Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1902

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1902
1-Month
58.4°F
(14.7°C)
56.0°F
(13.3°C)
2.4°F
(1.4°C)
100th Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1907
29th Warmest Warmest since: 1901 1934
Apr–May 1902
2-Month
50.7°F
(10.4°C)
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
70th Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1907
59th Warmest Warmest since: 1901 1934
Ties: 1931, 1942, 1965
Mar–May 1902
3-Month
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
43.8°F
(6.6°C)
0.7°F
(0.3°C)
77th Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1899
52nd Warmest Warmest since: 1901 2012
Feb–May 1902
4-Month
37.7°F
(3.2°C)
37.9°F
(3.3°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
70th Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1899
59th Warmest Warmest since: 1901 2012
Ties: 1939, 2021
Jan–May 1902
5-Month
33.9°F
(1.1°C)
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
0.6°F
(0.4°C)
71st Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1899
58th Warmest Warmest since: 1901 2012
Ties: 1898, 1930
Dec 1901–May 1902
6-Month
31.4°F
(-0.3°C)
31.1°F
(-0.5°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
68th Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1917
60th Warmest Warmest since: 1901 2012
Ties: 1906, 1930
Nov 1901–May 1902
7-Month
31.7°F
(-0.2°C)
31.2°F
(-0.4°C)
0.5°F
(0.2°C)
72nd Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1899
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1901 2012
Ties: 1944, 1953
Oct 1901–May 1902
8-Month
34.0°F
(1.1°C)
33.2°F
(0.7°C)
0.8°F
(0.4°C)
78th Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1899
50th Warmest Warmest since: 1901 2012
Ties: 1914, 1926, 1944
Sep 1901–May 1902
9-Month
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
36.2°F
(2.3°C)
0.4°F
(0.3°C)
72nd Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1899
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1901 2012
Ties: 1898, 1938, 1968, 1985, 2008
Aug 1901–May 1902
10-Month
40.1°F
(4.5°C)
39.7°F
(4.3°C)
0.4°F
(0.2°C)
71st Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1899
57th Warmest Warmest since: 1901 2012
Ties: 1948, 2008
Jul 1901–May 1902
11-Month
43.5°F
(6.4°C)
42.7°F
(5.9°C)
0.8°F
(0.5°C)
84th Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1899
44th Warmest Warmest since: 1901 2012
Ties: 1926, 1940, 1963, 2013
Jun 1901–May 1902
12-Month
45.2°F
(7.3°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.7°F
(0.4°C)
77th Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1899
51st Warmest Warmest since: 1901 2012
Ties: 1926, 1944, 1995
Dec 1900–May 1902
18-Month
41.2°F
(5.1°C)
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
1.2°F
(0.7°C)
91st Coolest Coolest since: 1900 1979
36th Warmest Warmest since: 1901 2000, 2006
Ties: 1940, 1984, 2002
Jun 1900–May 1902
24-Month
45.6°F
(7.6°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
1.0°F
(0.6°C)
90th Coolest Coolest since: 1900 1917
37th Warmest Warmest since: 1901 2000, 2017
Jun 1899–May 1902
36-Month
45.6°F
(7.6°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
1.0°F
(0.6°C)
95th Coolest Coolest since: 1901 1918
31st Warmest Warmest to Date 2000
Ties: 1977, 1988, 1993, 1999, 2012
Jun 1898–May 1902
48-Month
44.3°F
(6.8°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 1901 1899
85th Warmest Warmest to Date 2007
Ties: 1925, 1931, 1949, 1959, 2011
Jun 1897–May 1902
60-Month
44.3°F
(6.8°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
42nd Coolest Coolest since: 1901 1920
82nd Warmest Warmest to Date 2006, 2007
Ties: 1924, 1975, 1982, 1996

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, Average Temperature, published September 2022, retrieved on October 3, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/