Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1921

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1921
1-Month
55.9°F
(13.3°C)
56.0°F
(13.3°C)
-0.1°F
(0.0°C)
68th Coolest Coolest since: 1920 1907
59th Warmest Warmest since: 1918 1934
Ties: 1999, 2013
Apr–May 1921
2-Month
51.0°F
(10.6°C)
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
0.6°F
(0.4°C)
78th Coolest Coolest since: 1920 1907
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1915 1934
Ties: 1922, 1943, 1944, 1963, 2017
Mar–May 1921
3-Month
45.8°F
(7.7°C)
43.8°F
(6.6°C)
2.0°F
(1.1°C)
96th Coolest Coolest since: 1920 1899
31st Warmest Warmest since: 1918 2012
Ties: 1926, 1999
Feb–May 1921
4-Month
41.3°F
(5.2°C)
37.8°F
(3.2°C)
3.5°F
(2.0°C)
111th Coolest Coolest since: 1920 1899
16th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Ties: 1930, 1998
Jan–May 1921
5-Month
37.9°F
(3.3°C)
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
4.6°F
(2.6°C)
117th Coolest Coolest since: 1920 1899
10th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Dec 1920–May 1921
6-Month
35.1°F
(1.7°C)
31.1°F
(-0.5°C)
4.0°F
(2.2°C)
114th Coolest Coolest since: 1920 1917
12th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Ties: 2005
Nov 1920–May 1921
7-Month
34.3°F
(1.3°C)
31.2°F
(-0.4°C)
3.1°F
(1.7°C)
112th Coolest Coolest since: 1920 1899
14th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Oct 1920–May 1921
8-Month
36.4°F
(2.4°C)
33.2°F
(0.7°C)
3.2°F
(1.7°C)
112th Coolest Coolest since: 1920 1899
14th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Sep 1920–May 1921
9-Month
39.2°F
(4.0°C)
36.2°F
(2.3°C)
3.0°F
(1.7°C)
113th Coolest Coolest since: 1920 1899
13th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Ties: 1931
Aug 1920–May 1921
10-Month
42.1°F
(5.6°C)
39.6°F
(4.2°C)
2.5°F
(1.4°C)
109th Coolest Coolest since: 1920 1899
17th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Ties: 1939, 2002
Jul 1920–May 1921
11-Month
44.7°F
(7.1°C)
42.6°F
(5.9°C)
2.1°F
(1.2°C)
106th Coolest Coolest since: 1920 1899
20th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Ties: 1942, 1976
Jun 1920–May 1921
12-Month
46.4°F
(8.0°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
1.8°F
(1.0°C)
104th Coolest Coolest since: 1920 1899
22nd Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Ties: 1932, 1942, 1976
Dec 1919–May 1921
18-Month
40.5°F
(4.7°C)
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
78th Coolest Coolest since: 1920 1979
47th Warmest Warmest since: 1902 2000, 2006
Ties: 1958, 1959, 1995
Jun 1919–May 1921
24-Month
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
-0.1°F
(-0.1°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 1920 1917
66th Warmest Warmest since: 1915 2000, 2017
Jun 1918–May 1921
36-Month
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.1°F
(0.1°C)
67th Coolest Coolest since: 1920 1918
57th Warmest Warmest since: 1902 2000
Ties: 1926, 1927, 1957, 1974
Jun 1917–May 1921
48-Month
44.2°F
(6.8°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.1°C)
37th Coolest Coolest since: 1920 1899
86th Warmest Warmest since: 1911 2007
Ties: 1928, 1962
Jun 1916–May 1921
60-Month
43.5°F
(6.4°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.5°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 1920 1920
108th Warmest Warmest since: 1915 2006, 2007
Ties: 1951

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published February 2021, retrieved on March 5, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/