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Rapid City December 15 Weather Records

Daily averages and all-time records for weather in Rapid City, South Dakota for the date of December 15.
December 15 All-Time Records
1948–2022
Highest temperature 63 °F 1952
Lowest temperature -22 °F 1989
Lowest daily high -5 °F 2008
Highest daily low 36 °F 1980
Most precipitation 0.2 inches 2015
Most snow 4.3 inches 2015
December 15 Average Weather
1991–2020 1
Average high 38.1 °F
Average low 14.4 °F
Chance precipitation 18.1%
Chance snow 18.3%
Rapid City December 15 Weather by Year
Year High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
2021 38 22 0.00 n/a
2020 28 12 0.04 n/a
2019 33 8 0.00 n/a
2018 61 29 0.00 0.0
2017 56 13 0.00 0.0
2016 21 9 0.07 1.7
2015 25 22 0.21 4.3
2014 29 22 0.02 0.5
2013 54 29 0.00 0.0
2012 40 18 0.00 0.0
2011 36 16 0.00 0.0
2010 41 22 0.00 0.0
2009 25 -11 0.00 0.0
2008 -5 -19 0.00 0.0
2007 27 6 0.00 0.0
2006 62 27 0.00 0.0
2005 29 19 0.01 0.5
2004 51 34 0.00 n/a
2003 36 21 0.00 n/a
2002 62 30 0.00 n/a
2001 41 23 0.00 n/a
2000 34 4 0.00 0.0
1999 32 15 0.04 0.5
1998 42 19 0.00 0.0
1997 56 25 0.00 n/a
1996 31 6 0.00 n/a
1995 52 18 0.00 0.0
1994 36 7 0.00 0.0
1993 30 22 0.00 0.0
1992 35 17 0.00 0.1
1991 48 13 0.00 0.0
1990 36 10 0.00 0.0
1989 9 -22 0.00 0.0
1988 22 3 0.01 0.2
1987 27 5 0.00 0.0
1986 51 26 0.00 0.0
1985 37 17 0.00 0.0
1984 52 20 0.00 0.0
1983 14 5 0.00 0.1
1982 34 14 0.00 0.0
1981 26 16 0.17 1.7
1980 62 36 0.00 0.0
1979 50 -5 0.02 0.3
1978 39 20 0.00 0.0
1977 52 33 0.00 0.0
1976 44 25 0.00 0.0
1975 30 2 0.01 0.1
1974 33 14 0.01 0.1
1973 21 15 0.00 0.0
1972 26 0 0.00 0.0
1971 33 14 0.00 0.0
1970 40 18 0.00 0.0
1969 49 19 0.00 0.0
1968 45 12 0.00 0.0
1967 31 7 0.00 0.0
1966 48 28 0.00 0.0
1965 27 7 0.00 0.0
1964 43 -13 0.00 0.0
1963 8 -11 0.00 0.0
1962 62 36 0.00 0.0
1961 35 9 0.00 0.0
1960 30 14 0.00 0.0
1959 62 30 0.00 0.0
1958 39 22 0.00 0.0
1957 45 28 0.00 0.0
1956 44 25 0.00 0.0
1955 18 -1 0.00 0.0
1954 44 19 0.09 0.7
1953 38 25 0.00 0.0
1952 63 35 0.00 0.0
1951 0 -15 0.04 0.7
1950 41 12 0.00 0.0
1949 45 17 0.00 0.0
1948 17 0 0.11 1.3
All-Time Highest Temperatures in Rapid City on December 15
Rank Temperature Year
1 63 °F 1952
2 62 °F 1962
2 62 °F 1980
2 62 °F 2002
2 62 °F 1959
2 62 °F 2006
7 61 °F 2018
8 56 °F 2017
8 56 °F 1997
10 54 °F 2013
All-Time Lowest Temperatures in Rapid City on December 15
Rank Temperature Year
1 -22 °F 1989
2 -19 °F 2008
3 -15 °F 1951
4 -13 °F 1964
5 -11 °F 1963
5 -11 °F 2009
7 -5 °F 1979
8 -1 °F 1955
9 0 °F 1948
9 0 °F 1972
Lowest High Temperatures in Rapid City on December 15
Rank Temperature Year
1 -5 °F 2008
2 0 °F 1951
3 8 °F 1963
4 9 °F 1989
5 14 °F 1983
6 17 °F 1948
7 18 °F 1955
8 21 °F 1973
9 21 °F 2016
10 22 °F 1988
All-Time Most Precipitation in Rapid City on December 15
Rank Precipitation Year
1 0.2 inches 2015
2 0.2 inches 1981
3 0.1 inches 1948
4 0.1 inches 1954
5 0.1 inches 2016
6 0.0 inches 2020
6 0.0 inches 1999
6 0.0 inches 1951
9 0.0 inches 2014
9 0.0 inches 1979
All-Time Most Snow in Rapid City on December 15
Rank Precipitation Year
1 4.3 inches 2015
2 1.7 inches 2016
2 1.7 inches 1981
4 1.3 inches 1948
5 0.7 inches 1951
5 0.7 inches 1954
7 0.5 inches 2005
7 0.5 inches 2014
7 0.5 inches 1999
10 0.3 inches 1979
Weather Station Details
Years Station Coordinates
1948–2022 Rapid City Regional Airport location