Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Average Temperature Rankings, March 1978

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
March 1978
1-Month
30.2°F
(-1.0°C)
30.8°F
(-0.7°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
55th Coolest Coolest since: 1975 1899
73rd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Ties: 1971, 1982
Feb–Mar 1978
2-Month
19.8°F
(-6.8°C)
25.3°F
(-3.7°C)
-5.5°F
(-3.1°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 1965 1899
114th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Ties: 1903
Jan–Mar 1978
3-Month
14.1°F
(-9.9°C)
21.9°F
(-5.6°C)
-7.8°F
(-4.3°C)
4th Coolest Coolest since: 1936 1936
124th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Dec 1977–Mar 1978
4-Month
14.5°F
(-9.7°C)
21.4°F
(-5.9°C)
-6.9°F
(-3.8°C)
5th Coolest Coolest since: 1936 1936
122nd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Nov 1977–Mar 1978
5-Month
17.6°F
(-8.0°C)
23.4°F
(-4.8°C)
-5.8°F
(-3.2°C)
6th Coolest Coolest since: 1936 1899, 1936
121st Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2000
Oct 1977–Mar 1978
6-Month
22.6°F
(-5.2°C)
27.5°F
(-2.5°C)
-4.9°F
(-2.7°C)
7th Coolest Coolest since: 1936 1899
120th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Sep 1977–Mar 1978
7-Month
28.0°F
(-2.2°C)
32.2°F
(0.1°C)
-4.2°F
(-2.3°C)
7th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1899
120th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Ties: 1952
Aug 1977–Mar 1978
8-Month
32.8°F
(0.4°C)
37.0°F
(2.8°C)
-4.2°F
(-2.4°C)
6th Coolest Coolest since: 1936 1899
121st Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Jul 1977–Mar 1978
9-Month
37.4°F
(3.0°C)
40.9°F
(4.9°C)
-3.5°F
(-1.9°C)
6th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1899
121st Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Ties: 1917, 1979
Jun 1977–Mar 1978
10-Month
40.6°F
(4.8°C)
43.4°F
(6.3°C)
-2.8°F
(-1.5°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1899
118th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Ties: 1993
May 1977–Mar 1978
11-Month
42.7°F
(5.9°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
-1.9°F
(-1.1°C)
17th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1899
110th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Ties: 1965
Apr 1977–Mar 1978
12-Month
43.3°F
(6.3°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-1.2°F
(-0.6°C)
25th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1899
102nd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2016
Ties: 1920, 1943
Oct 1976–Mar 1978
18-Month
37.8°F
(3.2°C)
38.9°F
(3.8°C)
-1.1°F
(-0.6°C)
30th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1979
96th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2013
Apr 1976–Mar 1978
24-Month
44.3°F
(6.8°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
51st Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1952
75th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2000
Ties: 1926, 1944, 1947, 1995, 2015
Apr 1975–Mar 1978
36-Month
44.8°F
(7.1°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
73rd Coolest Coolest since: 1975 1918
52nd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2000
Ties: 1903, 1975
Apr 1974–Mar 1978
48-Month
44.7°F
(7.1°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.2°F
(0.2°C)
71st Coolest Coolest since: 1975 1899, 1918
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2007
Ties: 1903, 1924, 1958, 1961, 1985, 1987, 1994
Apr 1973–Mar 1978
60-Month
44.9°F
(7.2°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.4°F
(0.3°C)
70th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1920
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2006, 2008
Ties: 1965

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2021, retrieved on September 19, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/