Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Average Temperature Rankings, May 2019

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 2019
1-Month
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
56.0°F
(13.3°C)
-5.6°F
(-3.1°C)
4th Coolest Coolest since: 1935 1907
123rd Warmest Warmest since: 2018 1934
Apr–May 2019
2-Month
47.3°F
(8.5°C)
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
-3.1°F
(-1.7°C)
16th Coolest Coolest since: 2013 1907
111th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 1934
Ties: 1996
Mar–May 2019
3-Month
39.9°F
(4.4°C)
43.8°F
(6.6°C)
-3.9°F
(-2.2°C)
7th Coolest Coolest since: 2002 1899
120th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2012
Feb–May 2019
4-Month
31.4°F
(-0.3°C)
37.8°F
(3.2°C)
-6.4°F
(-3.5°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1899
125th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2012
Jan–May 2019
5-Month
28.8°F
(-1.8°C)
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
-4.5°F
(-2.5°C)
7th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1899
120th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2012
Dec 2018–May 2019
6-Month
28.2°F
(-2.1°C)
31.1°F
(-0.5°C)
-2.9°F
(-1.6°C)
12th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1917
114th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2012
Ties: 1997
Nov 2018–May 2019
7-Month
28.3°F
(-2.1°C)
31.1°F
(-0.5°C)
-2.8°F
(-1.6°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1899
112th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2012
Ties: 1904
Oct 2018–May 2019
8-Month
30.2°F
(-1.0°C)
33.2°F
(0.7°C)
-3.0°F
(-1.7°C)
12th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1899
114th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2012
Ties: 1937
Sep 2018–May 2019
9-Month
33.7°F
(0.9°C)
36.2°F
(2.3°C)
-2.5°F
(-1.4°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1899
112th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2012
Ties: 1904
Aug 2018–May 2019
10-Month
37.3°F
(2.9°C)
39.7°F
(4.3°C)
-2.4°F
(-1.4°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1899
112th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2012
Ties: 1956
Jul 2018–May 2019
11-Month
40.5°F
(4.7°C)
42.7°F
(5.9°C)
-2.2°F
(-1.2°C)
15th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1899
111th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2012
Ties: 1965
Jun 2018–May 2019
12-Month
42.9°F
(6.1°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
-1.7°F
(-0.9°C)
22nd Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1899
104th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2012
Dec 2017–May 2019
18-Month
38.6°F
(3.7°C)
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.7°C)
19th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1979
106th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2000, 2006
Ties: 1900, 1970
Jun 2017–May 2019
24-Month
43.8°F
(6.6°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
32nd Coolest Coolest since: 2011 1917
93rd Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2000, 2017
Ties: 1903, 1906, 1908, 1910, 1957, 1960
Jun 2016–May 2019
36-Month
45.0°F
(7.2°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
79th Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1918
45th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2000
Ties: 1923, 1944, 1946, 1965, 2015
Jun 2015–May 2019
48-Month
45.9°F
(7.7°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
1.4°F
(0.8°C)
103rd Coolest Coolest since: 2016 1899
20th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2007
Ties: 2004, 2016
Jun 2014–May 2019
60-Month
45.8°F
(7.7°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
1.3°F
(0.8°C)
105th Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1920
17th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2006, 2007
Ties: 1941, 1943, 1990, 1993, 2001

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published April 2021, retrieved on April 20, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/