Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1901

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1901
1-Month
60.1°F
(15.6°C)
56.0°F
(13.3°C)
4.1°F
(2.3°C)
111th Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1907
16th Warmest Warmest since: 1900 1934
Apr–May 1901
2-Month
53.6°F
(12.0°C)
50.3°F
(10.2°C)
3.3°F
(1.8°C)
112th Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1907
15th Warmest Warmest since: 1900 1934
Ties: 1925, 1981
Mar–May 1901
3-Month
46.2°F
(7.9°C)
43.8°F
(6.6°C)
2.4°F
(1.3°C)
99th Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1899
28th Warmest Warmest since: 1900 2012
Feb–May 1901
4-Month
38.4°F
(3.6°C)
37.9°F
(3.3°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
78th Coolest Coolest since: 1900 1899
49th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Ties: 1942, 1994, 2003
Jan–May 1901
5-Month
34.7°F
(1.5°C)
33.2°F
(0.7°C)
1.5°F
(0.8°C)
85th Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1899
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1900 2012
Ties: 1958, 2003
Dec 1900–May 1901
6-Month
33.2°F
(0.7°C)
31.1°F
(-0.5°C)
2.1°F
(1.2°C)
96th Coolest Coolest since: 1900 1917
30th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Ties: 1988, 2017, 2020
Nov 1900–May 1901
7-Month
32.4°F
(0.2°C)
31.2°F
(-0.4°C)
1.2°F
(0.6°C)
84th Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1899
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1900 2012
Ties: 1961, 1985
Oct 1900–May 1901
8-Month
34.8°F
(1.6°C)
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
1.5°F
(0.9°C)
89th Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1899
37th Warmest Warmest since: 1900 2012
Sep 1900–May 1901
9-Month
37.5°F
(3.1°C)
36.3°F
(2.4°C)
1.2°F
(0.7°C)
90th Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1899
36th Warmest Warmest since: 1900 2012
Ties: 1961, 1995, 2003
Aug 1900–May 1901
10-Month
41.1°F
(5.1°C)
39.7°F
(4.3°C)
1.4°F
(0.8°C)
97th Coolest Coolest since: 1900 1899
29th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Ties: 1946
Jul 1900–May 1901
11-Month
43.8°F
(6.6°C)
42.6°F
(5.9°C)
1.2°F
(0.7°C)
89th Coolest Coolest since: 1900 1899
37th Warmest Warmest since: 1900 2012
Ties: 1900, 1938, 2015
Jun 1900–May 1901
12-Month
45.9°F
(7.7°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
1.3°F
(0.7°C)
94th Coolest Coolest since: 1900 1899
32nd Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Ties: 1989
Dec 1899–May 1901
18-Month
41.4°F
(5.2°C)
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
1.4°F
(0.8°C)
95th Coolest Coolest since: 1900 1979
30th Warmest Warmest to Date 2000, 2006
Ties: 1982
Jun 1899–May 1901
24-Month
45.7°F
(7.6°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
1.2°F
(0.7°C)
91st Coolest Coolest since: 1900 1917
34th Warmest Warmest to Date 2000, 2017
Jun 1898–May 1901
36-Month
43.9°F
(6.6°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
30th Coolest Coolest since: 1900 1918
94th Warmest Warmest to Date 2000
Ties: 1908, 1912, 1916, 1973, 2011
Jun 1897–May 1901
48-Month
44.0°F
(6.7°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.2°C)
32nd Coolest Coolest since: 1900 1899
91st Warmest Warmest to Date 2007
Ties: 1914, 1954, 1970
Jun 1896–May 1901
60-Month
43.4°F
(6.3°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-1.1°F
(-0.6°C)
10th Coolest Coolest since: 1900 1920
112th Warmest Warmest to Date 2006, 2007
Ties: 1906, 1908, 1916

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published October 2020, retrieved on October 22, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/