Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1947

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1947
1-Month
52.8°F
(11.6°C)
56.0°F
(13.3°C)
-3.2°F
(-1.7°C)
21st Coolest Coolest since: 1946 1907
107th Warmest Warmest since: 1944 1934
Apr–May 1947
2-Month
47.4°F
(8.6°C)
50.3°F
(10.2°C)
-2.9°F
(-1.6°C)
18th Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1907
110th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 1934
Mar–May 1947
3-Month
40.5°F
(4.7°C)
43.8°F
(6.6°C)
-3.3°F
(-1.9°C)
13th Coolest Coolest since: 1924 1899
115th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1907, 1960
Feb–May 1947
4-Month
34.3°F
(1.3°C)
37.8°F
(3.2°C)
-3.5°F
(-1.9°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1936 1899
119th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1904
Jan–May 1947
5-Month
32.0°F
(0.0°C)
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.7°C)
45th Coolest Coolest since: 1943 1899
83rd Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Dec 1946–May 1947
6-Month
30.4°F
(-0.9°C)
31.0°F
(-0.6°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
52nd Coolest Coolest since: 1943 1917
75th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1928, 1940, 2009, 2010
Nov 1946–May 1947
7-Month
30.4°F
(-0.9°C)
31.1°F
(-0.5°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
47th Coolest Coolest since: 1943 1899
80th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1898, 1918
Oct 1946–May 1947
8-Month
32.1°F
(0.1°C)
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
-1.2°F
(-0.6°C)
38th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1899
89th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Sep 1946–May 1947
9-Month
35.1°F
(1.7°C)
36.2°F
(2.3°C)
-1.1°F
(-0.6°C)
34th Coolest Coolest since: 1943 1899
93rd Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1943, 2001, 2014
Aug 1946–May 1947
10-Month
38.3°F
(3.5°C)
39.6°F
(4.2°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.7°C)
29th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1899
98th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1971
Jul 1946–May 1947
11-Month
41.5°F
(5.3°C)
42.6°F
(5.9°C)
-1.1°F
(-0.6°C)
33rd Coolest Coolest since: 1936 1899
94th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1922, 1971
Jun 1946–May 1947
12-Month
43.6°F
(6.4°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.6°C)
34th Coolest Coolest since: 1943 1899
93rd Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1960, 2010
Dec 1945–May 1947
18-Month
40.3°F
(4.6°C)
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
72nd Coolest Coolest since: 1944 1979
54th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2000, 2006
Ties: 1911, 1914, 1975
Jun 1945–May 1947
24-Month
44.3°F
(6.8°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
50th Coolest Coolest since: 1944 1917
76th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2000, 2017
Ties: 1923, 1924, 1925, 1944, 1949, 1996
Jun 1944–May 1947
36-Month
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
-0.1°F
(-0.1°C)
60th Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1918
65th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2000
Ties: 1903, 2010
Jun 1943–May 1947
48-Month
44.7°F
(7.1°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
0.1°F
(0.1°C)
68th Coolest Coolest since: 1946 1899
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1945 2007
Ties: 1939, 1961, 1965, 1978
Jun 1942–May 1947
60-Month
44.4°F
(6.9°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-0.1°F
(0.0°C)
47th Coolest Coolest since: 1931 1920
76th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2006, 2007
Ties: 1949, 1955, 1956, 1963, 1966, 1968, 1980

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2021, retrieved on November 26, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/