Clayton, South Dakota 

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Weather in Clayton, South Dakota

The most pleasant months of the year for Clayton are June, September and August. In Clayton, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. July is the hottest month for Clayton with an average high temperature of 85.3°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in South Dakota. December is the snowiest month in Clayton with 7.4 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year.


Today's Weather - Clayton, SD

2 AM PST

Partly Cloudy

59°F

7 DAY FORECASTDESCRIPTIONHIGH/LOWWIND
OvernightPartly Cloudy58° / 83°NE 5 mph
Wednesday NightMostly Clear59° / 88°S 5 mph
Thursday NightChance Showers And Thunderstorms69° / 93°SSE 5 to 10 mph
Friday NightMostly Clear72° / 96°S 10 to 20 mph
Saturday NightChance Showers And Thunderstorms69° / 86°NE 5 to 10 mph
Sunday NightChance Showers And Thunderstorms65° / 82°NE 5 to 10 mph
Monday NightChance Showers And Thunderstorms65° / 83°E 5 to 10 mph

Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 85 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 8
Rain: averages 26 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 36 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Clayton area is 6.9 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in South Dakota.

6.9 / 10

A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 7. 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.


Average Monthly High and Low (°F)
HighLow
January27°
February33° 13°
March44° 23°
April59° 35°
May71° 48°
June80° 58°
July85° 62°
August83° 60°
September75° 50°
October61° 37°
November44° 24°
December29° 11°
Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Clayton
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Days
Freezing
Days
Rainy
Days
Snowy
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January03144
February02743
March02563
April01181
May11100
June30100
July8080
August5070
September2170
October0960
November02452
December03144

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.


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