South Dakota, South Dakota gets 23 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.
South Dakota averages 39 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.
On average, there are 213 sunny days per year in South Dakota. The US average is 205 sunny days.
South Dakota 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.
Summer High: the July high is around 85 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 7
Rain: averages 23 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 39 inches of snow a year
SPERLING'S COMFORT INDEX
South Dakota ranks 42/100 for Comfort Index
A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.