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Rapid City December 17 Weather Records

Daily averages and all-time records for weather in Rapid City, South Dakota for the date of December 17.
December 17 All-Time Records
1948–2022
Highest temperature 69 °F 1998
Lowest temperature -23 °F 1964
Lowest daily high -4 °F 2016
Highest daily low 35 °F 1982
Most precipitation 0.2 inches 1985
Most snow 3.1 inches 1985
December 17 Average Weather
1991–2020 1
Average high 37.4 °F
Average low 13.7 °F
Chance precipitation 17.5%
Chance snow 17.7%
Rapid City December 17 Weather by Year
Year High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
2021 22 1 0.00 n/a
2020 45 18 0.00 n/a
2019 42 9 0.00 n/a
2018 58 23 0.00 0.0
2017 44 23 0.00 0.0
2016 -4 -23 0.00 0.0
2015 23 1 0.00 0.0
2014 23 18 0.00 0.0
2013 44 22 0.00 0.0
2012 41 12 0.00 0.0
2011 54 19 0.00 0.0
2010 21 15 0.00 0.0
2009 47 24 0.00 0.0
2008 30 -7 0.00 0.0
2007 41 9 0.00 0.0
2006 33 16 0.00 0.0
2005 14 -4 0.00 0.0
2004 57 22 0.00 n/a
2003 49 26 0.00 n/a
2002 46 26 0.00 n/a
2001 58 22 0.00 n/a
2000 38 3 0.00 0.0
1999 40 27 0.02 0.0
1998 69 23 0.00 0.0
1997 63 30 0.00 n/a
1996 11 4 0.11 n/a
1995 24 18 0.00 0.1
1994 41 20 0.00 0.0
1993 29 22 0.03 0.3
1992 20 3 0.00 0.0
1991 38 18 0.00 0.0
1990 28 8 0.00 0.0
1989 17 -5 0.00 0.2
1988 47 20 0.00 0.0
1987 42 15 0.00 0.0
1986 41 19 0.00 0.0
1985 31 7 0.22 3.1
1984 8 -6 0.02 0.2
1983 0 -19 0.00 0.0
1982 58 35 0.00 0.0
1981 24 14 0.00 0.0
1980 67 31 0.00 0.0
1979 47 10 0.00 0.0
1978 42 13 0.00 0.0
1977 39 24 0.00 0.0
1976 62 28 0.00 0.0
1975 6 -6 0.00 0.0
1974 46 18 0.00 0.0
1973 50 19 0.07 0.3
1972 50 17 0.00 0.0
1971 45 19 0.00 0.0
1970 35 14 0.10 1.2
1969 55 23 0.00 0.0
1968 35 26 0.07 0.9
1967 34 24 0.15 1.1
1966 56 31 0.00 0.0
1965 35 17 0.00 0.0
1964 -3 -23 0.00 0.0
1963 7 -6 0.03 0.2
1962 54 29 0.00 0.0
1961 39 10 0.00 0.0
1960 32 9 0.00 0.0
1959 38 29 0.00 0.0
1958 47 26 0.00 0.0
1957 61 23 0.00 0.0
1956 31 7 0.00 0.0
1955 15 0 0.05 1.8
1954 41 23 0.00 0.0
1953 37 6 0.00 0.0
1952 31 23 0.00 0.0
1951 22 -5 0.00 0.0
1950 42 22 0.00 0.0
1949 29 11 0.00 0.0
1948 22 2 0.00 0.0
All-Time Highest Temperatures in Rapid City on December 17
Rank Temperature Year
1 69 °F 1998
2 67 °F 1980
3 63 °F 1997
4 62 °F 1976
5 61 °F 1957
6 58 °F 2018
6 58 °F 2001
6 58 °F 1982
9 57 °F 2004
10 56 °F 1966
All-Time Lowest Temperatures in Rapid City on December 17
Rank Temperature Year
1 -23 °F 1964
2 -23 °F 2016
3 -19 °F 1983
4 -7 °F 2008
5 -6 °F 1984
5 -6 °F 1963
5 -6 °F 1975
8 -5 °F 1951
8 -5 °F 1989
10 -4 °F 2005
Lowest High Temperatures in Rapid City on December 17
Rank Temperature Year
1 -4 °F 2016
2 -3 °F 1964
3 0 °F 1983
4 6 °F 1975
5 7 °F 1963
6 8 °F 1984
7 11 °F 1996
8 14 °F 2005
9 15 °F 1955
10 17 °F 1989
All-Time Most Precipitation in Rapid City on December 17
Rank Precipitation Year
1 0.2 inches 1985
2 0.1 inches 1967
3 0.1 inches 1996
4 0.1 inches 1970
5 0.1 inches 1968
5 0.1 inches 1973
7 0.1 inches 1955
8 0.0 inches 1963
8 0.0 inches 1993
10 0.0 inches 1984
10 0.0 inches 1999
All-Time Most Snow in Rapid City on December 17
Rank Precipitation Year
1 3.1 inches 1985
2 1.8 inches 1955
3 1.2 inches 1970
4 1.1 inches 1967
5 0.9 inches 1968
6 0.3 inches 1993
6 0.3 inches 1973
8 0.2 inches 1963
8 0.2 inches 1984
8 0.2 inches 1989
Weather Station Details
Years Station Coordinates
1948–2022 Rapid City Regional Airport location