Weather in January in South Dakota

South Dakota is a region in United States of America. Many people wonder what kind of weather they can expect in January in South Dakota. Is this month a good time to go to South Dakota? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in South Dakota in January?

The weather conditions in South Dakota in January are generally poor. It is a winter month.

During January in South Dakota the average maximum daytime temperatures are very low and range from -3°C (27°F) in Sioux Falls to -1°C (30°F) in Pierre. Minimum nighttime temperatures generally drop to -12°C (10°F) in Pierre and -14°C (7°F) in Sioux Falls. On average, this month is one of the coldest months of the year in South Dakota. So be prepared and make sure to dress up warm.

Precipitation in January ranges from low in Pierre with an average of 11mm (0.4inch) snow/rainfall to low in Sioux Falls with 21mm (0.8inch).

Where to go in South Dakota in January

Find the average weather conditions in January for the most popular destinations in South Dakota on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch a month).

Popular destinations in South Dakota

What is the weather like in January for the 2 most popular destinations in South Dakota?

Average weather in Sioux Falls

In January Sioux Falls generally has very low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around -3°C (27°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around -14°C (7°F) and low monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Sioux Falls
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly snow/rainfall Snow/rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
-1°C / 30°F 
-12°C / 10°F 
18mm / 0.7inch 
7 days 
poor 
-3°C / 27°F 
-14°C / 7°F 
21mm / 0.8inch 
8 days 
poor 
-1°C / 31°F 
-11°C / 12°F 
33mm / 1.3inch 
8 days 
poor 
Climate in Sioux Falls

Average weather in Pierre

In January Pierre generally has very low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around -1°C (30°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around -12°C (10°F) and low monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Pierre
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly snow/rainfall Snow/rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
-0°C / 31°F 
-11°C / 12°F 
14mm / 0.6inch 
6 days 
poor 
-1°C / 30°F 
-12°C / 10°F 
11mm / 0.4inch 
6 days 
poor 
2°C / 36°F 
-10°C / 14°F 
15mm / 0.6inch 
5 days 
poor 
Climate in Pierre

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Is January the best time to go to South Dakota?

In our opinion January is not the best time to visit South Dakota with commonly poor weather in Sioux Falls.

On average the best time to visit South Dakota is in May, July, August and September with generally perfect weather in Sioux Falls. The worst months are January, February, March, November and December that can have poor weather conditions.

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