Hot Springs, South Dakota 

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Climate in Hot Springs, South Dakota

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

Hot Springs averages 30 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 229 sunny days per year in Hot Springs. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Hot Springs gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 77 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 12
Rain: averages 18 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 30 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Hot Springs 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 Hot Springs, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Hot Springs, South DakotaUnited States
  17.8 in.38.1 in.
  29.6 in.27.8 in.
  76.6 days106.2 days
  229 days205 days
  89.8°85.8°
  12.3°21.7°
  7.17
  54.3
  3448 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 Hot Springs with an average high temperature of 89.8°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in South Dakota. In Hot Springs, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Hot Springs are September, June and May.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Hot Springs with an average of 11.8°. This is warmer than most places in South Dakota.


In Hot Springs, there are 41.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in South Dakota.


In Hot Springs, there are 172.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in South Dakota.


In Hot Springs, there are 16.8 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 Hot Springs 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 7% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 17.8 inches in Hot Springs means that it is one of the driest places in South Dakota.


May is the rainiest month in Hot Springs with 10.1 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 3.9 rainy days. There are 76.6 rainy days annually in Hot Springs, which is less rainy 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 16% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 29.6 inches in Hot Springs means that it is one of the least snowy places in South Dakota. March is the snowiest month in Hot Springs with 6.0 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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