Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1988

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1988
1-Month
61.2°F
(16.2°C)
56.0°F
(13.3°C)
5.2°F
(2.9°C)
119th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1907
10th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 1934
Ties: 1900
Apr–May 1988
2-Month
53.8°F
(12.1°C)
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
3.4°F
(1.9°C)
116th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1907
13th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 1934
Mar–May 1988
3-Month
47.3°F
(8.5°C)
43.8°F
(6.6°C)
3.5°F
(1.9°C)
116th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1899
13th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Ties: 2004
Feb–May 1988
4-Month
40.1°F
(4.5°C)
37.8°F
(3.2°C)
2.3°F
(1.3°C)
102nd Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1899
27th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Ties: 1990
Jan–May 1988
5-Month
34.8°F
(1.6°C)
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
1.5°F
(0.9°C)
88th Coolest Coolest since: 1982 1899
41st Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Ties: 1961
Dec 1987–May 1988
6-Month
33.2°F
(0.7°C)
31.0°F
(-0.6°C)
2.2°F
(1.3°C)
97th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1917
31st Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Ties: 1901, 2017, 2020
Nov 1987–May 1988
7-Month
33.8°F
(1.0°C)
31.1°F
(-0.5°C)
2.7°F
(1.5°C)
107th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1899
21st Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Ties: 1942
Oct 1987–May 1988
8-Month
35.2°F
(1.8°C)
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
1.9°F
(1.1°C)
99th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1899
29th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Ties: 1908, 1939, 1941, 1958, 2022
Sep 1987–May 1988
9-Month
38.0°F
(3.3°C)
36.2°F
(2.3°C)
1.8°F
(1.0°C)
98th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1899
30th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Aug 1987–May 1988
10-Month
41.0°F
(5.0°C)
39.7°F
(4.3°C)
1.3°F
(0.7°C)
95th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1899
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Ties: 1900, 1958, 1963, 1977, 1983
Jul 1987–May 1988
11-Month
44.0°F
(6.7°C)
42.6°F
(5.9°C)
1.4°F
(0.8°C)
96th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1899
32nd Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Ties: 1932
Jun 1987–May 1988
12-Month
46.2°F
(7.9°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
1.6°F
(0.9°C)
98th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1899
30th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Ties: 1955
Dec 1986–May 1988
18-Month
43.5°F
(6.4°C)
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
3.5°F
(2.0°C)
121st Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1979
6th Warmest Warmest to Date 2000, 2006
Jun 1986–May 1988
24-Month
46.9°F
(8.3°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
2.3°F
(1.3°C)
116th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1917
11th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2000, 2017
Ties: 1981
Jun 1985–May 1988
36-Month
45.6°F
(7.6°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
1.1°F
(0.7°C)
95th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1918
31st Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2000
Ties: 1902, 1977, 1993, 1999, 2012
Jun 1984–May 1988
48-Month
45.5°F
(7.5°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
1.0°F
(0.6°C)
94th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1899
31st Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2007
Ties: 1943, 1944, 1964, 1984, 2022
Jun 1983–May 1988
60-Month
45.4°F
(7.4°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.9°F
(0.5°C)
94th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1920
30th Warmest Warmest since: 1985 2006, 2007
Ties: 1938, 1944, 1985, 2021

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published August 2022, retrieved on August 15, 2022 from https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/cag/