Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1955

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1955
1-Month
60.8°F
(16.0°C)
56.0°F
(13.3°C)
4.8°F
(2.7°C)
116th Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1907
12th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 1934
Apr–May 1955
2-Month
56.2°F
(13.4°C)
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
5.8°F
(3.2°C)
124th Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1907
4th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 1934
Mar–May 1955
3-Month
46.7°F
(8.2°C)
43.8°F
(6.6°C)
2.9°F
(1.6°C)
106th Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1899
22nd Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1986
Feb–May 1955
4-Month
38.6°F
(3.7°C)
37.9°F
(3.3°C)
0.7°F
(0.4°C)
83rd Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1899
45th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Ties: 1938, 1968, 2010
Jan–May 1955
5-Month
34.6°F
(1.4°C)
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
1.3°F
(0.7°C)
82nd Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1899
46th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1910, 1980, 2002
Dec 1954–May 1955
6-Month
33.0°F
(0.6°C)
31.0°F
(-0.6°C)
2.0°F
(1.2°C)
91st Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1917
36th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Nov 1954–May 1955
7-Month
33.9°F
(1.1°C)
31.2°F
(-0.4°C)
2.7°F
(1.5°C)
107th Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1899
20th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
Oct 1954–May 1955
8-Month
35.3°F
(1.8°C)
33.2°F
(0.7°C)
2.1°F
(1.1°C)
101st Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1899
26th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Ties: 1946, 1963
Sep 1954–May 1955
9-Month
38.1°F
(3.4°C)
36.2°F
(2.3°C)
1.9°F
(1.1°C)
101st Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1899
26th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Ties: 1990, 2015
Aug 1954–May 1955
10-Month
41.4°F
(5.2°C)
39.7°F
(4.3°C)
1.7°F
(0.9°C)
101st Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1899
26th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Jul 1954–May 1955
11-Month
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
42.7°F
(5.9°C)
1.8°F
(1.0°C)
100th Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1899
27th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Jun 1954–May 1955
12-Month
46.2°F
(7.9°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
1.6°F
(0.9°C)
98th Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1899
29th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Ties: 1988
Dec 1953–May 1955
18-Month
41.6°F
(5.3°C)
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
1.6°F
(0.9°C)
98th Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1979
28th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2000, 2006
Ties: 1954, 2001
Jun 1953–May 1955
24-Month
46.3°F
(7.9°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
1.7°F
(0.9°C)
106th Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1917
20th Warmest Warmest since: 1942 2000, 2017
Ties: 1977
Jun 1952–May 1955
36-Month
46.0°F
(7.8°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
1.5°F
(0.9°C)
103rd Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1918
22nd Warmest Warmest since: 1942 2000
Ties: 1932
Jun 1951–May 1955
48-Month
44.8°F
(7.1°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
74th Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1899
50th Warmest Warmest since: 1945 2007
Ties: 1903, 1924, 1958, 1982, 1985
Jun 1950–May 1955
60-Month
44.4°F
(6.9°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-0.1°F
(0.0°C)
47th Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1920
76th Warmest Warmest since: 1949 2006, 2007
Ties: 1947, 1949, 1956, 1963, 1966, 1968, 1980

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published June 2021, retrieved on June 19, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/