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Rapid City May 17 Weather Records

Daily averages and all-time records for weather in Rapid City, South Dakota for the date of May 17.
May 17 All-Time Records
1948–2022
Highest temperature 93 °F 1988
Lowest temperature 31 °F 1969
Lowest daily high 46 °F 1957
Highest daily low 59 °F 1994
Most precipitation 1.0 inches 1962
Most snow none -
May 17 Average Weather
1991–2020 1
Average high 67.5 °F
Average low 42.4 °F
Chance precipitation 41.4%
Chance snow 1.1%
Rapid City May 17 Weather by Year
Year High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
2022 72 50 0.18 n/a
2021 72 41 0.00 n/a
2020 65 33 0.00 n/a
2019 49 39 0.24 n/a
2018 82 52 0.87 0.0
2017 53 43 0.13 0.0
2016 67 34 0.00 0.0
2015 62 40 0.02 0.0
2014 64 34 0.00 0.0
2013 79 47 0.00 0.0
2012 86 52 0.02 0.0
2011 62 42 0.09 0.0
2010 72 38 0.00 0.0
2009 74 36 0.00 0.0
2008 78 47 0.00 0.0
2007 83 45 0.08 0.0
2006 83 47 0.00 0.0
2005 72 49 0.04 n/a
2004 55 40 0.00 n/a
2003 63 50 0.00 n/a
2002 55 39 0.00 n/a
2001 67 45 0.00 n/a
2000 57 42 0.82 0.0
1999 63 32 0.00 0.0
1998 85 47 0.00 n/a
1997 83 50 0.14 0.0
1996 72 49 0.11 n/a
1995 59 42 0.00 0.0
1994 87 59 0.00 0.0
1993 68 47 0.00 0.0
1992 77 32 0.00 0.0
1991 62 50 0.09 0.0
1990 68 34 0.00 0.0
1989 73 45 0.00 0.0
1988 93 50 0.00 0.0
1987 60 46 0.05 0.0
1986 65 33 0.00 0.0
1985 74 44 0.00 0.0
1984 75 40 0.00 0.0
1983 59 37 0.00 0.0
1982 61 45 0.14 0.0
1981 49 47 0.69 0.0
1980 56 43 0.00 0.0
1979 66 48 0.10 0.0
1978 62 53 0.17 0.0
1977 77 46 0.00 0.0
1976 74 37 0.00 0.0
1975 72 53 0.00 0.0
1974 51 43 0.02 0.0
1973 82 46 0.00 0.0
1972 89 53 0.00 0.0
1971 59 37 0.00 0.0
1970 87 44 0.00 0.0
1969 66 31 0.01 0.0
1968 58 33 0.05 0.0
1967 83 42 0.00 0.0
1966 63 42 0.00 0.0
1965 64 47 0.00 0.0
1964 91 55 0.00 0.0
1963 66 46 0.00 0.0
1962 68 46 1.01 0.0
1961 47 34 0.00 0.0
1960 71 49 0.10 0.0
1959 80 47 0.00 0.0
1958 77 48 0.00 0.0
1957 46 39 0.10 0.0
1956 80 50 0.00 0.0
1955 63 48 0.00 0.0
1954 71 48 0.00 0.0
1953 63 46 0.01 0.0
1952 55 43 0.03 0.0
1951 67 53 0.33 0.0
1950 80 42 0.00 0.0
1949 73 49 0.00 0.0
1948 90 48 0.00 0.0
All-Time Highest Temperatures in Rapid City on May 17
Rank Temperature Year
1 93 °F 1988
2 91 °F 1964
3 90 °F 1948
4 89 °F 1972
5 87 °F 1970
5 87 °F 1994
7 86 °F 2012
8 85 °F 1998
9 83 °F 1967
9 83 °F 1997
9 83 °F 2006
9 83 °F 2007
All-Time Lowest Temperatures in Rapid City on May 17
Rank Temperature Year
1 31 °F 1969
2 32 °F 1992
2 32 °F 1999
4 33 °F 1986
4 33 °F 2020
4 33 °F 1968
7 34 °F 2016
7 34 °F 2014
7 34 °F 1961
7 34 °F 1990
Lowest High Temperatures in Rapid City on May 17
Rank Temperature Year
1 46 °F 1957
2 47 °F 1961
3 49 °F 1981
3 49 °F 2019
5 51 °F 1974
6 53 °F 2017
7 55 °F 1952
7 55 °F 2004
7 55 °F 2002
10 56 °F 1980
All-Time Most Precipitation in Rapid City on May 17
Rank Precipitation Year
1 1.0 inches 1962
2 0.9 inches 2018
3 0.8 inches 2000
4 0.7 inches 1981
5 0.3 inches 1951
6 0.2 inches 2019
7 0.2 inches 2022
8 0.2 inches 1978
9 0.1 inches 1997
9 0.1 inches 1982
Weather Station Details
Years Station Coordinates
1948–2022 Rapid City Regional Airport location