Edmunds County, South Dakota 

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Climate in Edmunds County, South Dakota

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

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

On average, there are 202 sunny days per year in Edmunds County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Edmunds County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 80 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 3
Rain: averages 20 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 38 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Edmunds County is 6.6 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in South Dakota.

6.6 / 10
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Edmunds County, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Edmunds, South DakotaUnited States
  20.2 in.38.1 in.
  38.2 in.27.8 in.
  80.2 days106.2 days
  202 days205 days
  83.6°85.8°
  3.3°21.7°
  6.67
  2.94.3
  1695 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 Edmunds County with an average high temperature of 83.6°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in South Dakota. In Edmunds County, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Edmunds County are June, August and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Edmunds County with an average of 3.3°. This is colder than most places in South Dakota.


In Edmunds County, there are 14.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in South Dakota.


In Edmunds County, there are 177.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in South Dakota.


In Edmunds County, there are 34.4 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 Edmunds County with 3.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.4 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 44% of yearly precipitation and 7% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 20.2 inches in Edmunds County means that it is drier than most places in South Dakota.


June is the rainiest month in Edmunds County with 10.6 days of rain, and December is the driest month with only 4.7 rainy days. There are 80.2 rainy days annually in Edmunds County, which is about average compared to other places in South Dakota. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 32% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 18% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 38.2 inches in Edmunds County means that it is about average compared to other places in South Dakota. March is the snowiest month in Edmunds County with 7.1 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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