About self storage in South Dakota
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Located in the Midwestern region of the United States, South Dakota is named after the Lakota and Dakota Sioux American Indian tribes. South Dakota is bordered by the states of North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Montana. The Missouri River divides the state into two halves, known as “East River” and “West River.” The Black Hills, a group of low pine–covered mountains, is located in the southwest part of the state. The Black Hills are not only of great religious importance to local American Indians, but they are the home to Mount Rushmore, attracting many tourists each year. Mount Rushmore features a sculpture by Gutzon Borglum of four U.S. Presidents etches into its mountain side.
Other National Park Service areas include: Jewel Cave National Monument near Custer, Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, featuring a decommissioned nuclear missile silo and a separate missile control miles away, and the Missouri National Recreational River.
Sioux Falls is the largest city in South Dakota, with an estimated population of 151,505 residents in 2007, and a metropolitan area population of 227,171. Sioux Falls is located in the southeast corner of the state. Rapid City, with an estimated population of 63,997 in 2007, is the second biggest city in South Dakota, and has a metropolitan area population of 120,279 residents. It is located on the eastern edge of the Black Hills, and its economy is mainly comprised of tourism and defense spending. Aberdeen is the third largest city in the state, with an estimated population of 24,410 people, located in the northeast corner of the state. The other most populous cities include: Watertown, Brookings, Mitchell, Pierre, Yankton, Huron, and Vermillion. Pierre is the state capital of South Dakota and Brookings and Vermillion are the homes to two of the state’s largest universities.
South Dakota features a continental climate with four distinct seasons, ranging from very cold, dry winters, to hot and semi–humid summers. During the summers, average high temperatures are close to 90 degrees Fahrenheit, although temperatures usually fall to 60 degrees Fahrenheit at night. However, it’s common for temperatures to reach above 100 degrees Fahrenheit several times a year. January temperatures average below 10 degrees Fahrenheit, and sometimes average even below freezing in most of the state. Severe winter weather includes blizzards and ice storms.
Average annual precipitation ranges from semi–arid in the northeastern part of the state, to semi–humid around the southeast portion of the state. The Black Hills region has the most precipitation with nearly 30 inches a year.
South Dakota summers have been known to bring severe thunderstorms with high winds, thunder, and hail. The eastern part of the state is considered to fall in Tornado Alley, as South Dakota experiences an average of 29 tornadoes per year.
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