Weather in December
is the start of the cold winter season in North Dakota
with gloomy skies and frequent snowfall. Fargo in the east has freezing temperatures in the 6°F (-14.4°C) to 22°F (-5.6°C) range, while Dickinson in the west is in the frigid zone of 5°F (-15°C) to 29°F (-1.7°C).
The majority of the state receives 8" (203mm) to 10" (254mm) of snowfall that keeps the roads slippery. The days are short, and the daily sunshine lasts for hardly 4 hours. December receives little rainfall, but the snowfall is ample, along with occasional snowstorms. Strong gusts of wind keep the conditions chillier than the actual temperatures.
Cabin rentals offer cozy stays and stone fireplaces with roaring fires. Skiing, snow tubing, and snowboarding attract many snowbirds despite the frigid atmosphere of winter. Cross country ski trails satisfy the hunger of those who wish to explore the white landscape. Expect the cold to increase with each passing day in December in North Dakota.