Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Average Temperature Rankings, March 1988

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
March 1988
1-Month
34.3°F
(1.3°C)
30.8°F
(-0.7°C)
3.5°F
(2.0°C)
88th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1899
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1986 2012
Feb–Mar 1988
2-Month
26.4°F
(-3.1°C)
25.3°F
(-3.7°C)
1.1°F
(0.6°C)
79th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1899
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Jan–Mar 1988
3-Month
22.1°F
(-5.5°C)
21.9°F
(-5.6°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
67th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1936
61st Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Ties: 1901, 1930, 1939
Dec 1987–Mar 1988
4-Month
23.0°F
(-5.0°C)
21.4°F
(-5.9°C)
1.6°F
(0.9°C)
81st Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1936
46th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Ties: 1901, 1911, 1941, 1986
Nov 1987–Mar 1988
5-Month
25.8°F
(-3.4°C)
23.5°F
(-4.7°C)
2.3°F
(1.3°C)
89th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1899, 1936
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2000
Oct 1987–Mar 1988
6-Month
29.0°F
(-1.7°C)
27.6°F
(-2.4°C)
1.4°F
(0.7°C)
88th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1899
39th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Ties: 1911
Sep 1987–Mar 1988
7-Month
33.5°F
(0.8°C)
32.2°F
(0.1°C)
1.3°F
(0.7°C)
87th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1899
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Ties: 1958, 2003, 2008
Aug 1987–Mar 1988
8-Month
37.8°F
(3.2°C)
37.0°F
(2.8°C)
0.8°F
(0.4°C)
78th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1899
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Jul 1987–Mar 1988
9-Month
41.9°F
(5.5°C)
41.0°F
(5.0°C)
0.9°F
(0.5°C)
84th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1899
43rd Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Ties: 1902, 1932, 1955, 1963
Jun 1987–Mar 1988
10-Month
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
43.4°F
(6.3°C)
1.2°F
(0.7°C)
89th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1899
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Ties: 1938
May 1987–Mar 1988
11-Month
46.2°F
(7.9°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
1.6°F
(0.9°C)
95th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1899
32nd Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Ties: 1939, 1940, 1953, 1961
Apr 1987–Mar 1988
12-Month
46.6°F
(8.1°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
2.0°F
(1.1°C)
109th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1899
18th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2016
Ties: 1987, 1990, 2004, 2005
Oct 1986–Mar 1988
18-Month
41.8°F
(5.4°C)
38.9°F
(3.8°C)
2.9°F
(1.6°C)
116th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1979
10th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2013
Apr 1986–Mar 1988
24-Month
46.6°F
(8.1°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
2.1°F
(1.2°C)
115th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1952
11th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2000
Ties: 2003, 2005, 2008
Apr 1985–Mar 1988
36-Month
45.8°F
(7.7°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
1.2°F
(0.7°C)
101st Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1918
24th Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2000
Ties: 1955, 1982, 2009
Apr 1984–Mar 1988
48-Month
45.3°F
(7.4°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.8°F
(0.5°C)
89th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1899, 1918
35th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2007
Ties: 1945, 1956, 1977
Apr 1983–Mar 1988
60-Month
45.1°F
(7.3°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.6°F
(0.4°C)
82nd Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1920
41st Warmest Warmest since: 1985 2006, 2008
Ties: 1939, 1946, 1977, 1983, 1994, 1995

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2021, retrieved on December 4, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/