May Climate Information

 May 2012 across central and northeast South Dakota as well as west central Minnesota was warmer than normal.  The average temperatures were slightly above to as much as 3 degrees above normal. We reached some very warm to hot temperatures in the middle of the month with highs in the upper 80s to the middle 90s. There was also some frost formation during May with lows in the lower to middle 30s. The precipitation for the month was near to much below normal across the region. Aberdeen was right at 2 inches below normal.  

 

 MAY 2012
Temperature Data
Aberdeen
Sisseton
Wheaton
Watertown
Warmest Temperature / Date
93 / 18th
94 / 17th, 18th
94 / 18-19th
92 / 17th
Coldest Temperature / Date
30 / 12th
38 / 12th, 30th
39 / 30th
35 / 12th, 30th
Average High / Departure from Normal
72.1 / +3.4
72.2 / +2.8
71.4 / +2.9
70.2 / +2.6
Average Low / Departure from Normal
45.6 / +1.5
49.0 / +3.9
48.2 / +2.5
47.6 / +3.0
Monthly Average / Departure from Normal
58.9 / +2.5
60.6 / +3.3
59.8 / +2.7
58.9 / +2.8
Precipitation Data
Monthly Precipitation / Departure from Normal
1.11 / -2.00
1.47 / -1.25
1.99 / -0.69
3.08 / +0.41
Most Precipitation in 24 hours / Date
0.37 / 4th
0.42 / 26-27th
0.80 / 27th
1.04 / 5th
Temperature Data
Pierre
Kennebec
Mobridge
Timber Lake
Warmest Temperature / Date
93 / 22nd
92 / 22nd
92 / 17th
87 / 17th
Coldest Temperature / Date
32 / 9th
31 / 9th, 12th
32 / 31st
31 / 31st
Average High / Departure from Normal
71.4 / +1.2
75.9 / +3.0
70.6 / +2.2
71.2 / +1.5
Average Low / Departure from Normal
45.1 / -0.6
47.2 / +1.3
44.0 / +0.1
43.8 / -0.2
Monthly Average / Departure from Normal
58.3 / +0.4
61.5 / +2.1
57.3 / +1.1
57.5 / +0.6
Precipitation Data
Monthly Precipitation / Departure from Normal
2.04 / -1.11
2.96 / -0.20
2.90 / +0.08
2.88 / +0.04
Most Precipitation in 24 hours / Date
0.50 / 18-19th
1.02 / 5th
0.78 / 18-19th
1.14 / 19th

 

 



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