Days of Sunshine Per Year in South Dakota

Number of Sunny Days

In the table below, the average number of Sunny Days for a city in South Dakota is the total days in a year when the sky is mostly clear. This includes the days when cloud covers up to 30% of the sky during daylight hours.

Partly Sunny Days have cloud covering from 40% to 70% of the sky during the daytime. The rest of the days are mainly overcast, with at least 80% cloud cover.

Total Days With Sun is a sum of the Sunny plus Partly Sunny days. All the numbers are annual averages, made from years of weather watching.

Annual days of sunshine
City Sunny Partly Sunny Total Days
With Sun
Aberdeen 101 101 202
Huron 104 107 211
Rapid City 111 115 226
Sioux Falls 105 103 208

Amount of Sun

Here's another way to look at how much sunshine a city gets. The % Sun number measures the percentage of time between sunrise and sunset that sunshine reaches the ground. Again, these amounts are yearly averages based on many years of weather observations.

Percent sunshine yearly
City % Sun
Huron 63
Rapid City 63

National Climatic Data Center. Comparative Climatic Data.

South Dakota Sunshine
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