Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1986

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1986
1-Month
56.5°F
(13.6°C)
56.0°F
(13.3°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
78th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1907
51st Warmest Warmest since: 1985 1934
Ties: 1948
Apr–May 1986
2-Month
50.6°F
(10.3°C)
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
66th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1907
63rd Warmest Warmest since: 1985 1934
Ties: 1897, 1908
Mar–May 1986
3-Month
46.7°F
(8.2°C)
43.8°F
(6.6°C)
2.9°F
(1.6°C)
107th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1899
22nd Warmest Warmest since: 1985 2012
Ties: 1955
Feb–May 1986
4-Month
39.3°F
(4.1°C)
37.8°F
(3.2°C)
1.5°F
(0.9°C)
93rd Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1899
36th Warmest Warmest since: 1985 2012
Ties: 1980, 1984
Jan–May 1986
5-Month
36.1°F
(2.3°C)
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
2.8°F
(1.6°C)
106th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1899
23rd Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2012
Ties: 1925
Dec 1985–May 1986
6-Month
32.2°F
(0.1°C)
31.0°F
(-0.6°C)
1.2°F
(0.7°C)
84th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
44th Warmest Warmest since: 1985 2012
Ties: 1961, 1973, 1985
Nov 1985–May 1986
7-Month
30.1°F
(-1.1°C)
31.1°F
(-0.5°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.6°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 1982 1899
88th Warmest Warmest since: 1985 2012
Oct 1985–May 1986
8-Month
32.2°F
(0.1°C)
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
-1.1°F
(-0.6°C)
39th Coolest Coolest since: 1982 1899
89th Warmest Warmest since: 1985 2012
Sep 1985–May 1986
9-Month
34.9°F
(1.6°C)
36.2°F
(2.3°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.7°C)
32nd Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1899
96th Warmest Warmest since: 1985 2012
Ties: 1972
Aug 1985–May 1986
10-Month
38.1°F
(3.4°C)
39.6°F
(4.2°C)
-1.5°F
(-0.8°C)
25th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1899
103rd Warmest Warmest since: 1985 2012
Ties: 1937
Jul 1985–May 1986
11-Month
41.4°F
(5.2°C)
42.7°F
(5.9°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.7°C)
27th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1899
101st Warmest Warmest since: 1985 2012
Ties: 1909, 1913, 1928, 1972, 1996
Jun 1985–May 1986
12-Month
43.1°F
(6.2°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.7°C)
25th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1899
103rd Warmest Warmest since: 1985 2012
Dec 1984–May 1986
18-Month
39.5°F
(4.2°C)
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.2°C)
46th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1979
81st Warmest Warmest since: 1985 2000, 2006
Ties: 1908, 1919, 1938, 1956, 2014
Jun 1984–May 1986
24-Month
44.1°F
(6.7°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
46th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1917
81st Warmest Warmest since: 1985 2000, 2017
Ties: 1909, 1948, 1978
Jun 1983–May 1986
36-Month
44.3°F
(6.8°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
45th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1918
81st Warmest Warmest since: 1985 2000
Ties: 1911, 1922, 1924, 1962, 1966, 1994
Jun 1982–May 1986
48-Month
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.1°F
(0.1°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 1981 1899
66th Warmest Warmest since: 1985 2007
Ties: 1926, 1946, 1963, 1966
Jun 1981–May 1986
60-Month
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
55th Coolest Coolest since: 1982 1920
69th Warmest Warmest since: 1985 2006, 2007
Ties: 1923, 1926, 1927, 1962

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/