Frankfort, South Dakota 

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Climate in Frankfort, South Dakota

Frankfort, South Dakota gets 22 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Frankfort averages 29 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 209 sunny days per year in Frankfort. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Frankfort gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 76 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 84 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 3
Rain: averages 22 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 29 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

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

Climate Averages
  Frankfort, South DakotaUnited States
  22.3 in.38.1 in.
  28.6 in.27.8 in.
  75.7 days106.2 days
  209 days205 days
  84.4°85.8°
  2.5°21.7°
  6.87
  3.64.3
  1299 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 Frankfort with an average high temperature of 84.4°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in South Dakota. In Frankfort, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Frankfort are June, September and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Frankfort with an average of 2.5°. This is colder than most places in South Dakota.


In Frankfort, there are 13.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in South Dakota.


In Frankfort, there are 174.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in South Dakota.


In Frankfort, there are 33.3 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 Frankfort with 3.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.4 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 43% of yearly precipitation and 6% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 22.3 inches in Frankfort means that it is drier than most places in South Dakota.


June is the rainiest month in Frankfort with 9.8 days of rain, and December is the driest month with only 3.9 rainy days. There are 75.7 rainy days annually in Frankfort, which is less rainy 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 28.6 inches in Frankfort means that it is one of the least snowy places in South Dakota. March is the snowiest month in Frankfort with 6.0 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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