Virgil town, South Dakota 

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Climate in Virgil town, South Dakota

Virgil town, South Dakota gets 24 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Virgil town averages 39 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 210 sunny days per year in Virgil town. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Virgil town gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 75 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 86 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 8
Rain: averages 24 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 39 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Virgil town is 6.9 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in South Dakota.

6.9 / 10
August, June and September are the most pleasant months in Virgil town, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Virgil town, South DakotaUnited States
  23.5 in.38.1 in.
  39.3 in.27.8 in.
  74.5 days106.2 days
  210 days205 days
  86.3°85.8°
  7.6°21.7°
  6.97
  3.64.3
  1342 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 Virgil town with an average high temperature of 86.3°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in South Dakota. In Virgil town, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Virgil town are June, September and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Virgil town with an average of 7.6°. This is about average compared to other places in South Dakota.


In Virgil town, there are 23.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in South Dakota.


In Virgil town, there are 158.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in South Dakota.


In Virgil town, there are 24.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in South Dakota.


June is the wettest month in Virgil town with 3.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.5 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 39% of yearly precipitation and 7% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 23.5 inches in Virgil town means that it is about average compared to other places in South Dakota.


June is the rainiest month in Virgil town with 9.7 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 4.1 rainy days. There are 74.5 rainy days annually in Virgil town, which is less rainy than most places in South Dakota. The rainiest season is Autumn 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 39.3 inches in Virgil town means that it is snowier than most places in South Dakota. March is the snowiest month in Virgil town with 7.8 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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