Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1946

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1946
1-Month
52.2°F
(11.2°C)
56.0°F
(13.3°C)
-3.8°F
(-2.1°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1907
114th Warmest Warmest since: 1944 1934
Ties: 1910, 1996
Apr–May 1946
2-Month
52.0°F
(11.1°C)
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
1.6°F
(0.9°C)
100th Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1907
28th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 1934
Ties: 1906, 1952, 1962
Mar–May 1946
3-Month
48.3°F
(9.1°C)
43.9°F
(6.6°C)
4.4°F
(2.5°C)
121st Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1899
7th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
Ties: 1981
Feb–May 1946
4-Month
42.0°F
(5.6°C)
37.8°F
(3.2°C)
4.2°F
(2.4°C)
117th Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1899
11th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
Jan–May 1946
5-Month
37.8°F
(3.2°C)
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
4.5°F
(2.5°C)
117th Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1899
11th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
Ties: 1990
Dec 1945–May 1946
6-Month
33.8°F
(1.0°C)
31.0°F
(-0.6°C)
2.8°F
(1.6°C)
106th Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1917
21st Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
Ties: 1958, 1977
Nov 1945–May 1946
7-Month
33.4°F
(0.8°C)
31.2°F
(-0.4°C)
2.2°F
(1.2°C)
99th Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1899
28th Warmest Warmest since: 1942 2012
Ties: 1900, 1908, 1983
Oct 1945–May 1946
8-Month
35.3°F
(1.8°C)
33.2°F
(0.7°C)
2.1°F
(1.1°C)
101st Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1899
26th Warmest Warmest since: 1942 2012
Ties: 1955, 1963
Sep 1945–May 1946
9-Month
37.9°F
(3.3°C)
36.2°F
(2.3°C)
1.7°F
(1.0°C)
97th Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1899
30th Warmest Warmest since: 1942 2012
Aug 1945–May 1946
10-Month
41.1°F
(5.1°C)
39.6°F
(4.2°C)
1.5°F
(0.9°C)
97th Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1899
30th Warmest Warmest since: 1942 2012
Ties: 1901
Jul 1945–May 1946
11-Month
43.9°F
(6.6°C)
42.7°F
(5.9°C)
1.2°F
(0.7°C)
94th Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1899
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 1942 2012
Ties: 1935, 1961, 1980, 1983
Jun 1945–May 1946
12-Month
45.1°F
(7.3°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
73rd Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1899
54th Warmest Warmest since: 1944 2012
Ties: 1985
Dec 1944–May 1946
18-Month
40.7°F
(4.8°C)
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
0.7°F
(0.4°C)
82nd Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1979
44th Warmest Warmest since: 1942 2000, 2006
Ties: 1926, 1993
Jun 1944–May 1946
24-Month
44.9°F
(7.2°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
78th Coolest Coolest since: 1944 1917
48th Warmest Warmest since: 1945 2000, 2017
Ties: 1915, 1943, 1965, 1975, 1985, 2009
Jun 1943–May 1946
36-Month
45.0°F
(7.2°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
80th Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1918
45th Warmest Warmest since: 1944 2000
Ties: 1923, 1944, 1965, 2015, 2019
Jun 1942–May 1946
48-Month
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.1°F
(0.1°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1899
65th Warmest Warmest since: 1945 2007
Ties: 1926, 1963, 1966, 1986
Jun 1941–May 1946
60-Month
45.0°F
(7.2°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
76th Coolest Coolest since: 1940 1920
47th Warmest Warmest since: 1945 2006, 2007
Ties: 1933, 1939

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2021, retrieved on September 22, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/