Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1943

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1943
1-Month
53.0°F
(11.7°C)
56.0°F
(13.3°C)
-3.0°F
(-1.6°C)
22nd Coolest Coolest since: 1942 1907
104th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 1934
Ties: 1979, 2008, 2011
Apr–May 1943
2-Month
51.0°F
(10.6°C)
50.3°F
(10.2°C)
0.7°F
(0.4°C)
77th Coolest Coolest since: 1942 1907
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 1934
Ties: 1921, 1922, 1944, 1963, 2017
Mar–May 1943
3-Month
42.2°F
(5.7°C)
43.9°F
(6.6°C)
-1.7°F
(-0.9°C)
38th Coolest Coolest since: 1935 1899
88th Warmest Warmest since: 1942 2012
Feb–May 1943
4-Month
37.8°F
(3.2°C)
37.8°F
(3.2°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
69th Coolest Coolest since: 1940 1899
57th Warmest Warmest since: 1942 2012
Jan–May 1943
5-Month
31.8°F
(-0.1°C)
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
-1.5°F
(-0.8°C)
41st Coolest Coolest since: 1940 1899
85th Warmest Warmest since: 1942 2012
Ties: 1915, 1962, 2018
Dec 1942–May 1943
6-Month
29.7°F
(-1.3°C)
31.0°F
(-0.6°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.7°C)
38th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
87th Warmest Warmest since: 1942 2012
Ties: 1966
Nov 1942–May 1943
7-Month
30.2°F
(-1.0°C)
31.2°F
(-0.4°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.6°C)
41st Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1899
84th Warmest Warmest since: 1942 2012
Ties: 1966, 1984
Oct 1942–May 1943
8-Month
32.4°F
(0.2°C)
33.2°F
(0.7°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.5°C)
42nd Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1899
83rd Warmest Warmest since: 1942 2012
Ties: 1984
Sep 1942–May 1943
9-Month
35.1°F
(1.7°C)
36.2°F
(2.3°C)
-1.1°F
(-0.6°C)
34th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1899
91st Warmest Warmest since: 1942 2012
Ties: 1947, 2001, 2014
Aug 1942–May 1943
10-Month
38.6°F
(3.7°C)
39.6°F
(4.2°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.5°C)
35th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1899
90th Warmest Warmest since: 1942 2012
Ties: 1962
Jul 1942–May 1943
11-Month
41.6°F
(5.3°C)
42.7°F
(5.9°C)
-1.1°F
(-0.6°C)
36th Coolest Coolest since: 1936 1899
89th Warmest Warmest since: 1942 2012
Ties: 1905, 1962
Jun 1942–May 1943
12-Month
43.4°F
(6.3°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
-1.2°F
(-0.7°C)
30th Coolest Coolest since: 1936 1899
95th Warmest Warmest since: 1942 2012
Ties: 1896, 1905, 1996
Dec 1941–May 1943
18-Month
40.1°F
(4.5°C)
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
0.1°F
(0.1°C)
67th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1979
57th Warmest Warmest since: 1942 2000, 2006
Ties: 1915, 1933, 1968
Jun 1941–May 1943
24-Month
44.9°F
(7.2°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
77th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
47th Warmest Warmest since: 1942 2000, 2017
Ties: 1915, 1946, 1965, 1975, 1985, 2009
Jun 1940–May 1943
36-Month
45.5°F
(7.5°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
1.0°F
(0.6°C)
87th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1918
36th Warmest Warmest since: 1942 2000
Ties: 1936, 2009
Jun 1939–May 1943
48-Month
45.5°F
(7.5°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
1.0°F
(0.6°C)
91st Coolest Coolest since: 1939 1899
31st Warmest Warmest since: 1942 2007
Ties: 1944, 1964, 1984, 1988
Jun 1938–May 1943
60-Month
45.8°F
(7.7°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
1.3°F
(0.8°C)
104th Coolest Coolest since: 1941 1920
17th Warmest Warmest since: 1942 2006, 2007
Ties: 1941, 1990, 1993, 2001, 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published March 2020, retrieved on April 1, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/