:. South Dakota Weather And Climate .:

South Dakota Weather is hot in the summer, and very cold in the winter. Humidity is low, year-round, often leading to wide ranges between daily high and low temperatures.

Precipitation levels are low in the southeast (about 25 inches a year), and even lower in the northwest (around 15 inches). Heavy snows are more typical in the end of fall and the beginning of spring, as winters are very dry.

Thunderstorms are frequent in the summer, sometimes causing damage. Tornadoes are common and dangerous in the east, and can occur in the other areas of South Dakota.

Typical High and Low Temperatures For Various South Dakota Cities

City Aberdeen Huron Rapid City Sioux Falls
Jan 21/1 25/4 34/11 25/3
Feb 28/9 31/11 39/16 32/10
Mar 40/21 43/22 47/23 44/21
Apr 57/33 58/34 57/32 59/32
May 70/46 70/46 67/43 71/45
Jun 79/55 80/55 77/52 81/54
Jul 85/60 86/61 86/58 86/60
Aug 84/57 84/59 86/57 83/58
Sep 73/46 75/47 75/46 74/48
Oct 59/34 61/35 62/35 61/35
Nov 39/20 41/21 45/22 42/21
Dec 26/6 29/8 36/13 29/8