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Weather in South Dakota

The most pleasant months of the year for South Dakota are June, September and August. In South Dakota, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. July is the hottest month for South Dakota with an average high temperature of 85.2°, which ranks it as about average compared to other states. March is the snowiest month in South Dakota with 7.4 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall. There are few days during the summer when the humidity becomes unpleasant.


Today's Weather - South Dakota, SD

5 PM PST

Cloudy

29°F

7 DAY FORECASTDESCRIPTIONHIGH/LOWWIND
TonightCloudy25° / 35°SSW 3 to 9 mph
Wednesday NightChance Light Snow24° / 29°NNW 9 mph
Thursday NightMostly Cloudy17° / 24°N 9 mph
Friday NightMostly Cloudy16° / 30°WSW 2 to 6 mph
Saturday NightPartly Cloudy21° / 37°SW 7 mph
Sunday NightMostly Cloudy25° / 36°WSW 7 mph
Monday NightMostly Cloudy24° / 34°N 9 mph

Weather Highlights

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


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the South Dakota area is 6.8 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in South Dakota.

6.8 / 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
January28°
February33° 11°
March44° 22°
April58° 33°
May69° 45°
June79° 55°
July85° 60°
August84° 58°
September74° 48°
October60° 35°
November43° 22°
December30° 10°
Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: South Dakota
Hot
Days
Freezing
Days
Rainy
Days
Snowy
Days
January03144
February02744
March02663
April01482
May12100
June30100
July8080
August7070
September2170
October01161
November02553
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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Reviews for South Dakota    14 Reviews
Quality of Life stinks unless have monry - 1/29/2016
South Dakota is not a place for young or old poor people. Only the rich can enjoy this state The state does not care about the poor,kids,or elderly.Fine example cut... Read More

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Heart of America - 10/30/2013
I've lived in South Dakota most of my life. I love this place I call home. There was a time when I hated it here, but now I can't imagine living anywhere else. Some... Read More

Great place to live - 10/9/2011
I am a person who has been around the world (Navy) and have lived everywhere from South Dakota to California, Hawaii, Florida, Virginia, Overseas in Naples, Spain,... Read More


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