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 1991 to 2020 for the US National Centers for Environmental Information.

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
34.2 Aberdeen 42.7 108.5
27.2 Brookings 35.8 90.9
29.0 Huron 44.4 112.8
24.0 Mitchell 40.6 103.1
32.8 Sioux Falls 45.3 115.1
26.6 Watertown 41.1 104.4
25.2 Waubay Wildlife Refuge 35.6 90.4
16.5 Yankton 38.1 96.8

Central South Dakota

Yearly snow averages
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
23.1 Academy 41.5 105.4
25.6 Mobridge 36.3 92.2
14.2 Pickstown 31.3 79.5
26.0 Pierre 37.2 94.5

Western South Dakota

Average total snowfall for a year
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
31.2 Custer 57.9 147.1
15.6 Hot Springs 32.0 81.3
17.3 Interior 38.0 96.5
62.1 Lead 183.9 467.1
19.7 Lemmon 42.3 107.4
26.5 Mt. Rushmore National Memorial 59.3 150.6
37.6 Pactola Reservoir Dam 60.9 154.7
32.8 Rapid City 48.5 123.2
24.3 Spearfish 70.5 179.1
23.1 Wind Cave National Park 45.9 116.6
Reference

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Climate Normals.

South Dakota Snowfall
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