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Come visit your local NWS office on Saturday, September 28th from 10 am - 2 pm. Activities will include an introduction to the NWS, a tour of the office, and much more! Read More >

Americans' health, security, and economic well being are tied to climate and weather. This briefing sheet describes how NOAA is leveraging its climate science and services to help the nation prepare for the impacts of climate variability and change.
Toward a Climate Smart Nation


Red River Valley and Lake
Region Climate Information


Local Area Observed Maximum (left) & Minimum (right) temperatures


Maximum available 830 pm CDT / 730 pm CST Minimum available 830 am CDT / 730 am CDT

Temperature & Precipitation Reports
  • Cooperative Weather Observer Reports
  • E North Dakota...NW and WC Minnesota
  • North Dakota 24hr Temp and Precip
  • Minnesota 24hr Temp and Precip
  • South Dakota 24hr Temp and Precip
  • Record Event Report
  • North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network [NDAWN]
  • Minnesota State Climatologist
  • North Dakota State Climatologist
  • Regional Minimum Maxium Temperature maps
  • South Dakota State Climatologist

    Local Drought Page
    Freeze / Frost Information Page
     Information of Interest to Area Growers
    NOAA/NWS Climate Decision Support Services

      North Dakota South Dakota Minnesota
  • Grand Forks
  • Aberdeen
  • Minneapolis
  • Fargo
  • Pierre
  • Duluth
  • Devils Lake
  • Rapid City
  • International Falls
  • Bismarck
  • NW MN Standard Precip Index
  • Minot
  • Jamestown
  • Williston
  • Dickinson

  • The climate data above are preliminary and unofficial. Updated and verified climate data are available from the National Climatic Data Center. Please read our Legal Disclaimer here.
    1981 - 2010 Climate Normals Information 30 year climate normals are available by clicking here. Quick Links to North Dakota and Minnesota

    Additional Sources for Climate Information
  • U.S. Drought Monitor
  • U.S. State of the Climate Monitor
  • National Temperature
  • NDDOT Weather Data   MNDOT Weather Data
  • Earth System Research Lab
  • High Plains Climatic Data Center
  • ND Ag Statistics Service
  • National Agricultural Statistics Service
  • MN Ag Statistics Service
  • Climate Prediction Center
  • Drought in the Red River
  • National Drought Mitigation Center
  • Midwest Climate Center
  • U.S. Climate Data and Maps