Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1959

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1959
1-Month
55.0°F
(12.8°C)
56.0°F
(13.3°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.5°C)
51st Coolest Coolest since: 1957 1907
78th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 1934
Ties: 2003
Apr–May 1959
2-Month
49.5°F
(9.7°C)
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
49th Coolest Coolest since: 1957 1907
80th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 1934
Ties: 2014
Mar–May 1959
3-Month
44.7°F
(7.1°C)
43.9°F
(6.6°C)
0.8°F
(0.5°C)
82nd Coolest Coolest since: 1958 1899
47th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Ties: 1968
Feb–May 1959
4-Month
37.0°F
(2.8°C)
37.9°F
(3.3°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
51st Coolest Coolest since: 1956 1899
78th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2012
Ties: 1895, 1970, 2022
Jan–May 1959
5-Month
32.1°F
(0.1°C)
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
-1.2°F
(-0.6°C)
46th Coolest Coolest since: 1957 1899
83rd Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2012
Ties: 1952, 2014
Dec 1958–May 1959
6-Month
29.8°F
(-1.2°C)
31.0°F
(-0.6°C)
-1.2°F
(-0.6°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 1956 1917
88th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2012
Ties: 1913, 1924, 1970, 1975, 1984
Nov 1958–May 1959
7-Month
30.3°F
(-0.9°C)
31.1°F
(-0.5°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
44th Coolest Coolest since: 1956 1899
84th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2012
Ties: 1905, 1975
Oct 1958–May 1959
8-Month
32.8°F
(0.4°C)
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.3°C)
50th Coolest Coolest since: 1956 1899
78th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2012
Ties: 1905, 1913, 1924, 1975, 2010
Sep 1958–May 1959
9-Month
36.1°F
(2.3°C)
36.2°F
(2.3°C)
-0.1°F
(0.0°C)
57th Coolest Coolest since: 1956 1899
71st Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2012
Ties: 1948, 2010, 2018
Aug 1958–May 1959
10-Month
39.8°F
(4.3°C)
39.7°F
(4.3°C)
0.1°F
(0.0°C)
63rd Coolest Coolest since: 1957 1899
65th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2012
Jul 1958–May 1959
11-Month
42.3°F
(5.7°C)
42.7°F
(5.9°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
51st Coolest Coolest since: 1957 1899
77th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2012
Ties: 1915, 1957
Jun 1958–May 1959
12-Month
43.9°F
(6.6°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
44th Coolest Coolest since: 1956 1899
84th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2012
Ties: 1982, 2001
Dec 1957–May 1959
18-Month
40.5°F
(4.7°C)
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
78th Coolest Coolest since: 1958 1979
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2000, 2006
Ties: 1921, 1958, 1995
Jun 1957–May 1959
24-Month
44.8°F
(7.1°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
71st Coolest Coolest since: 1957 1917
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2000, 2017
Ties: 1911, 1926
Jun 1956–May 1959
36-Month
44.8°F
(7.1°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
71st Coolest Coolest since: 1958 1918
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1956 2000
Jun 1955–May 1959
48-Month
44.3°F
(6.8°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1899
85th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2007
Ties: 1902, 1925, 1931, 1949, 2011
Jun 1954–May 1959
60-Month
44.7°F
(7.1°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.2°F
(0.2°C)
66th Coolest Coolest since: 1956 1920
58th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2006, 2007
Ties: 1925, 1932, 1948, 1961, 1981

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, Average Temperature, published September 2022, retrieved on October 5, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/