Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1948

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1948
1-Month
56.5°F
(13.6°C)
56.0°F
(13.3°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
76th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1907
51st Warmest Warmest since: 1944 1934
Ties: 1986
Apr–May 1948
2-Month
52.8°F
(11.6°C)
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
2.4°F
(1.4°C)
105th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1907
22nd Warmest Warmest since: 1941 1934
Ties: 1991
Mar–May 1948
3-Month
44.0°F
(6.7°C)
43.8°F
(6.6°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
67th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1899
60th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1914
Feb–May 1948
4-Month
36.8°F
(2.7°C)
37.8°F
(3.2°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.5°C)
47th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1899
80th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1933, 1982, 1997
Jan–May 1948
5-Month
32.5°F
(0.3°C)
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
51st Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1899
76th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 2008
Dec 1947–May 1948
6-Month
30.6°F
(-0.8°C)
31.1°F
(-0.5°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.3°C)
57th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1917
69th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Nov 1947–May 1948
7-Month
29.9°F
(-1.2°C)
31.2°F
(-0.4°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.8°C)
37th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1899
89th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2012
Ties: 1928
Oct 1947–May 1948
8-Month
33.0°F
(0.6°C)
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.1°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1899
67th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1930, 2009
Sep 1947–May 1948
9-Month
36.1°F
(2.3°C)
36.2°F
(2.3°C)
-0.1°F
(0.0°C)
57th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1899
69th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1959, 2010, 2018
Aug 1947–May 1948
10-Month
40.1°F
(4.5°C)
39.6°F
(4.2°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
71st Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1899
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1902, 2008
Jul 1947–May 1948
11-Month
43.1°F
(6.2°C)
42.7°F
(5.9°C)
0.4°F
(0.3°C)
71st Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1899
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1953, 2020
Jun 1947–May 1948
12-Month
44.7°F
(7.1°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
0.1°F
(0.1°C)
66th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1899
60th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1945, 1984, 2018
Dec 1946–May 1948
18-Month
39.9°F
(4.4°C)
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
-0.1°F
(0.0°C)
58th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1979
67th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2000, 2006
Ties: 1909, 1963
Jun 1946–May 1948
24-Month
44.1°F
(6.7°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
46th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
79th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2000, 2017
Ties: 1909, 1978, 1986
Jun 1945–May 1948
36-Month
44.4°F
(6.9°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-0.1°F
(0.0°C)
52nd Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1918
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2000
Ties: 1915, 1925, 1945, 1954, 1958, 1960, 1961
Jun 1944–May 1948
48-Month
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
51st Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1899
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2007
Ties: 1911, 1922, 1927, 1938, 1960, 1975, 1995
Jun 1943–May 1948
60-Month
44.7°F
(7.1°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.2°F
(0.2°C)
66th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1920
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2006, 2007
Ties: 1925, 1932, 1959, 1961, 1981

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published October 2020, retrieved on October 22, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/