Aberdeen, South Dakota 

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Climate in Aberdeen, South Dakota

Aberdeen, South Dakota gets 22 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Aberdeen averages 38 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 199 sunny days per year in Aberdeen. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Aberdeen gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 91 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.


Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 84 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 1
Rain: averages 22 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 38 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Aberdeen is 6.6 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in South Dakota.

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Summer   /   Winter
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Aberdeen, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Aberdeen, South DakotaUnited States
  22.4 in.38.1 in.
  38.4 in.27.8 in.
  90.7 days106.2 days
  199 days205 days
  83.8°85.8°
  1.3°21.7°
  6.67
  34.3
  1302 ft.2443 ft.
CLIMATE

YOU SHOULD KNOW

Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.


July is the hottest month for Aberdeen with an average high temperature of 83.8°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in South Dakota. In Aberdeen, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Aberdeen are June, August and September.


In Aberdeen, there are 14.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in South Dakota.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Aberdeen with an average of 1.3°. This is one of the coldest places in South Dakota.


In Aberdeen, there are 179.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in South Dakota.


In Aberdeen, there are 37.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in South Dakota.


Humidity in Aberdeen is generally low and comfortable. But there some days when the humidity becomes unpleasant, especially in July and August. The most humid months (but still comfortable) are July, August and June.


June is the wettest month in Aberdeen with 3.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.5 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 42% of yearly precipitation and 7% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 22.4 inches in Aberdeen means that it is drier than most places in South Dakota.


June is the rainiest month in Aberdeen with 11.0 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 5.6 rainy days. There are 90.7 rainy days annually in Aberdeen, which is one of the rainiest places in South Dakota. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 32% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 19% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 38.4 inches in Aberdeen means that it is about average compared to other places in South Dakota. March is the snowiest month in Aberdeen with 7.1 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    information about aberdeen . schools, food, housin - 2/23/2013
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