Lead
South Dakota, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

October weather forecast and climate
Lead, SD

October, the same as September, is a cool autumn month in Lead, South Dakota, with average temperature varying between 55°F (12.8°C) and 34°F (1.1°C).

Temperature

In October, the average high-temperature drops, from a pleasant 68°F (20°C) in September, to a fresh 55°F (12.8°C). The average low-temperature, in Lead, is 34°F (1.1°C).

Rainfall

In Lead, during October, the rain falls for 6 days and regularly aggregates up to 3" (77.2mm) of precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 105 rainfall days, and 30.6" (776mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall in Lead are January through June, September through December. During October, Lead regularly aggregates up to 10.7" (271.8mm) of snow. In Lead, during the entire year, snow aggregates up to 144.9" (3680.4mm).

Daylight

In October, the average length of the day in Lead is 11h.

Sunshine

In October, the average sunshine in Lead is 7h.

UV index

In Lead, the average daily maximum UV index in October is 3. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a moderate health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: In October, the average maximum UV index of 3 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions - Protection against the skin and eye damage is obliged. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.

What is the temperature in October in Lead?

The average high-temperature, in October, is 55°F (12.8°C), while the average low-temperature is 34°F (1.1°C).

How many days does it rain in October in Lead?

In Lead, South Dakota, during October, the rain falls for 6 days and regularly aggregates up to 3" (77.2mm) of precipitation.

How much does it snow in Lead in October?

During October, Lead regularly aggregates up to 10.7" (271.8mm) of snow.

How many hours of daylight does Lead have in October?

In Lead, the average length of the day in October is 11h.

How many hours of sunshine does Lead have in October?

In Lead, South Dakota, the average sunshine in October is 7h.

What is the UV index reading in October in Lead?

In October, the average daily maximum UV index in Lead is 3. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium hazard to health from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in October - Lead, SD
  • Average high temperature in October: 12.8°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (26.1°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (1.7°C).

  • Average low temperature in October: 1.1°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (13.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is December (-8.9°C).

Average rainfall in October - Lead, SD
  • Average rainfall in October: 77.2mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (117.9mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is January (34mm).

Average rainfall days in October - Lead, SD
  • Average rainfall days in October: 6 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are May and June (12 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are October and November (6 days).

Average snowfall in October - Lead, SD
  • Average snowfall in October: 271.8mm

The month with the highest snowfall is March (650.2mm).
Months with the lowest snowfall are July and August (0mm).

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - Lead, SD
  • Average daylight in October: 11h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15.5h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8.9h).

  • Average sunshine in October: 7h

The month with most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 11h).
Months with least sunshine are January, November and December (Average sunshine: 5).

Average UV index in October - Lead, SD
  • Average UV index in October: 3

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 9).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 1).