Average Annual Snowfall in North Dakota





The tables below give yearly averages for snowfall at cities and other locations 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 1991 to 2020 for the US National Centers for Environmental Information.

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
41.8 Fargo 51.4 130.6
38.8 Grand Forks 49.5 125.7
22.9 Jamestown 46.1 117.1

Central North Dakota

Yearly snow averages
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
44.6 Bismarck 50.5 128.3
30.6 Bottineau 49.8 126.5
21.3 Garrison 42.7 108.5
35.4 Minot 45.1 114.6
24.5 Rugby 43.4 110.2

Western North Dakota

Average total snowfall for a year
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
21.9 Dickinson 44.0 111.8
22.2 Medora 30.1 76.5
31.7 Pretty Rock Wildlife Refuge 51.2 130.0
42.8 Williston 48.2 122.4
Reference

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Climate Normals.

North Dakota Snowfall
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