Average Annual Precipitation for North Dakota





The tables below give yearly averages for rainfall plus snowfall at cities and other locations in North Dakota.

Each place has a total for the amount of precipitation it usually receives in a year along with information on the number of days with wet weather. That includes the days when precipitation amounts to 0.01 inches (0.25 millimetres) or more.

The annual precipitation totals are 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 yearly precipitation
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
98 Devils Lake 20.0 507
109 Fargo 24.0 608
100 Grand Forks 22.8 580
95 Jamestown 21.1 536
65 McLeod 24.0 609
78 Valley City 21.5 545

Central North Dakota

Annual averages for rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
100 Bismarck 19.1 484
92 Bottineau 19.2 488
80 Garrison 18.2 462
87 Minot 16.7 424
76 Rugby 21.0 533

Western North Dakota

Average amount of rain and snow a year
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
91 Dickinson 17.6 446
75 Kenmare 19.5 495
86 Medora 15.8 401
77 Pretty Rock Wildlife Refuge 16.5 420
100 Williston 15.1 384
Reference

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

North Dakota Precipitation
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