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Fargo, North Dakota Climate & Temperature

  • Fargo, North Dakota, Usa is at 4653'N, 9647'W, 274 m (899 ft). See map.
  • Fargo, North Dakota has a humid continental climate with severe winters, no dry season, warm summers and strong seasonality (Kppen-Geiger classification: Dfb).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Fargo, North Dakota is situated in or near the cool temperate steppe biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 5 degrees Celsius (41 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 36.2 °C (65.2°F). This indicates that the continentality type is continental, subtype truly continental. Fargo, North Dakota Climate Graph
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach -7.3°C (18.9°F) on average falling to -17.4°C (0.7°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 11.3°C (52.3°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of -0.5°C (31.1°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 27.1°C (80.7°F) and average low temperatures are 13.5°C (56.3°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 12.4°C (54.3°F) during the day and lows of 0.7°C (33.3°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 493.8 mm (19.4 inches) which is equivalent to 493.8 Litres/m (12.11 Gallons/ft).
  • On average there are 2611 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Fargo, North Dakota you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Port-Aux-Francais, kerguelen islands, French Southern Lands where you would find a Tundra climate (Boreal rain forest biome).

Fargo, North Dakota Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) -9 (15) -6 (21) 1 (35) 12 (54) 20 (69) 25 (77) 29 (83) 27 (81) 21 (69) 14 (57) 3 (37) -7 (20) 11 (52)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) -15 (6) -11 (12) -3 (26) 6 (43) 13 (56) 19 (65) 22 (71) 20 (69) 14 (58) 8 (46) -2 (28) -11 (12) 5 (41)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) -20 (-4) -16 (3) -8 (17) 0 (32) 7 (44) 12 (54) 15 (59) 14 (56) 8 (46) 1 (35) -7 (19) -16 (3) -1 (30)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 17 (1) 11 (0) 27 (1) 46 (2) 62 (2) 72 (3) 69 (3) 62 (2) 51 (2) 43 (2) 19 (1) 17 (1) 494 (19)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 8 (26) 7 (25) 8 (26) 8 (27) 10 (32) 11 (37) 9 (29) 10 (32) 8 (27) 6 (19) 7 (23) 7 (23) 99 (27)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 4h 11' 6h 26' 6h 56' 8h 14' 9h 13' 9h 06' 10h 36' 9h 13' 7h 30' 6h 17' 3h 48' 4h 09' 7h 08'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 8h 58' 10h 12' 11h 49' 13h 33' 15h 01' 15h 47' 15h 27' 14h 10' 12h 30' 10h 47' 9h 19' 8h 34' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 48 (52) 64 (36) 60 (40) 62 (38) 62 (38) 58 (42) 70 (30) 66 (34) 61 (39) 59 (41) 42 (58) 50 (50) 60 (40)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (). 23.3 32.7 43.5 55.1 63.4 66.5 63.4 55.1 43.6 32.2 23.1 19.7 43.4

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