Norris, South Dakota 

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Climate in Norris, South Dakota

Norris, South Dakota gets 20 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Norris averages 38 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 228 sunny days per year in Norris. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Norris gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 82 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 89 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 13
Rain: averages 20 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 38 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

Climate Averages
  Norris, South DakotaUnited States
  20.1 in.38.1 in.
  37.7 in.27.8 in.
  82.2 days106.2 days
  228 days205 days
  88.7°85.8°
  12.7°21.7°
  7.17
  3.44.3
  2500 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 Norris with an average high temperature of 88.7°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in South Dakota. In Norris, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Norris are September, June and May.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Norris with an average of 12.7°. This is one of the warmest places in South Dakota.


In Norris, there are 38.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in South Dakota.


In Norris, there are 157.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in South Dakota.


In Norris, there are 16.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in South Dakota.


June is the wettest month in Norris with 3.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.4 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 39% of yearly precipitation and 6% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 20.1 inches in Norris means that it is drier than most places in South Dakota.


June is the rainiest month in Norris with 10.5 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 4.2 rainy days. There are 82.2 rainy days annually in Norris, which is about average compared to other places in South Dakota. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 31% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 16% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 37.7 inches in Norris means that it is about average compared to other places in South Dakota. March is the snowiest month in Norris with 8.8 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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