Average Annual Snowfall in South Dakota

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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.

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