Faith, South Dakota 

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Climate in Faith, South Dakota

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

Faith averages 43 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 224 sunny days per year in Faith. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Faith gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 69 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 87 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 9
Rain: averages 18 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 43 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Faith is 6.8 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in South Dakota.

6.8 / 10
June, August and July are the most pleasant months in Faith, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Faith, South DakotaUnited States
  18.1 in.38.1 in.
  42.9 in.27.8 in.
  68.6 days106.2 days
  224 days205 days
  86.8°85.8°
  8.9°21.7°
  6.87
  54.3
  2595 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 Faith with an average high temperature of 86.8°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in South Dakota. In Faith, there are 2 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Faith are June, September and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Faith with an average of 8.9°. This is warmer than most places in South Dakota.


In Faith, there are 29.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in South Dakota.


In Faith, there are 169.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in South Dakota.


In Faith, there are 23.2 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 Faith with 3.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.4 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 40% of yearly precipitation and 8% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 18.1 inches in Faith means that it is drier than most places in South Dakota.


June is the rainiest month in Faith with 9.2 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 3.6 rainy days. There are 68.6 rainy days annually in Faith, 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 16% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 42.9 inches in Faith means that it is snowier than most places in South Dakota. March is the snowiest month in Faith with 9.8 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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