Castle Butte, South Dakota 

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Climate in Castle Butte, South Dakota

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

Castle Butte averages 31 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 226 sunny days per year in Castle Butte. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Castle Butte gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 70 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 90 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 11
Rain: averages 18 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 31 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Castle Butte is 7.1 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in South Dakota.

7.1 / 10
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Castle Butte, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Castle Butte, South DakotaUnited States
  17.8 in.38.1 in.
  31.3 in.27.8 in.
  70.4 days106.2 days
  226 days205 days
  89.6°85.8°
  11.2°21.7°
  7.17
  4.64.3
  3558 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 Castle Butte with an average high temperature of 89.6°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in South Dakota. In Castle Butte, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Castle Butte are September, June and May.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Castle Butte with an average of 11.2°. This is warmer than most places in South Dakota.


In Castle Butte, there are 42.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in South Dakota.


In Castle Butte, there are 169.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in South Dakota.


In Castle Butte, there are 19.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in South Dakota.


May is the wettest month in Castle Butte with 3.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.3 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 38% of yearly precipitation and 7% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 17.8 inches in Castle Butte means that it is one of the driest places in South Dakota.


June is the rainiest month in Castle Butte with 9.6 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 3.5 rainy days. There are 70.4 rainy days annually in Castle Butte, which is one of the least rainy places in South Dakota. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 32% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 15% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 31.3 inches in Castle Butte means that it is one of the least snowy places in South Dakota. March is the snowiest month in Castle Butte with 6.7 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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