Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1974

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1974
1-Month
54.3°F
(12.4°C)
56.0°F
(13.3°C)
-1.7°F
(-0.9°C)
44th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1907
85th Warmest Warmest since: 1973 1934
Apr–May 1974
2-Month
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
58th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1907
71st Warmest Warmest since: 1971 1934
Ties: 1903, 1938, 1971, 1978
Mar–May 1974
3-Month
44.8°F
(7.1°C)
43.8°F
(6.6°C)
1.0°F
(0.5°C)
84th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1899
45th Warmest Warmest since: 1973 2012
Ties: 1928
Feb–May 1974
4-Month
39.9°F
(4.4°C)
37.8°F
(3.2°C)
2.1°F
(1.2°C)
98th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1899
31st Warmest Warmest since: 1973 2012
Jan–May 1974
5-Month
35.1°F
(1.7°C)
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
1.8°F
(1.0°C)
92nd Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1899
37th Warmest Warmest since: 1973 2012
Dec 1973–May 1974
6-Month
32.4°F
(0.2°C)
31.1°F
(-0.5°C)
1.3°F
(0.7°C)
87th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1917
41st Warmest Warmest since: 1963 2012
Ties: 1963
Nov 1973–May 1974
7-Month
32.1°F
(0.1°C)
31.1°F
(-0.5°C)
1.0°F
(0.6°C)
80th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1899
48th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2012
Ties: 1911, 1919
Oct 1973–May 1974
8-Month
34.5°F
(1.4°C)
33.2°F
(0.7°C)
1.3°F
(0.7°C)
86th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1899
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2012
Ties: 1961
Sep 1973–May 1974
9-Month
37.1°F
(2.8°C)
36.3°F
(2.4°C)
0.8°F
(0.4°C)
80th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1899
48th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2012
Ties: 2020
Aug 1973–May 1974
10-Month
40.8°F
(4.9°C)
39.6°F
(4.2°C)
1.2°F
(0.7°C)
88th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1899
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2012
Ties: 2003
Jul 1973–May 1974
11-Month
43.7°F
(6.5°C)
42.7°F
(5.9°C)
1.0°F
(0.6°C)
85th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1899
43rd Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2012
Jun 1973–May 1974
12-Month
45.6°F
(7.6°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
1.0°F
(0.6°C)
89th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1899
39th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2012
Ties: 1938, 1961
Dec 1972–May 1974
18-Month
41.1°F
(5.1°C)
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
1.1°F
(0.7°C)
87th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1979
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2000, 2006
Ties: 1922
Jun 1972–May 1974
24-Month
45.0°F
(7.2°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
0.4°F
(0.2°C)
81st Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1917
46th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2000, 2017
Ties: 1945, 1993
Jun 1971–May 1974
36-Month
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
67th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1918
59th Warmest Warmest since: 1965 2000
Ties: 1921, 1926, 1927, 1957
Jun 1970–May 1974
48-Month
44.4°F
(6.9°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-0.1°F
(0.0°C)
46th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1899
79th Warmest Warmest since: 1967 2007
Ties: 1923, 1967, 1981, 1998
Jun 1969–May 1974
60-Month
44.2°F
(6.8°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.1°C)
36th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1920
88th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2006, 2007
Ties: 1904, 1922, 1928, 1931, 1960

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, Average Temperature, published September 2022, retrieved on September 26, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/