Platte, South Dakota 

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Weather in Platte, South Dakota

The most pleasant months of the year for Platte are September, June and May. In Platte, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. July is the hottest month for Platte with an average high temperature of 87.4°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in South Dakota. March is the snowiest month in Platte with 8.5 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall. But there some days when the humidity becomes unpleasant, especially in July and August.


Today's Weather - Platte, SD

12 AM PST

Clear

62°F

7 DAY FORECASTDESCRIPTIONHIGH/LOWWIND
OvernightClear57° / 85°NW 0 mph
Sunday NightMostly Clear66° / 94°SE 5 to 10 mph
Monday NightShowers And Thunderstorms Likely63° / 76°NW 5 to 10 mph
Tuesday NightPartly Cloudy59° / 80°ESE 5 mph
Wednesday NightPartly Cloudy then Slight Chance Showers And Thunderstorms62° / 83°SSE 5 mph
Thursday NightChance Showers And Thunderstorms67° / 89°SSE 5 to 10 mph
Friday NightSlight Chance Showers And Thunderstorms68° / 89°SSE 5 to 10 mph

Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 87 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 9
Rain: averages 24 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 44 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Platte 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
January31°
February36° 13°
March47° 22°
April60° 34°
May71° 46°
June80° 56°
July87° 61°
August86° 59°
September77° 49°
October62° 36°
November45° 23°
December32° 11°
Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Platte
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Days
Freezing
Days
Rainy
Days
Snowy
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January03144
February02754
March02664
April01392
May12100
June40100
July12080
August9070
September3170
October01170
November02553
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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