Sioux Falls, South Dakota 

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Climate in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Sioux Falls, South Dakota gets 27 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 211 sunny days per year in Sioux Falls. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Sioux Falls gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 90 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 6
Rain: averages 27 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 38 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

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Summer   /   Winter
August, June and September are the most pleasant months in Sioux Falls, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Sioux Falls, South DakotaUnited States
  26.7 in.38.1 in.
  37.6 in.27.8 in.
  90.1 days106.2 days
  211 days205 days
  83.5°85.8°
  6.3°21.7°
  6.87
  3.74.3
  1473 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 Sioux Falls with an average high temperature of 83.5°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in South Dakota. In Sioux Falls, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Sioux Falls are June, August and September.


In Sioux Falls, there are 11.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in South Dakota.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Sioux Falls with an average of 6.3°. This is about average compared to other places in South Dakota.


In Sioux Falls, there are 161.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in South Dakota.


In Sioux Falls, there are 26.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in South Dakota.


The humidity is usually comfortable in Sioux Falls but some summer months can be sticky or muggy. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year. The most humid months are July, August and June.


June is the wettest month in Sioux Falls with 4.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.6 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 38% of yearly precipitation and 7% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 26.7 inches in Sioux Falls means that it is wetter than most places in South Dakota.


May is the rainiest month in Sioux Falls with 10.8 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 5.1 rainy days. There are 90.1 rainy days annually in Sioux Falls, which is one of the rainiest places in South Dakota. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 30% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 17% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 37.6 inches in Sioux Falls means that it is about average compared to other places in South Dakota. December is the snowiest month in Sioux Falls with 7.0 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Sioux Falls    54 Reviews
    Crime is on the rise - 6/21/2021
    Lived on both sides of the city (it's split up by east side and west side by the locals and they're kinda in competition with each other). I've been here for 3 years and... Read More

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    Is your glass half empty or half full? - 3/23/2021
    I have lived in Sioux Falls on and off since moving here as a child in 1973. I have seen the population grow more then double since that time. The population is now... Read More

    Wouldn’t recommend it! - 12/21/2018
    Lived here for 10+ years. I can’t wait to move out. This place is so boring. Nothing to do. The weather sucks. It’s usually always cold and the winters get pretty bad... Read More


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