Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Average Temperature Rankings, March 1987

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
March 1987
1-Month
32.0°F
(0.0°C)
30.8°F
(-0.7°C)
1.2°F
(0.7°C)
74th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1899
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 1986 2012
Ties: 1936, 1953, 1972
Feb–Mar 1987
2-Month
31.8°F
(-0.1°C)
25.3°F
(-3.7°C)
6.5°F
(3.6°C)
116th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1899
11th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Jan–Mar 1987
3-Month
29.8°F
(-1.2°C)
21.9°F
(-5.6°C)
7.9°F
(4.4°C)
121st Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1936
6th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Dec 1986–Mar 1987
4-Month
29.1°F
(-1.6°C)
21.4°F
(-5.9°C)
7.7°F
(4.3°C)
122nd Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1936
4th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Nov 1986–Mar 1987
5-Month
29.0°F
(-1.7°C)
23.5°F
(-4.7°C)
5.5°F
(3.0°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1899, 1936
8th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2000
Ties: 2005, 2006
Oct 1986–Mar 1987
6-Month
32.2°F
(0.1°C)
27.6°F
(-2.4°C)
4.6°F
(2.5°C)
117th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1899
9th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2012
Sep 1986–Mar 1987
7-Month
35.6°F
(2.0°C)
32.1°F
(0.1°C)
3.5°F
(1.9°C)
112th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1899
14th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2012
Ties: 1934, 1998
Aug 1986–Mar 1987
8-Month
39.6°F
(4.2°C)
36.9°F
(2.7°C)
2.7°F
(1.5°C)
107th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1899
19th Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2012
Ties: 1991
Jul 1986–Mar 1987
9-Month
43.3°F
(6.3°C)
40.9°F
(4.9°C)
2.4°F
(1.4°C)
106th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1899
20th Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2012
Ties: 1942, 1998
Jun 1986–Mar 1987
10-Month
45.8°F
(7.7°C)
43.4°F
(6.3°C)
2.4°F
(1.4°C)
111th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1899
15th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2012
Ties: 1998
May 1986–Mar 1987
11-Month
46.8°F
(8.2°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
2.2°F
(1.2°C)
111th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1899
15th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2012
Ties: 2007
Apr 1986–Mar 1987
12-Month
46.6°F
(8.1°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
2.0°F
(1.1°C)
109th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1899
17th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2016
Ties: 1988, 1990, 2004, 2005
Oct 1985–Mar 1987
18-Month
39.8°F
(4.3°C)
38.9°F
(3.8°C)
0.9°F
(0.5°C)
86th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1979
39th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2013
Apr 1985–Mar 1987
24-Month
45.3°F
(7.4°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.8°F
(0.5°C)
88th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1952
37th Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2000
Ties: 1901, 1945, 1983, 1993
Apr 1984–Mar 1987
36-Month
44.9°F
(7.2°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
77th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1918
47th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2000
Ties: 1963, 1981, 1984
Apr 1983–Mar 1987
48-Month
44.7°F
(7.1°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.2°F
(0.2°C)
71st Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1899, 1918
52nd Warmest Warmest since: 1985 2007
Ties: 1903, 1924, 1958, 1961, 1978, 1985, 1994
Apr 1982–Mar 1987
60-Month
45.0°F
(7.2°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
75th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1920
47th Warmest Warmest since: 1985 2006, 2008
Ties: 1933, 1958, 1964, 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published June 2020, retrieved on July 4, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/