Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1939

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1939
1-Month
63.3°F
(17.4°C)
56.0°F
(13.3°C)
7.3°F
(4.1°C)
125th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1907
3rd Warmest Warmest since: 1934 1934
Apr–May 1939
2-Month
54.2°F
(12.3°C)
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
3.8°F
(2.1°C)
120th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1907
8th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 1934
Ties: 2006, 2012
Mar–May 1939
3-Month
47.0°F
(8.3°C)
43.8°F
(6.6°C)
3.2°F
(1.7°C)
110th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1899
18th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
Ties: 1911
Feb–May 1939
4-Month
37.7°F
(3.2°C)
37.9°F
(3.3°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
69th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1899
59th Warmest Warmest since: 1938 2012
Ties: 1902, 2021
Jan–May 1939
5-Month
35.0°F
(1.7°C)
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
1.7°F
(1.0°C)
90th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1899
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
Ties: 1942
Dec 1938–May 1939
6-Month
33.1°F
(0.6°C)
31.1°F
(-0.5°C)
2.0°F
(1.1°C)
92nd Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1917
35th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
Nov 1938–May 1939
7-Month
32.5°F
(0.3°C)
31.2°F
(-0.4°C)
1.3°F
(0.7°C)
87th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1899
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2012
Ties: 1935, 1941
Oct 1938–May 1939
8-Month
35.2°F
(1.8°C)
33.2°F
(0.7°C)
2.0°F
(1.1°C)
98th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1899
29th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
Ties: 1908, 1941, 1958, 1988
Sep 1938–May 1939
9-Month
38.4°F
(3.6°C)
36.2°F
(2.3°C)
2.2°F
(1.3°C)
106th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1899
21st Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
Ties: 1976, 2021
Aug 1938–May 1939
10-Month
42.1°F
(5.6°C)
39.7°F
(4.3°C)
2.4°F
(1.3°C)
110th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1899
17th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
Ties: 1921, 2002
Jul 1938–May 1939
11-Month
45.0°F
(7.2°C)
42.7°F
(5.9°C)
2.3°F
(1.3°C)
110th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1899
17th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
Jun 1938–May 1939
12-Month
46.9°F
(8.3°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
2.3°F
(1.3°C)
113th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1899
14th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
Dec 1937–May 1939
18-Month
41.8°F
(5.4°C)
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
1.8°F
(1.0°C)
102nd Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1979
24th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2000, 2006
Ties: 2003
Jun 1937–May 1939
24-Month
46.2°F
(7.9°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
1.7°F
(1.0°C)
104th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1917
22nd Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2000, 2017
Ties: 1964
Jun 1936–May 1939
36-Month
45.7°F
(7.6°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
1.1°F
(0.6°C)
97th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1918
28th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2000
Ties: 2003
Jun 1935–May 1939
48-Month
44.7°F
(7.1°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.2°F
(0.2°C)
68th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1899
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2007
Ties: 1947, 1961, 1965, 1978
Jun 1934–May 1939
60-Month
45.0°F
(7.2°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
76th Coolest Coolest since: 1933 1920
47th Warmest Warmest since: 1938 2006, 2007
Ties: 1933, 1946

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published July 2021, retrieved on July 30, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/