North Dakota Climate Extremes

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How hot does it get in North Dakota?

Below is a table of selected cities around the state that shows the months where temperatures exceeded 100 °F and the record high for that month.

Record Maximum Temperatures

 

May

June

July

August

September

Williston

106

108

110

108

104

Dickinson

102

109

114

108

104

Minot

105

109

109

107

106

Bismarck

102

111

114

109

105

Jametown

107

107

118

107

107

Devils Lake

106

103

 112

103

103

Grand Forks

105

105

109

104

102

Fargo

98

100

106

106

102

The highest temperature ever recorded in North Dakota was 121 °F in Steele on July 6, 1936.

Looking at the temperature rocrds for Bismarck, the longest period without exceeeding 100 °F was from August 28, 1991 (101 °F) to July 28, 1999 (106 °F). The most consecutive days with 100 °F or more was eight (July 5-12, 1936). Finally, the warmest overnight low was 83 °F set on July 11, 1936.


 

How cold does it get in North Dakota?

Below is a table of selected cities across North Dakota, showing the months where coldest temperatures occur and the record lows for each month.

Record Minimum Temperatures

 

November

December

January

February

Williston

-27

-50

-42

-50

Dickinson

-22

-37

-44

-47

Minot

-27

-44

-47

-49

Bismarck

-30

-43

-45

-45

Jametown

-27

-40

-41

-42

Devils Lake

-25

-37

-37

-46

Grand Forks

-35

-37

-43

-42

Fargo

-27

-36

-48

-47

The coldest temperature ever recorded in North Dakota occurred in the same year as the highest North Dakota temperature, -60 °F in Parshall on February 15, 1936.

  

NWS Bismarck

 

 


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