Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Average Temperature Rankings, March 1981

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
March 1981
1-Month
37.7°F
(3.2°C)
30.8°F
(-0.7°C)
6.9°F
(3.9°C)
112th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1899
17th Warmest Warmest since: 1973 2012
Ties: 1973
Feb–Mar 1981
2-Month
31.6°F
(-0.2°C)
25.3°F
(-3.7°C)
6.3°F
(3.5°C)
116th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1899
13th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Jan–Mar 1981
3-Month
29.4°F
(-1.4°C)
21.9°F
(-5.6°C)
7.5°F
(4.2°C)
121st Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1936
8th Warmest Warmest since: 1931 2012
Dec 1980–Mar 1981
4-Month
27.8°F
(-2.3°C)
21.3°F
(-5.9°C)
6.5°F
(3.6°C)
119th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1936
9th Warmest Warmest since: 1931 2012
Nov 1980–Mar 1981
5-Month
29.7°F
(-1.3°C)
23.5°F
(-4.7°C)
6.2°F
(3.4°C)
122nd Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1899, 1936
6th Warmest Warmest to Date 2000
Oct 1980–Mar 1981
6-Month
32.5°F
(0.3°C)
27.5°F
(-2.5°C)
5.0°F
(2.8°C)
122nd Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1899
6th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Sep 1980–Mar 1981
7-Month
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
32.2°F
(0.1°C)
4.4°F
(2.5°C)
120th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1899
8th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Aug 1980–Mar 1981
8-Month
40.8°F
(4.9°C)
37.0°F
(2.8°C)
3.8°F
(2.1°C)
121st Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1899
7th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Jul 1980–Mar 1981
9-Month
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
40.9°F
(4.9°C)
3.7°F
(2.1°C)
121st Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1899
7th Warmest Warmest since: 1931 2012
Ties: 1931
Jun 1980–Mar 1981
10-Month
47.0°F
(8.3°C)
43.4°F
(6.3°C)
3.6°F
(2.0°C)
120th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1899
8th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
Ties: 1934
May 1980–Mar 1981
11-Month
48.1°F
(8.9°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
3.6°F
(2.0°C)
121st Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1899
7th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2012
Apr 1980–Mar 1981
12-Month
48.2°F
(9.0°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
3.6°F
(2.0°C)
126th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1899
2nd Warmest Warmest to Date 2016
Ties: 2012
Oct 1979–Mar 1981
18-Month
41.6°F
(5.3°C)
38.9°F
(3.8°C)
2.7°F
(1.5°C)
115th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1979
12th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2013
Apr 1979–Mar 1981
24-Month
46.4°F
(8.0°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
1.9°F
(1.1°C)
109th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1952
18th Warmest Warmest since: 1942 2000
Ties: 1982, 1989, 1991
Apr 1978–Mar 1981
36-Month
44.9°F
(7.2°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.4°F
(0.3°C)
78th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1918
48th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2000
Ties: 1963, 1984, 1987, 2021
Apr 1977–Mar 1981
48-Month
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
53rd Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1899, 1918
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2007
Ties: 1926, 1927, 1946, 1955, 1963, 1986
Apr 1976–Mar 1981
60-Month
44.7°F
(7.1°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.2°F
(0.2°C)
67th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1920
57th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2006, 2008
Ties: 1940, 1961, 1967

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published June 2022, retrieved on July 2, 2022 from https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/cag/