Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1978

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1978
1-Month
56.9°F
(13.8°C)
56.0°F
(13.3°C)
0.9°F
(0.5°C)
88th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1907
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 1934
Ties: 1918
Apr–May 1978
2-Month
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
57th Coolest Coolest since: 1975 1907
71st Warmest Warmest since: 1977 1934
Ties: 1903, 1938, 1971, 1974
Mar–May 1978
3-Month
43.6°F
(6.4°C)
43.8°F
(6.6°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.2°C)
58th Coolest Coolest since: 1975 1899
70th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Ties: 1937, 1961, 1971
Feb–May 1978
4-Month
35.1°F
(1.7°C)
37.9°F
(3.3°C)
-2.8°F
(-1.6°C)
17th Coolest Coolest since: 1975 1899
111th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Ties: 1903
Jan–May 1978
5-Month
28.6°F
(-1.9°C)
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
-4.7°F
(-2.6°C)
6th Coolest Coolest since: 1950 1899
122nd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Dec 1977–May 1978
6-Month
26.5°F
(-3.1°C)
31.1°F
(-0.5°C)
-4.6°F
(-2.6°C)
6th Coolest Coolest since: 1950 1917
121st Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Nov 1977–May 1978
7-Month
27.0°F
(-2.8°C)
31.2°F
(-0.4°C)
-4.2°F
(-2.4°C)
7th Coolest Coolest since: 1956 1899
120th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Oct 1977–May 1978
8-Month
29.5°F
(-1.4°C)
33.2°F
(0.7°C)
-3.7°F
(-2.1°C)
8th Coolest Coolest since: 1936 1899
119th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Sep 1977–May 1978
9-Month
33.0°F
(0.6°C)
36.2°F
(2.3°C)
-3.2°F
(-1.7°C)
8th Coolest Coolest since: 1950 1899
119th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Ties: 1997
Aug 1977–May 1978
10-Month
36.3°F
(2.4°C)
39.6°F
(4.2°C)
-3.3°F
(-1.8°C)
7th Coolest Coolest since: 1936 1899
120th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Jul 1977–May 1978
11-Month
39.8°F
(4.3°C)
42.7°F
(5.9°C)
-2.9°F
(-1.6°C)
6th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1899
121st Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Ties: 1952, 1997
Jun 1977–May 1978
12-Month
42.2°F
(5.7°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
-2.4°F
(-1.3°C)
12th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1899
115th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Dec 1976–May 1978
18-Month
39.4°F
(4.1°C)
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
43rd Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1979
83rd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2000, 2006
Ties: 1949, 2020
Jun 1976–May 1978
24-Month
44.1°F
(6.7°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
46th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1917
80th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2000, 2017
Ties: 1909, 1948, 1986
Jun 1975–May 1978
36-Month
44.9°F
(7.2°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.4°F
(0.3°C)
74th Coolest Coolest since: 1975 1918
51st Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2000
Ties: 1963, 2021
Jun 1974–May 1978
48-Month
44.7°F
(7.1°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.2°F
(0.2°C)
68th Coolest Coolest since: 1975 1899
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2007
Ties: 1939, 1947, 1961, 1965
Jun 1973–May 1978
60-Month
44.9°F
(7.2°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.4°F
(0.3°C)
73rd Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1920
50th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2006, 2007
Ties: 1965, 1976, 1983, 1995

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2021, retrieved on September 23, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/