Average Weather in Mobridge South Dakota, United States
In Mobridge, the summers are warm and mostly clear and the winters are freezing, dry, windy, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 8°F to 87°F and is rarely below -12°F or above 97°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Mobridge for warm-weather activities is from mid June to early September.
The hot season lasts for 3.5 months, from June 2 to September 16, with an average daily high temperature above 75°F. The hottest day of the year is July 25, with an average high of 87°F and low of 63°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.4 months, from November 24 to March 4, with an average daily high temperature below 38°F. The coldest day of the year is January 3, with an average low of 8°F and high of 26°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature
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In Mobridge, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Mobridge begins around June 9 and lasts for 3.8 months, ending around October 3. On July 23, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 76% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 24% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 3 and lasts for 8.2 months, ending around June 9. On January 18, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 56% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 44% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Mobridge varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.1 months, from April 23 to August 28, with a greater than 20% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 37% on June 6.
The drier season lasts 7.9 months, from August 28 to April 23. The smallest chance of a wet day is 3% on January 25.
Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation in Mobridge changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 8.2 months, from March 10 to November 14. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 37% on June 6.
Snow alone is the most common for 3.8 months, from November 14 to March 10. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 4% on February 21.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Mobridge experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 7.5 months, from March 21 to November 4, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 14, with an average total accumulation of 2.8 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 4.5 months, from November 4 to March 21. The least rain falls around January 9, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. Colder, drier snow tends to be on the higher end of that range and warmer, wetter snow on the lower end.
As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Mobridge experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 5.7 months, from November 4 to April 27, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around February 28, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.3 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 6.3 months, from April 27 to November 4. The least snow falls around July 18, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Mobridge varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 42 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 41 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:52 AM on June 15, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 32 minutes later at 8:24 AM on November 3. The earliest sunset is at 4:58 PM on December 10, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 37 minutes later at 9:34 PM on June 26.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Mobridge during 2018, starting in the spring on March 11, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 4.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
Mobridge experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 2.9 months, from June 11 to September 8, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 5% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 18, with muggy conditions 19% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is November 27, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Mobridge experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 6.1 months, from December 5 to June 8, with average wind speeds of more than 11.3 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 12.7 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 5.9 months, from June 8 to December 5. The calmest day of the year is July 31, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Mobridge varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the north for 3.4 months, from February 2 to May 13 and for 1.0 months, from September 19 to October 19, with a peak percentage of 35% on February 22. The wind is most often from the south for 4.2 months, from May 13 to September 19, with a peak percentage of 36% on August 20. The wind is most often from the west for 3.4 months, from October 19 to February 2, with a peak percentage of 38% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Mobridge throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.
The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Mobridge for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid June to early September, with a peak score in the first week of August.
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Mobridge for hot-weather activities is from early July to mid August, with a peak score in the last week of July.
For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.
Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.
Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.
Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.
Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.
The growing season in Mobridge typically lasts for 5.1 months (156 days), from around May 3 to around October 6, rarely starting before April 14 or after May 22, and rarely ending before September 17 or after October 23.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Mobridge should appear around April 23, only rarely appearing before April 8 or after May 8.
Growing Degree Days
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from May 4 to August 18, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.3 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 2, with an average of 7.4 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from October 28 to February 12, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.7 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 25, with an average of 1.5 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Mobridge are 45.537 deg latitude, -100.428 deg longitude, and 1,657 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Mobridge contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 194 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,663 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (617 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (938 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Mobridge is covered by grassland (66%), cropland (16%), and water (15%), within 10 miles by grassland (73%) and water (14%), and within 50 miles by grassland (76%) and cropland (21%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Mobridge, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Mobridge.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Mobridge according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Mobridge is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Mobridge and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Mobridge Municipal Airport (99%, 1.8 kilometers, northeast); Pierre Municipal Airport (0.3%, 129 kilometers, south); Faith (0.2%, 137 kilometers, southwest); and Lemmon Municipal Airport (0.2%, 137 kilometers, west).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .