Bennett County, South Dakota 

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Climate in Bennett County, South Dakota

Bennett County, South Dakota gets 20 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Bennett County averages 37 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 228 sunny days per year in Bennett County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Bennett County 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 86 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 12
Rain: averages 20 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 37 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

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

Climate Averages
  Bennett, South DakotaUnited States
  19.9 in.38.1 in.
  36.5 in.27.8 in.
  73.7 days106.2 days
  228 days205 days
  85.8°85.8°
  11.8°21.7°
  77
  4.84.3
  3167 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 Bennett County with an average high temperature of 85.8°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in South Dakota. In Bennett County, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Bennett County are June, September and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Bennett County with an average of 11.8°. This is warmer than most places in South Dakota.


In Bennett County, there are 25.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in South Dakota.


In Bennett County, there are 174.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in South Dakota.


In Bennett County, there are 17.8 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 Bennett County with 3.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.4 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 39% of yearly precipitation and 8% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 19.9 inches in Bennett County means that it is drier than most places in South Dakota.


May is the rainiest month in Bennett County with 9.4 days of rain, and December is the driest month with only 3.4 rainy days. There are 73.7 rainy days annually in Bennett County, which is less rainy than most places in South Dakota. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 32% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 15% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 36.5 inches in Bennett County means that it is less snowy than most places in South Dakota. March is the snowiest month in Bennett County with 7.5 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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