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
|7 DAY FORECAST||DESCRIPTION||HIGH/LOW||WIND|
|Tonight||Cloudy||25° / 35°||SSW 3 to 9 mph|
|Wednesday Night||Chance Light Snow||24° / 29°||NNW 9 mph|
|Thursday Night||Mostly Cloudy||17° / 24°||N 9 mph|
|Friday Night||Mostly Cloudy||16° / 30°||WSW 2 to 6 mph|
|Saturday Night||Partly Cloudy||21° / 37°||SW 7 mph|
|Sunday Night||Mostly Cloudy||25° / 36°||WSW 7 mph|
|Monday Night||Mostly Cloudy||24° / 34°||N 9 mph|
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)
Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: South Dakota
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.