All About MT RUSHMORE NATL MEM

Latitude 43 53 N - Longitude 103 27 W - Elevation 5250 Feet
Station Record Begins 02/01/1962

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30 Year Normals (1981-2010)

JANFEBMARAPRMAYJUNJULAUGSEPOCTNOVDECAnnual
Max (F)36.336.743.250.760.771.079.178.167.854.942.935.354.8
Min (F)18.719.024.632.041.651.358.957.748.236.526.018.136.1
Mean (F)27.527.833.941.451.161.169.067.958.045.734.526.745.5
Precip (inches)0.380.671.192.234.223.412.901.991.811.680.620.4321.53
Snowfall (inches)5.76.88.712.01.20.10.00.00.73.78.05.552.4
HDD11631040964711438172435325460091611877541
CDD000195616714244200421

Yearly Top 10 Information

Yearly Rainfall

Yearly Snowfall

Wettest

Driest

Most Snow

Least Snow

AmountYearAmountYear
Rank
AmountYearAmountYear
33.04199811.191985
1
113.81970-7123.51980-81
32.93199613.131974
2
105.51996-9726.61972-73
32.15196514.311988
3
102.41969-7028.32006-07
31.75199514.442012
4
85.21965-6631.01984-85
29.13197115.241987
5
81.71964-6531.11991-92
27.97196315.652007
6
79.41992-9334.32002-03
27.40200915.751983
7
77.61995-9634.52004-05
27.01201116.622004
8
76.01985-8636.02007-08
26.04199716.941980
9
71.41994-9540.51987-88
25.67199917.552005
10
70.51983-8440.81973-74

Top 30 Information

Rainfall

Snowfall

Amount (inches)Date
Rank
Amount (inches)Date
6.306/10/1972
1
30.04/19/2000
3.385/8/1995
2
26.04/18/1970
3.205/25/1997
3
20.04/27/1976
2.715/14/1965
4
18.53/16/1963
2.706/12/1970
5
18.04/3/1984
2.625/22/2008
6
17.04/22/2001
2.527/24/1977
7
15.24/18/1966
2.525/21/1962
8
14.55/9/1965
2.507/4/1979
9
14.03/9/1970
2.405/27/1970
10
13.010/26/1996
2.315/19/2011
11
13.04/26/1971
2.304/19/2000
12
12.010/5/2013
2.268/29/1996
13
12.03/12/2006
2.225/29/2011
14
12.011/21/2003
2.206/15/1963
15
12.03/29/1977
2.127/17/1969
16
12.03/17/1971
2.109/1/1963
17
10.02/7/2001
2.0410/11/2013
18
9.74/22/2013
2.005/5/1993
19
9.511/18/2011
1.975/17/1981
20
9.22/9/1966
1.966/8/1976
21
9.01/6/1999
1.958/15/1996
22
9.03/28/1998
1.935/24/2010
23
9.04/5/1997
1.905/23/1996
24
9.04/13/1996
1.904/18/1970
25
9.02/14/1995
1.886/10/2006
26
9.04/6/1993
1.886/17/1962
27
9.01/8/1993
1.866/5/1963
28
9.011/9/1985
1.8310/15/1980
29
8.53/5/1999
1.806/18/1999
30
8.53/6/1990

Top Ten Information for January

Warmest

Coldest

Temp (F)Year
Rank
Temp (F)Year
37.01986
1
13.41979
36.42006
2
14.91963
34.71981
3
16.51972
33.81992
4
18.31982
32.91983
5
18.41978
31.31965
6
19.41977
31.22001
7
19.91996
31.11995
8
20.11966
31.01989
9
22.11980
30.71987
10
22.51997

Wettest

Driest

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
1.40 in 19990.60 on 1/30/1971
1
0.021990
1.19 in 19960.56 on 1/6/1999
2
0.041987
1.16 in 19710.50 on 1/23/1999
3
0.041981
1.08 in 19650.41 on 1/22/1965
4
0.061989
0.87 in 19980.40 on 1/11/2013
5
0.071992
0.74 in 20030.38 on 1/7/1975
6
0.091986
0.72 in 19930.37 on 1/17/1996
7
0.101995
0.69 in 19750.31 on 1/12/1993
8
0.101984
0.68 in 20110.30 on 1/15/1982
9
0.121991
0.68 in 19680.30 on 1/6/1969
10
0.121983

Most Snow

Least Snow

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
19.0 in 19969.0 on 1/6/1999
1
TR1995
16.5 in 19939.0 on 1/8/1993
2
0.31990
16.4 in 19998.0 on 1/30/1971
3
1.02002
12.5 in 19717.0 on 1/7/1975
4
1.01989
10.6 in 19986.0 on 1/4/2005
5
1.01987
10.5 in 19825.5 on 1/11/2013
6
1.01986
10.1 in 19754.5 on 1/12/1979
7
1.01984
10.0 in 19744.0 on 1/8/2011
8
1.01981
09.5 in 20034.0 on 1/20/2008
9
1.62006
09.5 in 19684.0 on 1/8/2004
10
1.72012

Top Ten Information for February

Warmest

Coldest

Temp (F)Year
Rank
Temp (F)Year
36.81991
1
14.21989
36.31992
2
20.61994
36.01983
3
21.01993
35.52000
4
21.22001
34.81976
5
21.41978
34.01999
6
21.92011
33.81984
7
23.12007
33.61977
8
23.22010
33.61974
9
23.72003
33.51998
10
24.31985

Wettest

Driest

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
1.43 in 19870.95 on 2/29/2004
1
TR1985
1.41 in 19980.63 on 2/3/1997
2
0.051983
1.38 in 19620.62 on 2/25/1998
3
0.091996
1.28 in 20040.62 on 2/9/1966
4
0.101981
1.22 in 20110.60 on 2/14/1995
5
0.161965
1.16 in 19690.50 on 2/16/1998
6
0.181999
1.14 in 19760.46 on 2/17/1991
7
0.211977
1.14 in 20010.46 on 2/6/1986
8
0.211974
1.00 in 19950.44 on 2/17/1962
9
0.242013
1.00 in 19970.43 on 2/20/2011
10
0.242008

Most Snow

Least Snow

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
20.5 in 198710.0 on 2/7/2001
1
TR1985
19.4 in 20119.2 on 2/9/1966
2
TR1983
18.6 in 19699.0 on 2/14/1995
3
1.01999
18.0 in 19718.0 on 2/3/1997
4
1.51981
17.5 in 20017.0 on 2/24/2011
5
2.01996
17.1 in 19897.0 on 2/29/2004
6
2.01992
15.1 in 19667.0 on 2/12/1978
7
2.01965
15.0 in 19956.6 on 2/27/1969
8
2.91970
15.0 in 19786.0 on 2/20/1969
9
3.01974
14.0 in 19936.0 on 2/7/1969
10
3.62008

Top Ten Information for March

Warmest

Coldest

Temp (F)Year
Rank
Temp (F)Year
46.72012
1
20.31965
42.01986
2
22.42002
41.82007
3
25.41996
39.41968
4
27.81970
38.82010
5
27.91964
38.81963
6
28.21969
38.61981
7
28.31998
38.51972
8
28.91975
38.42004
9
30.81971
38.31992
10
31.52008

Wettest

Driest

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
3.10 in 19981.74 on 3/16/1963
1
0.161981
2.84 in 20061.17 on 3/22/1973
2
0.182012
2.54 in 19771.08 on 3/12/2006
3
0.181974
2.24 in 19870.98 on 3/18/2003
4
0.261978
2.21 in 19920.98 on 3/28/1998
5
0.311988
2.04 in 19960.97 on 3/6/1990
6
0.352010
1.94 in 20020.95 on 3/21/1987
7
0.372004
1.90 in 19630.92 on 3/29/2007
8
0.381979
1.76 in 19730.91 on 3/9/1970
9
0.391984
1.73 in 19710.83 on 3/29/1998
10
0.441976

Most Snow

Least Snow

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
37.1 in 200618.5 on 3/16/1963
1
0.02012
37.0 in 197114.0 on 3/9/1970
2
TR2004
33.0 in 197712.0 on 3/12/2006
3
0.51981
25.3 in 197012.0 on 3/29/1977
4
1.01974
24.0 in 199812.0 on 3/17/1971
5
2.01984
23.2 in 19639.0 on 3/28/1998
6
2.01976
20.0 in 19658.5 on 3/5/1999
7
3.01978
19.5 in 19758.5 on 3/6/1990
8
4.01988
18.5 in 19908.3 on 3/20/2006
9
4.31972
18.0 in 20028.0 on 3/21/1987
10
4.42008

Top Ten Information for April

Warmest

Coldest

Temp (F)Year
Rank
Temp (F)Year
50.71987
1
34.12013
49.21981
2
34.81995
49.01985
3
34.91997
48.51969
4
36.61983
47.81977
5
37.71966
47.02012
6
37.81970
46.82006
7
38.01999
46.81962
8
38.62009
46.31988
9
38.71975
45.41992
10
38.82007

Wettest

Driest

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
5.95 in 19712.30 on 4/19/2000
1
TR1997
5.47 in 20091.90 on 4/18/1970
2
0.421985
5.32 in 19631.78 on 4/27/1963
3
0.421962
4.39 in 20131.75 on 4/19/1973
4
0.631983
4.37 in 20001.68 on 4/27/1976
5
0.661981
4.36 in 20101.55 on 4/11/1991
6
0.781988
4.33 in 19761.45 on 4/8/1975
7
0.831992
4.24 in 19911.37 on 4/23/2010
8
0.831982
3.97 in 19701.25 on 4/22/2001
9
0.871974
3.83 in 20031.24 on 4/30/1993
10
0.921994

Most Snow

Least Snow

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
50.0 in 197030.0 on 4/19/2000
1
0.02012
41.0 in 198426.0 on 4/18/1970
2
TR1990
40.6 in 196620.0 on 4/27/1976
3
TR1987
36.8 in 201318.0 on 4/3/1984
4
0.31974
35.0 in 200017.0 on 4/22/2001
5
0.51998
26.2 in 196315.2 on 4/18/1966
6
1.01981
23.0 in 199713.0 on 4/26/1971
7
1.01969
23.0 in 19769.7 on 4/22/2013
8
1.11962
20.8 in 20019.0 on 4/5/1997
9
1.22007
20.5 in 19719.0 on 4/13/1996
10
1.21992

Top Ten Information for May

Warmest

Coldest

Temp (F)Year
Rank
Temp (F)Year
60.61985
1
45.31995
57.71977
2
45.91996
57.41969
3
46.32011
56.91987
4
46.72010
56.81994
5
46.92002
56.51988
6
46.91997
56.01966
7
47.31967
55.71970
8
47.72008
55.41976
9
48.51983
55.32007
10
48.51968

Wettest

Driest

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
10.88 in 19623.38 on 5/8/1995
1
0.091966
10.25 in 19953.20 on 5/25/1997
2
0.751985
09.16 in 20112.71 on 5/14/1965
3
1.231973
8.92 in 19652.62 on 5/22/2008
4
1.301977
8.13 in 20082.52 on 5/21/1962
5
1.582013
8.00 in 19712.40 on 5/27/1970
6
1.581974
7.55 in 19782.31 on 5/19/2011
7
1.591974
7.49 in 20102.22 on 5/29/2011
8
1.601988
7.23 in 19962.00 on 5/5/1993
9
1.631986
6.99 in 19811.97 on 5/17/1981
10
1.652003

Most Snow

Least Snow

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
22.5 in 196514.5 on 5/9/1965
1
0.0MANY
10.0 in 20058.0 on 5/2/2008
2
8.7 in 20088.0 on 5/7/1978
3
8.5 in 20028.0 on 5/8/1965
4
8.0 in 19786.0 on 5/11/2005
5
5.0 in 19915.0 on 5/3/1991
6
5.0 in 19835.0 on 5/9/1979
7
5.0 in 19794.0 on 5/10/2005
8
5.0 in 19674.0 on 5/11/2002
9
4.0 in 19954.0 on 5/1/2002
10

Top Ten Information for June

Warmest

Coldest

Temp (F)Year
Rank
Temp (F)Year
72.81988
1
54.31998
67.21970
2
56.71993
67.02012
3
56.81982
66.71977
4
57.42004
66.61986
5
57.41969
66.11974
6
57.52009
65.62002
7
57.62003
65.51987
8
58.11967
65.42007
9
58.52008
65.41980
10
58.61992

Wettest

Driest

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
10.09 in 19996.30 on 6/10/1972
1
0.741966
09.18 in 19722.70 on 6/12/1970
2
0.781987
8.53 in 19632.20 on 6/15/1963
3
1.131985
7.73 in 19671.96 on 6/8/1976
4
1.152007
7.72 in 19651.88 on 6/10/2006
5
1.251994
7.03 in 19641.88 on 6/17/1962
6
1.271981
6.37 in 19681.86 on 6/5/1963
7
1.561978
6.24 in 19841.80 on 6/18/1999
8
1.582005
6.24 in 19981.77 on 6/14/1976
9
1.692002
6.21 in 19621.69 on 6/12/1965
10
1.702000

Most Snow

Least Snow

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
5.0 in 19695.0 on 6/13/1969
1
0.0MANY
3.0 in 19953.0 on 6/9/1995
2
TR in 1973TR on 6/18/1973
3
0.0 in MANY0.0 on MANY
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

Top Ten Information for July

Warmest

Coldest

Temp (F)Year
Rank
Temp (F)Year
75.01974
1
59.71992
74.51966
2
61.61993
74.42012
3
64.62009
74.11983
4
65.51972
74.02006
5
65.71962
73.71975
6
66.21997
73.62002
7
66.31994
73.51964
8
66.62004
73.42007
9
67.01996
73.32003
10
67.21979

Wettest

Driest

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
8.37 in 19792.52 on 7/24/1977
1
0.352003
7.63 in 19622.50 on 7/4/1979
2
0.641983
7.09 in 19692.12 on 7/17/1969
3
1.101986
5.66 in 19901.77 on 7/11/2001
4
1.241994
5.35 in 19971.70 on 7/31/1999
5
1.312006
5.28 in 20091.70 on 7/24/1997
6
1.311975
5.01 in 19651.55 on 7/8/1990
7
1.521967
4.91 in 20011.53 on 7/27/1979
8
1.631989
4.89 in 19771.53 on 7/20/1973
9
1.701987
4.61 in 19781.40 on 7/21/1978
10
1.722010

Most Snow

Least Snow

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
NEVER
1
NEVER
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

Top Ten Information for August

Warmest

Coldest

Temp (F)Year
Rank
Temp (F)Year
75.71983
1
61.81992
73.61969
2
63.51993
72.81984
3
63.82004
72.71971
4
63.81977
72.51970
5
64.82009
72.32001
6
64.91987
71.92000
7
65.01997
71.82003
8
65.01966
71.51995
9
65.81968
71.51991
10
65.91979

Wettest

Driest

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
5.92 in 19962.26 on 8/29/1996
1
0.272012
4.72 in 20131.95 on 8/15/1996
2
0.442000
3.88 in 19661.72 on 8/19/1966
3
0.501962
3.84 in 19981.65 on 8/10/1998
4
0.591985
3.63 in 19941.65 on 8/7/1970
5
0.781969
3.27 in 19801.60 on 8/5/2013
6
0.901964
3.24 in 20111.43 on 8/11/1994
7
0.922010
3.19 in 19681.32 on 8/9/1996
8
0.981991
3.10 in 19651.30 on 8/9/1968
9
1.081990
3.03 in 20061.23 on 8/4/1965
10
1.091973

Most Snow

Least Snow

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
NEVER
1
NEVER
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

Top Ten Information for September

Warmest

Coldest

Temp (F)Year
Rank
Temp (F)Year
66.71979
1
46.01965
65.31969
2
51.61993
65.01998
3
52.11986
64.91990
4
54.01984
64.91963
5
54.41999
63.91978
6
54.51985
63.82012
7
54.62006
62.82013
8
54.81996
62.51981
9
56.21971
62.51976
10
56.32008

Wettest

Driest

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
5.97 in 19862.10 on 9/1/1963
1
0.142012
5.14 in 19891.61 on 9/5/1997
2
0.141975
3.11 in 19631.57 on 9/23/1977
3
0.171979
3.08 in 19971.46 on 9/8/1989
4
0.311983
2.96 in 20041.15 on 9/13/1998
5
0.341988
2.88 in 19981.15 on 9/2/1973
6
0.401981
2.84 in 19711.12 on 9/28/1971
7
0.501972
2.61 in 19651.07 on 9/5/2004
8
0.511992
2.53 in 19851.05 on 9/12/2009
9
0.581980
2.45 in 19661.05 on 9/21/1989
10
0.591987

Most Snow

Least Snow

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
8.3 in 19655.0 on 9/25/1996
1
0.0MANY
7.0 in 19704.2 on 9/16/1965
2
5.0 in 19964.0 on 9/20/1995
3
4.0 in 19953.6 on 9/13/1970
4
3.5 in 19853.5 on 9/29/1965
5
3.0 in 19843.4 on 9/14/1970
6
2.0 in 20002.0 on 9/23/2000
7
1.5 in 19802.0 on 9/27/1984
8
1.5 in 19711.5 on 9/28/1985
9
0.5 in 19891.5 on 9/16/1980
10

Top Ten Information for October

Warmest

Coldest

Temp (F)Year
Rank
Temp (F)Year
58.31963
1
35.22009
53.81965
2
37.32002
52.82003
3
39.71969
52.61974
4
43.61970
52.02010
5
44.01995
51.91964
6
44.12006
51.61968
7
44.11971
51.51975
8
44.22012
51.11962
9
44.31993
50.81973
10
44.92008

Wettest

Driest

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
5.46 in 19942.04 on 10/11/2013
1
0.081968
5.13 in 19961.83 on 10/15/1980
2
0.111976
4.84 in 19981.79 on 10/6/1994
3
0.111964
3.57 in 20131.71 on 10/26/1996
4
0.171965
3.09 in 19951.62 on 10/30/1974
5
0.341975
2.98 in 20091.46 on 10/15/1994
6
0.351967
2.51 in 19831.43 on 10/28/1998
7
0.371985
2.48 in 19811.41 on 10/4/1998
8
0.391978
2.20 in 19741.38 on 10/6/1962
9
0.451999
2.06 in 20001.27 on 10/29/1996
10
0.481973

Most Snow

Least Snow

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
19.4 in 200913.0 on 10/26/1996
1
0.02008
19.0 in 199612.0 on 10/5/2013
2
0.01994
16.0 in 19958.0 on 10/22/1995
3
0.01988
14.0 in 20138.0 on 10/28/1971
4
0.01974
11.0 in 19716.0 on 10/17/1998
5
0.01968
8.5 in 19696.0 on 10/12/1969
6
0.01967
8.0 in 19755.5 on 10/5/2009
7
0.01965
7.6 in 19665.5 on 10/3/1966
8
0.01962
7.0 in 19985.0 on 10/28/1991
9
TR2011
6.9 in 19705.0 on 10/29/1989
10
TR2010

Top Ten Information for November

Warmest

Coldest

Temp (F)Year
Rank
Temp (F)Year
46.81999
1
20.21985
42.91981
2
26.72000
42.62001
3
27.21996
41.31990
4
28.81993
40.92009
5
30.31991
40.71965
6
30.52003
40.22012
7
30.71992
40.01962
8
31.31978
39.91963
9
31.91971
39.61987
10
32.01979

Wettest

Driest

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
2.10 in 19731.11 on 11/1/2000
1
TR1987
1.83 in 19850.87 on 11/3/1998
2
TR1981
1.78 in 20110.85 on 11/6/2008
3
0.041963
1.73 in 19980.80 on 11/3/1973
4
0.072007
1.45 in 20030.66 on 11/19/2011
5
0.132004
1.42 in 20000.65 on 11/21/2003
6
0.131997
1.40 in 19880.65 on 11/16/1971
7
0.172002
1.25 in 19830.56 on 11/18/2011
8
0.181992
1.16 in 20080.50 on 11/9/1998
9
0.181979
1.07 in 19710.50 on 11/2/1994
10
0.191999

Most Snow

Least Snow

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
30.0 in 198512.0 on 11/21/2003
1
0.01987
20.5 in 20039.5 on 11/18/2011
2
0.01981
16.5 in 19739.0 on 11/9/1985
3
TR1963
16.2 in 20118.0 on 11/19/1977
4
0.11962
15.0 in 19788.0 on 11/3/1973
5
0.32009
14.5 in 19837.0 on 11/3/1998
6
0.52005
14.0 in 19986.5 on 11/9/1984
7
0.51982
11.9 in 19716.0 on 11/16/1971
8
0.81999
11.0 in 19775.6 on 11/8/1966
9
0.81997
10.5 in 19885.5 on 11/26/1983
10
1.02007

Top Ten Information for December

Warmest

Coldest

Temp (F)Year
Rank
Temp (F)Year
36.01979
1
13.41983
34.41965
2
16.52009
34.21991
3
19.51978
33.51980
4
20.72008
33.41975
5
20.71990
33.01999
6
21.31972
33.01994
7
21.71989
32.72004
8
21.82000
32.62002
9
22.01968
32.52003
10
22.31992

Wettest

Driest

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
1.76 in 19640.58 on 12/21/1996
1
0.001991
1.50 in 19960.57 on 12/18/1973
2
0.001986
0.89 in 20090.46 on 12/16/1981
3
0.012004
0.89 in 19770.43 on 12/25/1964
4
0.021962
0.88 in 19660.40 on 12/19/1985
5
0.031998
0.85 in 19750.39 on 12/31/2010
6
0.101979
0.82 in 20100.38 on 12/5/1977
7
0.121974
0.79 in 19850.37 on 12/3/1964
8
0.142001
0.78 in 19810.36 on 12/14/1996
9
0.152002
0.71 in 19730.35 on 12/31/1975
10
0.161995

Most Snow

Least Snow

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
26.0 in 19968.5 on 12/1/1980
1
0.01991
18.3 in 19928.0 on 12/25/1996
2
0.01986
15.5 in 19668.0 on 12/21/1996
3
0.52004
15.4 in 19646.0 on 12/12/1992
4
0.82002
13.0 in 19676.0 on 12/18/1973
5
0.81965
12.2 in 19775.5 on 12/22/1966
6
1.01998
11.7 in 19685.4 on 12/5/1977
7
1.11962
11.3 in 19895.4 on 12/18/1970
8
1.22005
10.5 in 19815.0 on 12/16/1993
9
1.51979
10.0 in 19755.0 on 12/31/1992
10
2.02001


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