May is beautiful, with many sunny days in North Dakota as the land basks in bright sunshine. Tulips bloom everywhere, and birds sing songs of joy. The average high temperatures are in the warm 66°F (18.9°C) to 71°F (21.7°C) zone, while the average low temperatures are in the mild range of 39°F (3.9°C) to 46°F (7.8°C). Fargo and Jamestown in the east register temperatures between 43°F (6.1°C) to 69°F (20.6°C). The precipitation is in the range of 2" (51mm) to 3" (76mm) across the state, and the snow cover disappears entirely from the ground. Tourist numbers rise during the spring due to the temperate sun, and the abundant flora and fauna that dot the landscape. Waterfalls roar with the addition of fresh water, and fishing, boating, and kayaking see plenty of interest. Sweatshirts may seem better during the warm days, but a rain jacket offers protection from sudden showers. Thunderstorms occur regularly, so keep an eye on the weather. May is the windiest month of the year in North Dakota.