Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1971

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1971
1-Month
54.2°F
(12.3°C)
56.0°F
(13.3°C)
-1.8°F
(-1.0°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 1968 1907
88th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 1934
Ties: 1990, 2010, 2020
Apr–May 1971
2-Month
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
57th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1907
71st Warmest Warmest since: 1969 1934
Ties: 1903, 1938, 1974, 1978
Mar–May 1971
3-Month
43.6°F
(6.4°C)
43.8°F
(6.6°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.2°C)
58th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1899
70th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2012
Ties: 1937, 1961, 1978
Feb–May 1971
4-Month
37.2°F
(2.9°C)
37.9°F
(3.3°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1899
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 1969 2012
Ties: 1898, 1949, 1952, 1957, 1969, 1995, 2002
Jan–May 1971
5-Month
31.7°F
(-0.2°C)
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
-1.6°F
(-0.9°C)
38th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1899
90th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2012
Ties: 1972, 1993
Dec 1970–May 1971
6-Month
29.0°F
(-1.7°C)
31.0°F
(-0.6°C)
-2.0°F
(-1.1°C)
29th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1917
98th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2012
Ties: 1905, 1996, 2014
Nov 1970–May 1971
7-Month
29.2°F
(-1.6°C)
31.1°F
(-0.5°C)
-1.9°F
(-1.1°C)
26th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1899
101st Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2012
Ties: 1916, 1960
Oct 1970–May 1971
8-Month
31.2°F
(-0.4°C)
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
-2.1°F
(-1.1°C)
19th Coolest Coolest since: 1965 1899
108th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2012
Ties: 1929
Sep 1970–May 1971
9-Month
34.4°F
(1.3°C)
36.2°F
(2.3°C)
-1.8°F
(-1.0°C)
20th Coolest Coolest since: 1965 1899
107th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2012
Ties: 1996
Aug 1970–May 1971
10-Month
38.3°F
(3.5°C)
39.7°F
(4.3°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.8°C)
29th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1899
98th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2012
Ties: 1947
Jul 1970–May 1971
11-Month
41.5°F
(5.3°C)
42.6°F
(5.9°C)
-1.1°F
(-0.6°C)
33rd Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1899
94th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2012
Ties: 1922, 1947
Jun 1970–May 1971
12-Month
43.8°F
(6.6°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
39th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1899
88th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2012
Ties: 1949, 1962, 2011, 2014
Dec 1969–May 1971
18-Month
39.1°F
(3.9°C)
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
30th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1979
96th Warmest Warmest since: 1969 2000, 2006
Ties: 1906, 1910, 1920
Jun 1969–May 1971
24-Month
43.7°F
(6.5°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
27th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1917
99th Warmest Warmest since: 1969 2000, 2017
Ties: 1920, 1969, 1972, 2011
Jun 1968–May 1971
36-Month
43.5°F
(6.4°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.5°C)
19th Coolest Coolest since: 1967 1918
106th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2000
Ties: 1913, 1920, 1967
Jun 1967–May 1971
48-Month
43.7°F
(6.5°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
17th Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1899
107th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2007
Ties: 1909, 1912, 1913, 1915, 1916, 1929, 1950
Jun 1966–May 1971
60-Month
43.9°F
(6.6°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
25th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1920
98th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2006, 2007
Ties: 1903, 1910, 1929, 1950

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/