South Dakota Office of Climatology
The South Dakota Office of Climatology strives to be the main resource for climate/weather data for South Dakota providing current and historic information for agriculture, industry, education and the public good. The South Dakota Office of Climate and Weather is housed at South Dakota State University in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering.
State Climate Offices are an integral component of the National Climate Service Partnership, which also includes NOAA's National Climatic Data Center and six Regional Climate Centers (RCCs). State climate offices recognized by the American Association of State Climatologists (AASC) work closely with one another, and with the regional and national counterparts, to provide climate data and services at the local level. Specifically, AASC recognized state climate offices (or ARSCOs) provide one or more of the following services:
1) Coordinate and collect weather observations for the purpose of climate monitoring; 2) Summarize and disseminate weather and climate information to the user community; 3) Demonstrate to the user community the value of climate information in the decision making process; 4) Perform climate impact assessments and weather event evaluations; 5) Conduct climate research, diagnosis, and projections.
The South Dakota Office of Climatology is recognized by the AASC.
Phone: (605) 688-5143
- National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)
- South Dakota State University
- American Association of State Climatologists (AASC)
- Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, Snow (CoCoRaHS)