Piedmont, South Dakota 

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Climate in Piedmont, South Dakota

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

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

On average, there are 226 sunny days per year in Piedmont. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Piedmont gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 86 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 85 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 15
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 Piedmont is 7.0 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in South Dakota.

7 / 10
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Piedmont, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Piedmont, South DakotaUnited States
  19.6 in.38.1 in.
  38.1 in.27.8 in.
  85.7 days106.2 days
  226 days205 days
  85.1°85.8°
  14.8°21.7°
  77
  54.3
  3494 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 Piedmont with an average high temperature of 85.1°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in South Dakota. In Piedmont, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Piedmont are June, September and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Piedmont with an average of 14.8°. This is one of the warmest places in South Dakota.


In Piedmont, there are 21.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in South Dakota.


In Piedmont, there are 156.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in South Dakota.


In Piedmont, there are 14.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the warmest places in South Dakota.


May is the wettest month in Piedmont with 4.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.3 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 37% of yearly precipitation and 6% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 19.6 inches in Piedmont means that it is drier than most places in South Dakota.


June is the rainiest month in Piedmont with 11.5 days of rain, and November is the driest month with only 4.2 rainy days. There are 85.7 rainy days annually in Piedmont, which is rainier 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 38.1 inches in Piedmont means that it is about average compared to other places in South Dakota. March is the snowiest month in Piedmont with 8.7 inches of snow, and 8 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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