Triple Digits

One hundred-degree temperatures in eastern North Dakota have been extremely rare in the past 30 years.  Since the 1980s, Fargo has recorded only four triple digit high temperatures.  One in 1995, two in 2006 and 1 in 2012.  In turn, it has been nearly a decade without a triple digit temperature.  Western North Dakota, although not recording quite as many as there were before 1990, has generally continued to record triple digit heat.  Bismarck for example did it last year, and back in 2018, some sites in western North Dakota around Williston recorded temperatures well above 100 degrees.  This means any day above even 95 could be considered rare in eastern North Dakota.

Daryl Ritchison