Watertown Metro Area, South Dakota 

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Climate in Watertown Metro Area, South Dakota

Watertown Metro Area, South Dakota gets 24 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Watertown Metro Area averages 40 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 210 sunny days per year in Watertown Metro Area. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Watertown Metro Area gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 88 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 3
Rain: averages 24 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 40 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Watertown metro area 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 the Watertown metro area, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Watertown, South DakotaUnited States
  24.0 in.38.1 in.
  39.8 in.27.8 in.
  88.1 days106.2 days
  210 days205 days
  82.5°85.8°
  2.9°21.7°
  6.67
  3.64.3
  1774 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 the Watertown metro area with an average high temperature of 82.5°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in South Dakota. In the Watertown metro area, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the Watertown metro area are June, August and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Watertown metro area with an average of 2.9°. This is colder than most places in South Dakota.


In the Watertown metro area, there are 9.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in South Dakota.


In the Watertown metro area, there are 173.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in South Dakota.


In the Watertown metro area, there are 34.2 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 the Watertown metro area with 3.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.6 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 43% of yearly precipitation and 8% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 24.0 inches in the Watertown metro area means that it is about average compared to other places in South Dakota.


June is the rainiest month in the Watertown metro area with 10.9 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 5.0 rainy days. There are 88.1 rainy days annually in the Watertown metro area, 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 18% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 39.8 inches in the Watertown metro area means that it is snowier than most places in South Dakota. December is the snowiest month in the Watertown metro area with 7.6 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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