Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Average Temperature Rankings, January 1979

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
January 1979
1-Month
2.1°F
(-16.6°C)
15.0°F
(-9.4°C)
-12.9°F
(-7.2°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest since: 1950 1937
126th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2006
Ties: 1950
Dec 1978–Jan 1979
2-Month
8.0°F
(-13.3°C)
17.4°F
(-8.1°C)
-9.4°F
(-5.2°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
126th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2021
Nov 1978–Jan 1979
3-Month
14.5°F
(-9.7°C)
22.2°F
(-5.4°C)
-7.7°F
(-4.3°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
126th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2021
Oct 1978–Jan 1979
4-Month
23.0°F
(-5.0°C)
28.6°F
(-1.9°C)
-5.6°F
(-3.1°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1912 1912
124th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2000
Sep 1978–Jan 1979
5-Month
31.5°F
(-0.3°C)
34.9°F
(1.6°C)
-3.4°F
(-1.9°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1897
116th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2006
Aug 1978–Jan 1979
6-Month
38.0°F
(3.3°C)
40.9°F
(4.9°C)
-2.9°F
(-1.6°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1912
116th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2006
Jul 1978–Jan 1979
7-Month
42.7°F
(5.9°C)
45.4°F
(7.4°C)
-2.7°F
(-1.5°C)
12th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1912
115th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2006
Jun 1978–Jan 1979
8-Month
45.6°F
(7.6°C)
47.9°F
(8.8°C)
-2.3°F
(-1.2°C)
12th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1952
115th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2006
May 1978–Jan 1979
9-Month
46.9°F
(8.3°C)
48.8°F
(9.3°C)
-1.9°F
(-1.0°C)
16th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1952
111th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 1989
Ties: 1936, 1986
Apr 1978–Jan 1979
10-Month
46.6°F
(8.1°C)
48.4°F
(9.1°C)
-1.8°F
(-1.0°C)
17th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1952
110th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2006
Ties: 1899, 1946
Mar 1978–Jan 1979
11-Month
45.1°F
(7.3°C)
46.8°F
(8.2°C)
-1.7°F
(-0.9°C)
15th Coolest Coolest since: 1966 1952
112th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2013
Feb 1978–Jan 1979
12-Month
42.1°F
(5.6°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-2.4°F
(-1.3°C)
8th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1918
119th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2013
Aug 1977–Jan 1979
18-Month
40.5°F
(4.7°C)
43.4°F
(6.3°C)
-2.9°F
(-1.6°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1918
123rd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2013
Feb 1977–Jan 1979
24-Month
43.7°F
(6.5°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
34th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1952
92nd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2007
Ties: 1969, 1971, 1972
Feb 1976–Jan 1979
36-Month
44.2°F
(6.8°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.1°C)
45th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1918
80th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2007, 2008, 2018
Ties: 1961
Feb 1975–Jan 1979
48-Month
44.1°F
(6.7°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
33rd Coolest Coolest since: 1974 1918
91st Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2008
Ties: 1911, 1926, 1931, 1974, 1980
Feb 1974–Jan 1979
60-Month
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
44.4°F
(6.9°C)
0.1°F
(0.0°C)
49th Coolest Coolest since: 1975 1920
74th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2008
Ties: 1926, 1960, 1961, 1975

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2021, retrieved on November 27, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/