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Rapid City May 16 Weather Records

Daily averages and all-time records for weather in Rapid City, South Dakota for the date of May 16.
May 16 All-Time Records
1948–2022
Highest temperature 91 °F 2012
Lowest temperature 24 °F 2009
Lowest daily high 46 °F 1983
Highest daily low 58 °F 1987
Most precipitation 0.9 inches 1955
Most snow none -
May 16 Average Weather
1991–2020 1
Average high 67.2 °F
Average low 42.0 °F
Chance precipitation 40.9%
Chance snow 1.5%
Rapid City May 16 Weather by Year
Year High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
2022 79 39 0.00 n/a
2021 73 47 0.00 n/a
2020 52 37 0.11 n/a
2019 67 49 0.00 n/a
2018 82 44 0.00 0.0
2017 62 51 0.17 0.0
2016 60 35 0.00 0.0
2015 73 45 0.00 0.0
2014 56 38 0.02 0.0
2013 76 51 0.06 0.0
2012 91 49 0.00 0.0
2011 68 32 0.00 0.0
2010 66 42 0.06 0.0
2009 66 24 0.00 0.0
2008 79 43 0.00 0.0
2007 70 38 0.00 0.0
2006 74 40 0.00 0.0
2005 78 45 0.00 n/a
2004 53 40 0.59 n/a
2003 74 48 0.00 n/a
2002 53 43 0.01 n/a
2001 81 47 0.06 n/a
2000 71 47 0.00 0.0
1999 56 35 0.08 0.0
1998 77 42 0.00 n/a
1997 85 46 0.00 0.0
1996 87 53 0.00 n/a
1995 62 46 0.02 0.0
1994 89 57 0.00 0.0
1993 73 43 0.05 0.0
1992 62 36 0.04 0.0
1991 55 49 0.40 0.0
1990 61 37 0.00 0.0
1989 73 49 0.25 0.0
1988 84 44 0.00 0.0
1987 85 58 0.03 0.0
1986 57 37 0.00 0.0
1985 72 41 0.00 0.0
1984 85 55 0.00 0.0
1983 46 38 0.00 0.0
1982 61 49 0.06 0.0
1981 56 49 0.24 0.0
1980 60 46 0.03 0.0
1979 91 53 0.00 0.0
1978 70 56 0.00 0.0
1977 73 36 0.32 0.0
1976 66 41 0.00 0.0
1975 87 54 0.00 0.0
1974 62 43 0.00 0.0
1973 69 40 0.00 0.0
1972 87 49 0.00 0.0
1971 81 48 0.02 0.0
1970 76 42 0.00 0.0
1969 55 36 0.00 0.0
1968 58 37 0.07 0.0
1967 64 41 0.00 0.0
1966 74 41 0.02 0.0
1965 80 41 0.00 0.0
1964 86 51 0.03 0.0
1963 68 50 0.25 0.0
1962 68 46 0.00 0.0
1961 49 38 0.45 0.0
1960 75 44 0.00 0.0
1959 76 43 0.00 0.0
1958 69 48 0.00 0.0
1957 46 39 0.57 0.0
1956 76 46 0.00 0.0
1955 67 49 0.89 0.0
1954 73 48 0.01 0.0
1953 69 41 0.00 0.0
1952 56 44 0.00 0.0
1951 68 48 0.06 0.0
1950 67 45 0.00 0.0
1949 64 52 0.26 0.0
1948 72 40 0.00 0.0
All-Time Highest Temperatures in Rapid City on May 16
Rank Temperature Year
1 91 °F 1979
1 91 °F 2012
3 89 °F 1994
4 87 °F 1996
4 87 °F 1972
4 87 °F 1975
7 86 °F 1964
8 85 °F 1987
8 85 °F 1997
8 85 °F 1984
All-Time Lowest Temperatures in Rapid City on May 16
Rank Temperature Year
1 24 °F 2009
2 32 °F 2011
3 35 °F 2016
3 35 °F 1999
5 36 °F 1992
5 36 °F 1977
5 36 °F 1969
8 37 °F 1990
8 37 °F 1968
8 37 °F 2020
8 37 °F 1986
Lowest High Temperatures in Rapid City on May 16
Rank Temperature Year
1 46 °F 1957
1 46 °F 1983
3 49 °F 1961
4 52 °F 2020
5 53 °F 2004
5 53 °F 2002
7 55 °F 1969
7 55 °F 1991
9 56 °F 1981
9 56 °F 2014
9 56 °F 1952
9 56 °F 1999
All-Time Most Precipitation in Rapid City on May 16
Rank Precipitation Year
1 0.9 inches 1955
2 0.6 inches 2004
3 0.6 inches 1957
4 0.4 inches 1961
5 0.4 inches 1991
6 0.3 inches 1977
7 0.3 inches 1949
8 0.3 inches 1963
8 0.3 inches 1989
10 0.2 inches 1981
Weather Station Details
Years Station Coordinates
1948–2022 Rapid City Regional Airport location