Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1903

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1903
1-Month
55.6°F
(13.1°C)
56.0°F
(13.3°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1907
70th Warmest Warmest since: 1902 1934
Ties: 1919, 2004, 2014
Apr–May 1903
2-Month
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
50.3°F
(10.2°C)
0.1°F
(0.0°C)
55th Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1907
71st Warmest Warmest since: 1902 1934
Ties: 1938, 1971, 1974, 1978
Mar–May 1903
3-Month
43.2°F
(6.2°C)
43.8°F
(6.6°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.4°C)
51st Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1899
75th Warmest Warmest since: 1902 2012
Ties: 1969
Feb–May 1903
4-Month
35.1°F
(1.7°C)
37.8°F
(3.2°C)
-2.7°F
(-1.5°C)
17th Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1899
109th Warmest Warmest since: 1902 2012
Ties: 1978
Jan–May 1903
5-Month
31.6°F
(-0.2°C)
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
-1.7°F
(-0.9°C)
35th Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1899
91st Warmest Warmest since: 1902 2012
Ties: 1920, 1997
Dec 1902–May 1903
6-Month
28.6°F
(-1.9°C)
31.1°F
(-0.5°C)
-2.5°F
(-1.4°C)
21st Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1917
104th Warmest Warmest since: 1902 2012
Ties: 1952
Nov 1902–May 1903
7-Month
29.1°F
(-1.6°C)
31.1°F
(-0.5°C)
-2.0°F
(-1.1°C)
23rd Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1899
102nd Warmest Warmest since: 1902 2012
Ties: 1996, 2001
Oct 1902–May 1903
8-Month
31.5°F
(-0.3°C)
33.2°F
(0.7°C)
-1.7°F
(-1.0°C)
25th Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1899
100th Warmest Warmest since: 1902 2012
Ties: 1909
Sep 1902–May 1903
9-Month
34.3°F
(1.3°C)
36.3°F
(2.4°C)
-2.0°F
(-1.1°C)
19th Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1899
106th Warmest Warmest since: 1902 2012
Aug 1902–May 1903
10-Month
37.6°F
(3.1°C)
39.7°F
(4.3°C)
-2.1°F
(-1.2°C)
16th Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1899
109th Warmest Warmest since: 1902 2012
Jul 1902–May 1903
11-Month
40.6°F
(4.8°C)
42.7°F
(5.9°C)
-2.1°F
(-1.1°C)
17th Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1899
108th Warmest Warmest since: 1902 2012
Ties: 1951
Jun 1902–May 1903
12-Month
42.3°F
(5.7°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
-2.3°F
(-1.3°C)
13th Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1899
112th Warmest Warmest since: 1902 2012
Dec 1901–May 1903
18-Month
38.7°F
(3.7°C)
40.1°F
(4.5°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.8°C)
22nd Coolest Coolest since: 1900 1979
102nd Warmest Warmest since: 1902 2000, 2006
Ties: 1912
Jun 1901–May 1903
24-Month
43.8°F
(6.6°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
32nd Coolest Coolest since: 1900 1917
92nd Warmest Warmest since: 1902 2000, 2017
Ties: 1906, 1908, 1910, 1957, 1960, 2019
Jun 1900–May 1903
36-Month
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 1901 1918
64th Warmest Warmest since: 1902 2000
Ties: 1947, 2010
Jun 1899–May 1903
48-Month
44.8°F
(7.1°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
74th Coolest Coolest since: 1902 1899
48th Warmest Warmest to Date 2007
Ties: 1924, 1955, 1958, 1982, 1985
Jun 1898–May 1903
60-Month
43.9°F
(6.6°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
25th Coolest Coolest since: 1901 1920
96th Warmest Warmest since: 1902 2006, 2007
Ties: 1910, 1929, 1950, 1971

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published March 2020, retrieved on March 29, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/