Lead Weather Records

Lead, South Dakota weather averages and records from 1909–2024 based on data made available by the NOAA.
All-Time Recorded High
The highest temperature ever recorded in Lead, South Dakota was 101 °F which occurred on July 7, 1936.
Highest Temperatures: All-Time By Year
All-Time Recorded Low
The lowest temperature ever recorded in Lead, South Dakota was -40 °F which occurred on February 8, 1936.
Lowest Temperatures: All-Time By Year
Lead Weather by Month
Averages based on the years 1991–2020
Month Average (°F) Record (°F) Average (inches)
High ☀️ Low 🌙 High ☀️ Low 🌙 Precipitation 💧 Snow ❄️
January 36.4 16.9 69 -37 1.5 24.2
February 36.8 16.8 69 -40 1.8 27.1
March 45.1 24.0 79 -20 2.2 26.9
April 51.8 30.8 84 -5 3.5 29.0
May 61.1 39.9 89 8 4.8 6.3
June 72.0 49.4 98 24 3.8 0.9
July 79.7 56.0 101 31 3.1 0.0
August 78.8 54.5 98 30 2.3 0.0
September 70.1 46.3 96 12 2.0 1.8
October 55.4 34.5 87 -12 3.3 19.2
November 44.0 24.9 76 -19 1.7 22.3
December 36.3 17.9 67 -33 1.5 25.1
Entire year 55.8 34.5 101 -40 31.4 179.2
More Lead Weather Records
1909–2024
Highest daily low 77 °F July 28, 1917
Lowest daily high -22 °F February 2, 1989
Greatest daily range
(Difference of high and low)
67 °F January 13, 1911
Greatest difference in daily high
over two conscutive days
60 °F Jan 31 – Feb 1, 1989
Most daily precipitation 5.7 inches May 31, 1909
Most monthly precipitation 15.1 inches May 1946
Most yearly precipitation 49.5 inches 2013
Most yearly days with precipitation 186 2019
Earliest snow in season August 24 1910
Latest snow in season June 19 1973
Most daily snow 52.0 inches March 14, 1973
Most monthly snow 93.5 inches March 1977
Most yearly snow 319.7 inches 1996
Most snow in a winter 364.7 inches 1993–1994
Greatest snow accumulation 73.0 inches March 1, 1998
Earliest freeze August 25 1910
Earliest day ≥ 70 °F March 5 1987
Earliest day ≥ 80 °F April 14 2015
Earliest day ≥ 90 °F June 1 2015
Latest freeze July 3 1921
Latest day ≥ 70 °F November 12 1999
Latest day ≥ 80 °F October 27 2016
Latest day ≥ 90 °F September 18 2014
Most days in a year < 0 °F 37 1916
Most days in a year < 32 °F 186 1970
Most days in a year ≥ 80 °F 91 1936
Most days in a year ≥ 90 °F 35 1936
Most days in a year ≥ 100 °F 3 1936
Lead Weather Streaks
Most consecutive days...
With precipitation 13 days Jun 1–13, 1943
Without precipitation 49 days Aug 15 – Oct 2, 2012
With snow 10 days Jan 1–10, 1999
High temperature at or
below freezing
27 days Jan 25 – Feb 20, 1936
High temperature ≥ 80 °F 24 days Jul 2–25, 2017
High temperature ≥ 90 °F 12 days Jul 15–26, 1936
Plant Hardiness Zone
5B
Lead is in plant hardiness zone 5B
based on average yearly minimum temperature from 1991–2020
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