Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1951

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1951
1-Month
56.6°F
(13.7°C)
56.0°F
(13.3°C)
0.6°F
(0.4°C)
81st Coolest Coolest since: 1950 1907
47th Warmest Warmest since: 1949 1934
Ties: 1912, 1940, 1965
Apr–May 1951
2-Month
48.8°F
(9.3°C)
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
-1.6°F
(-0.9°C)
33rd Coolest Coolest since: 1950 1907
95th Warmest Warmest since: 1949 1934
Mar–May 1951
3-Month
39.0°F
(3.9°C)
43.8°F
(6.6°C)
-4.8°F
(-2.7°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1950 1899
125th Warmest Warmest since: 1949 2012
Ties: 1917
Feb–May 1951
4-Month
35.2°F
(1.8°C)
37.9°F
(3.3°C)
-2.7°F
(-1.5°C)
19th Coolest Coolest since: 1950 1899
109th Warmest Warmest since: 1949 2012
Ties: 1909, 1922, 1929, 1989, 2018
Jan–May 1951
5-Month
30.8°F
(-0.7°C)
33.2°F
(0.7°C)
-2.4°F
(-1.4°C)
27th Coolest Coolest since: 1950 1899
101st Warmest Warmest since: 1949 2012
Ties: 1913
Dec 1950–May 1951
6-Month
28.9°F
(-1.7°C)
31.0°F
(-0.6°C)
-2.1°F
(-1.1°C)
26th Coolest Coolest since: 1950 1917
101st Warmest Warmest since: 1949 2012
Ties: 1897, 1949
Nov 1950–May 1951
7-Month
28.8°F
(-1.8°C)
31.1°F
(-0.5°C)
-2.3°F
(-1.3°C)
18th Coolest Coolest since: 1950 1899
109th Warmest Warmest since: 1949 2012
Ties: 1922
Oct 1950–May 1951
8-Month
31.6°F
(-0.2°C)
33.2°F
(0.7°C)
-1.6°F
(-0.9°C)
27th Coolest Coolest since: 1950 1899
100th Warmest Warmest since: 1949 2012
Ties: 1918, 1949, 1993
Sep 1950–May 1951
9-Month
34.7°F
(1.5°C)
36.2°F
(2.3°C)
-1.5°F
(-0.8°C)
25th Coolest Coolest since: 1950 1899
102nd Warmest Warmest since: 1949 2012
Ties: 1916, 1918, 1962, 1966, 1993
Aug 1950–May 1951
10-Month
37.9°F
(3.3°C)
39.6°F
(4.2°C)
-1.7°F
(-0.9°C)
20th Coolest Coolest since: 1950 1899
107th Warmest Warmest since: 1949 2012
Ties: 1907, 1918
Jul 1950–May 1951
11-Month
40.6°F
(4.8°C)
42.6°F
(5.9°C)
-2.0°F
(-1.1°C)
17th Coolest Coolest since: 1950 1899
110th Warmest Warmest since: 1949 2012
Ties: 1903
Jun 1950–May 1951
12-Month
42.7°F
(5.9°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
-1.9°F
(-1.1°C)
18th Coolest Coolest since: 1950 1899
109th Warmest Warmest since: 1949 2012
Ties: 1956, 1965, 1994
Dec 1949–May 1951
18-Month
36.8°F
(2.7°C)
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
-3.2°F
(-1.7°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1917 1979
123rd Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2000, 2006
Jun 1949–May 1951
24-Month
42.6°F
(5.9°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-1.9°F
(-1.0°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1918 1917
117th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2000, 2017
Ties: 1913
Jun 1948–May 1951
36-Month
43.0°F
(6.1°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-1.5°F
(-0.8°C)
8th Coolest Coolest since: 1919 1918
117th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2000
Jun 1947–May 1951
48-Month
43.4°F
(6.3°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-1.1°F
(-0.6°C)
12th Coolest Coolest since: 1920 1899
112th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2007
Ties: 1996, 1997
Jun 1946–May 1951
60-Month
43.5°F
(6.4°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.5°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 1921 1920
109th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2006, 2007
Ties: 1921

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2021, retrieved on September 23, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/