Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1979

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1979
1-Month
53.0°F
(11.7°C)
56.0°F
(13.3°C)
-3.0°F
(-1.6°C)
22nd Coolest Coolest since: 1968 1907
104th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 1934
Ties: 1943, 2008, 2011
Apr–May 1979
2-Month
47.6°F
(8.7°C)
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
-2.8°F
(-1.5°C)
19th Coolest Coolest since: 1966 1907
107th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 1934
Ties: 2008, 2019
Mar–May 1979
3-Month
41.5°F
(5.3°C)
43.8°F
(6.6°C)
-2.3°F
(-1.3°C)
25th Coolest Coolest since: 1975 1899
101st Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Ties: 1997
Feb–May 1979
4-Month
33.2°F
(0.7°C)
37.8°F
(3.2°C)
-4.6°F
(-2.5°C)
6th Coolest Coolest since: 1950 1899
120th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Jan–May 1979
5-Month
27.0°F
(-2.8°C)
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
-6.3°F
(-3.5°C)
4th Coolest Coolest since: 1950 1899
122nd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Dec 1978–May 1979
6-Month
24.8°F
(-4.0°C)
31.0°F
(-0.6°C)
-6.2°F
(-3.4°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest since: 1917 1917
123rd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Ties: 1899
Nov 1978–May 1979
7-Month
25.2°F
(-3.8°C)
31.1°F
(-0.5°C)
-5.9°F
(-3.3°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1899
123rd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Oct 1978–May 1979
8-Month
28.1°F
(-2.2°C)
33.2°F
(0.7°C)
-5.1°F
(-2.9°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1917 1899
122nd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Sep 1978–May 1979
9-Month
32.3°F
(0.2°C)
36.3°F
(2.4°C)
-4.0°F
(-2.2°C)
5th Coolest Coolest since: 1936 1899
120th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Aug 1978–May 1979
10-Month
36.1°F
(2.3°C)
39.7°F
(4.3°C)
-3.6°F
(-2.0°C)
6th Coolest Coolest since: 1936 1899
119th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Jul 1978–May 1979
11-Month
39.3°F
(4.1°C)
42.7°F
(5.9°C)
-3.4°F
(-1.8°C)
5th Coolest Coolest since: 1917 1899
120th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Jun 1978–May 1979
12-Month
41.5°F
(5.3°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
-3.1°F
(-1.7°C)
5th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1899
120th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Dec 1977–May 1979
18-Month
36.5°F
(2.5°C)
40.1°F
(4.5°C)
-3.6°F
(-2.0°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
123rd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2000, 2006
Jun 1977–May 1979
24-Month
41.9°F
(5.5°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
-2.7°F
(-1.5°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest since: 1918 1917
122nd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2000, 2017
Ties: 1918
Jun 1976–May 1979
36-Month
43.3°F
(6.3°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.7°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1918
109th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2000
Ties: 1930
Jun 1975–May 1979
48-Month
44.1°F
(6.7°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.3°C)
36th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1899
86th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2007
Jun 1974–May 1979
60-Month
44.1°F
(6.7°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
31st Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1920
90th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2006, 2007
Ties: 1911, 1914, 1915, 1998

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published February 2020, retrieved on February 24, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/