Average Annual Precipitation for North Dakota





The tables below give yearly averages for rainfall plus snowfall at cities, towns and parks 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 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 yearly precipitation
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
100 Devils Lake 20.4 519
106 Fargo 22.6 574
93 Grand Forks 21.6 549
92 Jamestown 18.8 477
62 McLeod 22.4 570
80 Valley City 20.6 524
94 Wahpeton 22.3 567

Central North Dakota

Annual averages for rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
98 Bismarck 17.9 453
92 Bottineau 18.0 456
73 Garrison 17.5 445
88 Minot 17.2 437
75 Rugby 19.6 499

Western North Dakota

Average amount of rain and snow a year
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
86 Dickinson 16.7 424
87 Kenmare 18.3 465
76 Medora 15.0 380
79 Powers Lake 15.3 389
74 Pretty Rock Wildlife Refuge 16.2 412
97 Williston 14.4 365
Reference

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

North Dakota Precipitation
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