Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1942

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1942
1-Month
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
56.0°F
(13.3°C)
-4.2°F
(-2.3°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1935 1907
118th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 1934
Apr–May 1942
2-Month
50.7°F
(10.4°C)
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
70th Coolest Coolest since: 1940 1907
59th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 1934
Ties: 1902, 1931, 1965
Mar–May 1942
3-Month
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
43.8°F
(6.6°C)
0.8°F
(0.4°C)
80th Coolest Coolest since: 1940 1899
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2012
Ties: 1930, 2001
Feb–May 1942
4-Month
38.4°F
(3.6°C)
37.8°F
(3.2°C)
0.6°F
(0.4°C)
80th Coolest Coolest since: 1940 1899
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2012
Ties: 1901, 1994, 2003
Jan–May 1942
5-Month
35.0°F
(1.7°C)
33.2°F
(0.7°C)
1.8°F
(1.0°C)
91st Coolest Coolest since: 1940 1899
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2012
Ties: 1939
Dec 1941–May 1942
6-Month
33.6°F
(0.9°C)
31.0°F
(-0.6°C)
2.6°F
(1.5°C)
104th Coolest Coolest since: 1941 1917
24th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
Ties: 1980, 1990, 1991
Nov 1941–May 1942
7-Month
33.8°F
(1.0°C)
31.1°F
(-0.5°C)
2.7°F
(1.5°C)
107th Coolest Coolest since: 1941 1899
21st Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
Ties: 1988
Oct 1941–May 1942
8-Month
35.5°F
(1.9°C)
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
2.2°F
(1.2°C)
106th Coolest Coolest since: 1941 1899
22nd Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
Sep 1941–May 1942
9-Month
38.2°F
(3.4°C)
36.2°F
(2.3°C)
2.0°F
(1.1°C)
103rd Coolest Coolest since: 1940 1899
25th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2012
Ties: 1980
Aug 1941–May 1942
10-Month
41.7°F
(5.4°C)
39.7°F
(4.3°C)
2.0°F
(1.1°C)
104th Coolest Coolest since: 1940 1899
24th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2012
Jul 1941–May 1942
11-Month
44.7°F
(7.1°C)
42.7°F
(5.9°C)
2.0°F
(1.2°C)
107th Coolest Coolest since: 1940 1899
21st Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2012
Ties: 1921, 1976, 2021
Jun 1941–May 1942
12-Month
46.4°F
(8.0°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
1.8°F
(1.0°C)
104th Coolest Coolest since: 1940 1899
24th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2012
Ties: 1921, 1932, 1976
Dec 1940–May 1942
18-Month
42.1°F
(5.6°C)
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
2.1°F
(1.2°C)
104th Coolest Coolest since: 1941 1979
23rd Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2000, 2006
Jun 1940–May 1942
24-Month
46.6°F
(8.1°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
2.0°F
(1.1°C)
112th Coolest Coolest since: 1941 1917
15th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2000, 2017
Ties: 2003, 2005
Jun 1939–May 1942
36-Month
46.2°F
(7.9°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
1.6°F
(0.9°C)
108th Coolest Coolest since: 1940 1918
18th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2000
Ties: 2013, 2014
Jun 1938–May 1942
48-Month
46.3°F
(7.9°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
1.8°F
(1.0°C)
113th Coolest Coolest since: 1941 1899
12th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2007
Ties: 1991, 2000, 2003, 2017
Jun 1937–May 1942
60-Month
46.2°F
(7.9°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
1.7°F
(1.0°C)
111th Coolest Coolest since: 1941 1920
13th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2006, 2007
Ties: 2017

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/