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Rapid City January 3 Weather Records

Daily averages and all-time records for weather in Rapid City, South Dakota for the date of January 3.
January 3 All-Time Records
1948–2022
Highest temperature 61 °F 2012
Lowest temperature -24 °F 1950
Lowest daily high -11 °F 1950
Highest daily low 34 °F 1984
Most precipitation 0.6 inches 1949
Most snow 8.5 inches 1949
January 3 Average Weather
1991–2020 1
Average high 35.1 °F
Average low 11.8 °F
Chance precipitation 20.7%
Chance snow 18.8%
Rapid City January 3 Weather by Year
Year High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
2022 39 17 0.00 n/a
2021 50 21 0.00 n/a
2020 36 21 0.00 n/a
2019 44 21 0.00 0.0
2018 33 13 0.00 0.0
2017 7 -3 0.00 0.0
2016 32 10 0.00 0.0
2015 37 -1 0.01 0.4
2014 51 22 0.04 0.0
2013 32 2 0.00 0.0
2012 61 21 0.00 0.0
2011 24 1 0.00 0.2
2010 21 11 0.00 0.0
2009 19 -1 0.00 0.2
2008 48 19 0.00 0.0
2007 58 29 0.00 0.0
2006 38 29 0.04 0.0
2005 26 4 0.00 n/a
2004 11 2 0.01 n/a
2003 59 28 0.00 n/a
2002 56 10 0.00 n/a
2001 59 24 0.00 0.0
2000 24 4 0.00 0.0
1999 12 0 0.00 0.0
1998 12 4 0.00 n/a
1997 43 32 0.17 n/a
1996 31 16 0.41 4.0
1995 19 -3 0.00 0.0
1994 51 25 0.01 0.0
1993 23 1 0.01 0.2
1992 48 22 0.00 0.0
1991 12 -4 0.00 0.0
1990 37 18 0.00 0.0
1989 41 15 0.00 0.0
1988 22 4 0.00 0.0
1987 49 22 0.00 0.0
1986 24 13 0.11 1.9
1985 48 25 0.00 0.0
1984 46 34 0.00 0.0
1983 51 18 0.00 0.0
1982 17 -2 0.00 0.0
1981 34 22 0.00 0.0
1980 32 13 0.00 0.0
1979 15 -6 0.00 0.0
1978 30 9 0.00 0.0
1977 16 -2 0.00 0.0
1976 9 -10 0.00 0.0
1975 45 13 0.00 0.0
1974 13 -7 0.00 0.0
1973 30 -3 0.02 0.3
1972 14 -5 0.00 0.0
1971 15 6 0.00 0.0
1970 25 6 0.00 0.0
1969 20 3 0.00 0.0
1968 21 -18 0.00 0.0
1967 42 13 0.00 0.0
1966 50 9 0.00 0.0
1965 48 20 0.00 0.0
1964 43 25 0.00 0.0
1963 53 20 0.00 0.0
1962 58 33 0.00 0.0
1961 34 17 0.00 0.0
1960 13 -8 0.00 0.0
1959 -3 -15 0.00 0.0
1958 48 12 0.00 0.0
1957 36 14 0.00 0.0
1956 48 24 0.00 0.0
1955 32 18 0.00 0.0
1954 56 15 0.00 0.0
1953 43 18 0.12 1.2
1952 25 5 0.00 0.0
1951 45 17 0.03 0.3
1950 -11 -24 0.03 0.3
1949 0 -4 0.60 8.5
All-Time Highest Temperatures in Rapid City on January 3
Rank Temperature Year
1 61 °F 2012
2 59 °F 2003
2 59 °F 2001
4 58 °F 2007
4 58 °F 1962
6 56 °F 2002
6 56 °F 1954
8 53 °F 1963
9 51 °F 1983
9 51 °F 1994
9 51 °F 2014
All-Time Lowest Temperatures in Rapid City on January 3
Rank Temperature Year
1 -24 °F 1950
2 -18 °F 1968
3 -15 °F 1959
4 -10 °F 1976
5 -8 °F 1960
6 -7 °F 1974
7 -6 °F 1979
8 -5 °F 1972
9 -4 °F 1991
9 -4 °F 1949
Lowest High Temperatures in Rapid City on January 3
Rank Temperature Year
1 -11 °F 1950
2 -3 °F 1959
3 0 °F 1949
4 7 °F 2017
5 9 °F 1976
6 11 °F 2004
7 12 °F 1999
7 12 °F 1998
7 12 °F 1991
10 13 °F 1960
10 13 °F 1974
All-Time Most Precipitation in Rapid City on January 3
Rank Precipitation Year
1 0.6 inches 1949
2 0.4 inches 1996
3 0.2 inches 1997
4 0.1 inches 1953
5 0.1 inches 1986
6 0.0 inches 2006
6 0.0 inches 2014
8 0.0 inches 1951
8 0.0 inches 1950
10 0.0 inches 1973
All-Time Most Snow in Rapid City on January 3
Rank Precipitation Year
1 8.5 inches 1949
2 4.0 inches 1996
3 1.9 inches 1986
4 1.2 inches 1953
5 0.4 inches 2015
6 0.3 inches 1973
6 0.3 inches 1950
6 0.3 inches 1951
9 0.2 inches 2009
9 0.2 inches 1993
9 0.2 inches 2011
Weather Station Details
Years Station Coordinates
1948–2022 Rapid City Regional Airport location