August is a warm summer month in North Dakota that sees moderately warm temperatures and brilliant sunshine. The average high temperatures are in the 78°F (25.6°C) to 86°F (30°C), but the temperatures fall rapidly after sunset. Nights are comfortable in the 52°F (11.1°C) to 58°F (14.4°C) range and tend to be less humid than the winter. Campers have to often adjust to the wide fluctuations in temperatures, rain, and high wind speeds. Medora in the west registers temperatures between 54°F (12.2°C) to 86°F (30°C), while Fargo in the west is between 57°F (13.9°C) to 81°F (27.2°C). Light sweatshirts are comfortable in August to explore the plains as well as hiking the mountain trails. There is plenty of native prairie fruit as the harvest season begins to pick up by the end of the month. It is the ideal time to drop a line in the calm waters and catch enough fish for a meal. August is the time when the farmlands bear plenty of produce in North Dakota.