Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Average Temperature Rankings, December 1973

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1973
1-Month
18.8°F
(-7.3°C)
19.7°F
(-6.8°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
46th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1983
79th Warmest Warmest since: 1969 1939
Nov–Dec 1973
2-Month
24.6°F
(-4.1°C)
25.6°F
(-3.6°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.5°C)
42nd Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1985
83rd Warmest Warmest since: 1971 1999
Ties: 1971, 1984
Oct–Dec 1973
3-Month
33.5°F
(0.8°C)
33.1°F
(0.6°C)
0.4°F
(0.2°C)
65th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1919
60th Warmest Warmest since: 1965 1999
Ties: 1942
Sep–Dec 1973
4-Month
39.5°F
(4.2°C)
39.8°F
(4.3°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.1°C)
46th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1985
79th Warmest Warmest since: 1969 1939, 2015
Ties: 1950, 1966
Aug–Dec 1973
5-Month
46.5°F
(8.1°C)
45.9°F
(7.7°C)
0.6°F
(0.4°C)
68th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1985
57th Warmest Warmest since: 1969 1939
Ties: 1974, 1975
Jul–Dec 1973
6-Month
50.8°F
(10.4°C)
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
0.4°F
(0.2°C)
69th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1985
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1969 1939
Ties: 1899, 1904, 1922, 1928, 1958
Jun–Dec 1973
7-Month
53.1°F
(11.7°C)
52.6°F
(11.4°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
70th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1951
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1963 1931
Ties: 1959
May–Dec 1973
8-Month
53.4°F
(11.9°C)
53.0°F
(11.7°C)
0.4°F
(0.2°C)
70th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1951
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1963 1939
Ties: 1958, 1959, 1977
Apr–Dec 1973
9-Month
52.3°F
(11.3°C)
52.1°F
(11.2°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
67th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1951
58th Warmest Warmest since: 1969 1939
Ties: 1932, 1957, 1959, 1979
Mar–Dec 1973
10-Month
50.8°F
(10.4°C)
49.9°F
(9.9°C)
0.9°F
(0.5°C)
85th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1951
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1963 2012
Ties: 1946, 2011
Feb–Dec 1973
11-Month
48.4°F
(9.1°C)
47.2°F
(8.4°C)
1.2°F
(0.7°C)
94th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1951
31st Warmest Warmest since: 1963 2012
Ties: 1940, 2003
Jan–Dec 1973
12-Month
46.0°F
(7.8°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
1.4°F
(0.8°C)
93rd Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1950, 1951
32nd Warmest Warmest since: 1963 2012
Ties: 1946, 1974, 2000
Jul 1972–Dec 1973
18-Month
46.6°F
(8.1°C)
46.6°F
(8.1°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
64th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1917
60th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2012
Ties: 1937, 2018
Jan 1972–Dec 1973
24-Month
44.3°F
(6.8°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
52nd Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1951
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2016
Ties: 1923, 1936, 2010
Jan 1971–Dec 1973
36-Month
44.1°F
(6.7°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.3°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1917
83rd Warmest Warmest since: 1965 2017
Ties: 1914, 1915, 1926
Jan 1970–Dec 1973
48-Month
44.0°F
(6.7°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.2°C)
31st Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1918
91st Warmest Warmest since: 1966 2007
Ties: 1910, 1925, 1985, 1997
Jan 1969–Dec 1973
60-Month
43.9°F
(6.6°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
23rd Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1899, 1919
98th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2007
Ties: 1901, 1903, 1913, 1921, 1971

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published December 2019, retrieved on December 15, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/