Pierre: Geography and Climate
Pierre is located in the center of South Dakota on the Missouri River, 105 miles west of Huron, South Dakota, and 2 miles from the geographical center of the United States.
Seventy percent of the time, the skies over Pierre are clear and visibility is more than forty-five miles. Like the rest of the state, Pierre has cold winters, warm to hot summers, light moisture in the winter, and moderate moisture in the summer.
Area: 13.01 square miles (2000)
Elevation: 1,484 feet above sea level
Average Temperatures: January, 7.8° F; July, 77.1° F; annual average 44° F
Average Annual Precipitation: 16.8 inches of rain; 40 inches of snow
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