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Bismarck, North Dakota Climate & Temperature

  • Bismarck, North Dakota, Usa is at 4646'N, 10045'W, 505 m (1658 ft). See map.
  • Bismarck, 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 Bismarck, North Dakota is situated in or near the cool temperate steppe biome.
  • The average temperature is 5.3 degrees Celsius (41.5 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 34 °C (61.2°F). This indicates that the continentality type is continental, subtype truly continental. Bismarck, North Dakota Climate Graph
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach -4.6°C (23.7°F) on average falling to -16.5°C (2.3°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 12.1°C (53.7°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of -0.9°C (30.3°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 27.5°C (81.4°F) and average low temperatures are 12.2°C (54°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 13.5°C (56.3°F) during the day and lows of -0.5°C (31.2°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 393 mm (15.5 inches) which is equivalent to 393 Litres/m (9.64 Gallons/ft).
  • On average there are 2760 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 Bismarck, 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).

Bismarck, North Dakota Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) -7 (20) -3 (26) 4 (38) 13 (55) 20 (68) 25 (77) 29 (84) 28 (83) 22 (71) 15 (59) 4 (39) -4 (24) 12 (54)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) -13 (9) -9 (16) -2 (28) 6 (43) 13 (55) 18 (64) 21 (70) 20 (68) 14 (57) 8 (46) -2 (29) -10 (14) 5 (42)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) -19 (-2) -15 (5) -8 (18) -1 (31) 6 (42) 11 (52) 14 (56) 12 (54) 6 (43) 0 (33) -8 (18) -16 (3) -1 (29)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 11 (0) 11 (0) 20 (1) 42 (2) 55 (2) 69 (3) 54 (2) 44 (2) 38 (1) 23 (1) 12 (0) 13 (1) 393 (15)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 8 (26) 6 (21) 8 (26) 7 (23) 9 (29) 12 (40) 9 (29) 9 (29) 7 (23) 5 (16) 6 (20) 7 (23) 93 (25)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 4h 46' 5h 56' 6h 52' 8h 06' 9h 07' 9h 52' 11h 29' 10h 05' 8h 28' 6h 54' 4h 36' 4h 19' 7h 33'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 8h 59' 10h 13' 11h 49' 13h 32' 15h 00' 15h 46' 15h 26' 14h 09' 12h 30' 10h 47' 9h 19' 8h 35' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 54 (46) 59 (41) 59 (41) 61 (39) 62 (38) 63 (37) 75 (25) 72 (28) 69 (31) 65 (35) 50 (50) 51 (49) 63 (37)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (). 23.4 32.8 43.6 55.3 63.5 66.7 63.6 55.2 43.7 32.3 23.2 19.8 43.5

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