It's been a pretty cool summer so far in Bismarck Mandan and much of North Dakota.

At least comparably speaking. When was the last time you remember afternoon temperatures in July in the 50s before?  That was the case for Bismarck on Tuesday.  We did manage to squeak into the 60s by the end of the day.

The last two summers in Bismarck Mandan saw plenty of 90-degree-plus days and for long stretches too.  We even saw several 100-plus-degree days last year.

So far this summer, we have yet to see any prolonged warmth.  The 90s have been few and far between.  Yep, it's been more of a 70s and 80s kind of summer.  And, to be honest, after the last two summers and what most of us were paying on air conditioner bills, I'm cool with that.  Literally.

So, what can we expect for the remainder of the summer weather-wise in North Dakota?

According to the Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service, it will be more of the same for the rest of July and August.  Not too hot and not too cool.  High temperatures look to be in the normal range for the rest of the summer (70s and 80s) and even precipitation looks to be about normal as well.

You might remember, the last couple of years in July and August it has been blistering hot with very little precipitation.

That really put the hurt on the crops across the state, and it doesn't look like that will be the case this year.

That doesn't mean we won't see a stretch or two of warm weather coming up, but it's not going to be sweltering for long periods of time.

Enjoy every last minute of the remainder of the summer my North Dakota friends, because you know how quickly it fades.

LOOK: The most extreme temperatures in the history of every state

Stacker consulted 2021 data from the NOAA's State Climate Extremes Committee (SCEC) to illustrate the hottest and coldest temperatures ever recorded in each state. Each slide also reveals the all-time highest 24-hour precipitation record and all-time highest 24-hour snowfall.

Keep reading to find out individual state records in alphabetical order.


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