Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1909

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1909
1-Month
53.8°F
(12.1°C)
56.0°F
(13.3°C)
-2.2°F
(-1.2°C)
33rd Coolest Coolest since: 1908 1907
93rd Warmest Warmest since: 1906 1934
Ties: 1913, 2015
Apr–May 1909
2-Month
46.1°F
(7.8°C)
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
-4.3°F
(-2.4°C)
8th Coolest Coolest since: 1907 1907
118th Warmest Warmest since: 1908 1934
Mar–May 1909
3-Month
40.6°F
(4.8°C)
43.8°F
(6.6°C)
-3.2°F
(-1.8°C)
16th Coolest Coolest since: 1907 1899
110th Warmest Warmest since: 1908 2012
Feb–May 1909
4-Month
35.2°F
(1.8°C)
37.9°F
(3.3°C)
-2.7°F
(-1.5°C)
19th Coolest Coolest since: 1904 1899
107th Warmest Warmest since: 1908 2012
Ties: 1922, 1929, 1951, 1989, 2018
Jan–May 1909
5-Month
30.6°F
(-0.8°C)
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
-2.7°F
(-1.5°C)
23rd Coolest Coolest since: 1907 1899
103rd Warmest Warmest since: 1908 2012
Ties: 1905, 1924, 1956
Dec 1908–May 1909
6-Month
28.8°F
(-1.8°C)
31.1°F
(-0.5°C)
-2.3°F
(-1.3°C)
23rd Coolest Coolest since: 1907 1917
102nd Warmest Warmest since: 1908 2012
Ties: 1918, 1920
Nov 1908–May 1909
7-Month
29.5°F
(-1.4°C)
31.1°F
(-0.5°C)
-1.6°F
(-0.9°C)
31st Coolest Coolest since: 1907 1899
94th Warmest Warmest since: 1908 2012
Ties: 2014
Oct 1908–May 1909
8-Month
31.5°F
(-0.3°C)
33.2°F
(0.7°C)
-1.7°F
(-1.0°C)
25th Coolest Coolest since: 1907 1899
100th Warmest Warmest since: 1908 2012
Ties: 1903
Sep 1908–May 1909
9-Month
35.3°F
(1.8°C)
36.2°F
(2.3°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 1907 1899
85th Warmest Warmest since: 1908 2012
Ties: 1982
Aug 1908–May 1909
10-Month
38.4°F
(3.6°C)
39.6°F
(4.2°C)
-1.2°F
(-0.6°C)
31st Coolest Coolest since: 1907 1899
94th Warmest Warmest since: 1908 2012
Ties: 1913, 1994, 1996
Jul 1908–May 1909
11-Month
41.4°F
(5.2°C)
42.6°F
(5.9°C)
-1.2°F
(-0.7°C)
27th Coolest Coolest since: 1907 1899
98th Warmest Warmest since: 1908 2012
Ties: 1913, 1928, 1972, 1986, 1996
Jun 1908–May 1909
12-Month
43.2°F
(6.2°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.8°C)
26th Coolest Coolest since: 1907 1899
99th Warmest Warmest since: 1908 2012
Ties: 1966
Dec 1907–May 1909
18-Month
39.9°F
(4.4°C)
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
-0.1°F
(0.0°C)
57th Coolest Coolest since: 1908 1979
67th Warmest Warmest since: 1902 2000, 2006
Ties: 1948, 1963
Jun 1907–May 1909
24-Month
44.1°F
(6.7°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.3°C)
45th Coolest Coolest since: 1908 1917
79th Warmest Warmest since: 1902 2000, 2017
Ties: 1948, 1978, 1986
Jun 1906–May 1909
36-Month
43.6°F
(6.4°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
23rd Coolest Coolest since: 1907 1918
100th Warmest Warmest since: 1908 2000
Ties: 1914, 1997
Jun 1905–May 1909
48-Month
43.7°F
(6.5°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
17th Coolest Coolest since: 1907 1899
105th Warmest Warmest since: 1908 2007
Ties: 1912, 1913, 1915, 1916, 1929, 1950, 1971
Jun 1904–May 1909
60-Month
43.7°F
(6.5°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
18th Coolest Coolest since: 1908 1920
103rd Warmest Warmest since: 1905 2006, 2007
Ties: 1954, 1972, 1973

Citing This Page

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