Groton township, South Dakota 

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Climate in Groton township, South Dakota

Groton township, South Dakota gets 23 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Groton township averages 34 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 202 sunny days per year in Groton township. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Groton township gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 87 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 83 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 2
Rain: averages 23 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 34 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Groton township is 6.6 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in South Dakota.

6.6 / 10
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Groton township, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Groton township, South DakotaUnited States
  22.7 in.38.1 in.
  34.4 in.27.8 in.
  87.2 days106.2 days
  202 days205 days
  83.3°85.8°
  1.6°21.7°
  6.67
  34.3
  1298 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 Groton township with an average high temperature of 83.3°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in South Dakota. In Groton township, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Groton township are June, August and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Groton township with an average of 1.6°. This is one of the coldest places in South Dakota.


In Groton township, there are 10.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in South Dakota.


In Groton township, there are 176.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in South Dakota.


In Groton township, there are 35.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in South Dakota.


June is the wettest month in Groton township with 3.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.5 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 42% of yearly precipitation and 7% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 22.7 inches in Groton township means that it is about average compared to other places in South Dakota.


June is the rainiest month in Groton township with 10.6 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 5.4 rainy days. There are 87.2 rainy days annually in Groton township, which is rainier than most places in South Dakota. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 32% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 19% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 34.4 inches in Groton township means that it is less snowy than most places in South Dakota. February is the snowiest month in Groton township with 6.5 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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