Yankton, South Dakota 

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Climate in Yankton, South Dakota

Yankton, South Dakota gets 28 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Yankton averages 35 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 209 sunny days per year in Yankton. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Yankton gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 87 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 9
Rain: averages 28 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 35 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

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

Climate Averages
  Yankton, South DakotaUnited States
  27.8 in.38.1 in.
  35.0 in.27.8 in.
  86.6 days106.2 days
  209 days205 days
  85.7°85.8°
  8.9°21.7°
  6.97
  3.84.3
  1207 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 Yankton with an average high temperature of 85.7°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in South Dakota. In Yankton, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Yankton are September, June and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Yankton with an average of 8.9°. This is warmer than most places in South Dakota.


In Yankton, there are 24.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in South Dakota.


In Yankton, there are 159.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in South Dakota.


In Yankton, there are 20.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in South Dakota.


June is the wettest month in Yankton with 4.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.5 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 37% of yearly precipitation and 8% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 27.8 inches in Yankton means that it is one of the wettest places in South Dakota.


May is the rainiest month in Yankton with 10.6 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 4.6 rainy days. There are 86.6 rainy days annually in Yankton, which is rainier than most 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 35.0 inches in Yankton means that it is less snowy than most places in South Dakota. February is the snowiest month in Yankton with 6.7 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Yankton - 8/2/2009
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    it you wern't born there DONT move there - 6/14/2008
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