Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1961

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1961
1-Month
53.9°F
(12.2°C)
56.0°F
(13.3°C)
-2.1°F
(-1.1°C)
36th Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1907
93rd Warmest Warmest since: 1960 1934
Apr–May 1961
2-Month
47.2°F
(8.4°C)
50.3°F
(10.2°C)
-3.1°F
(-1.8°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1907
115th Warmest Warmest since: 1960 1934
Ties: 1905
Mar–May 1961
3-Month
43.6°F
(6.4°C)
43.8°F
(6.6°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.2°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 1960 1899
70th Warmest Warmest since: 1959 2012
Ties: 1937, 1971, 1978
Feb–May 1961
4-Month
39.0°F
(3.9°C)
37.8°F
(3.2°C)
1.2°F
(0.7°C)
89th Coolest Coolest since: 1960 1899
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Ties: 1918, 2020
Jan–May 1961
5-Month
34.8°F
(1.6°C)
33.2°F
(0.7°C)
1.6°F
(0.9°C)
88th Coolest Coolest since: 1960 1899
41st Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1988
Dec 1960–May 1961
6-Month
32.2°F
(0.1°C)
31.0°F
(-0.6°C)
1.2°F
(0.7°C)
84th Coolest Coolest since: 1960 1917
44th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2012
Ties: 1973, 1985, 1986
Nov 1960–May 1961
7-Month
32.4°F
(0.2°C)
31.2°F
(-0.4°C)
1.2°F
(0.6°C)
84th Coolest Coolest since: 1960 1899
44th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2012
Ties: 1901, 1985
Oct 1960–May 1961
8-Month
34.5°F
(1.4°C)
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
1.2°F
(0.7°C)
86th Coolest Coolest since: 1960 1899
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2012
Ties: 1974
Sep 1960–May 1961
9-Month
37.5°F
(3.1°C)
36.2°F
(2.3°C)
1.3°F
(0.8°C)
90th Coolest Coolest since: 1960 1899
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2012
Ties: 1901, 1995, 2003
Aug 1960–May 1961
10-Month
40.9°F
(4.9°C)
39.7°F
(4.3°C)
1.2°F
(0.6°C)
89th Coolest Coolest since: 1960 1899
39th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2012
Jul 1960–May 1961
11-Month
43.9°F
(6.6°C)
42.6°F
(5.9°C)
1.3°F
(0.7°C)
94th Coolest Coolest since: 1960 1899
34th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2012
Ties: 1935, 1946, 1980, 1983
Jun 1960–May 1961
12-Month
45.6°F
(7.6°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
1.0°F
(0.6°C)
89th Coolest Coolest since: 1960 1899
39th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2012
Ties: 1938, 1974
Dec 1959–May 1961
18-Month
40.4°F
(4.7°C)
40.1°F
(4.5°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
74th Coolest Coolest since: 1960 1979
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 1959 2000, 2006
Ties: 1945
Jun 1959–May 1961
24-Month
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
60th Coolest Coolest since: 1960 1917
67th Warmest Warmest since: 1959 2000, 2017
Ties: 1927, 1963, 1968, 1983, 1998, 2015
Jun 1958–May 1961
36-Month
44.4°F
(6.9°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
52nd Coolest Coolest since: 1960 1918
74th Warmest Warmest since: 1960 2000
Ties: 1915, 1925, 1945, 1948, 1954, 1958, 1960
Jun 1957–May 1961
48-Month
44.7°F
(7.1°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.2°F
(0.2°C)
68th Coolest Coolest since: 1960 1899
57th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2007
Ties: 1939, 1947, 1965, 1978
Jun 1956–May 1961
60-Month
44.7°F
(7.1°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.2°F
(0.2°C)
66th Coolest Coolest since: 1960 1920
58th Warmest Warmest since: 1959 2006, 2007
Ties: 1925, 1932, 1948, 1959, 1981

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, Average Temperature, published September 2022, retrieved on September 27, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/