Altamont town, South Dakota 

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Climate in Altamont town, South Dakota

Altamont town, South Dakota gets 26 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Altamont town averages 42 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 208 sunny days per year in Altamont town. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Altamont town gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 88 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 81 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 2
Rain: averages 26 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 42 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Altamont town is 6.5 (10=best), which means it is one of the least comfortable places in South Dakota.

6.5 / 10
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Altamont town, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Altamont town, South DakotaUnited States
  26.3 in.38.1 in.
  41.9 in.27.8 in.
  88.2 days106.2 days
  208 days205 days
  81.3°85.8°
  2.2°21.7°
  6.57
  3.74.3
  1850 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 Altamont town with an average high temperature of 81.3°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in South Dakota. In Altamont town, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Altamont town are August, June and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Altamont town with an average of 2.2°. This is one of the coldest places in South Dakota.


In Altamont town, there are 6.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in South Dakota.


In Altamont town, there are 174.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in South Dakota.


In Altamont town, there are 36.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in South Dakota.


June is the wettest month in Altamont town with 4.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 0.6 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 41% of yearly precipitation and 7% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 26.3 inches in Altamont town means that it is wetter than most places in South Dakota.


June is the rainiest month in Altamont town with 11.0 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 4.7 rainy days. There are 88.2 rainy days annually in Altamont town, which is rainier than most places in South Dakota. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 32% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 17% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 41.9 inches in Altamont town means that it is snowier than most places in South Dakota. December is the snowiest month in Altamont town with 8.5 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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