Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1985

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1985
1-Month
61.6°F
(16.4°C)
56.0°F
(13.3°C)
5.6°F
(3.1°C)
121st Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1907
7th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 1934
Ties: 1987
Apr–May 1985
2-Month
55.9°F
(13.3°C)
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
5.5°F
(3.1°C)
123rd Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1907
5th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 1934
Mar–May 1985
3-Month
48.8°F
(9.3°C)
43.8°F
(6.6°C)
5.0°F
(2.7°C)
124th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1899
4th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Feb–May 1985
4-Month
41.1°F
(5.1°C)
37.8°F
(3.2°C)
3.3°F
(1.9°C)
107th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1899
21st Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2012
Jan–May 1985
5-Month
35.6°F
(2.0°C)
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
2.3°F
(1.3°C)
99th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1899
29th Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2012
Ties: 1928
Dec 1984–May 1985
6-Month
32.2°F
(0.1°C)
31.0°F
(-0.6°C)
1.2°F
(0.7°C)
83rd Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1917
44th Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2012
Ties: 1961, 1973, 1986
Nov 1984–May 1985
7-Month
32.4°F
(0.2°C)
31.1°F
(-0.5°C)
1.3°F
(0.7°C)
84th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1899
43rd Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2012
Ties: 1901, 1961
Oct 1984–May 1985
8-Month
34.2°F
(1.2°C)
33.2°F
(0.7°C)
1.0°F
(0.5°C)
81st Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1899
46th Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2012
Ties: 1977
Sep 1984–May 1985
9-Month
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
36.2°F
(2.3°C)
0.4°F
(0.3°C)
72nd Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1899
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2012
Ties: 1898, 1902, 1938, 1968, 2008
Aug 1984–May 1985
10-Month
40.3°F
(4.6°C)
39.6°F
(4.2°C)
0.7°F
(0.4°C)
77th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1899
50th Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2012
Ties: 1925
Jul 1984–May 1985
11-Month
43.3°F
(6.3°C)
42.7°F
(5.9°C)
0.6°F
(0.4°C)
76th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1899
51st Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2012
Ties: 1908, 1911
Jun 1984–May 1985
12-Month
45.1°F
(7.3°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
73rd Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1899
54th Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2012
Ties: 1946
Dec 1983–May 1985
18-Month
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
61st Coolest Coolest since: 1983 1979
65th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2000, 2006
Ties: 1944, 1962, 2015
Jun 1983–May 1985
24-Month
44.9°F
(7.2°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.4°F
(0.3°C)
78th Coolest Coolest since: 1983 1917
48th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2000, 2017
Ties: 1915, 1943, 1946, 1965, 1975, 2009
Jun 1982–May 1985
36-Month
45.1°F
(7.3°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.6°F
(0.4°C)
83rd Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1918
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2000
Ties: 1956, 1981
Jun 1981–May 1985
48-Month
44.8°F
(7.1°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
74th Coolest Coolest since: 1982 1899
50th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2007
Ties: 1903, 1924, 1955, 1958, 1982
Jun 1980–May 1985
60-Month
45.4°F
(7.4°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.9°F
(0.5°C)
93rd Coolest Coolest since: 1983 1920
30th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2006, 2007
Ties: 1938, 1944, 1988, 2021

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published July 2021, retrieved on July 31, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/