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South Dakota

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1972

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1972
1-Month
57.3°F
(14.1°C)
56.0°F
(13.3°C)
1.3°F
(0.8°C)
92nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1907
37th Warmest
Warmest since:
1934
Ties: 1897
Apr–May 1972
2-Month
50.2°F
(10.1°C)
50.3°F
(10.2°C)
-0.1°F
(-0.1°C)
56th Coolest
Coolest since:
1907
73rd Warmest
Warmest since:
1934
Mar–May 1972
3-Month
44.2°F
(6.8°C)
43.9°F
(6.6°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
75th Coolest
Coolest since:
1899
54th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Ties: 1998, 2020
Feb–May 1972
4-Month
37.1°F
(2.8°C)
37.9°F
(3.3°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.5°C)
54th Coolest
Coolest since:
1899
75th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Ties: 1967, 2022
Jan–May 1972
5-Month
31.7°F
(-0.2°C)
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
-1.6°F
(-0.9°C)
38th Coolest
Coolest since:
1899
91st Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Ties: 1971, 1993
Dec 1971–May 1972
6-Month
29.2°F
(-1.6°C)
31.1°F
(-0.5°C)
-1.9°F
(-1.1°C)
34th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
94th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Ties: 1962
Nov 1971–May 1972
7-Month
29.6°F
(-1.3°C)
31.1°F
(-0.5°C)
-1.5°F
(-0.8°C)
33rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1899
95th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Ties: 1915, 1962
Oct 1971–May 1972
8-Month
31.9°F
(-0.1°C)
33.2°F
(0.7°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.8°C)
34th Coolest
Coolest since:
1899
94th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Ties: 1970, 1982
Sep 1971–May 1972
9-Month
34.9°F
(1.6°C)
36.2°F
(2.3°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.7°C)
32nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1899
96th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Ties: 1986
Aug 1971–May 1972
10-Month
38.7°F
(3.7°C)
39.6°F
(4.2°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
37th Coolest
Coolest since:
1899
91st Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Ties: 1928, 1975, 1982, 2011
Jul 1971–May 1972
11-Month
41.4°F
(5.2°C)
42.6°F
(5.9°C)
-1.2°F
(-0.7°C)
27th Coolest
Coolest since:
1899
101st Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Ties: 1909, 1913, 1928, 1986, 1996
Jun 1971–May 1972
12-Month
43.7°F
(6.5°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
37th Coolest
Coolest since:
1899
91st Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Ties: 1970
Dec 1970–May 1972
18-Month
38.8°F
(3.8°C)
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
-1.2°F
(-0.6°C)
24th Coolest
Coolest since:
1979
103rd Warmest
Warmest since:
2000, 2006
Ties: 1980
Jun 1970–May 1972
24-Month
43.7°F
(6.5°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
27th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
100th Warmest
Warmest since:
2000, 2017
Ties: 1920, 1969, 1971, 2011
Jun 1969–May 1972
36-Month
43.7°F
(6.5°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
26th Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
100th Warmest
Warmest since:
2000
Ties: 1950, 1970
Jun 1968–May 1972
48-Month
43.6°F
(6.4°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.6°C)
16th Coolest
Coolest since:
1899
109th Warmest
Warmest since:
2007
Jun 1967–May 1972
60-Month
43.7°F
(6.5°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
18th Coolest
Coolest since:
1920
106th Warmest
Warmest since:
2006, 2007
Ties: 1909, 1954, 1973

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