Climate at a Glance

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Rapid City, South Dakota

Average Temperature Rankings, March 2003

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1948-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
March 2003
1-Month
34.7°F
(1.5°C)
34.8°F
(1.6°C)
-0.1°F
(-0.1°C)
46th Coolest Coolest since: 2002 1965
26th Warmest Warmest since: 2000 2012
Feb–Mar 2003
2-Month
27.9°F
(-2.3°C)
30.8°F
(-0.7°C)
-2.9°F
(-1.6°C)
32nd Coolest Coolest since: 2002 2019
40th Warmest Warmest since: 2000 2016
Jan–Mar 2003
3-Month
27.2°F
(-2.7°C)
28.7°F
(-1.8°C)
-1.5°F
(-0.9°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 2002 1949
32nd Warmest Warmest since: 2000 1992
Dec 2002–Mar 2003
4-Month
28.3°F
(-2.1°C)
27.7°F
(-2.4°C)
0.6°F
(0.3°C)
54th Coolest Coolest since: 2002 1949
18th Warmest Warmest since: 2000 1992
Nov 2002–Mar 2003
5-Month
30.0°F
(-1.1°C)
28.9°F
(-1.7°C)
1.1°F
(0.6°C)
57th Coolest Coolest since: 2002 1979
15th Warmest Warmest since: 2000 2000
Oct 2002–Mar 2003
6-Month
31.5°F
(-0.3°C)
32.0°F
(0.0°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.3°C)
41st Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1979
31st Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2000
Sep 2002–Mar 2003
7-Month
35.8°F
(2.1°C)
36.0°F
(2.2°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
44th Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1952
28th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2000
Aug 2002–Mar 2003
8-Month
40.2°F
(4.6°C)
40.4°F
(4.7°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
47th Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1952
25th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2000
Jul 2002–Mar 2003
9-Month
44.4°F
(6.9°C)
43.9°F
(6.6°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
52nd Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1952
20th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2012
Ties: 1991
Jun 2002–Mar 2003
10-Month
46.9°F
(8.3°C)
45.9°F
(7.7°C)
1.0°F
(0.6°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1952
16th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2012
May 2002–Mar 2003
11-Month
47.3°F
(8.5°C)
46.7°F
(8.2°C)
0.6°F
(0.3°C)
55th Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1952
17th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2000, 2006
Apr 2002–Mar 2003
12-Month
47.0°F
(8.3°C)
46.5°F
(8.1°C)
0.5°F
(0.2°C)
53rd Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1952
18th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2006, 2007, 2013
Ties: 1990
Oct 2001–Mar 2003
18-Month
42.2°F
(5.7°C)
41.7°F
(5.4°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
54th Coolest Coolest since: 2002 1952, 1979
17th Warmest Warmest since: 2001 2013
Apr 2001–Mar 2003
24-Month
47.3°F
(8.5°C)
46.5°F
(8.1°C)
0.8°F
(0.4°C)
58th Coolest Coolest since: 2002 1952
12th Warmest Warmest since: 2000 2007
Ties: 1989
Apr 2000–Mar 2003
36-Month
46.8°F
(8.2°C)
46.5°F
(8.1°C)
0.3°F
(0.1°C)
49th Coolest Coolest since: 1999 1952
20th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2008
Apr 1999–Mar 2003
48-Month
47.2°F
(8.4°C)
46.4°F
(8.0°C)
0.8°F
(0.4°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 2000 1953
12th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2007, 2008
Ties: 2017
Apr 1998–Mar 2003
60-Month
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
46.4°F
(8.0°C)
1.1°F
(0.6°C)
61st Coolest Coolest since: 2002 1973
6th Warmest Warmest to Date 2008
Ties: 2017

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: City Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 16, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/