Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Average Temperature Rankings, May 2020

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 2020
1-Month
54.2°F
(12.3°C)
56.0°F
(13.3°C)
-1.8°F
(-1.0°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1907
88th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 1934
Ties: 1971, 1990, 2010
Apr–May 2020
2-Month
48.1°F
(8.9°C)
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
-2.3°F
(-1.3°C)
29th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1907
99th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 1934
Mar–May 2020
3-Month
44.2°F
(6.8°C)
43.9°F
(6.6°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
74th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1899
54th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 1972, 1998
Feb–May 2020
4-Month
39.0°F
(3.9°C)
37.8°F
(3.2°C)
1.2°F
(0.7°C)
88th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1899
40th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 1918, 1961
Jan–May 2020
5-Month
35.2°F
(1.8°C)
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
1.9°F
(1.1°C)
94th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1899
34th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 1908, 1941
Dec 2019–May 2020
6-Month
33.2°F
(0.7°C)
31.0°F
(-0.6°C)
2.2°F
(1.3°C)
96th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917
31st Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 1901, 1988, 2017
Nov 2019–May 2020
7-Month
32.9°F
(0.5°C)
31.1°F
(-0.5°C)
1.8°F
(1.0°C)
91st Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1899
36th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 1977
Oct 2019–May 2020
8-Month
33.8°F
(1.0°C)
33.2°F
(0.7°C)
0.6°F
(0.3°C)
74th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1899
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Sep 2019–May 2020
9-Month
37.1°F
(2.8°C)
36.2°F
(2.3°C)
0.9°F
(0.5°C)
80th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1899
47th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 1974
Aug 2019–May 2020
10-Month
40.2°F
(4.6°C)
39.7°F
(4.3°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
75th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1899
52nd Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 1940, 1945, 1953
Jul 2019–May 2020
11-Month
43.1°F
(6.2°C)
42.7°F
(5.9°C)
0.4°F
(0.3°C)
71st Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1899
56th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 1948, 1953
Jun 2019–May 2020
12-Month
45.0°F
(7.2°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
71st Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1899
56th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 1908
Dec 2018–May 2020
18-Month
39.4°F
(4.1°C)
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
43rd Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1979
83rd Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2000, 2006
Ties: 1949, 1978
Jun 2018–May 2020
24-Month
44.0°F
(6.7°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
41st Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917
85th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2000, 2017
Ties: 1967, 1973, 1995, 2010
Jun 2017–May 2020
36-Month
44.2°F
(6.8°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.1°C)
41st Coolest Coolest since: 2011 1918
84th Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2000
Ties: 1910, 1928, 1998
Jun 2016–May 2020
48-Month
45.0°F
(7.2°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
81st Coolest Coolest since: 2011 1899
43rd Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2007
Ties: 1957, 1999, 2010
Jun 2015–May 2020
60-Month
45.7°F
(7.6°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
1.2°F
(0.7°C)
100th Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1920
23rd Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2006, 2007
Ties: 2000, 2010

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published July 2021, retrieved on August 3, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/