With four distinct seasons, plan on a range of weather conditions throughout the year. Depending on when and where you travel in the state, you’ll find semi-humid summers with an average high of 90°F (32°C) and lows near 60°F (16°C) at night. Cold, dry winters produce average January highs below freezing and average lows below 10°F (-12°C). Check local weather forecasts before your trip and pack accordingly.

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Rapid City, South Dakota (west)

Pierre, South Dakota (central)

Aberdeen, South Dakota (northeast)

Sioux Falls, South Dakota (southeast)