Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1950

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1950
1-Month
51.9°F
(11.1°C)
56.0°F
(13.3°C)
-4.1°F
(-2.2°C)
12th Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1907
116th Warmest Warmest since: 1949 1934
Apr–May 1950
2-Month
44.4°F
(6.9°C)
50.3°F
(10.2°C)
-5.9°F
(-3.3°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest since: 1907 1907
126th Warmest Warmest since: 1949 1934
Mar–May 1950
3-Month
37.4°F
(3.0°C)
43.9°F
(6.6°C)
-6.5°F
(-3.6°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1899
126th Warmest Warmest since: 1949 2012
Feb–May 1950
4-Month
32.7°F
(0.4°C)
37.9°F
(3.3°C)
-5.2°F
(-2.9°C)
5th Coolest Coolest since: 1936 1899
123rd Warmest Warmest since: 1949 2012
Jan–May 1950
5-Month
26.6°F
(-3.0°C)
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
-6.7°F
(-3.7°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1899
126th Warmest Warmest since: 1949 2012
Dec 1949–May 1950
6-Month
25.0°F
(-3.9°C)
31.0°F
(-0.6°C)
-6.0°F
(-3.3°C)
4th Coolest Coolest since: 1917 1917
123rd Warmest Warmest since: 1949 2012
Nov 1949–May 1950
7-Month
27.3°F
(-2.6°C)
31.2°F
(-0.4°C)
-3.9°F
(-2.2°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1936 1899
118th Warmest Warmest since: 1949 2012
Ties: 1997
Oct 1949–May 1950
8-Month
29.7°F
(-1.3°C)
33.2°F
(0.7°C)
-3.5°F
(-2.0°C)
10th Coolest Coolest since: 1936 1899
117th Warmest Warmest since: 1949 2012
Sep 1949–May 1950
9-Month
32.8°F
(0.4°C)
36.2°F
(2.3°C)
-3.4°F
(-1.9°C)
7th Coolest Coolest since: 1936 1899
120th Warmest Warmest since: 1949 2012
Aug 1949–May 1950
10-Month
36.9°F
(2.7°C)
39.7°F
(4.3°C)
-2.8°F
(-1.6°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1936 1899
116th Warmest Warmest since: 1949 2012
Jul 1949–May 1950
11-Month
40.3°F
(4.6°C)
42.6°F
(5.9°C)
-2.3°F
(-1.3°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 1936 1899
113th Warmest Warmest since: 1949 2012
Jun 1949–May 1950
12-Month
42.6°F
(5.9°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
-2.0°F
(-1.1°C)
15th Coolest Coolest since: 1936 1899
112th Warmest Warmest since: 1949 2012
Ties: 1907, 1920
Dec 1948–May 1950
18-Month
38.0°F
(3.3°C)
40.1°F
(4.5°C)
-2.1°F
(-1.2°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1918 1979
115th Warmest Warmest since: 1949 2000, 2006
Ties: 1966
Jun 1948–May 1950
24-Month
43.2°F
(6.2°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.8°C)
18th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
108th Warmest Warmest since: 1949 2000, 2017
Ties: 1937
Jun 1947–May 1950
36-Month
43.7°F
(6.5°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
26th Coolest Coolest since: 1930 1918
99th Warmest Warmest since: 1949 2000
Ties: 1970, 1972
Jun 1946–May 1950
48-Month
43.7°F
(6.5°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
17th Coolest Coolest since: 1930 1899
107th Warmest Warmest since: 1949 2007
Ties: 1909, 1912, 1913, 1915, 1916, 1929, 1971
Jun 1945–May 1950
60-Month
43.9°F
(6.6°C)
44.4°F
(6.9°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.3°C)
25th Coolest Coolest since: 1930 1920
98th Warmest Warmest since: 1949 2006, 2007
Ties: 1903, 1910, 1929, 1971

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2021, retrieved on September 24, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/