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The climate of Grand Forks (North Dakota - United States of America)
Grand Forks  is a medium sized city located in the eastern part of the state of North Dakota. Grand Forks is located on the banks of the Red River in Stutsman County. The Red River forms the natural border with the state of Minnesota here. Across the river the city of East Grand Forks can be found. The city was founded during the second part of the 19th century with the coming of the Northern Pacific Railway. The University of North Dakota can be found in the city. This is the oldest university in the state.
Grand Forks has a moderate continental climate with long and cold winters. Summers are short but warm. During the summer temperatures may rise above 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit). Most precipitation falls during the summer. During the winter temperatures may drop to -20 degrees Celsius (-4 degrees Fahrenheit). Grand Forks is located in Tornado Alley so there is a risk of tornadoes here.

 

Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for Grand Forks:

average
 maximum
temperature (įC)

average
minimum

temperature (įC)
average
hours of sunshine

per
day
average days with precipitation
per month
average
mm
precipitation
per month
average
sea
temperature (įC)
January -10 -21 4 8 n/a
February -7 -17 5 7 n/a
March 1 -9 6 8 n/a
April 12 0 8 8 n/a
May 21 6 9 10 n/a
June 25 12 10 11 n/a
July 28 14 11 10 n/a
August 27 13 10 9 n/a
September 21 7 7 9 n/a
October 13 1 5 7 n/a
November 2 -8 3 6 n/a
December -7 -17 3 8 n/a
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather, extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate information for each month of the year:
 

chance of
(very) hot

weather

chance of
(very) cool
weather
chance of
long-term

precipitation
chance of
hurricanes
(cyclones)
chance of
sunny days

UV-index

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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