Part 3: In a Nutshell

  • North Dakota's highest temperature was 121° F above zero on July 6, 1936, at Steele.
  • North Dakota's lowest temperature was 60° F below zero on February 15, 1936, at Parshall.
  • January is the coldest month.
  • April is the windiest month.
  • June has over 16 hours of daylight each day.
  • June is the month with the most average rainfall.
  • July is the sunniest month.
  • July is the warmest month.
  • July has the most tornadoes.
  • July has the most hailstorms.
  • July and August are the least windy months.
  • November is the cloudiest month.
  • December has the least amount of daylight.
  • The northeastern part of the state is colder than the southwestern part of the state.
  • North Dakota ranks in the top three states with the most wind.
  • The wind speed is greater in the winter than it is in the summer.
  • North Dakota gets less snow than any other state along the Canadian border going east.
  • Only about 20 days of the winter have snowfall that can be measured.
  • North Dakota averages only two to three blizzards per year.
  • In June and July, North Dakota gets more sun than any state east of North Dakota.
  • North Dakota gets more hours of sunshine each year than any other state along the Canadian border.