Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1949

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1949
1-Month
59.4°F
(15.2°C)
56.0°F
(13.3°C)
3.4°F
(1.9°C)
108th Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1907
19th Warmest Warmest since: 1944 1934
Apr–May 1949
2-Month
53.9°F
(12.2°C)
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
3.5°F
(2.0°C)
115th Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1907
12th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 1934
Mar–May 1949
3-Month
45.6°F
(7.6°C)
43.8°F
(6.6°C)
1.8°F
(1.0°C)
90th Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1899
37th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1976
Feb–May 1949
4-Month
37.2°F
(2.9°C)
37.8°F
(3.2°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1899
71st Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1898, 1952, 1957, 1969, 1971, 1995, 2002
Jan–May 1949
5-Month
31.0°F
(-0.6°C)
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
-2.3°F
(-1.3°C)
30th Coolest Coolest since: 1940 1899
97th Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2012
Ties: 1895
Dec 1948–May 1949
6-Month
28.9°F
(-1.7°C)
31.1°F
(-0.5°C)
-2.2°F
(-1.2°C)
26th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
100th Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2012
Ties: 1897, 1951
Nov 1948–May 1949
7-Month
29.3°F
(-1.5°C)
31.2°F
(-0.4°C)
-1.9°F
(-1.1°C)
29th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1899
97th Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2012
Ties: 1993
Oct 1948–May 1949
8-Month
31.6°F
(-0.2°C)
33.2°F
(0.7°C)
-1.6°F
(-0.9°C)
27th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1899
99th Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2012
Ties: 1918, 1951, 1993
Sep 1948–May 1949
9-Month
35.4°F
(1.9°C)
36.2°F
(2.3°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
42nd Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1899
84th Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2012
Ties: 1970
Aug 1948–May 1949
10-Month
39.0°F
(3.9°C)
39.6°F
(4.2°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
45th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1899
81st Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2012
Ties: 1905, 1915, 1924, 1927
Jul 1948–May 1949
11-Month
42.0°F
(5.6°C)
42.6°F
(5.9°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
44th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1899
82nd Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2012
Ties: 2001
Jun 1948–May 1949
12-Month
43.8°F
(6.6°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.3°C)
39th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1899
87th Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2012
Ties: 1962, 1971, 2011, 2014
Dec 1947–May 1949
18-Month
39.4°F
(4.1°C)
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
43rd Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1979
82nd Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2000, 2006
Ties: 1978, 2020
Jun 1947–May 1949
24-Month
44.3°F
(6.8°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
50th Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1917
75th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2000, 2017
Ties: 1923, 1924, 1925, 1944, 1947, 1996
Jun 1946–May 1949
36-Month
44.0°F
(6.7°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.2°C)
36th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1918
88th Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2000
Ties: 1938, 1969
Jun 1945–May 1949
48-Month
44.3°F
(6.8°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 1931 1899
83rd Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2007
Ties: 1902, 1925, 1931, 1959, 2011
Jun 1944–May 1949
60-Month
44.4°F
(6.9°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-0.1°F
(0.0°C)
47th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1920
75th Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2006, 2007
Ties: 1947, 1955, 1956, 1963, 1966, 1968, 1980

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published October 2020, retrieved on October 30, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/