South Dakota, United States Climate

Weather: 8.89°C/48.0°F, Wind SW at 4.52 km/h, 72% Humidity, 0% Chance of rain

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South Dakota Climate Summary

Located at an elevation of 532.97 meters (1748.59 feet) above sea level, South Dakota has a Humid continental, no dry season, hot summer climate (Classification: Dfa). The city’s yearly temperature is 10.25ºC (50.45ºF) and it is -2.39% lower than United States’s averages. South Dakota typically receives about 36.74 millimeters (1.45 inches) of precipitation and has 78.63 rainy days (21.54% of the time) annually.

CountryUnited States
Longitude-99.9018131
Latitude43.9695148
Attitude/Elevation532.97m (1748.59ft)
Local timeTuesday 19:25
Annual high temperature13.99ºC (57.18ºF)
Annual low temperature4.58ºC (40.24ºF)
Average annual precip.36.74mm (1.45in)
Warmest monthJuly (31.08ºC / 87.94ºF)
Coldest MonthJanuary (-11.12ºC / 11.98ºF)
Wettest MonthMay (73.7mm / 2.9in)
Driest MonthNovember (12.88mm / 0.51in)
Number of days with rainfall (≥ 1.0 mm)78.63 days (21.54%)
Days with no rain286.37 days (78.46%)
Humidity67.89%

Climate South Dakota: Monthly Averages

MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepNovOctDecYear
Record high °C (°F)12.0(53.6)19.0(66.2)28.0(82.4)30.0(86.0)35.0(95.0)37.0(98.6)42.0(107.6)41.0(105.8)39.0(102.2)33.0(91.4)26.0(78.8)18.0(64.4)42.0(107.6)
Average high °C (°F)-3.86(25.05)-2.08(28.26)6.82(44.28)13.2(55.76)19.74(67.53)26.73(80.11)31.08(87.94)29.81(85.66)25.08(77.14)15.3(59.54)7.33(45.19)-1.23(29.79)13.99(57.18)
Daily mean °C (°F)-6.63(20.07)-5.18(22.68)3.34(38.01)9.48(49.06)16.14(61.05)22.9(73.22)26.6(79.88)25.18(77.32)20.38(68.68)11.2(52.16)3.65(38.57)-4.04(24.73)10.25(50.45)
Average low °C (°F)-11.12(11.98)-9.49(14.92)-1.55(29.21)3.59(38.46)9.78(49.6)16.03(60.85)19.24(66.63)17.77(63.99)13.49(56.28)5.96(42.73)-0.92(30.34)-7.85(17.87)4.58(40.24)
Record low °C (°F)-32.0(-25.6)-29.0(-20.2)-25.0(-13.0)-11.0(12.2)-1.0(30.2)5.0(41.0)10.0(50.0)9.0(48.2)3.0(37.4)-18.0(-0.4)-18.0(-0.4)-29.0(-20.2)-32.0(-25.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches)13.21(0.52)18.15(0.71)38.75(1.53)50.77(2.0)73.7(2.9)57.34(2.26)52.99(2.09)45.15(1.78)31.65(1.25)25.51(1.0)12.88(0.51)20.8(0.82)36.74(1.45)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm)3.644.824.919.2711.4510.919.188.365.364.452.553.736.55
Average relative humidity (%)85.5380.6873.5664.9666.5766.8460.5458.7755.6157.664.5879.4467.89
Mean monthly sunshine hours6.458.189.4811.4112.9813.8214.0613.3710.918.897.536.7510.32

Climate Graph

The chart below shows the mean monthly temperature and precipitation of South Dakota in recent years.

South Dakota

South Dakota Temperature by Month

July
26.6°C | 79.88°F
August
25.18°C | 77.32°F
June
22.9°C | 73.22°F
September
20.38°C | 68.68°F
May
16.14°C | 61.05°F
October
11.2°C | 52.16°F
April
9.48°C | 49.06°F
November
3.65°C | 38.57°F
March
3.34°C | 38.01°F
December
-4.04°C | 24.73°F
February
-5.18°C | 22.68°F
January
-6.63°C | 20.07°F

Historical Data

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TemperatureMaxAverageMin
Max Temperature26.0°C (78.8°F)13.43°C (56.17°F)4.0°C (39.2°F)
Avg Temperature21.0°C (69.8°F)9.87°C (49.77°F)2.0°C (35.6°F)
Min Temperature15.0°C (59.0°F)4.4°C (39.92°F)-1.0°C (30.2°F)
Dew PointMaxAverageMin
Dew Point8.0°C (46.4°F)0.53°C (32.95°F)-13.0°C (8.6°F)
PrecipitationMaxAverageMinSum
Precipitation26.4mm | 1.04in1.8mm | 0.07in0.0mm | 0in53.9mm | 2.12in
Snowdepth0.0mm | 0in0.0mm | 0in0.0mm | 0in0.0mm | 0in
WindMaxAverageMin
Wind36.0kmh | 22.37mph21.4kmh | 13.3mph12.0kmh | 7.46mph
Gust Wind48.0kmh | 29.83mph30.93kmh | 19.22mph16.0kmh | 9.94mph
Sea Level PressureMaxAverageMin
Sea Level Pressure26.4mb1.8mb0.0mb
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Daily Observations

TimeTemperatureDew PointHumidityWind SpeedPressurePrecipitation
April° C | ° F° C | ° F%Kph | MphHg | MbTotal (mm/in)
2016-04-012 | 35.6-5 | 23.06222 | 13.6730.06 | 10180.2 | 0.01
2016-04-027 | 44.6-2 | 28.45617 | 10.5629.97 | 10150.0 | 0.0
2016-04-0318 | 64.44 | 39.25027 | 16.7829.74 | 10070.2 | 0.01
2016-04-048 | 46.4-3 | 26.65016 | 9.9430.21 | 10230.3 | 0.01
2016-04-0514 | 57.20 | 32.04730 | 18.6429.83 | 10100.6 | 0.02
2016-04-069 | 48.2-1 | 30.25036 | 22.3729.85 | 10110.2 | 0.01
2016-04-0710 | 50.0-3 | 26.64534 | 21.1330.03 | 10170.0 | 0.0
2016-04-086 | 42.8-7 | 19.44219 | 11.8130.24 | 10240.1 | 0.0
2016-04-099 | 48.2-7 | 19.43431 | 19.2629.83 | 10100.0 | 0.0
2016-04-1011 | 51.8-2 | 28.44426 | 16.1629.77 | 10080.4 | 0.02
2016-04-114 | 39.2-13 | 8.63014 | 8.730.21 | 10230.0 | 0.0
2016-04-1213 | 55.4-3 | 26.64325 | 15.5330.03 | 10170.0 | 0.0
2016-04-139 | 48.22 | 35.67322 | 13.6729.97 | 10153.3 | 0.13
2016-04-149 | 48.22 | 35.67022 | 13.6729.91 | 10132.5 | 0.1
2016-04-158 | 46.42 | 35.67223 | 14.2929.88 | 10123.1 | 0.12
2016-04-167 | 44.61 | 33.87215 | 9.3230.06 | 10180.8 | 0.03
2016-04-178 | 46.41 | 33.86915 | 9.3230.12 | 10201.4 | 0.06
2016-04-189 | 48.22 | 35.67217 | 10.5630.0 | 10162.5 | 0.1
2016-04-199 | 48.22 | 35.67117 | 10.5630.03 | 10170.8 | 0.03
2016-04-2010 | 50.01 | 33.86817 | 10.5630.03 | 10170.8 | 0.03
2016-04-2115 | 59.05 | 41.06320 | 12.4329.97 | 10150.0 | 0.0
2016-04-2213 | 55.43 | 37.45815 | 9.3230.06 | 10180.0 | 0.0
2016-04-2320 | 68.08 | 46.45329 | 18.0229.68 | 10050.0 | 0.0
2016-04-2421 | 69.86 | 42.84518 | 11.1829.38 | 9950.4 | 0.02
2016-04-2513 | 55.45 | 41.06524 | 14.9129.65 | 10040.0 | 0.0
2016-04-269 | 48.24 | 39.27416 | 9.9429.85 | 10111.0 | 0.04
2016-04-274 | 39.24 | 39.29125 | 15.5329.77 | 100826.4 | 1.04
2016-04-286 | 42.83 | 37.48515 | 9.3230.03 | 10170.7 | 0.03
2016-04-297 | 44.63 | 37.47812 | 7.4630.12 | 10200.0 | 0.0
2016-04-308 | 46.44 | 39.27923 | 14.2930.03 | 10178.2 | 0.32

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