Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1997

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1997
1-Month
53.1°F
(11.7°C)
56.0°F
(13.3°C)
-2.9°F
(-1.6°C)
26th Coolest Coolest since: 1996 1907
102nd Warmest Warmest since: 1994 1934
Apr–May 1997
2-Month
46.3°F
(7.9°C)
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
-4.1°F
(-2.3°C)
10th Coolest Coolest since: 1995 1907
118th Warmest Warmest since: 1996 1934
Mar–May 1997
3-Month
41.5°F
(5.3°C)
43.8°F
(6.6°C)
-2.3°F
(-1.3°C)
25th Coolest Coolest since: 1996 1899
103rd Warmest Warmest since: 1994 2012
Ties: 1979
Feb–May 1997
4-Month
36.8°F
(2.7°C)
37.8°F
(3.2°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.5°C)
47th Coolest Coolest since: 1996 1899
81st Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2012
Ties: 1933, 1948, 1982
Jan–May 1997
5-Month
31.6°F
(-0.2°C)
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
-1.7°F
(-0.9°C)
35th Coolest Coolest since: 1996 1899
93rd Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2012
Ties: 1903, 1920
Dec 1996–May 1997
6-Month
28.2°F
(-2.1°C)
31.0°F
(-0.6°C)
-2.8°F
(-1.5°C)
12th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1917
115th Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2012
Ties: 2019
Nov 1996–May 1997
7-Month
27.3°F
(-2.6°C)
31.1°F
(-0.5°C)
-3.8°F
(-2.1°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1899
118th Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2012
Ties: 1950
Oct 1996–May 1997
8-Month
29.8°F
(-1.2°C)
33.2°F
(0.7°C)
-3.4°F
(-1.9°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1899
116th Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2012
Sep 1996–May 1997
9-Month
33.0°F
(0.6°C)
36.2°F
(2.3°C)
-3.2°F
(-1.7°C)
8th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1899
119th Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2012
Ties: 1978
Aug 1996–May 1997
10-Month
36.8°F
(2.7°C)
39.6°F
(4.2°C)
-2.8°F
(-1.5°C)
8th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1899
119th Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2012
Ties: 1920, 1952
Jul 1996–May 1997
11-Month
39.8°F
(4.3°C)
42.6°F
(5.9°C)
-2.8°F
(-1.6°C)
6th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1899
121st Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2012
Ties: 1952, 1978
Jun 1996–May 1997
12-Month
42.1°F
(5.6°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
-2.5°F
(-1.4°C)
10th Coolest Coolest since: 1993 1899
117th Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2012
Ties: 1993
Dec 1995–May 1997
18-Month
37.7°F
(3.2°C)
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
-2.3°F
(-1.2°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1979
117th Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2000, 2006
Jun 1995–May 1997
24-Month
42.8°F
(6.0°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
-1.8°F
(-1.0°C)
13th Coolest Coolest since: 1994 1917
113th Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2000, 2017
Jun 1994–May 1997
36-Month
43.6°F
(6.4°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.6°C)
23rd Coolest Coolest since: 1995 1918
102nd Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2000
Ties: 1909, 1914
Jun 1993–May 1997
48-Month
43.4°F
(6.3°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-1.1°F
(-0.6°C)
12th Coolest Coolest since: 1996 1899
112th Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2007
Ties: 1951, 1996
Jun 1992–May 1997
60-Month
43.1°F
(6.2°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.7°C)
6th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1920
117th Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2006, 2007
Ties: 1917, 1918

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  • 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/