Average Annual Snowfall in North Dakota

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The tables below give yearly averages for snowfall at cities, towns and parks in North Dakota. The numbers are for the total amount of snow and for how many days it snows at least 0.1 inches (0.25 centimetres).

The snowfall totals are annual averages based on weather data collected from 1981 to 2010 for the NOAA National Climatic Data Center.

You can jump to a separate table for each region of the state: Eastern, Central and Western North Dakota.

Eastern North Dakota

Average annual snowfall
Days Place Inches Centimetres
38.4 Fargo 50.1 127.3
30.9 Grand Forks 42.8 108.7
31.6 Jamestown 44.5 113.0
23.3 Valley City 35.4   89.9
20.8 Wahpeton 27.2   69.1

Central North Dakota

Yearly snow averages
Days Place Inches Centimetres
45.2 Bismarck 51.2 130.0
27.1 Bottineau 43.2 109.7
15.9 Garrison 35.0   88.9
33.9 Minot 46.1 117.1
20.4 Rugby 37.3   94.7

Western North Dakota

Average total snowfall for a year
Days Place Inches Centimetres
23.4 Dickinson 34.3   87.1
26.1 Kenmare 38.9   98.8
18.5 Medora 29.7   75.4
17.2 Powers Lake 30.9   78.5
32.7 Pretty Rock Wildlife Refuge 50.3 127.8
41.2 Williston 45.3 115.1
Reference

National Climatic Data Center. NOAA's 1981-2010 Climate Normals.

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