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Rapid City December 16 Weather Records

Daily averages and all-time records for weather in Rapid City, South Dakota for the date of December 16.
December 16 All-Time Records
1948–2022
Highest temperature 64 °F 1980
Lowest temperature -20 °F 1964
Lowest daily high -10 °F 1964
Highest daily low 38 °F 1980
Most precipitation 0.3 inches 2016
Most snow 3.9 inches 2016
December 16 Average Weather
1991–2020 1
Average high 37.7 °F
Average low 14.0 °F
Chance precipitation 18.0%
Chance snow 18.0%
Rapid City December 16 Weather by Year
Year High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
2021 31 15 0.00 n/a
2020 43 16 0.00 n/a
2019 36 9 0.00 n/a
2018 50 23 0.00 0.0
2017 40 30 0.00 0.0
2016 10 -4 0.30 3.9
2015 28 14 0.03 0.6
2014 24 18 0.00 0.0
2013 40 21 0.00 0.0
2012 43 15 0.00 0.0
2011 45 16 0.00 0.0
2010 40 15 0.00 0.0
2009 35 19 0.00 0.0
2008 0 -15 0.00 0.0
2007 42 11 0.00 0.0
2006 42 19 0.00 0.0
2005 22 10 0.00 0.0
2004 49 25 0.00 n/a
2003 43 19 0.00 n/a
2002 53 28 0.00 n/a
2001 41 14 0.00 n/a
2000 5 -6 0.00 0.0
1999 54 20 0.00 0.0
1998 46 27 0.00 0.0
1997 52 16 0.00 n/a
1996 35 11 0.13 n/a
1995 48 23 0.00 0.0
1994 38 19 0.00 0.0
1993 32 26 0.20 2.7
1992 29 15 0.00 0.1
1991 58 24 0.00 0.0
1990 40 12 0.00 0.0
1989 11 2 0.00 0.1
1988 40 11 0.00 0.0
1987 35 3 0.00 0.0
1986 50 22 0.00 0.0
1985 40 14 0.01 0.1
1984 22 1 0.03 0.5
1983 12 -3 0.00 0.1
1982 48 19 0.00 0.0
1981 17 10 0.11 1.1
1980 64 38 0.00 0.0
1979 10 -18 0.00 0.0
1978 30 12 0.00 0.0
1977 43 37 0.00 0.0
1976 52 31 0.00 0.0
1975 24 -2 0.00 0.0
1974 38 24 0.00 0.0
1973 39 20 0.00 0.0
1972 23 0 0.00 0.0
1971 25 4 0.01 0.3
1970 37 13 0.00 0.0
1969 46 23 0.00 0.0
1968 46 20 0.00 0.0
1967 40 22 0.00 0.0
1966 60 27 0.00 0.0
1965 39 9 0.00 0.0
1964 -10 -20 0.04 0.6
1963 15 -2 0.05 0.5
1962 63 34 0.00 0.0
1961 36 13 0.00 0.0
1960 31 13 0.00 0.0
1959 55 32 0.00 0.0
1958 49 28 0.00 0.0
1957 42 26 0.02 0.0
1956 48 8 0.00 0.0
1955 29 15 0.00 0.0
1954 32 25 0.05 0.5
1953 25 8 0.00 0.0
1952 46 24 0.00 0.0
1951 5 -18 0.00 0.0
1950 51 25 0.00 0.0
1949 42 20 0.00 0.0
1948 23 2 0.00 0.0
All-Time Highest Temperatures in Rapid City on December 16
Rank Temperature Year
1 64 °F 1980
2 63 °F 1962
3 60 °F 1966
4 58 °F 1991
5 55 °F 1959
6 54 °F 1999
7 53 °F 2002
8 52 °F 1976
8 52 °F 1997
10 51 °F 1950
All-Time Lowest Temperatures in Rapid City on December 16
Rank Temperature Year
1 -20 °F 1964
2 -18 °F 1979
2 -18 °F 1951
4 -15 °F 2008
5 -6 °F 2000
6 -4 °F 2016
7 -3 °F 1983
8 -2 °F 1963
8 -2 °F 1975
10 0 °F 1972
Lowest High Temperatures in Rapid City on December 16
Rank Temperature Year
1 -10 °F 1964
2 0 °F 2008
3 5 °F 1951
3 5 °F 2000
5 10 °F 1979
6 10 °F 2016
7 11 °F 1989
8 12 °F 1983
9 15 °F 1963
10 17 °F 1981
All-Time Most Precipitation in Rapid City on December 16
Rank Precipitation Year
1 0.3 inches 2016
2 0.2 inches 1993
3 0.1 inches 1996
4 0.1 inches 1981
5 0.1 inches 1954
5 0.1 inches 1963
7 0.0 inches 1964
8 0.0 inches 1984
8 0.0 inches 2015
10 0.0 inches 1957
All-Time Most Snow in Rapid City on December 16
Rank Precipitation Year
1 3.9 inches 2016
2 2.7 inches 1993
3 1.1 inches 1981
4 0.6 inches 2015
4 0.6 inches 1964
6 0.5 inches 1984
6 0.5 inches 1963
6 0.5 inches 1954
9 0.3 inches 1971
10 0.1 inches 1985
10 0.1 inches 1983
10 0.1 inches 1989
10 0.1 inches 1992
Weather Station Details
Years Station Coordinates
1948–2022 Rapid City Regional Airport location