Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1940

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1940
1-Month
56.6°F
(13.7°C)
56.0°F
(13.3°C)
0.6°F
(0.4°C)
79th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1907
47th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 1934
Ties: 1912, 1951, 1965
Apr–May 1940
2-Month
49.4°F
(9.7°C)
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.5°C)
42nd Coolest Coolest since: 1935 1907
84th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 1934
Ties: 1970, 1973, 2018
Mar–May 1940
3-Month
42.4°F
(5.8°C)
43.8°F
(6.6°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.8°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 1935 1899
86th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Ties: 1904, 2008
Feb–May 1940
4-Month
36.7°F
(2.6°C)
37.9°F
(3.3°C)
-1.2°F
(-0.7°C)
46th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1899
80th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Jan–May 1940
5-Month
30.5°F
(-0.8°C)
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
-2.8°F
(-1.5°C)
19th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1899
107th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Ties: 1922, 1965, 2011
Dec 1939–May 1940
6-Month
30.4°F
(-0.9°C)
31.1°F
(-0.5°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
52nd Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
73rd Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Ties: 1928, 1947, 2009, 2010
Nov 1939–May 1940
7-Month
31.3°F
(-0.4°C)
31.1°F
(-0.5°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
65th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1899
60th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Ties: 1932, 1967
Oct 1939–May 1940
8-Month
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
33.2°F
(0.7°C)
0.1°F
(0.0°C)
65th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1899
60th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Ties: 1906
Sep 1939–May 1940
9-Month
36.8°F
(2.7°C)
36.3°F
(2.4°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
75th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1899
50th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Ties: 1944
Aug 1939–May 1940
10-Month
40.2°F
(4.6°C)
39.7°F
(4.3°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
74th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1899
51st Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Ties: 1945, 1953
Jul 1939–May 1940
11-Month
43.5°F
(6.4°C)
42.7°F
(5.9°C)
0.8°F
(0.5°C)
83rd Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1899
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Ties: 1902, 1926, 1963, 2013
Jun 1939–May 1940
12-Month
45.3°F
(7.4°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
0.7°F
(0.4°C)
79th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1899
46th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Ties: 1953, 1963
Dec 1938–May 1940
18-Month
41.2°F
(5.1°C)
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
1.2°F
(0.7°C)
90th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1979
34th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2000, 2006
Ties: 1902, 1984, 2002
Jun 1938–May 1940
24-Month
46.1°F
(7.8°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
1.5°F
(0.8°C)
100th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1917
24th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2000, 2017
Ties: 1990, 2001, 2008, 2018
Jun 1937–May 1940
36-Month
45.9°F
(7.7°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
1.4°F
(0.8°C)
99th Coolest Coolest since: 1939 1918
24th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2000
Ties: 1982, 2016
Jun 1936–May 1940
48-Month
45.6°F
(7.6°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
1.1°F
(0.7°C)
96th Coolest Coolest since: 1939 1899
26th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2007
Ties: 1933, 1977, 2013, 2014
Jun 1935–May 1940
60-Month
44.8°F
(7.1°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
68th Coolest Coolest since: 1932 1920
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2006, 2007
Ties: 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published January 2020, retrieved on January 19, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/