Medora, North Dakota 

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Climate in Medora, North Dakota

Medora, North Dakota gets 15 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Medora averages 31 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 207 sunny days per year in Medora. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Medora gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 77 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 85 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 6
Rain: averages 15 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 31 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Medora is 6.7 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in North Dakota.

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August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Medora, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Medora, North DakotaUnited States
  15.4 in.38.1 in.
  31.4 in.27.8 in.
  76.9 days106.2 days
  207 days205 days
  2267 ft.2443 ft.


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 Medora with an average high temperature of 84.6°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in North Dakota. In Medora, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Medora are June, September and August.

In Medora, there are 22.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in North Dakota.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Medora with an average of 5.9°. This is one of the warmest places in North Dakota.

In Medora, there are 180.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in North Dakota.

In Medora, there are 30.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the warmest places in North Dakota.

Humidity in Medora is generally quite low and comfortable. There are few days during the summer when the humidity becomes unpleasant. The most humid months (but still comfortable) are July, August and June.

June is the wettest month in Medora with 2.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.4 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 42% of yearly precipitation and 8% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 15.4 inches in Medora means that it is one of the driest places in North Dakota.

June is the rainiest month in Medora with 10.4 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 4.1 rainy days. There are 76.9 rainy days annually in Medora, which is about average compared to other places in North Dakota. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 32% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 18% chance of a rainy day.

An annual snowfall of 31.4 inches in Medora means that it is one of the least snowy places in North Dakota. December is the snowiest month in Medora with 5.7 inches of snow, and 8 months of the year have significant snowfall.

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