February weather forecast
Rapid City, SD

Share
A scenic panorama of the Rapid City in South Dakota
A scenic panorama of the Rapid City in South Dakota

Weather in February

Gradual temperature changes occur in Rapid City heading into February, following the January chill. Snow continues to grace the city, but the total snowfall decreases slightly compared to the previous month. An extra hour of daylight is welcomed, heralding the slow approach of spring. This month also brings marginally more precipitation than January. Although February can be a bit drier with prevailing winds cheering the heart of winter.

Temperature

As February takes hold in Rapid City, South Dakota, the average high-temperature is a still cold 33.4°F (0.8°C), nearly mirroring that of the previous month. In February, the average low-temperature records at a subzero cold 17.8°F (-7.9°C) during the nights.

Humidity

In Rapid City, the average relative humidity in February is 75%.

Rainfall

In Rapid City, South Dakota, in February, it is raining for 5.9 days, with typically 0.67" (17mm) of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 118.8 rainfall days, and 15.39" (391mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

January through May, September through December are months with snowfall in Rapid City. In Rapid City, in February, snow falls for 10.5 days, with typically accumulated 4.25" (108mm) of snow. Throughout the year, there are 50.4 snowfall days, and 24.41" (620mm) of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

In February, the average length of the day is 10h and 30min.
On the first day of February in Rapid City, sunrise is at 7:10 am and sunset at 5:02 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:29 am and sunset at 5:40 pm MST.

Sunshine

With an average of 5.9h of sunshine, February has the least sunshine of the year in Rapid City.

UV index

January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2, are months with the lowest UV index in Rapid City. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health hazard from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: A maximum high daily UV index of 2 during February translates into the following directions:
While most people are not greatly affected by extended sun exposure, those with fair skin, babies, and children must always have protection. Limiting exposure to the direct Sun during midday hours can help prevent harmful UV radiation effects. For a sun-safe wardrobe, go for clothes that are tightly woven and generously sized. Note this! The Sun's UV radiation can nearly be doubled by the reflection off snow.
Updated: Feb 14, 2024
Published by: Weather U.S. | About Us
Data Sources | Weather Forecasting & Climate

Frequently asked questions

How cold is it in Rapid City in February?

In Rapid City, in February, the average high-temperature is 33.4°F (0.8°C), and the average low-temperature is 17.8°F (-7.9°C).

What is the average humidity in February in Rapid City?

In February, the average relative humidity is 75%.

How much does it rain in Rapid City in February?

In February, in Rapid City, the rain falls for 5.9 days. Throughout February, 0.67" (17mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

How many days does it snow in February in Rapid City?

In Rapid City, South Dakota, in February, snow falls for 10.5 days, with typically accumulated 4.25" (108mm) of snow.

What is the average length of the day in February in Rapid City?

In Rapid City, South Dakota, the average day length in February is 10h and 30min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in February in Rapid City?

On the first day of February in Rapid City, South Dakota, sunrise is at 7:10 am and sunset at 5:02 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:29 am and sunset at 5:40 pm MST.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Rapid City?

February has the least sunshine of the year in Rapid City, South Dakota, with an average of 5.9h of sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does Rapid City have in February?

In February, the average sunshine duration in Rapid City is 5.9h.

When is the lowest UV index in Rapid City?

January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2, are months with the lowest UV index in Rapid City, South Dakota.

What is the UV index intensity in February in Rapid City?

In Rapid City, the average daily maximum UV index in February is 2. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal hazard to health from exposure to Sun's UV rays.
Average humidity
Average rainfall days
Average snowfall days
Average daylight
Average sunshine
Average sunshine days
Average UV index
Average cloud cover
Average visibility

Average temperature in February
Rapid City, SD

Average temperature in February - Rapid City, SD
  • Average high temperature in February: 33.4°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (84.7°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (32.5°F).

  • Average low temperature in February: 17.8°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (63.3°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (17.8°F).

Average pressure in February
Rapid City, SD

Average pressure in February - Rapid City, SD
  • Average pressure in February: 30.12"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.14"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.84"Hg).

Average wind speed in February
Rapid City, SD

Average wind speed in February - Rapid City, SD
  • Average wind speed in February: 9mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (10.3mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (8.2mph).

Average humidity in February
Rapid City, SD

Average humidity in February - Rapid City, SD
  • Average humidity in February: 75%

The month with the highest relative humidity is January (77%).
The months with the lowest relative humidity are August and September (50%).

Average rainfall in February
Rapid City, SD

Average rainfall in February - Rapid City, SD
  • Average rainfall in February: 0.67"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (2.28").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (0.43").

Average rainfall days in February
Rapid City, SD

Average rainfall days in February - Rapid City, SD
  • Average rainfall days in February: 5.9 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (17.1 days).
The month with the least rainy days is December (4.8 days).

Average snowfall in February
Rapid City, SD

Average snowfall in February - Rapid City, SD
  • Average snowfall in February: 4.25"

The month with the highest snowfall is April (5.43").
The months with the least snowfall are June, July and August (0").

Average snowfall days in February
Rapid City, SD

Average snowfall days in February - Rapid City, SD
  • Average snowfall days in February: 10.5 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (10.5 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are June, July and August (0 days).

Average daylight in February /
Average sunshine in February
Rapid City, SD

Average daylight in February / Average sunshine in February - Rapid City, SD
  • Average daylight in February: 10h and 3min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 24min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8h and 54min).

  • Average sunshine in February: 5h and 5min

The month with the most sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 11h and 48min).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 5h and 54min).

Average sunshine days in February
Rapid City, SD

Average sunshine days in February - Rapid City, SD
  • Average sunshine days in February: 14.7 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (20.2 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is May (11 days).

Average UV index in February
Rapid City, SD

Average UV index in February - Rapid City, SD
  • Average UV index in February: 2

The months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 6).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 2).

Average cloud cover in February
Rapid City, SD

Average cloud cover in February - Rapid City, SD
  • Average cloud cover in February: 38

The months with the most cloud cover are February and April (Cloud cover 38).
The month with the least cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 16).

Average visibility in February
Rapid City, SD

Average visibility in February - Rapid City, SD
  • Average visibility in February: 6mi

The months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (6mi).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (6mi).

Rapid City, South Dakota, USA

Weather forecast for your location

1. Click Locate me button
2. Allow the app to use your location