Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1987

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1987
1-Month
61.6°F
(16.4°C)
56.0°F
(13.3°C)
5.6°F
(3.1°C)
121st Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1907
7th Warmest Warmest since: 1985 1934
Ties: 1985
Apr–May 1987
2-Month
56.6°F
(13.7°C)
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
6.2°F
(3.5°C)
125th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1907
3rd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 1934
Mar–May 1987
3-Month
48.4°F
(9.1°C)
43.9°F
(6.6°C)
4.5°F
(2.5°C)
122nd Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1899
6th Warmest Warmest since: 1985 2012
Feb–May 1987
4-Month
44.2°F
(6.8°C)
37.8°F
(3.2°C)
6.4°F
(3.6°C)
126th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1899
2nd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Ties: 1977
Jan–May 1987
5-Month
40.5°F
(4.7°C)
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
7.2°F
(4.0°C)
126th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1899
2nd Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Dec 1986–May 1987
6-Month
38.2°F
(3.4°C)
31.0°F
(-0.6°C)
7.2°F
(4.0°C)
125th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1917
2nd Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Nov 1986–May 1987
7-Month
36.8°F
(2.7°C)
31.1°F
(-0.5°C)
5.7°F
(3.2°C)
124th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1899
3rd Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Oct 1986–May 1987
8-Month
38.3°F
(3.5°C)
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
5.0°F
(2.8°C)
124th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1899
3rd Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Ties: 2016
Sep 1986–May 1987
9-Month
40.3°F
(4.6°C)
36.2°F
(2.3°C)
4.1°F
(2.3°C)
119th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1899
8th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2012
Aug 1986–May 1987
10-Month
43.0°F
(6.1°C)
39.6°F
(4.2°C)
3.4°F
(1.9°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1899
9th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2012
Jul 1986–May 1987
11-Month
45.7°F
(7.6°C)
42.6°F
(5.9°C)
3.1°F
(1.7°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1899
9th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2012
Ties: 1931
Jun 1986–May 1987
12-Month
47.6°F
(8.7°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
3.1°F
(1.8°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1899
9th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2012
Dec 1985–May 1987
18-Month
42.5°F
(5.8°C)
40.1°F
(4.5°C)
2.4°F
(1.3°C)
112th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1979
14th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2000, 2006
Ties: 2005
Jun 1985–May 1987
24-Month
45.4°F
(7.4°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
0.8°F
(0.4°C)
88th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1917
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1982 2000, 2017
Ties: 2002
Jun 1984–May 1987
36-Month
45.3°F
(7.4°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.8°F
(0.5°C)
84th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1918
41st Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2000
Jun 1983–May 1987
48-Month
45.2°F
(7.3°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
0.6°F
(0.3°C)
86th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1899
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2007
Ties: 1956, 1976, 2012
Jun 1982–May 1987
60-Month
45.2°F
(7.3°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.7°F
(0.4°C)
84th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1920
39th Warmest Warmest since: 1985 2006, 2007
Ties: 1937, 1958, 1994, 2014

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2021, retrieved on September 28, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/