Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1973

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1973
1-Month
55.3°F
(12.9°C)
56.0°F
(13.3°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
54th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1907
74th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 1934
Apr–May 1973
2-Month
49.4°F
(9.7°C)
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.5°C)
43rd Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1907
85th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 1934
Ties: 1940, 1970, 2018, 2021
Mar–May 1973
3-Month
45.5°F
(7.5°C)
43.8°F
(6.6°C)
1.7°F
(0.9°C)
88th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1899
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1963 2012
Feb–May 1973
4-Month
40.2°F
(4.6°C)
37.8°F
(3.2°C)
2.4°F
(1.4°C)
103rd Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1899
25th Warmest Warmest since: 1963 2012
Ties: 1954
Jan–May 1973
5-Month
36.0°F
(2.2°C)
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
2.7°F
(1.5°C)
103rd Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1899
25th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1983
Dec 1972–May 1973
6-Month
32.2°F
(0.1°C)
31.1°F
(-0.5°C)
1.1°F
(0.6°C)
83rd Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1917
44th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2012
Ties: 1961, 1985, 1986
Nov 1972–May 1973
7-Month
31.8°F
(-0.1°C)
31.1°F
(-0.5°C)
0.7°F
(0.4°C)
74th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1899
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2012
Ties: 2010
Oct 1972–May 1973
8-Month
33.4°F
(0.8°C)
33.2°F
(0.7°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
69th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1899
58th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2012
Ties: 1938, 1967, 2008
Sep 1972–May 1973
9-Month
36.3°F
(2.4°C)
36.2°F
(2.3°C)
0.1°F
(0.1°C)
62nd Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1899
65th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2012
Ties: 1967
Aug 1972–May 1973
10-Month
39.7°F
(4.3°C)
39.6°F
(4.2°C)
0.1°F
(0.1°C)
60th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1899
67th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2012
Ties: 1923, 1984
Jul 1972–May 1973
11-Month
42.4°F
(5.8°C)
42.7°F
(5.9°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.1°C)
54th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1899
73rd Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2012
Ties: 1910, 1923, 1930
Jun 1972–May 1973
12-Month
44.4°F
(6.9°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
57th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1899
70th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2012
Ties: 1968
Dec 1971–May 1973
18-Month
39.3°F
(4.1°C)
40.1°F
(4.5°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
38th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1979
88th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2000, 2006
Ties: 1923, 1924, 1928, 2011
Jun 1971–May 1973
24-Month
44.0°F
(6.7°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.2°C)
41st Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1917
85th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2000, 2017
Ties: 1967, 1995, 2010, 2020
Jun 1970–May 1973
36-Month
43.9°F
(6.6°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
30th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1918
95th Warmest Warmest since: 1969 2000
Ties: 1901, 1908, 1912, 1916, 2011
Jun 1969–May 1973
48-Month
43.9°F
(6.6°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
29th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1899
95th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2007
Ties: 1904, 1980
Jun 1968–May 1973
60-Month
43.7°F
(6.5°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
18th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1920
105th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2006, 2007
Ties: 1909, 1954, 1972

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2021, retrieved on December 4, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/