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The most pleasant months of the year for North Dakota are June, August and July. In North Dakota, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. July is the hottest month for North Dakota with an average high temperature of 81.9°, which ranks it as cooler than most states. January is the snowiest month in North Dakota with 8.1 inches of snow, and 8 months of the year have significant snowfall. There are few days during the summer when the humidity becomes unpleasant.

Today's Weather - North Dakota, ND

8 PM PST

Mostly Cloudy then Chance Rain Showers

66°F

7 DAY FORECASTDESCRIPTIONHIGH/LOWWIND
TonightMostly Cloudy then Chance Rain Showers58° / 72°N 1 to 5 mph
Tuesday NightMostly Clear51° / 72°NE 5 to 14 mph
Wednesday NightClear55° / 80°SE 6 to 9 mph
Thursday NightPartly Cloudy61° / 81°S 10 mph
Friday NightSlight Chance Showers And Thunderstorms61° / 80°S 8 mph
Saturday NightSlight Chance Showers And Thunderstorms then Partly Cloudy61° / 80°E 9 mph
Sunday NightMostly Clear62° / 81°SE 9 mph

Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 82 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 0
Rain: averages 19 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 39 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the North Dakota area is 9.2 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in North Dakota.

9.2 / 10

A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 7.8. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.


Average Monthly High and Low (°F)
HighLow
January20°
February25°
March37° 17°
April55° 30°
May67° 42°
June76° 52°
July82° 57°
August81° 55°
September70° 44°
October56° 32°
November37° 18°
December23°
Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: North Dakota
Hot
Days
Freezing
Days
Rainy
Days
Snowy
Days
January03155
February02844
March02953
April01861
May0490
June20110
July5090
August5070
September1270
October01661
November02853
December03155

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.

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I have lived in Bismarck for most of my life and I really do enjoy it. It does have its pitfalls being it does have very extremes when it comes to weather. Much of the  More

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Two thirds of the peope in Washington state are 24/7/365 indoor and outdoor wood burners. People have no hobbies, interests, commom sense, intelligence or compassion for  More

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Over 14 years ago

Out in the middle part of North Dakota roads are poorly maintained. I have seen numerous people miss up their alignment, hurt the bottom of their car, etc. due to  More

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