Valentine's Day Climate Information

The following tables show the climate information for Rapid City, Lead, Gillette, Winner and Lemmon on Valentine’s Day, as well as the weather at the Rapid City Airport for the past 10 Valentine’s Days. Average highs around the area on February 14th are in the 30s, with average lows in the teens. A wide range of temperatures has occurred on Valentine’s Day, with record highs reaching the 70s in Rapid City and Winner, and record lows dipping into the 20s to 40s below zero across the area. February 14, 2013 was dry with a mild high temperature of 47 degrees, and an inch of snow on the ground.

Temperature (F)

Rapid City*

Lead

Gillette

Winner

Lemmon

Highest

70 in 1921

60 in 1981

58 in 1981

74 in 1954

60 in 1981

Lowest

-31 in 1936

-27 in 1936

-30 in 1936

-30 in 1936

-41 in 1936

Average High

38.3

36

38

38

33

Average Low

15.7

17

16

14

13

Precipitation (in.)

Rapid City

Lead

Gillette

Winner

Lemmon

Max Precip.

0.86 in 1889

0.56 in 1918

0.25 in 1972

0.31 in 1935

0.60 in 1910

Days Measured Precip.

50 times or 40%

50 times or 48%

23 times or 21%

15 times or 15%

19 times or 18%

Max Snowfall

10.0 in 1889

7.7 in 1991

3.7 in 1972

6.0 in 1932

6.0 in 1910

Days Measured Snow

47 times or 38%

48 times or 46%

23 times or 21%

13 times or 13%

12 times or 12%

Max Snow Depth

8 in 1949

28 in 2010 and 1994

10 in 2001

30 in 1936

18 in 1978 and 1910

Year Records Began

1888

1909

1902

1910

1909

* Data for Rapid City was compiled from the office’s three locations: the original downtown Weather Bureau Office (WBO) data goes from 1888-1942; the office moved to the airport in 1942, and relocated to East Rapid City in 1995. Average highs and lows were calculated based on averaging those of the three different sites.

Weather at the Rapid City Airport on the Last 10 Valentine’s Days

Year

High Temperature

(F)

Low Temperature

(F)

Average Temperature

(F)

Precipitation

(in.)

Snowfall

(in.)

Snow Depth

(in.)

2013

47

13

30.0

0.00

0.0

1

2012

49

21

35.0

0.02

0.2

0

2011

57

27

42.0

0.00

0.0

0

2010

20

5

12.5

0.00

0.0

0

2009

27

10

18.5

0.02

Trace

2

2008

25

5

15.0

0.01

Trace

0

2007

-1

-20

-10.5

0.06

0.7

7

2006

40

22

31.0

0.02

1.0

0

2005

45

32

38.5

Trace

Trace

0

2004

25

17

21.0

Trace

Missing

Missing

 

 

 

 


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