Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Average Temperature Rankings, December 1938

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1938
1-Month
23.6°F
(-4.7°C)
19.7°F
(-6.8°C)
3.9°F
(2.1°C)
87th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1983
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1930 1939
Ties: 1993
Nov–Dec 1938
2-Month
26.3°F
(-3.2°C)
25.7°F
(-3.5°C)
0.6°F
(0.3°C)
65th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1985
60th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 1999
Oct–Dec 1938
3-Month
35.7°F
(2.1°C)
33.1°F
(0.6°C)
2.6°F
(1.5°C)
101st Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1919
24th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 1999
Sep–Dec 1938
4-Month
42.8°F
(6.0°C)
39.8°F
(4.3°C)
3.0°F
(1.7°C)
113th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1985
12th Warmest Warmest since: 1931 1939, 2015
Ties: 1940, 2016
Aug–Dec 1938
5-Month
49.2°F
(9.6°C)
46.0°F
(7.8°C)
3.2°F
(1.8°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1985
7th Warmest Warmest to Date 1939
Jul–Dec 1938
6-Month
53.3°F
(11.8°C)
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
2.9°F
(1.6°C)
119th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1985
6th Warmest Warmest since: 1936 1939
Ties: 1936, 2011, 2015
Jun–Dec 1938
7-Month
55.4°F
(13.0°C)
52.6°F
(11.4°C)
2.8°F
(1.6°C)
119th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1951
6th Warmest Warmest since: 1936 1931
Ties: 2015
May–Dec 1938
8-Month
55.2°F
(12.9°C)
53.0°F
(11.7°C)
2.2°F
(1.2°C)
111th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1951
14th Warmest Warmest since: 1936 1939
Ties: 1940, 1987, 1999, 2015
Apr–Dec 1938
9-Month
54.2°F
(12.3°C)
52.1°F
(11.2°C)
2.1°F
(1.1°C)
109th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1951
16th Warmest Warmest since: 1936 1939
Ties: 1900, 1933
Mar–Dec 1938
10-Month
52.5°F
(11.4°C)
50.0°F
(10.0°C)
2.5°F
(1.4°C)
115th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1951
10th Warmest Warmest since: 1936 2012
Ties: 1931, 1987
Feb–Dec 1938
11-Month
49.3°F
(9.6°C)
47.3°F
(8.5°C)
2.0°F
(1.1°C)
109th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1951
16th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
Ties: 1930, 1939
Jan–Dec 1938
12-Month
46.6°F
(8.1°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
2.1°F
(1.2°C)
105th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1950, 1951
20th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
Jul 1937–Dec 1938
18-Month
48.3°F
(9.1°C)
46.5°F
(8.1°C)
1.8°F
(1.0°C)
104th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
20th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
Ties: 2015
Jan 1937–Dec 1938
24-Month
44.9°F
(7.2°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.4°F
(0.3°C)
73rd Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1951
51st Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2016
Jan 1936–Dec 1938
36-Month
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
58th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
65th Warmest Warmest since: 1936 2017
Ties: 1901, 1944, 1959, 2011
Jan 1935–Dec 1938
48-Month
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.1°F
(0.1°C)
66th Coolest Coolest since: 1930 1918
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2007
Ties: 1946, 1947, 1948, 1958, 1974, 1975, 1981, 1998
Jan 1934–Dec 1938
60-Month
45.3°F
(7.4°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.8°F
(0.5°C)
88th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1899, 1919
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2007
Ties: 1937, 1994, 1999, 2012

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2019, retrieved on November 21, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/