Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Average Temperature Rankings, May 2021

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 2021
1-Month
55.1°F
(12.8°C)
56.0°F
(13.3°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
52nd Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1907
76th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 1934
Ties: 1906
Apr–May 2021
2-Month
49.4°F
(9.7°C)
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.5°C)
43rd Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1907
85th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 1934
Ties: 1940, 1970, 1973, 2018
Mar–May 2021
3-Month
46.0°F
(7.8°C)
43.8°F
(6.6°C)
2.2°F
(1.2°C)
99th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1899
29th Warmest Warmest since: 2016 2012
Ties: 1918
Feb–May 2021
4-Month
37.7°F
(3.2°C)
37.8°F
(3.2°C)
-0.1°F
(0.0°C)
69th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1899
59th Warmest Warmest since: 2020 2012
Ties: 1902, 1939
Jan–May 2021
5-Month
35.5°F
(1.9°C)
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
2.2°F
(1.2°C)
97th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1899
31st Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Dec 2020–May 2021
6-Month
34.3°F
(1.3°C)
31.1°F
(-0.5°C)
3.2°F
(1.8°C)
110th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1917
17th Warmest Warmest since: 2016 2012
Nov 2020–May 2021
7-Month
34.9°F
(1.6°C)
31.1°F
(-0.5°C)
3.8°F
(2.1°C)
115th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1899
12th Warmest Warmest since: 2016 2012
Oct 2020–May 2021
8-Month
35.7°F
(2.1°C)
33.2°F
(0.7°C)
2.5°F
(1.4°C)
108th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1899
19th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 1991, 2002
Sep 2020–May 2021
9-Month
38.4°F
(3.6°C)
36.2°F
(2.3°C)
2.2°F
(1.3°C)
106th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1899
21st Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 1939, 1976
Aug 2020–May 2021
10-Month
41.8°F
(5.4°C)
39.6°F
(4.2°C)
2.2°F
(1.2°C)
106th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1899
21st Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 1941
Jul 2020–May 2021
11-Month
44.7°F
(7.1°C)
42.6°F
(5.9°C)
2.1°F
(1.2°C)
107th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1899
20th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 1921, 1942, 1976
Jun 2020–May 2021
12-Month
46.9°F
(8.3°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
2.3°F
(1.3°C)
113th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1899
14th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 1939
Dec 2019–May 2021
18-Month
42.3°F
(5.7°C)
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
2.3°F
(1.3°C)
109th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1979
17th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2000, 2006
Ties: 2004, 2012
Jun 2019–May 2021
24-Month
45.9°F
(7.7°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
1.4°F
(0.8°C)
94th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1917
32nd Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2000, 2017
Ties: 1954
Jun 2018–May 2021
36-Month
44.9°F
(7.2°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.4°F
(0.3°C)
74th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1918
51st Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2000
Ties: 1963, 1978
Jun 2017–May 2021
48-Month
44.9°F
(7.2°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.4°F
(0.3°C)
77th Coolest Coolest since: 2011 1899
47th Warmest Warmest since: 2020 2007
Ties: 1945, 1994
Jun 2016–May 2021
60-Month
45.4°F
(7.4°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.9°F
(0.5°C)
93rd Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1920
30th Warmest Warmest since: 2020 2006, 2007
Ties: 1938, 1944, 1985, 1988

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2021, retrieved on September 22, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/