Rapid City Metro Area, South Dakota 

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Weather in Rapid City Metro Area, South Dakota

The most pleasant months of the year for the Rapid City metro area are June, September and August. In the Rapid City metro area, there are 2 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. July is the hottest month for the Rapid City metro area with an average high temperature of 85.8°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in South Dakota. March is the snowiest month in the Rapid City metro area with 8.8 inches of snow, and 8 months of the year have significant snowfall. There are few days during the summer when the humidity becomes unpleasant.


Today's Weather - Rapid City, SD

4 PM PST

Mostly Sunny

81°F

7 DAY FORECASTDESCRIPTIONHIGH/LOWWIND
This AfternoonMostly Sunny82° / 60°N 12 mph
WednesdaySunny83° / 60°N 7 to 10 mph
ThursdaySunny then Slight Chance Showers And Thunderstorms88° / 63°S 5 to 14 mph
FridaySunny92° / 62°NW 6 to 12 mph
SaturdaySunny then Slight Chance Showers And Thunderstorms88° / 63°NE 7 to 10 mph
SundaySunny90° / 60°NW 6 to 10 mph
MondayMostly Sunny84° / 59°NE 6 to 10 mph

Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 86 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 13
Rain: averages 19 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 41 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Rapid City Metro Area 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
January36° 13°
February39° 15°
March47° 23°
April57° 32°
May67° 42°
June77° 52°
July86° 59°
August85° 57°
September75° 46°
October61° 34°
November46° 23°
December36° 13°
Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Rapid City
Hot
Days
Freezing
Days
Rainy
Days
Snowy
Days
January02944
February02644
March02664
April01583
May03110
June30110
July10090
August9070
September3260
October01261
November02443
December03044

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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