What Real Life Looks Like Inside The Snowiest City In North Dakota

It’s no secret that North Dakota gets a little snowy in the wintertime. In fact, it gets so snowy that it has become a state stereotype. I’ve even had someone ask me if we live in igloos up here! Dealing with snow is just a part of living here, but some out-of-staters would be shocked to see just how much snow we tend to get. With data taken over many decades, we can even tell them how much snow we get on average – and it’s a lot!

Average yearly snowfall across the state ranges from 25-40 inches depending on where you are, but the snowiest place of all gets on average over 50 inches of snow. Can you guess which place gets that much snow? It happens to be North Dakota’s biggest city, and here’s what it looks like:

There are other North Dakota towns and cities that are pretty close in the numbers to Fargo’s current snowfall records. Bismarck is just trailing behind at about 50 inches, and places like Jamestown, Grand Forks, Minot, and Bottineau all get over 40 inches of snow on average.

How snowy is it where you live? A lot of people can’t wait for winter to be over when it’s happening, but it does turn North Dakota’s landscapes into beautiful snowy wonderlands for the prettiest pictures sometimes.