Box Elder, South Dakota 

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Climate in Box Elder, South Dakota

Box Elder, South Dakota gets 18 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Box Elder averages 40 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 230 sunny days per year in Box Elder. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Box Elder gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 89 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 86 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 14
Rain: averages 18 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 40 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Box Elder is 7.0 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in South Dakota.

7 / 10
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Box Elder, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Box Elder, South DakotaUnited States
  18.0 in.38.1 in.
  39.5 in.27.8 in.
  88.7 days106.2 days
  230 days205 days
  85.5°85.8°
  14.1°21.7°
  77
  4.64.3
  3035 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 Box Elder with an average high temperature of 85.5°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in South Dakota. In Box Elder, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Box Elder are June, September and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Box Elder with an average of 14.1°. This is one of the warmest places in South Dakota.


In Box Elder, there are 23.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in South Dakota.


In Box Elder, there are 160.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in South Dakota.


In Box Elder, there are 15.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the warmest places in South Dakota.


May is the wettest month in Box Elder with 3.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.3 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 39% of yearly precipitation and 6% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 18.0 inches in Box Elder means that it is one of the driest places in South Dakota.


June is the rainiest month in Box Elder with 12.0 days of rain, and November is the driest month with only 4.3 rainy days. There are 88.7 rainy days annually in Box Elder, which is rainier than most places in South Dakota. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 33% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 16% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 39.5 inches in Box Elder means that it is snowier than most places in South Dakota. March is the snowiest month in Box Elder with 8.9 inches of snow, and 8 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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