Average Annual Snowfall in South Dakota





The tables below give yearly averages for snowfall at cities, towns and parks in South Dakota. The numbers are for the total amount of snow and for how many days it snows at least 0.1 inches (0.25 centimetres).

The snowfall totals are annual averages based on weather data collected from 1981 to 2010 for the NOAA National Climatic Data Center.

You can jump to a separate table for each region of the state: Eastern, Central and Western South Dakota.

Place name links take you to more detailed information on snowfall, snowstorms and snow accumulation for that location.

Eastern South Dakota

Average annual snowfall
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
32.3 Aberdeen 38.4 97.5
22.8 Brookings 31.9 81.0
30.1 Huron 43.9 111.5
32.4 Sioux Falls 44.5 113.0
14.6 Vermillion 32.9 83.6
27.4 Watertown 35.9 91.2
24.1 Waubay Wildlife Refuge 37.2 94.5
15.6 Yankton 34.5 87.6

Central South Dakota

Yearly snow averages
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
23.6 Academy 45.2 114.8
24.3 Mobridge 31.1 79.0
13.2 Pickstown 28.5 72.4
26.9 Pierre 31.2 79.2

Western South Dakota

Average total snowfall for a year
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
29.4 Custer 55.9 142.0
32.3 Deadwood 101.2 257.0
14.2 Hot Springs 27.5 69.9
16.1 Interior 28.0 71.1
67.2 Lead 197.5 501.7
19.9 Lemmon 40.6 103.1
22.7 Mt. Rushmore National Memorial 52.4 133.1
29.9 Pactola Reservoir Dam 51.6 131.1
18.7 Porcupine 34.4 87.4
33.1 Rapid City 49.3 125.2
21.3 Wind Cave National Park 41.7 105.9
Reference

National Climatic Data Center. NOAA's 1981-2010 Climate Normals.

South Dakota Snowfall
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