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Severe Thunderstorms In The Upper Midwest; A Sweltering Heat Wave For The West

Severe thunderstorms may bring flash flooding and a risk for a few tornadoes across parts of Iowa, southern/eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin today. A sweltering heat wave with record breaking temperatures is expected the rest of the week in much of the West. Numerous excessive heat warnings and advisories are already in effect across Arizona, California and Nevada. Read More >

 

 

           

           

           

           

 
Extremes

 

How hot does it get in North Dakota?

 

Record Maximum Temperatures

 

May

June

July

August

September

Bismarck

102

111

114

109

105

Williston

106

108

110

108

104

Dickinson

102

109

114

108

104

Minot

105

109

109

107

106

Jamestown

107

107

118

107

107

 

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


 

How cold does it get in North Dakota?

 

Record Minimum Temperatures

 

November

December

January

February

Bismarck

-30

-43

-45

-45

Williston

-27

-50

-42

-50

Dickinson

-22

-37

-44

-47

Minot

-27

-44

-47

-49

Jamestown

-27

-40

-41

-42

 

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.

 


 

     ***Please note that the record temperature, precipitation, and snowfall data is preliminary 
 and has not undergone
final quality control by the National Climatic Data Center.  
Final and certified climate data can be accessed at the NCDC.
Information regarding 
the 1981-2010 Normals can 
be found at the NCDC's normals page
All temperature data are in degrees Fahrenheit, while all precipitation
data (including both liquid and snow) are in inches
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