Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1966

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1966
1-Month
55.4°F
(13.0°C)
56.0°F
(13.3°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
53rd Coolest Coolest since: 1961 1907
73rd Warmest Warmest since: 1965 1934
Ties: 1895, 1981
Apr–May 1966
2-Month
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
-2.9°F
(-1.6°C)
19th Coolest Coolest since: 1961 1907
107th Warmest Warmest since: 1965 1934
Mar–May 1966
3-Month
43.4°F
(6.3°C)
43.9°F
(6.6°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.3°C)
55th Coolest Coolest since: 1965 1899
71st Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2012
Ties: 1989
Feb–May 1966
4-Month
36.2°F
(2.3°C)
37.9°F
(3.3°C)
-1.7°F
(-1.0°C)
35th Coolest Coolest since: 1965 1899
91st Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2012
Ties: 2013
Jan–May 1966
5-Month
30.2°F
(-1.0°C)
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
-3.1°F
(-1.7°C)
15th Coolest Coolest since: 1950 1899
111th Warmest Warmest since: 1965 2012
Dec 1965–May 1966
6-Month
29.7°F
(-1.3°C)
31.0°F
(-0.6°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.7°C)
38th Coolest Coolest since: 1965 1917
87th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2012
Ties: 1943
Nov 1965–May 1966
7-Month
30.2°F
(-1.0°C)
31.1°F
(-0.5°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
41st Coolest Coolest since: 1965 1899
84th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2012
Ties: 1943, 1984
Oct 1965–May 1966
8-Month
32.9°F
(0.5°C)
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 1965 1899
69th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2012
Ties: 1927, 2018
Sep 1965–May 1966
9-Month
34.7°F
(1.5°C)
36.2°F
(2.3°C)
-1.5°F
(-0.8°C)
25th Coolest Coolest since: 1965 1899
100th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2012
Ties: 1916, 1918, 1951, 1962, 1993
Aug 1965–May 1966
10-Month
38.2°F
(3.4°C)
39.6°F
(4.2°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.8°C)
27th Coolest Coolest since: 1965 1899
98th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2012
Ties: 1922
Jul 1965–May 1966
11-Month
41.3°F
(5.2°C)
42.7°F
(5.9°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.7°C)
26th Coolest Coolest since: 1965 1899
99th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2012
Jun 1965–May 1966
12-Month
43.2°F
(6.2°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.7°C)
26th Coolest Coolest since: 1965 1899
99th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2012
Ties: 1909
Dec 1964–May 1966
18-Month
38.0°F
(3.3°C)
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
-2.0°F
(-1.1°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1979
113th Warmest Warmest since: 1965 2000, 2006
Ties: 1950
Jun 1964–May 1966
24-Month
42.9°F
(6.1°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-1.6°F
(-0.8°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1917
110th Warmest Warmest since: 1965 2000, 2017
Ties: 1929
Jun 1963–May 1966
36-Month
44.3°F
(6.8°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
44th Coolest Coolest since: 1962 1918
79th Warmest Warmest since: 1965 2000
Ties: 1911, 1922, 1924, 1962, 1986, 1994
Jun 1962–May 1966
48-Month
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.1°F
(0.1°C)
61st Coolest Coolest since: 1963 1899
61st Warmest Warmest since: 1965 2007
Ties: 1926, 1946, 1963, 1986
Jun 1961–May 1966
60-Month
44.4°F
(6.9°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-0.1°F
(0.0°C)
47th Coolest Coolest since: 1963 1920
74th Warmest Warmest since: 1965 2006, 2007
Ties: 1947, 1949, 1955, 1956, 1963, 1968, 1980

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published May 2020, retrieved on May 25, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/