Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Average Temperature Rankings, March 2020

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
March 2020
1-Month
36.4°F
(2.4°C)
30.8°F
(-0.7°C)
5.6°F
(3.1°C)
106th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1899
22nd Warmest Warmest since: 2016 2012
Feb–Mar 2020
2-Month
30.0°F
(-1.1°C)
25.4°F
(-3.7°C)
4.6°F
(2.6°C)
102nd Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1899
26th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Jan–Mar 2020
3-Month
26.6°F
(-3.0°C)
21.9°F
(-5.6°C)
4.7°F
(2.6°C)
107th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1936
21st Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 1961
Dec 2019–Mar 2020
4-Month
25.8°F
(-3.4°C)
21.4°F
(-5.9°C)
4.4°F
(2.5°C)
110th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1936
17th Warmest Warmest since: 2016 2012
Nov 2019–Mar 2020
5-Month
26.9°F
(-2.8°C)
23.5°F
(-4.7°C)
3.4°F
(1.9°C)
104th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1899, 1936
23rd Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2000
Oct 2019–Mar 2020
6-Month
29.1°F
(-1.6°C)
27.5°F
(-2.5°C)
1.6°F
(0.9°C)
89th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1899
38th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Sep 2019–Mar 2020
7-Month
33.9°F
(1.1°C)
32.1°F
(0.1°C)
1.8°F
(1.0°C)
94th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1899
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 1908, 1939, 2007
Aug 2019–Mar 2020
8-Month
38.2°F
(3.4°C)
36.9°F
(2.7°C)
1.3°F
(0.7°C)
87th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1899
40th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 1958, 2008
Jul 2019–Mar 2020
9-Month
42.0°F
(5.6°C)
40.9°F
(4.9°C)
1.1°F
(0.7°C)
85th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1899
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Jun 2019–Mar 2020
10-Month
44.4°F
(6.9°C)
43.4°F
(6.3°C)
1.0°F
(0.6°C)
84th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1899
43rd Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 1901, 1958
May 2019–Mar 2020
11-Month
45.0°F
(7.2°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
0.4°F
(0.2°C)
76th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1899
51st Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 1919, 1933, 1977
Apr 2019–Mar 2020
12-Month
44.9°F
(7.2°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
73rd Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1899
54th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2016
Ties: 1927, 1955
Oct 2018–Mar 2020
18-Month
38.1°F
(3.4°C)
38.9°F
(3.8°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
37th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1979
89th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2013
Ties: 1923
Apr 2018–Mar 2020
24-Month
44.1°F
(6.7°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.3°C)
43rd Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1952
83rd Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2000
Ties: 1948, 1973, 1985, 1998, 2019
Apr 2017–Mar 2020
36-Month
44.4°F
(6.9°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
50th Coolest Coolest since: 2011 1918
75th Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2000
Ties: 1915, 1926, 1928, 1954
Apr 2016–Mar 2020
48-Month
45.2°F
(7.3°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.7°F
(0.4°C)
85th Coolest Coolest since: 2012 1899, 1918
39th Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2007
Ties: 1937
Apr 2015–Mar 2020
60-Month
45.8°F
(7.7°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
1.3°F
(0.8°C)
103rd Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1920
20th Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2006, 2008

Citing This Page

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