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Rapid City December 5 Weather Records

Daily averages and all-time records for weather in Rapid City, South Dakota for the date of December 5.
December 5 All-Time Records
1948–2022
Highest temperature 67 °F 1987
Lowest temperature -22 °F 1972
Lowest daily high 3 °F 1972
Highest daily low 38 °F 1987
Most precipitation 0.2 inches 1956
Most snow 2.2 inches 1956
December 5 Average Weather
1991–2020 1
Average high 40.7 °F
Average low 16.4 °F
Chance precipitation 16.3%
Chance snow 16.1%
Rapid City December 5 Weather by Year
Year High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
2021 38 11 0.00 n/a
2020 58 26 0.00 n/a
2019 40 29 0.00 n/a
2018 30 9 0.00 0.0
2017 44 19 0.02 0.3
2016 37 13 0.00 0.0
2015 48 22 0.00 0.0
2014 48 25 0.00 0.0
2013 6 -11 0.00 0.0
2012 62 29 0.00 0.0
2011 19 -1 0.00 0.0
2010 35 6 0.00 0.0
2009 32 11 0.00 0.0
2008 43 -1 0.00 0.0
2007 30 16 0.00 0.0
2006 49 21 0.00 0.0
2005 22 -3 0.04 1.0
2004 41 21 0.00 n/a
2003 33 12 0.00 n/a
2002 36 2 0.00 n/a
2001 43 26 0.00 n/a
2000 25 15 0.00 0.0
1999 44 13 0.00 0.0
1998 37 15 0.00 0.0
1997 29 5 0.00 n/a
1996 43 13 0.00 n/a
1995 35 9 0.00 0.0
1994 14 11 0.02 0.2
1993 44 21 0.00 0.0
1992 29 -5 0.00 0.0
1991 47 27 0.00 0.0
1990 59 26 0.00 0.0
1989 50 34 0.16 0.0
1988 62 32 0.00 0.0
1987 67 38 0.00 0.0
1986 44 21 0.00 0.0
1985 41 19 0.00 0.0
1984 28 6 0.00 0.0
1983 23 -1 0.01 0.2
1982 42 26 0.00 0.0
1981 53 22 0.00 0.0
1980 29 13 0.00 0.0
1979 43 31 0.01 0.0
1978 25 4 0.01 0.2
1977 10 -4 0.00 0.0
1976 25 8 0.09 1.2
1975 51 25 0.00 0.0
1974 54 26 0.00 0.0
1973 21 11 0.00 0.0
1972 3 -22 0.01 0.1
1971 35 14 0.00 0.0
1970 26 12 0.00 0.0
1969 38 31 0.00 0.0
1968 29 9 0.00 0.0
1967 60 22 0.00 0.0
1966 49 27 0.00 0.0
1965 53 27 0.00 0.0
1964 26 9 0.00 0.0
1963 64 36 0.00 0.0
1962 40 17 0.00 0.0
1961 45 21 0.00 0.0
1960 28 14 0.00 0.0
1959 40 20 0.00 0.0
1958 15 0 0.00 0.0
1957 54 35 0.00 0.0
1956 15 -5 0.18 2.2
1955 23 4 0.00 0.0
1954 40 28 0.11 0.0
1953 41 20 0.00 0.0
1952 52 24 0.00 0.0
1951 41 19 0.00 0.0
1950 11 -7 0.00 0.0
1949 45 19 0.00 0.0
1948 30 15 0.00 0.0
All-Time Highest Temperatures in Rapid City on December 5
Rank Temperature Year
1 67 °F 1987
2 64 °F 1963
3 62 °F 2012
3 62 °F 1988
5 60 °F 1967
6 59 °F 1990
7 58 °F 2020
8 54 °F 1974
8 54 °F 1957
10 53 °F 1965
10 53 °F 1981
All-Time Lowest Temperatures in Rapid City on December 5
Rank Temperature Year
1 -22 °F 1972
2 -11 °F 2013
3 -7 °F 1950
4 -5 °F 1992
4 -5 °F 1956
6 -4 °F 1977
7 -3 °F 2005
8 -1 °F 1983
8 -1 °F 2008
8 -1 °F 2011
Lowest High Temperatures in Rapid City on December 5
Rank Temperature Year
1 3 °F 1972
2 6 °F 2013
3 10 °F 1977
4 11 °F 1950
5 14 °F 1994
6 15 °F 1958
6 15 °F 1956
8 19 °F 2011
9 21 °F 1973
10 22 °F 2005
All-Time Most Precipitation in Rapid City on December 5
Rank Precipitation Year
1 0.2 inches 1956
2 0.2 inches 1989
3 0.1 inches 1954
4 0.1 inches 1976
5 0.0 inches 2005
6 0.0 inches 2017
6 0.0 inches 1994
8 0.0 inches 1979
8 0.0 inches 1972
8 0.0 inches 1978
8 0.0 inches 1983
All-Time Most Snow in Rapid City on December 5
Rank Precipitation Year
1 2.2 inches 1956
2 1.2 inches 1976
3 1.0 inches 2005
4 0.3 inches 2017
5 0.2 inches 1983
5 0.2 inches 1978
5 0.2 inches 1994
8 0.1 inches 1972
Weather Station Details
Years Station Coordinates
1948–2022 Rapid City Regional Airport location