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Rapid City December 3 Weather Records

Daily averages and all-time records for weather in Rapid City, South Dakota for the date of December 3.
December 3 All-Time Records
1948–2022
Highest temperature 68 °F 1948
Lowest temperature -6 °F 2006
Lowest daily high 6 °F 1972
Highest daily low 35 °F 1963
Most precipitation 0.3 inches 1955
Most snow 3.9 inches 1955
December 3 Average Weather
1991–2020 1
Average high 41.3 °F
Average low 16.9 °F
Chance precipitation 16.6%
Chance snow 15.8%
Rapid City December 3 Weather by Year
Year High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
2021 44 32 0.00 n/a
2020 53 15 0.00 n/a
2019 49 21 0.00 n/a
2018 24 20 0.00 0.0
2017 62 28 0.02 0.0
2016 44 15 0.00 0.0
2015 45 23 0.00 0.0
2014 37 11 0.00 0.0
2013 29 8 0.05 1.3
2012 63 29 0.00 0.0
2011 30 9 0.00 0.0
2010 39 23 0.00 0.0
2009 17 7 0.01 0.3
2008 28 9 0.00 0.0
2007 50 19 0.00 0.0
2006 32 -6 0.00 0.0
2005 18 2 0.00 0.0
2004 53 31 0.00 n/a
2003 45 25 0.00 n/a
2002 28 15 0.01 n/a
2001 60 30 0.00 n/a
2000 51 18 0.00 0.0
1999 44 24 0.00 0.0
1998 54 28 0.00 0.0
1997 40 13 0.00 n/a
1996 37 11 0.00 n/a
1995 45 25 0.00 0.0
1994 48 27 0.00 0.0
1993 48 30 0.00 0.0
1992 24 5 0.09 2.0
1991 18 4 0.04 0.8
1990 38 13 0.00 0.0
1989 60 20 0.00 0.0
1988 45 23 0.00 0.0
1987 55 30 0.00 0.0
1986 35 12 0.00 0.0
1985 45 11 0.02 0.1
1984 32 2 0.00 0.0
1983 43 18 0.00 0.0
1982 47 19 0.00 0.0
1981 42 16 0.00 0.0
1980 47 22 0.00 0.0
1979 51 29 0.00 0.0
1978 22 -3 0.00 0.0
1977 41 28 0.00 0.0
1976 35 19 0.00 0.0
1975 62 26 0.00 0.0
1974 35 12 0.00 0.0
1973 41 20 0.00 0.0
1972 6 -1 0.05 0.9
1971 39 18 0.00 0.0
1970 51 20 0.00 0.0
1969 44 18 0.00 0.0
1968 38 14 0.00 0.0
1967 55 22 0.00 0.0
1966 31 1 0.00 0.0
1965 52 24 0.00 0.0
1964 12 -1 0.05 0.5
1963 55 35 0.00 0.0
1962 56 32 0.00 0.0
1961 61 31 0.00 0.0
1960 54 32 0.00 0.0
1959 59 31 0.15 1.7
1958 66 31 0.04 0.0
1957 49 24 0.00 0.0
1956 57 24 0.00 0.0
1955 10 4 0.29 3.9
1954 51 23 0.00 0.0
1953 30 27 0.01 0.0
1952 40 29 0.00 0.0
1951 45 21 0.00 0.0
1950 32 8 0.00 0.0
1949 44 17 0.00 0.0
1948 68 35 0.00 0.0
All-Time Highest Temperatures in Rapid City on December 3
Rank Temperature Year
1 68 °F 1948
2 66 °F 1958
3 63 °F 2012
4 62 °F 2017
4 62 °F 1975
6 61 °F 1961
7 60 °F 2001
7 60 °F 1989
9 59 °F 1959
10 57 °F 1956
All-Time Lowest Temperatures in Rapid City on December 3
Rank Temperature Year
1 -6 °F 2006
2 -3 °F 1978
3 -1 °F 1964
3 -1 °F 1972
5 1 °F 1966
6 2 °F 2005
6 2 °F 1984
8 4 °F 1955
8 4 °F 1991
10 5 °F 1992
Lowest High Temperatures in Rapid City on December 3
Rank Temperature Year
1 6 °F 1972
2 10 °F 1955
3 12 °F 1964
4 17 °F 2009
5 18 °F 1991
5 18 °F 2005
7 22 °F 1978
8 24 °F 1992
9 24 °F 2018
10 28 °F 2002
10 28 °F 2008
All-Time Most Precipitation in Rapid City on December 3
Rank Precipitation Year
1 0.3 inches 1955
2 0.1 inches 1959
3 0.1 inches 1992
4 0.1 inches 1964
4 0.1 inches 2013
4 0.1 inches 1972
7 0.0 inches 1958
7 0.0 inches 1991
9 0.0 inches 2017
9 0.0 inches 1985
All-Time Most Snow in Rapid City on December 3
Rank Precipitation Year
1 3.9 inches 1955
2 2.0 inches 1992
3 1.7 inches 1959
4 1.3 inches 2013
5 0.9 inches 1972
6 0.8 inches 1991
7 0.5 inches 1964
8 0.3 inches 2009
9 0.1 inches 1985
Weather Station Details
Years Station Coordinates
1948–2022 Rapid City Regional Airport location