Weather in January in South Dakota
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.
Where to go in South Dakota in January
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.
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.
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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