5°85.8°
  5.2°21.7°
  6.67
  34.3
  2411 ft.2443 ft.
CLIMATE

YOU SHOULD KNOW

Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.


July is the hottest month for Dickinson with an average high temperature of 83.5°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in North Dakota. In Dickinson, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Dickinson are June, August and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Dickinson with an average of 5.2°. This is one of the warmest places in North Dakota.


In Dickinson, there are 18.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in North Dakota.


In Dickinson, there are 185.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in North Dakota.


In Dickinson, there are 33.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the warmest places in North Dakota.


June is the wettest month in Dickinson with 3.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.4 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 45% of yearly precipitation and 7% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 16.3 inches in Dickinson means that it is drier than most places in North Dakota.


June is the rainiest month in Dickinson with 11.8 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 4.4 rainy days. There are 84.6 rainy days annually in Dickinson, which is rainier than most places in North Dakota. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 33% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 18% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 35.8 inches in Dickinson means that it is less snowy than most places in North Dakota. March is the snowiest month in Dickinson with 6.4 inches of snow, and 8 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Dickinson    5 Reviews
    Growing up in ND - 5/18/2011
    I lived in ND all of my life until my son got married to a gal from MN. I moved to the city in which she lived. Sometimes I regret leaving my family behind to go to... Read More

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    Conservative But Nice - 3/3/2010
    I have lived in Dickinson for over 10 years. It is a very conservative town, but the university helps bring in some diversity. I enjoy the open country and the... Read More

    If your not religious don't move here. - 10/6/2009
    This is an EXTREMELY religious town (catholic mainly). If you are not interested in religion you will not be welcome in this... Read More


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