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Rapid City December 31 Weather Records

Daily averages and all-time records for weather in Rapid City, South Dakota for the date of December 31 (New Year's Eve).
December 31 All-Time Records
1948–2022
Highest temperature 62 °F 1963
Lowest temperature -21 °F 2017
Lowest daily high -6 °F 2017
Highest daily low 32 °F 1980
Most precipitation 1.0 inches 1975
Most snow 9.8 inches 1975
December 31 Average Weather
1991–2020 1
Average high 35.4 °F
Average low 12.0 °F
Chance precipitation 19.6%
Chance snow 17.8%
Rapid City December 31 Weather by Year
Year High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
2021 16 -5 0.01 n/a
2020 44 16 0.00 n/a
2019 37 9 0.00 n/a
2018 16 4 0.13 4.0
2017 -6 -21 0.00 0.0
2016 32 7 0.00 0.0
2015 27 5 0.00 0.0
2014 26 -13 0.00 0.0
2013 33 10 0.00 0.0
2012 22 2 0.00 0.0
2011 45 22 0.05 0.2
2010 5 0 0.17 1.7
2009 20 7 0.00 0.0
2008 38 8 0.00 0.0
2007 28 12 0.00 0.0
2006 38 10 0.00 0.0
2005 34 20 0.00 0.0
2004 19 12 0.00 n/a
2003 49 9 0.00 n/a
2002 45 13 0.00 n/a
2001 23 -3 0.00 n/a
2000 25 -1 0.00 0.0
1999 55 18 0.00 0.0
1998 35 11 0.00 0.0
1997 57 22 0.00 n/a
1996 51 23 0.00 n/a
1995 37 25 0.00 0.0
1994 18 4 0.00 0.0
1993 47 28 0.06 0.0
1992 -4 -13 0.00 0.4
1991 43 19 0.00 0.0
1990 34 0 0.00 0.0
1989 35 18 0.00 0.0
1988 43 12 0.00 0.0
1987 10 -7 0.00 0.0
1986 39 12 0.00 0.0
1985 36 13 0.00 0.0
1984 9 -8 0.01 0.6
1983 42 28 0.00 0.0
1982 53 20 0.00 0.0
1981 10 -3 0.02 0.3
1980 51 32 0.00 0.0
1979 45 15 0.00 0.0
1978 -3 -19 0.00 0.0
1977 7 -5 0.04 0.9
1976 15 2 0.02 0.5
1975 35 17 1.04 9.8
1974 36 15 0.00 0.0
1973 9 -18 0.02 0.3
1972 34 20 0.00 0.0
1971 47 13 0.00 0.0
1970 48 22 0.00 0.0
1969 30 7 0.18 1.8
1968 14 -10 0.00 0.0
1967 25 -19 0.00 0.0
1966 34 19 0.05 0.5
1965 51 21 0.00 0.0
1964 36 8 0.00 0.0
1963 62 29 0.00 0.0
1962 55 17 0.00 0.0
1961 38 23 0.00 0.0
1960 36 22 0.08 1.0
1959 30 17 0.07 0.9
1958 47 24 0.00 0.0
1957 31 4 0.00 0.0
1956 43 24 0.00 0.0
1955 35 14 0.01 0.0
1954 52 20 0.00 0.0
1953 58 23 0.00 0.0
1952 44 20 0.00 0.0
1951 1 -14 0.04 0.4
1950 43 16 0.00 0.0
1949 37 17 0.00 0.0
1948 37 8 0.00 0.0
All-Time Highest Temperatures in Rapid City on December 31
Rank Temperature Year
1 62 °F 1963
2 58 °F 1953
3 57 °F 1997
4 55 °F 1999
4 55 °F 1962
6 53 °F 1982
7 52 °F 1954
8 51 °F 1980
8 51 °F 1965
8 51 °F 1996
All-Time Lowest Temperatures in Rapid City on December 31
Rank Temperature Year
1 -21 °F 2017
2 -19 °F 1967
2 -19 °F 1978
4 -18 °F 1973
5 -14 °F 1951
6 -13 °F 1992
7 -13 °F 2014
8 -10 °F 1968
9 -8 °F 1984
10 -7 °F 1987
Lowest High Temperatures in Rapid City on December 31
Rank Temperature Year
1 -6 °F 2017
2 -4 °F 1992
3 -3 °F 1978
4 1 °F 1951
5 5 °F 2010
6 7 °F 1977
7 9 °F 1973
7 9 °F 1984
9 10 °F 1987
9 10 °F 1981
All-Time Most Precipitation in Rapid City on December 31
Rank Precipitation Year
1 1.0 inches 1975
2 0.2 inches 1969
3 0.2 inches 2010
4 0.1 inches 2018
5 0.1 inches 1960
6 0.1 inches 1959
7 0.1 inches 1993
8 0.1 inches 1966
8 0.1 inches 2011
10 0.0 inches 1977
10 0.0 inches 1951
All-Time Most Snow in Rapid City on December 31
Rank Precipitation Year
1 9.8 inches 1975
2 4.0 inches 2018
3 1.8 inches 1969
4 1.7 inches 2010
5 1.0 inches 1960
6 0.9 inches 1959
6 0.9 inches 1977
8 0.6 inches 1984
9 0.5 inches 1976
9 0.5 inches 1966
Weather Station Details
Years Station Coordinates
1948–2022 Rapid City Regional Airport location