Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1981

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1981
1-Month
55.4°F
(13.0°C)
56.0°F
(13.3°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
55th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1907
73rd Warmest Warmest since: 1980 1934
Ties: 1895, 1966
Apr–May 1981
2-Month
53.6°F
(12.0°C)
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
3.2°F
(1.8°C)
113th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1907
15th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 1934
Ties: 1901, 1925
Mar–May 1981
3-Month
48.3°F
(9.1°C)
43.9°F
(6.6°C)
4.4°F
(2.5°C)
121st Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1899
7th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Ties: 1946
Feb–May 1981
4-Month
42.6°F
(5.9°C)
37.8°F
(3.2°C)
4.8°F
(2.7°C)
119th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1899
9th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Ties: 1999
Jan–May 1981
5-Month
39.1°F
(3.9°C)
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
5.8°F
(3.2°C)
122nd Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1899
6th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
Dec 1980–May 1981
6-Month
36.4°F
(2.4°C)
31.0°F
(-0.6°C)
5.4°F
(3.0°C)
122nd Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1917
5th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Ties: 2016
Nov 1980–May 1981
7-Month
36.5°F
(2.5°C)
31.1°F
(-0.5°C)
5.4°F
(3.0°C)
123rd Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1899
4th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Oct 1980–May 1981
8-Month
37.8°F
(3.2°C)
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
4.5°F
(2.5°C)
122nd Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1899
5th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Ties: 2006
Sep 1980–May 1981
9-Month
40.4°F
(4.7°C)
36.2°F
(2.3°C)
4.2°F
(2.4°C)
121st Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1899
6th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
Ties: 1934
Aug 1980–May 1981
10-Month
43.3°F
(6.3°C)
39.6°F
(4.2°C)
3.7°F
(2.1°C)
121st Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1899
6th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
Ties: 1934, 1992
Jul 1980–May 1981
11-Month
46.2°F
(7.9°C)
42.6°F
(5.9°C)
3.6°F
(2.0°C)
120th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1899
7th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
Jun 1980–May 1981
12-Month
48.1°F
(8.9°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
3.5°F
(1.9°C)
121st Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1899
6th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
Dec 1979–May 1981
18-Month
43.2°F
(6.2°C)
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
3.2°F
(1.8°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1979
8th Warmest Warmest to Date 2000, 2006
Jun 1979–May 1981
24-Month
46.9°F
(8.3°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
2.4°F
(1.4°C)
116th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1917
10th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2000, 2017
Ties: 1988
Jun 1978–May 1981
36-Month
45.1°F
(7.3°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.6°F
(0.4°C)
83rd Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1918
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2000
Ties: 1956, 1985
Jun 1977–May 1981
48-Month
44.4°F
(6.9°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-0.1°F
(0.0°C)
46th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1899
78th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2007
Ties: 1923, 1967, 1974, 1998
Jun 1976–May 1981
60-Month
44.7°F
(7.1°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.2°F
(0.2°C)
66th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1920
57th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2006, 2007
Ties: 1925, 1932, 1948, 1959, 1961

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published July 2021, retrieved on July 25, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/