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Rapid City, South Dakota

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1973

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1973
1-Month
53.1°F
(11.7°C)
54.5°F
(12.5°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.8°C)
23rd Coolest Coolest since: 1971 2019
44th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 1985
Apr–May 1973
2-Month
47.7°F
(8.7°C)
49.5°F
(9.7°C)
-1.8°F
(-1.0°C)
23rd Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1950
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1972 1985
Mar–May 1973
3-Month
44.1°F
(6.7°C)
44.7°F
(7.1°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.4°C)
36th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1950
28th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2012
Feb–May 1973
4-Month
40.1°F
(4.5°C)
40.4°F
(4.7°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
38th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 2019
26th Warmest Warmest since: 1961 2012
Ties: 1986
Jan–May 1973
5-Month
37.3°F
(2.9°C)
37.2°F
(2.9°C)
0.1°F
(0.0°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1950
24th Warmest Warmest since: 1961 2012
Dec 1972–May 1973
6-Month
34.1°F
(1.2°C)
35.2°F
(1.8°C)
-1.1°F
(-0.6°C)
33rd Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1950
31st Warmest Warmest since: 1967 2012
Ties: 1953
Nov 1972–May 1973
7-Month
33.6°F
(0.9°C)
35.2°F
(1.8°C)
-1.6°F
(-0.9°C)
28th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1979
35th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2000
Oct 1972–May 1973
8-Month
34.8°F
(1.6°C)
36.7°F
(2.6°C)
-1.9°F
(-1.0°C)
23rd Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1979
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2000
Sep 1972–May 1973
9-Month
37.4°F
(3.0°C)
39.4°F
(4.1°C)
-2.0°F
(-1.1°C)
21st Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1950, 1979
41st Warmest Warmest since: 1970 1981
Ties: 2018
Aug 1972–May 1973
10-Month
40.5°F
(4.7°C)
42.5°F
(5.8°C)
-2.0°F
(-1.1°C)
20th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1979
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2012
Ties: 1972
Jul 1972–May 1973
11-Month
42.8°F
(6.0°C)
45.4°F
(7.4°C)
-2.6°F
(-1.4°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1979
52nd Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2012
Ties: 1969
Jun 1972–May 1973
12-Month
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
46.9°F
(8.3°C)
-2.4°F
(-1.4°C)
10th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1979
51st Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2006
Ties: 2011
Dec 1971–May 1973
18-Month
40.6°F
(4.8°C)
43.1°F
(6.2°C)
-2.5°F
(-1.4°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1979
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2006
Ties: 1970
Jun 1971–May 1973
24-Month
44.7°F
(7.1°C)
46.9°F
(8.3°C)
-2.2°F
(-1.2°C)
6th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1979
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2007
Ties: 1957, 1970
Jun 1970–May 1973
36-Month
44.7°F
(7.1°C)
46.9°F
(8.3°C)
-2.2°F
(-1.2°C)
4th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 2011
46th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2007
Ties: 1971
Jun 1969–May 1973
48-Month
44.8°F
(7.1°C)
46.8°F
(8.2°C)
-2.0°F
(-1.1°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1972
44th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2007
Jun 1968–May 1973
60-Month
44.7°F
(7.1°C)
46.7°F
(8.2°C)
-2.0°F
(-1.1°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1973
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2007, 2008

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: City Time Series, published February 2020, retrieved on February 27, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/