Brookings, South Dakota 

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Climate in Brookings, South Dakota

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

Brookings averages 35 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 212 sunny days per year in Brookings. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Brookings gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 85 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 82 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 4
Rain: averages 26 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 35 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Brookings is 6.7 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in South Dakota.

6.7 / 10
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Brookings, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Brookings, South DakotaUnited States
  25.8 in.38.1 in.
  34.6 in.27.8 in.
  84.7 days106.2 days
  212 days205 days
  81.9°85.8°
  3.8°21.7°
  6.77
  3.64.3
  1617 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 Brookings with an average high temperature of 81.9°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in South Dakota. In Brookings, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Brookings are June, August and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Brookings with an average of 3.8°. This is colder than most places in South Dakota.


In Brookings, there are 7.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in South Dakota.


In Brookings, there are 170.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in South Dakota.


In Brookings, there are 32.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in South Dakota.


June is the wettest month in Brookings with 4.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.5 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 42% of yearly precipitation and 6% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 25.8 inches in Brookings means that it is wetter than most places in South Dakota.


June is the rainiest month in Brookings with 10.8 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 4.4 rainy days. There are 84.7 rainy days annually in Brookings, 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 34.6 inches in Brookings means that it is less snowy than most places in South Dakota. December is the snowiest month in Brookings with 7.0 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    The Best City in South Dakota, no, America! - 7/8/2013
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    Nice Midwestern Town - 4/16/2009
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    a nice small town but not for everyone. - 6/27/2007
    i am originally from arizona, abandoned here by my ex husband. being a minority in the area is not the best idea as this city is slow to accept new comers to the area.... Read More


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