Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1952

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1952
1-Month
56.4°F
(13.6°C)
56.0°F
(13.3°C)
0.4°F
(0.3°C)
75th Coolest Coolest since: 1950 1907
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 1951 1934
Ties: 1963, 1976
Apr–May 1952
2-Month
52.0°F
(11.1°C)
50.3°F
(10.2°C)
1.7°F
(0.9°C)
100th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1907
28th Warmest Warmest since: 1949 1934
Ties: 1906, 1946, 1962
Mar–May 1952
3-Month
42.0°F
(5.6°C)
43.8°F
(6.6°C)
-1.8°F
(-1.0°C)
36th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1899
92nd Warmest Warmest since: 1949 2012
Feb–May 1952
4-Month
37.2°F
(2.9°C)
37.8°F
(3.2°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1899
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 1949 2012
Ties: 1898, 1949, 1957, 1969, 1971, 1995, 2002
Jan–May 1952
5-Month
32.1°F
(0.1°C)
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
-1.2°F
(-0.6°C)
46th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1899
82nd Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2012
Ties: 1959, 2014
Dec 1951–May 1952
6-Month
28.6°F
(-1.9°C)
31.0°F
(-0.6°C)
-2.4°F
(-1.3°C)
21st Coolest Coolest since: 1950 1917
106th Warmest Warmest since: 1951 2012
Ties: 1903
Nov 1951–May 1952
7-Month
28.5°F
(-1.9°C)
31.1°F
(-0.5°C)
-2.6°F
(-1.4°C)
16th Coolest Coolest since: 1950 1899
111th Warmest Warmest since: 1951 2012
Oct 1951–May 1952
8-Month
30.6°F
(-0.8°C)
33.2°F
(0.7°C)
-2.6°F
(-1.5°C)
15th Coolest Coolest since: 1950 1899
112th Warmest Warmest since: 1951 2012
Sep 1951–May 1952
9-Month
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
36.2°F
(2.3°C)
-2.9°F
(-1.6°C)
12th Coolest Coolest since: 1950 1899
115th Warmest Warmest since: 1951 2012
Aug 1951–May 1952
10-Month
36.8°F
(2.7°C)
39.7°F
(4.3°C)
-2.9°F
(-1.6°C)
8th Coolest Coolest since: 1936 1899
119th Warmest Warmest since: 1951 2012
Ties: 1920, 1997
Jul 1951–May 1952
11-Month
39.8°F
(4.3°C)
42.7°F
(5.9°C)
-2.9°F
(-1.6°C)
6th Coolest Coolest since: 1917 1899
121st Warmest Warmest since: 1951 2012
Ties: 1978, 1997
Jun 1951–May 1952
12-Month
41.4°F
(5.2°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
-3.2°F
(-1.8°C)
4th Coolest Coolest since: 1917 1899
123rd Warmest Warmest since: 1951 2012
Dec 1950–May 1952
18-Month
37.2°F
(2.9°C)
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
-2.8°F
(-1.5°C)
5th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1979
121st Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2000, 2006
Jun 1950–May 1952
24-Month
42.0°F
(5.6°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-2.5°F
(-1.3°C)
4th Coolest Coolest since: 1918 1917
122nd Warmest Warmest since: 1951 2000, 2017
Jun 1949–May 1952
36-Month
42.2°F
(5.7°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-2.3°F
(-1.2°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1918 1918
122nd Warmest Warmest since: 1951 2000
Jun 1948–May 1952
48-Month
42.6°F
(5.9°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-1.9°F
(-1.0°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1919 1899
121st Warmest Warmest since: 1951 2007
Ties: 1919
Jun 1947–May 1952
60-Month
43.0°F
(6.1°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-1.5°F
(-0.8°C)
5th Coolest Coolest since: 1920 1920
118th Warmest Warmest since: 1951 2006, 2007

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/