Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Average Temperature Rankings, January 1939

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
January 1939
1-Month
24.1°F
(-4.4°C)
15.0°F
(-9.4°C)
9.1°F
(5.0°C)
114th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1937
14th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2006
Ties: 1921, 2002
Dec 1938–Jan 1939
2-Month
23.8°F
(-4.6°C)
17.4°F
(-8.1°C)
6.4°F
(3.5°C)
110th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1979
17th Warmest Warmest since: 1931 2021
Nov 1938–Jan 1939
3-Month
25.6°F
(-3.6°C)
22.2°F
(-5.4°C)
3.4°F
(1.8°C)
99th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1979
28th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2021
Oct 1938–Jan 1939
4-Month
32.8°F
(0.4°C)
28.6°F
(-1.9°C)
4.2°F
(2.3°C)
117th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1912
10th Warmest Warmest since: 1919 2000
Sep 1938–Jan 1939
5-Month
39.1°F
(3.9°C)
35.0°F
(1.7°C)
4.1°F
(2.2°C)
121st Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1897
6th Warmest Warmest to Date 2006
Ties: 2021
Aug 1938–Jan 1939
6-Month
45.0°F
(7.2°C)
40.8°F
(4.9°C)
4.2°F
(2.3°C)
124th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1912
3rd Warmest Warmest to Date 2006
Jul 1938–Jan 1939
7-Month
49.1°F
(9.5°C)
45.3°F
(7.4°C)
3.8°F
(2.1°C)
123rd Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1912
4th Warmest Warmest to Date 2006
Jun 1938–Jan 1939
8-Month
51.4°F
(10.8°C)
47.9°F
(8.8°C)
3.5°F
(2.0°C)
122nd Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1952
5th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2006
May 1938–Jan 1939
9-Month
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
48.9°F
(9.4°C)
2.9°F
(1.6°C)
122nd Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1952
5th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 1989
Ties: 1981, 2021
Apr 1938–Jan 1939
10-Month
51.2°F
(10.7°C)
48.4°F
(9.1°C)
2.8°F
(1.6°C)
121st Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1952
6th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2006
Ties: 1934, 1935, 2013
Mar 1938–Jan 1939
11-Month
49.9°F
(9.9°C)
46.8°F
(8.2°C)
3.1°F
(1.7°C)
123rd Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1952
4th Warmest Warmest to Date 2013
Ties: 1964
Feb 1938–Jan 1939
12-Month
47.2°F
(8.4°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
2.6°F
(1.4°C)
112th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1918
15th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2013
Aug 1937–Jan 1939
18-Month
45.5°F
(7.5°C)
43.3°F
(6.3°C)
2.2°F
(1.2°C)
110th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1918
16th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2013
Ties: 1955, 1964, 1981, 1989
Feb 1937–Jan 1939
24-Month
46.0°F
(7.8°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
1.5°F
(0.9°C)
101st Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1952
25th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2007
Ties: 1955, 1975
Feb 1936–Jan 1939
36-Month
45.1°F
(7.3°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.6°F
(0.4°C)
85th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1918
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1936 2007, 2008, 2018
Ties: 1975, 1977, 2016
Feb 1935–Jan 1939
48-Month
44.8°F
(7.1°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
71st Coolest Coolest since: 1931 1918
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 1938 2008
Ties: 1922, 1967, 1976
Feb 1934–Jan 1939
60-Month
45.3°F
(7.4°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.8°F
(0.5°C)
92nd Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1920
31st Warmest Warmest since: 1936 2008
Ties: 1941, 1985, 1988, 2000

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2021, retrieved on December 4, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/