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South Dakota, State, gets 22 inches of rain per year. The US average is 39. Snowfall is 40 inches. The average US city gets 26 inches of snow per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 47.

On average, there are 213 sunny days per year in South Dakota, State. The July high is around 86 degrees. The January low is 8. Sperling's comfort index for South Dakota is a 42 out of 100, where a higher score indicates a more comfortable year-around climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.

  CLIMATESouth Dakota, South DakotaUnited States
  Rainfall (in.)  22.216839.2
  Snowfall (in.)  39.687725.8
  Precipitation Days  46.8182102
  Sunny Days  213205
  Avg. July High  85.560486.1
  Avg. Jan. Low  7.7903622.6
  Comfort Index (higher=better)  4254
  UV Index  3.64.3
  Elevation ft.  1,9561,443

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Heart of America

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