Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1938

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1938
1-Month
54.4°F
(12.4°C)
56.0°F
(13.3°C)
-1.6°F
(-0.9°C)
45th Coolest Coolest since: 1935 1907
84th Warmest Warmest since: 1937 1934
Ties: 1933
Apr–May 1938
2-Month
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
58th Coolest Coolest since: 1935 1907
71st Warmest Warmest since: 1937 1934
Ties: 1903, 1971, 1974, 1978
Mar–May 1938
3-Month
45.7°F
(7.6°C)
43.8°F
(6.6°C)
1.9°F
(1.0°C)
94th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1899
35th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
Ties: 1980, 2005
Feb–May 1938
4-Month
38.6°F
(3.7°C)
37.8°F
(3.2°C)
0.8°F
(0.5°C)
84th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1899
45th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2012
Ties: 1955, 1968, 2010
Jan–May 1938
5-Month
34.4°F
(1.3°C)
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
1.1°F
(0.6°C)
79th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1899
50th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
Ties: 1954
Dec 1937–May 1938
6-Month
31.7°F
(-0.2°C)
31.1°F
(-0.5°C)
0.6°F
(0.3°C)
73rd Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2012
Ties: 1925, 1935, 1967
Nov 1937–May 1938
7-Month
31.4°F
(-0.3°C)
31.2°F
(-0.4°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
66th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1899
62nd Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2012
Oct 1937–May 1938
8-Month
33.4°F
(0.8°C)
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
0.1°F
(0.1°C)
69th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1899
59th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2012
Ties: 1967, 1973, 2008
Sep 1937–May 1938
9-Month
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
36.2°F
(2.3°C)
0.4°F
(0.3°C)
72nd Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1899
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2012
Ties: 1898, 1902, 1968, 1985, 2008
Aug 1937–May 1938
10-Month
40.7°F
(4.8°C)
39.7°F
(4.3°C)
1.0°F
(0.5°C)
86th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1899
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
Ties: 1908, 1926, 1932
Jul 1937–May 1938
11-Month
43.8°F
(6.6°C)
42.6°F
(5.9°C)
1.2°F
(0.7°C)
89th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1899
39th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2012
Ties: 1900, 1901, 2015
Jun 1937–May 1938
12-Month
45.6°F
(7.6°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
1.0°F
(0.6°C)
89th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1899
39th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2012
Ties: 1961, 1974
Dec 1936–May 1938
18-Month
39.5°F
(4.2°C)
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.2°C)
46th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1979
81st Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2000, 2006
Ties: 1908, 1919, 1956, 1986, 2014
Jun 1936–May 1938
24-Month
45.1°F
(7.3°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
83rd Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
44th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2000, 2017
Ties: 1984
Jun 1935–May 1938
36-Month
44.0°F
(6.7°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.2°C)
36th Coolest Coolest since: 1930 1918
90th Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2000
Ties: 1949, 1969
Jun 1934–May 1938
48-Month
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
51st Coolest Coolest since: 1931 1899
74th Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2007
Ties: 1911, 1922, 1927, 1948, 1960, 1975, 1995
Jun 1933–May 1938
60-Month
45.4°F
(7.4°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.9°F
(0.5°C)
94th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1920
30th Warmest Warmest since: 1936 2006, 2007
Ties: 1944, 1985, 1988, 2021

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, Average Temperature, published September 2022, retrieved on October 6, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/