Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1897

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1897
1-Month
57.3°F
(14.1°C)
56.0°F
(13.3°C)
1.3°F
(0.8°C)
92nd Coolest Coolest since: 1895 1907
37th Warmest Warmest since: 1896 1934
Ties: 1972
Apr–May 1897
2-Month
50.6°F
(10.3°C)
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
66th Coolest Coolest since: 1897 1907
63rd Warmest Warmest since: 1896 1934
Ties: 1908, 1986
Mar–May 1897
3-Month
40.8°F
(4.9°C)
43.9°F
(6.6°C)
-3.1°F
(-1.7°C)
17th Coolest Coolest since: 1897 1899
112th Warmest Warmest since: 1896 2012
Feb–May 1897
4-Month
34.4°F
(1.3°C)
37.9°F
(3.3°C)
-3.5°F
(-2.0°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1897 1899
118th Warmest Warmest since: 1896 2012
Jan–May 1897
5-Month
29.7°F
(-1.3°C)
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
-3.6°F
(-2.0°C)
12th Coolest Coolest since: 1897 1899
117th Warmest Warmest since: 1896 2012
Dec 1896–May 1897
6-Month
28.9°F
(-1.7°C)
31.0°F
(-0.6°C)
-2.1°F
(-1.1°C)
26th Coolest Coolest since: 1897 1917
102nd Warmest Warmest since: 1896 2012
Ties: 1949, 1951
Nov 1896–May 1897
7-Month
26.9°F
(-2.8°C)
31.2°F
(-0.4°C)
-4.3°F
(-2.4°C)
6th Coolest Coolest since: 1897 1899
122nd Warmest Warmest since: 1896 2012
Oct 1896–May 1897
8-Month
28.9°F
(-1.7°C)
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
-4.4°F
(-2.4°C)
5th Coolest Coolest since: 1897 1899
123rd Warmest Warmest since: 1896 2012
Sep 1896–May 1897
9-Month
31.8°F
(-0.1°C)
36.2°F
(2.3°C)
-4.4°F
(-2.4°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1897 1899
125th Warmest Warmest since: 1896 2012
Aug 1896–May 1897
10-Month
35.6°F
(2.0°C)
39.7°F
(4.3°C)
-4.1°F
(-2.3°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1897 1899
125th Warmest Warmest since: 1896 2012
Jul 1896–May 1897
11-Month
38.7°F
(3.7°C)
42.6°F
(5.9°C)
-3.9°F
(-2.2°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest since: 1897 1899
126th Warmest Warmest since: 1896 2012
Jun 1896–May 1897
12-Month
41.0°F
(5.0°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-3.5°F
(-1.9°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1897 1899
125th Warmest Warmest since: 1896 2012
Dec 1895–May 1897
18-Month
37.8°F
(3.2°C)
40.1°F
(4.5°C)
-2.3°F
(-1.3°C)
10th Coolest Coolest since: 1897 1979
117th Warmest Warmest to Date 2000, 2006
Jun 1895–May 1897
24-Month
42.2°F
(5.7°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
-2.4°F
(-1.3°C)
5th Coolest Coolest since: 1897 1917
122nd Warmest Warmest to Date 2000, 2017
Ties: 1904

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, Average Temperature, published September 2022, retrieved on September 30, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/