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Rapid City May 1 Weather Records

Daily averages and all-time records for weather in Rapid City, South Dakota for the date of May 1.
May 1 All-Time Records
1948–2022
Highest temperature 88 °F 1955
Lowest temperature 18 °F 1950
Lowest daily high 32 °F 1954
Highest daily low 56 °F 1959
Most precipitation 1.9 inches 1988
Most snow 1.2 inches 1954
May 1 Average Weather
1991–2020 1
Average high 61.9 °F
Average low 36.4 °F
Chance precipitation 37.6%
Chance snow 6.8%
Rapid City May 1 Weather by Year
Year High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
2022 58 33 0.00 n/a
2021 80 54 0.08 n/a
2020 69 49 0.00 n/a
2019 41 26 0.28 n/a
2018 53 38 0.00 0.0
2017 61 35 0.00 0.0
2016 58 32 0.00 0.0
2015 74 38 0.00 0.0
2014 59 39 0.00 0.0
2013 50 26 0.00 0.0
2012 71 44 0.00 0.0
2011 53 30 0.00 0.0
2010 53 37 0.00 0.0
2009 53 30 0.00 0.0
2008 46 32 0.68 0.0
2007 69 39 0.00 0.0
2006 65 41 0.00 0.0
2005 41 29 0.00 n/a
2004 60 30 0.00 n/a
2003 50 38 0.28 n/a
2002 43 28 0.23 n/a
2001 67 46 0.00 n/a
2000 73 35 0.00 0.0
1999 65 45 0.00 0.0
1998 66 31 0.02 n/a
1997 47 34 1.30 0.0
1996 59 27 0.18 n/a
1995 48 33 0.04 0.0
1994 59 27 0.00 0.0
1993 55 32 0.00 0.0
1992 67 41 0.00 0.0
1991 60 25 0.00 0.0
1990 60 22 0.00 0.0
1989 59 26 0.00 0.0
1988 67 35 1.86 0.0
1987 83 51 0.00 0.0
1986 63 30 0.00 0.0
1985 77 39 0.00 0.0
1984 42 25 0.19 0.2
1983 41 34 0.56 0.3
1982 77 45 0.00 0.0
1981 81 35 0.00 0.0
1980 70 43 0.00 0.0
1979 65 38 0.00 0.0
1978 58 40 0.03 0.0
1977 63 45 0.00 0.0
1976 72 33 0.00 0.0
1975 56 32 0.00 0.0
1974 82 47 0.00 0.0
1973 53 35 0.01 0.0
1972 39 33 0.37 0.0
1971 63 37 0.00 0.0
1970 55 30 0.03 0.0
1969 72 32 0.01 0.0
1968 77 51 0.00 0.0
1967 40 24 0.09 0.8
1966 68 35 0.00 0.0
1965 83 51 0.00 0.0
1964 59 39 0.23 0.0
1963 78 45 0.02 0.0
1962 70 37 0.00 0.0
1961 58 36 0.01 0.0
1960 69 38 0.00 0.0
1959 81 56 0.00 0.0
1958 73 38 0.01 0.0
1957 82 45 0.00 0.0
1956 54 32 0.18 0.0
1955 88 51 0.00 0.0
1954 32 26 0.12 1.2
1953 41 34 0.28 0.0
1952 74 40 0.00 0.0
1951 66 40 0.00 0.0
1950 42 18 0.04 0.0
1949 59 39 0.00 0.0
1948 53 40 0.30 0.0
All-Time Highest Temperatures in Rapid City on May 1
Rank Temperature Year
1 88 °F 1955
2 83 °F 1965
2 83 °F 1987
4 82 °F 1974
4 82 °F 1957
6 81 °F 1981
6 81 °F 1959
8 80 °F 2021
9 78 °F 1963
10 77 °F 1985
10 77 °F 1982
10 77 °F 1968
All-Time Lowest Temperatures in Rapid City on May 1
Rank Temperature Year
1 18 °F 1950
2 22 °F 1990
3 24 °F 1967
4 25 °F 1984
4 25 °F 1991
6 26 °F 1954
6 26 °F 1989
8 26 °F 2013
8 26 °F 2019
10 27 °F 1994
10 27 °F 1996
Lowest High Temperatures in Rapid City on May 1
Rank Temperature Year
1 32 °F 1954
2 39 °F 1972
3 40 °F 1967
4 41 °F 1983
4 41 °F 1953
4 41 °F 2019
4 41 °F 2005
8 42 °F 1950
8 42 °F 1984
10 43 °F 2002
All-Time Most Precipitation in Rapid City on May 1
Rank Precipitation Year
1 1.9 inches 1988
2 1.3 inches 1997
3 0.7 inches 2008
4 0.6 inches 1983
5 0.4 inches 1972
6 0.3 inches 1948
7 0.3 inches 2019
7 0.3 inches 1953
7 0.3 inches 2003
10 0.2 inches 2002
10 0.2 inches 1964
All-Time Most Snow in Rapid City on May 1
Rank Precipitation Year
1 1.2 inches 1954
2 0.8 inches 1967
3 0.3 inches 1983
4 0.2 inches 1984
Weather Station Details
Years Station Coordinates
1948–2022 Rapid City Regional Airport location