Fargo Metro Area, North Dakota 

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Climate in Fargo Metro Area, North Dakota

Fargo Metro Area, North Dakota gets 23 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Fargo Metro Area averages 44 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 199 sunny days per year in Fargo Metro Area. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Fargo Metro Area gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 90 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 82 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is -1
Rain: averages 23 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 44 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Fargo metro area is 6.4 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in North Dakota.

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Summer   /   Winter
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in the Fargo metro area, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Fargo, North DakotaUnited States
  23.2 in.38.1 in.
  44.1 in.27.8 in.
  89.8 days106.2 days
  199 days205 days
  82.4°85.8°
  -0.8°21.7°
  6.47
  3.14.3
  1015 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 the Fargo metro area with an average high temperature of 82.4°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in North Dakota. In the Fargo metro area, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the Fargo metro area are June, August and July.


In the Fargo metro area, there are 11.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in North Dakota.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Fargo metro area with an average of -0.8°. This is about average compared to other places in North Dakota.


In the Fargo metro area, there are 174.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in North Dakota.


In the Fargo metro area, there are 44.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in North Dakota.


Humidity in the Fargo metro area 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 the Fargo metro area with 3.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.6 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 23.2 inches in the Fargo metro area means that it is one of the wettest places in North Dakota.


June is the rainiest month in the Fargo metro area with 10.8 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 5.6 rainy days. There are 89.8 rainy days annually in the Fargo metro area, which is one of the rainiest places in North Dakota. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 31% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 20% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 44.1 inches in the Fargo metro area means that it is snowier than most places in North Dakota. January is the snowiest month in the Fargo metro area with 9.8 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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