Tolstoy, South Dakota 

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Climate in Tolstoy, South Dakota

Tolstoy, South Dakota gets 21 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 200 sunny days per year in Tolstoy. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Tolstoy gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 74 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 4
Rain: averages 21 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 38 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Tolstoy is 6.7 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in South Dakota.

6.7 / 10
July, August and June are the most pleasant months in Tolstoy, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Tolstoy, South DakotaUnited States
  20.5 in.38.1 in.
  37.5 in.27.8 in.
  74.4 days106.2 days
  200 days205 days
  83.9°85.8°
  3.6°21.7°
  6.77
  3.64.3
  1939 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 Tolstoy with an average high temperature of 83.9°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in South Dakota. In Tolstoy, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Tolstoy are June, August and September.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Tolstoy with an average of 3.6°. This is colder than most places in South Dakota.


In Tolstoy, there are 17.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in South Dakota.


In Tolstoy, there are 177.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in South Dakota.


In Tolstoy, there are 34.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in South Dakota.


June is the wettest month in Tolstoy with 3.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.4 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 43% of yearly precipitation and 6% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 20.5 inches in Tolstoy means that it is drier than most places in South Dakota.


June is the rainiest month in Tolstoy with 9.8 days of rain, and December is the driest month with only 4.2 rainy days. There are 74.4 rainy days annually in Tolstoy, which is less rainy 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 17% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 37.5 inches in Tolstoy means that it is about average compared to other places in South Dakota. February is the snowiest month in Tolstoy with 7.3 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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