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Sure, a Saturday morning right after a foot of fluffy snow is the best thing ever. But that same amount of snow on Tuesday in South Dakota can make a commute last forever. So just imagine it's the dead of winter, and the time of year when the ground is frozen, the air is bone chilling, and there are piles of dirty, nasty ice encrusted snow all over the place.
This is about the time of year when you're just about ready for spring -- especially in Lead, the snowiest place in South Dakota.
So, put on your parkas, snow boots and your gloves and let's go outside to see which South Dakota cities get dumped on the most every year. After analyzing all the cities in South Dakota with a decent amount of people in them, we came up with this list as the 10 snowiest cities in Mount Rushmore State.
What's the snowiest place in South Dakota with more than 1,000 people? That would be Lead with an average annual snowfall of 182.2 inches.
Read on below to see where your town ranked, you snow angels.
The 10 Snowiest Cities In South Dakota For 2021
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Average Annual Snowfall: 133.9 inches
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Average Annual Snowfall: 56.2 inches
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Average Annual Snowfall: 55.8 inches
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Average Annual Snowfall: 53.5 inches
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How We Determined The Cities In South Dakota With The Most Snow
In order to rank the snowiest cities in South Dakota, we only had to scrape the database of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), to see which cities in the Mount Rushmore State get the most annual snowfall.
Before we get too far, here are the annual snowfall rates for major cities:
- Sioux Falls -- 40.6 inches
- Rapid City -- 42.3 inches
- Aberdeen -- 38.3 inches
There's a complete chart at the bottom.
If you're curious, here are the places that get the least amount of snow in South Dakota with at least snow snowfall:
- Clark -- 26.8 inches
- Beresford -- 29.0 inches
- Hot Springs -- 29.4 inches
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Detailed List Of The Snowiest Places In South Dakota
|30||Colonial Pine Hills||39.5|
|37||North Eagle Butte||38.7|
|72||North Sioux City||31.6|