Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1953

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1953
1-Month
53.5°F
(11.9°C)
56.0°F
(13.3°C)
-2.5°F
(-1.4°C)
29th Coolest Coolest since: 1950 1907
98th Warmest Warmest since: 1952 1934
Ties: 1898, 1930
Apr–May 1953
2-Month
46.0°F
(7.8°C)
50.3°F
(10.2°C)
-4.3°F
(-2.4°C)
7th Coolest Coolest since: 1950 1907
120th Warmest Warmest since: 1952 1934
Mar–May 1953
3-Month
41.4°F
(5.2°C)
43.9°F
(6.6°C)
-2.5°F
(-1.4°C)
20th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1899
107th Warmest Warmest since: 1952 2012
Ties: 1915, 1944, 1954, 1970
Feb–May 1953
4-Month
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
37.9°F
(3.3°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.7°C)
44th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1899
83rd Warmest Warmest since: 1952 2012
Ties: 2008
Jan–May 1953
5-Month
33.6°F
(0.9°C)
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
61st Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1899
66th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1995, 2009
Dec 1952–May 1953
6-Month
31.8°F
(-0.1°C)
31.1°F
(-0.5°C)
0.7°F
(0.4°C)
76th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1917
50th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1914, 1944
Nov 1952–May 1953
7-Month
31.7°F
(-0.2°C)
31.1°F
(-0.5°C)
0.6°F
(0.3°C)
72nd Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1899
54th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1902, 1944
Oct 1952–May 1953
8-Month
33.5°F
(0.8°C)
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
71st Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1899
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1989
Sep 1952–May 1953
9-Month
36.9°F
(2.7°C)
36.2°F
(2.3°C)
0.7°F
(0.4°C)
76th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1899
50th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Aug 1952–May 1953
10-Month
40.2°F
(4.6°C)
39.6°F
(4.2°C)
0.6°F
(0.4°C)
75th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1899
51st Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1940, 1945, 2020
Jul 1952–May 1953
11-Month
43.1°F
(6.2°C)
42.6°F
(5.9°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
71st Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1899
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2012
Ties: 1948, 2020
Jun 1952–May 1953
12-Month
45.3°F
(7.4°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.8°F
(0.5°C)
80th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1899
46th Warmest Warmest since: 1942 2012
Ties: 1940, 1963
Dec 1951–May 1953
18-Month
39.8°F
(4.3°C)
40.1°F
(4.5°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
55th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1979
70th Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2000, 2006
Ties: 1967, 1983
Jun 1951–May 1953
24-Month
43.4°F
(6.3°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
-1.2°F
(-0.7°C)
21st Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1917
104th Warmest Warmest since: 1949 2000, 2017
Ties: 1907, 1970
Jun 1950–May 1953
36-Month
43.1°F
(6.2°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.7°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1918
115th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2000
Jun 1949–May 1953
48-Month
43.0°F
(6.1°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-1.5°F
(-0.8°C)
7th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1899
116th Warmest Warmest since: 1951 2007
Ties: 1906, 1907
Jun 1948–May 1953
60-Month
43.2°F
(6.2°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.7°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1920
113th Warmest Warmest since: 1951 2006, 2007

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published October 2020, retrieved on October 28, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/