Buffalo, South Dakota 

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Climate in Buffalo, South Dakota

Buffalo, South Dakota gets 15 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Buffalo averages 50 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 228 sunny days per year in Buffalo. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Buffalo gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 64 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 85 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 8
Rain: averages 15 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 50 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

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

Climate Averages
  Buffalo, South DakotaUnited States
  15.3 in.38.1 in.
  50.1 in.27.8 in.
  63.6 days106.2 days
  228 days205 days
  85.3°85.8°
  7.6°21.7°
  6.77
  3.84.3
  2881 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.


August is the hottest month for Buffalo with an average high temperature of 85.3°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in South Dakota. In Buffalo, there are 2 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Buffalo are June, September and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Buffalo with an average of 7.6°. This is about average compared to other places in South Dakota.


In Buffalo, there are 24.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in South Dakota.


In Buffalo, there are 182.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in South Dakota.


In Buffalo, there are 26.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in South Dakota.


May is the wettest month in Buffalo with 2.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.3 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 15.3 inches in Buffalo means that it is one of the driest places in South Dakota.


June is the rainiest month in Buffalo with 8.6 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 3.5 rainy days. There are 63.6 rainy days annually in Buffalo, which is one of the least rainy places in South Dakota. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 33% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 17% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 50.1 inches in Buffalo means that it is one of the snowiest places in South Dakota. March is the snowiest month in Buffalo with 9.9 inches of snow, and 8 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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