Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Average Temperature Rankings, May 2018

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 2018
1-Month
62.1°F
(16.7°C)
56.0°F
(13.3°C)
6.1°F
(3.4°C)
123rd Coolest Coolest since: 2017 1907
5th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 1934
Apr–May 2018
2-Month
49.4°F
(9.7°C)
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.5°C)
44th Coolest Coolest since: 2013 1907
84th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 1934
Ties: 1940, 1970, 1973
Mar–May 2018
3-Month
43.1°F
(6.2°C)
43.9°F
(6.6°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
50th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1899
78th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Feb–May 2018
4-Month
35.2°F
(1.8°C)
37.8°F
(3.2°C)
-2.6°F
(-1.4°C)
19th Coolest Coolest since: 2011 1899
109th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 1909, 1922, 1929, 1951, 1989
Jan–May 2018
5-Month
31.8°F
(-0.1°C)
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
-1.5°F
(-0.8°C)
41st Coolest Coolest since: 2011 1899
87th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 1915, 1943, 1962
Dec 2017–May 2018
6-Month
30.1°F
(-1.1°C)
31.0°F
(-0.6°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
48th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1917
79th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Nov 2017–May 2018
7-Month
30.8°F
(-0.7°C)
31.2°F
(-0.4°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.3°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1899
71st Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 1994
Oct 2017–May 2018
8-Month
32.9°F
(0.5°C)
33.2°F
(0.7°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1899
71st Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 1927, 1966
Sep 2017–May 2018
9-Month
36.1°F
(2.3°C)
36.2°F
(2.3°C)
-0.1°F
(0.0°C)
57th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1899
70th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 1948, 1959, 2010
Aug 2017–May 2018
10-Month
39.2°F
(4.0°C)
39.6°F
(4.2°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
50th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1899
77th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 1930, 1970
Jul 2017–May 2018
11-Month
42.6°F
(5.9°C)
42.7°F
(5.9°C)
-0.1°F
(0.0°C)
62nd Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1899
65th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Jun 2017–May 2018
12-Month
44.7°F
(7.1°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
0.1°F
(0.1°C)
66th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1899
61st Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 1945, 1948, 1984
Dec 2016–May 2018
18-Month
40.9°F
(4.9°C)
40.1°F
(4.5°C)
0.8°F
(0.4°C)
85th Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1979
41st Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2000, 2006
Ties: 1976
Jun 2016–May 2018
24-Month
46.1°F
(7.8°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
1.5°F
(0.8°C)
102nd Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1917
24th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2000, 2017
Ties: 1940, 1990, 2001, 2008
Jun 2015–May 2018
36-Month
46.9°F
(8.3°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
2.4°F
(1.4°C)
119th Coolest Coolest since: 2016 1918
6th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2000
Ties: 2008
Jun 2014–May 2018
48-Month
46.5°F
(8.1°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
2.0°F
(1.2°C)
115th Coolest Coolest since: 2017 1899
9th Warmest Warmest since: 2008 2007
Ties: 1990
Jun 2013–May 2018
60-Month
46.0°F
(7.8°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
1.5°F
(0.9°C)
108th Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1920
15th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2006, 2007
Ties: 2005

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published January 2022, retrieved on January 22, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/