Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Average Temperature Rankings, January 2021

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
January 2021
1-Month
26.6°F
(-3.0°C)
15.0°F
(-9.4°C)
11.6°F
(6.4°C)
123rd Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1937
5th Warmest Warmest since: 2006 2006
Dec 2020–Jan 2021
2-Month
27.5°F
(-2.5°C)
17.4°F
(-8.1°C)
10.1°F
(5.6°C)
126th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1979
1st Warmest Warmest to Date 2021
Nov 2020–Jan 2021
3-Month
31.2°F
(-0.4°C)
22.2°F
(-5.4°C)
9.0°F
(5.0°C)
126th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1979
1st Warmest Warmest to Date 2021
Oct 2020–Jan 2021
4-Month
33.7°F
(0.9°C)
28.6°F
(-1.9°C)
5.1°F
(2.8°C)
122nd Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1912
5th Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2000
Sep 2020–Jan 2021
5-Month
39.1°F
(3.9°C)
35.0°F
(1.7°C)
4.1°F
(2.2°C)
121st Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1897
6th Warmest Warmest since: 2016 2006
Ties: 1939
Aug 2020–Jan 2021
6-Month
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
40.8°F
(4.9°C)
3.8°F
(2.1°C)
121st Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1912
6th Warmest Warmest since: 2016 2006
Ties: 2016
Jul 2020–Jan 2021
7-Month
48.8°F
(9.3°C)
45.4°F
(7.4°C)
3.4°F
(1.9°C)
122nd Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1912
5th Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2006
Ties: 2000
Jun 2020–Jan 2021
8-Month
51.5°F
(10.8°C)
48.0°F
(8.9°C)
3.5°F
(1.9°C)
123rd Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1952
4th Warmest Warmest since: 2006 2006
May 2020–Jan 2021
9-Month
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
48.9°F
(9.4°C)
2.9°F
(1.6°C)
122nd Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1952
5th Warmest Warmest since: 2006 1989
Ties: 1939, 1981
Apr 2020–Jan 2021
10-Month
50.8°F
(10.4°C)
48.4°F
(9.1°C)
2.4°F
(1.3°C)
114th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1952
13th Warmest Warmest since: 2016 2006
Ties: 1901, 1932, 1992, 1999, 2000
Mar 2020–Jan 2021
11-Month
49.5°F
(9.7°C)
46.8°F
(8.2°C)
2.7°F
(1.5°C)
117th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1952
10th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2013
Ties: 2000
Feb 2020–Jan 2021
12-Month
47.3°F
(8.5°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
2.8°F
(1.6°C)
115th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1918
12th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2013
Ties: 1999, 2016
Aug 2019–Jan 2021
18-Month
45.2°F
(7.3°C)
43.3°F
(6.3°C)
1.9°F
(1.0°C)
104th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1918
22nd Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2013
Ties: 2005
Feb 2019–Jan 2021
24-Month
44.9°F
(7.2°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.4°F
(0.3°C)
75th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1952
51st Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2007
Ties: 1945, 1947, 1958, 1987
Feb 2018–Jan 2021
36-Month
44.7°F
(7.1°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
0.1°F
(0.1°C)
69th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1918
56th Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2007, 2008, 2018
Ties: 2012
Feb 2017–Jan 2021
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 1918
39th Warmest Warmest since: 2020 2008
Ties: 1940, 2010
Feb 2016–Jan 2021
60-Month
45.8°F
(7.7°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
1.3°F
(0.8°C)
101st Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1920
22nd Warmest Warmest since: 2020 2008
Ties: 1943, 2020

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2021, retrieved on December 5, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/