Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1931

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1931
1-Month
54.7°F
(12.6°C)
56.0°F
(13.3°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.7°C)
48th Coolest Coolest since: 1930 1907
80th Warmest Warmest since: 1928 1934
Apr–May 1931
2-Month
50.7°F
(10.4°C)
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
69th Coolest Coolest since: 1929 1907
59th Warmest Warmest since: 1930 1934
Ties: 1902, 1942, 1965
Mar–May 1931
3-Month
43.9°F
(6.6°C)
43.8°F
(6.6°C)
0.1°F
(0.0°C)
65th Coolest Coolest since: 1927 1899
63rd Warmest Warmest since: 1930 2012
Ties: 1993
Feb–May 1931
4-Month
40.9°F
(4.9°C)
37.8°F
(3.2°C)
3.1°F
(1.7°C)
105th Coolest Coolest since: 1929 1899
23rd Warmest Warmest since: 1930 2012
Jan–May 1931
5-Month
38.1°F
(3.4°C)
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
4.8°F
(2.7°C)
119th Coolest Coolest since: 1930 1899
9th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Dec 1930–May 1931
6-Month
35.8°F
(2.1°C)
31.0°F
(-0.6°C)
4.8°F
(2.7°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 1930 1917
9th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Nov 1930–May 1931
7-Month
35.5°F
(1.9°C)
31.2°F
(-0.4°C)
4.3°F
(2.3°C)
117th Coolest Coolest since: 1930 1899
10th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Oct 1930–May 1931
8-Month
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
3.3°F
(1.9°C)
116th Coolest Coolest since: 1930 1899
11th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Ties: 2017
Sep 1930–May 1931
9-Month
39.2°F
(4.0°C)
36.2°F
(2.3°C)
3.0°F
(1.7°C)
114th Coolest Coolest since: 1930 1899
13th Warmest Warmest since: 1921 2012
Ties: 1921
Aug 1930–May 1931
10-Month
42.6°F
(5.9°C)
39.7°F
(4.3°C)
2.9°F
(1.6°C)
117th Coolest Coolest since: 1930 1899
10th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Ties: 2017
Jul 1930–May 1931
11-Month
45.7°F
(7.6°C)
42.7°F
(5.9°C)
3.0°F
(1.7°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 1930 1899
9th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Ties: 1987
Jun 1930–May 1931
12-Month
47.3°F
(8.5°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
2.7°F
(1.5°C)
116th Coolest Coolest since: 1930 1899
11th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Dec 1929–May 1931
18-Month
42.0°F
(5.6°C)
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
2.0°F
(1.2°C)
103rd Coolest Coolest since: 1930 1979
23rd Warmest Warmest to Date 2000, 2006
Jun 1929–May 1931
24-Month
45.8°F
(7.7°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
1.2°F
(0.7°C)
92nd Coolest Coolest since: 1930 1917
34th Warmest Warmest to Date 2000, 2017
Jun 1928–May 1931
36-Month
44.7°F
(7.1°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
0.1°F
(0.1°C)
70th Coolest Coolest since: 1930 1918
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1923 2000
Ties: 1975, 1984
Jun 1927–May 1931
48-Month
44.3°F
(6.8°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 1930 1899
84th Warmest Warmest since: 1927 2007
Ties: 1902, 1925, 1949, 1959, 2011
Jun 1926–May 1931
60-Month
44.2°F
(6.8°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.1°C)
36th Coolest Coolest since: 1930 1920
87th Warmest Warmest since: 1928 2006, 2007
Ties: 1904, 1922, 1928, 1960, 1974

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2021, retrieved on November 29, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/