Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1956

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1956
1-Month
56.8°F
(13.8°C)
56.0°F
(13.3°C)
0.8°F
(0.5°C)
86th Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1907
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1955 1934
Ties: 1914
Apr–May 1956
2-Month
47.8°F
(8.8°C)
50.3°F
(10.2°C)
-2.5°F
(-1.4°C)
23rd Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1907
105th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 1934
Mar–May 1956
3-Month
41.7°F
(5.4°C)
43.9°F
(6.6°C)
-2.2°F
(-1.2°C)
28th Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1899
100th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Ties: 1906, 1912, 1935
Feb–May 1956
4-Month
35.0°F
(1.7°C)
37.9°F
(3.3°C)
-2.9°F
(-1.6°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 1950 1899
114th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Ties: 1913, 1923
Jan–May 1956
5-Month
30.6°F
(-0.8°C)
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
-2.7°F
(-1.5°C)
23rd Coolest Coolest since: 1950 1899
105th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Ties: 1905, 1909, 1924
Dec 1955–May 1956
6-Month
27.5°F
(-2.5°C)
31.0°F
(-0.6°C)
-3.5°F
(-1.9°C)
7th Coolest Coolest since: 1950 1917
120th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Ties: 1937, 1965
Nov 1955–May 1956
7-Month
26.7°F
(-2.9°C)
31.2°F
(-0.4°C)
-4.5°F
(-2.5°C)
5th Coolest Coolest since: 1936 1899
122nd Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Oct 1955–May 1956
8-Month
29.6°F
(-1.3°C)
33.2°F
(0.7°C)
-3.6°F
(-2.0°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1936 1899
118th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Sep 1955–May 1956
9-Month
33.1°F
(0.6°C)
36.2°F
(2.3°C)
-3.1°F
(-1.7°C)
10th Coolest Coolest since: 1950 1899
117th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Ties: 1920
Aug 1955–May 1956
10-Month
37.3°F
(2.9°C)
39.6°F
(4.2°C)
-2.3°F
(-1.3°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1899
113th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Ties: 2019
Jul 1955–May 1956
11-Month
40.9°F
(4.9°C)
42.7°F
(5.9°C)
-1.8°F
(-1.0°C)
21st Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1899
106th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Jun 1955–May 1956
12-Month
42.7°F
(5.9°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-1.8°F
(-1.0°C)
18th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1899
109th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Ties: 1951, 1965, 1994
Dec 1954–May 1956
18-Month
39.5°F
(4.2°C)
40.1°F
(4.5°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
46th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1979
80th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2000, 2006
Ties: 1908, 1919, 1938, 1986, 2014
Jun 1954–May 1956
24-Month
44.4°F
(6.9°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-0.1°F
(0.0°C)
57th Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1917
69th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2000, 2017
Ties: 1914
Jun 1953–May 1956
36-Month
45.1°F
(7.3°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.6°F
(0.4°C)
83rd Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1918
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2000
Ties: 1981, 1985
Jun 1952–May 1956
48-Month
45.2°F
(7.3°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.7°F
(0.4°C)
86th Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1899
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1944 2007
Ties: 1976, 1987, 2012
Jun 1951–May 1956
60-Month
44.4°F
(6.9°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-0.1°F
(0.0°C)
47th Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1920
76th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2006, 2007
Ties: 1947, 1949, 1955, 1963, 1966, 1968, 1980

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2021, retrieved on September 20, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/