Vale, South Dakota 

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Climate in Vale, South Dakota

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

Vale averages 39 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 Vale. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Vale gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 76 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 87 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 12
Rain: averages 18 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 39 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Vale is 7.0 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in South Dakota.

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

Climate Averages
  Vale, South DakotaUnited States
  18.4 in.38.1 in.
  38.7 in.27.8 in.
  75.6 days106.2 days
  226 days205 days
  86.8°85.8°
  12.1°21.7°
  77
  3.74.3
  2769 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 Vale with an average high temperature of 86.8°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in South Dakota. In Vale, there are 2 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Vale are June, September and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Vale with an average of 12.1°. This is one of the warmest places in South Dakota.


In Vale, there are 29.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in South Dakota.


In Vale, there are 167.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in South Dakota.


In Vale, there are 18.3 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 Vale with 3.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.4 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 38% of yearly precipitation and 7% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 18.4 inches in Vale means that it is drier than most places in South Dakota.


June is the rainiest month in Vale with 10.0 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 4.1 rainy days. There are 75.6 rainy days annually in Vale, which is less rainy than most places in South Dakota. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 31% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 17% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 38.7 inches in Vale means that it is snowier than most places in South Dakota. March is the snowiest month in Vale with 8.6 inches of snow, and 8 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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