Spink County, South Dakota 

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Climate in Spink County, South Dakota

Spink County, South Dakota gets 22 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Spink County averages 29 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 206 sunny days per year in Spink County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Spink County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 76 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 22 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 29 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Spink County is 6.8 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in South Dakota.

6.8 / 10
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Spink County, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Spink, South DakotaUnited States
  22.3 in.38.1 in.
  29.3 in.27.8 in.
  76.4 days106.2 days
  206 days205 days
  84.3°85.8°
  2.6°21.7°
  6.87
  3.64.3
  1314 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 Spink County with an average high temperature of 84.3°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in South Dakota. In Spink County, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Spink County are June, September and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Spink County with an average of 2.6°. This is colder than most places in South Dakota.


In Spink County, there are 14.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in South Dakota.


In Spink County, there are 175.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in South Dakota.


In Spink County, there are 33.6 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 Spink County with 3.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.5 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 43% of yearly precipitation and 7% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 22.3 inches in Spink County means that it is drier than most places in South Dakota.


June is the rainiest month in Spink County with 9.9 days of rain, and December is the driest month with only 4.1 rainy days. There are 76.4 rainy days annually in Spink County, which is less rainy than most places in South Dakota. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 33% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 17% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 29.3 inches in Spink County means that it is one of the least snowy places in South Dakota. February is the snowiest month in Spink County with 6.0 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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