Lake County, South Dakota 

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Climate in Lake County, South Dakota

Lake County, South Dakota gets 27 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 208 sunny days per year in Lake County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Lake County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 86 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 83 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 5
Rain: averages 27 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 38 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Lake is 6.7 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in South Dakota.

6.7 / 10
August, June and July are the most pleasant months in Lake, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Lake, South DakotaUnited States
  26.6 in.38.1 in.
  38.3 in.27.8 in.
  85.9 days106.2 days
  208 days205 days
  83.3°85.8°
  5.1°21.7°
  6.77
  3.54.3
  1704 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 Lake with an average high temperature of 83.3°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in South Dakota. In Lake, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Lake are June, August and September.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Lake with an average of 5.1°. This is colder than most places in South Dakota.


In Lake, there are 10.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in South Dakota.


In Lake, there are 166.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in South Dakota.


In Lake, there are 28.4 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 Lake with 4.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.5 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 41% of yearly precipitation and 7% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 26.6 inches in Lake means that it is wetter than most places in South Dakota.


June is the rainiest month in Lake with 10.8 days of rain, and December is the driest month with only 4.1 rainy days. There are 85.9 rainy days annually in Lake, which is rainier than most places in South Dakota. The rainiest season is Autumn 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 38.3 inches in Lake means that it is about average compared to other places in South Dakota. November is the snowiest month in Lake with 7.8 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    57042 57075 57016 57054 57050 57076 57057

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