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Rapid City May 3 Weather Records

Daily averages and all-time records for weather in Rapid City, South Dakota for the date of May 3.
May 3 All-Time Records
1948–2022
Highest temperature 93 °F 1952
Lowest temperature 19 °F 1954
Lowest daily high 34 °F 1967
Highest daily low 58 °F 1985
Most precipitation 0.8 inches 1969
Most snow 3.3 inches 1991
May 3 Average Weather
1991–2020 1
Average high 62.6 °F
Average low 37.0 °F
Chance precipitation 37.4%
Chance snow 5.4%
Rapid City May 3 Weather by Year
Year High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
2022 61 29 0.00 n/a
2021 59 33 0.00 n/a
2020 73 36 0.26 n/a
2019 59 37 0.01 n/a
2018 70 44 0.00 0.0
2017 61 34 0.00 0.0
2016 74 37 0.00 0.0
2015 69 46 0.00 0.0
2014 56 38 0.00 0.0
2013 61 25 0.00 0.0
2012 66 42 0.00 0.0
2011 69 27 0.00 0.0
2010 66 29 0.00 0.0
2009 64 34 0.00 0.0
2008 52 26 0.00 0.0
2007 77 45 0.09 0.0
2006 60 34 0.00 0.0
2005 61 20 0.00 n/a
2004 80 40 0.00 n/a
2003 72 42 0.19 n/a
2002 75 33 0.00 n/a
2001 56 43 0.00 n/a
2000 73 51 0.00 0.0
1999 70 37 0.07 0.0
1998 81 35 0.00 n/a
1997 60 28 0.00 0.0
1996 49 35 0.00 n/a
1995 52 38 0.04 0.0
1994 66 41 0.22 0.0
1993 74 40 0.00 0.0
1992 75 39 0.00 0.0
1991 36 29 0.15 3.3
1990 67 39 0.00 0.0
1989 56 34 0.02 0.0
1988 60 33 0.00 0.0
1987 56 45 0.30 0.0
1986 85 41 0.00 0.0
1985 91 58 0.00 0.0
1984 58 32 0.01 0.0
1983 67 36 0.00 0.0
1982 84 51 0.15 0.0
1981 58 46 0.13 0.0
1980 78 44 0.00 0.0
1979 60 34 0.00 0.0
1978 63 38 0.09 0.0
1977 83 50 0.00 0.0
1976 67 30 0.00 0.0
1975 73 37 0.00 0.0
1974 63 30 0.00 0.0
1973 67 31 0.00 0.0
1972 55 31 0.00 0.0
1971 76 43 0.03 0.0
1970 72 39 0.00 0.0
1969 81 50 0.76 0.0
1968 65 34 0.00 0.0
1967 34 26 0.05 0.5
1966 69 35 0.00 0.0
1965 65 40 0.00 0.0
1964 59 40 0.00 0.0
1963 73 42 0.00 0.0
1962 74 49 0.00 0.0
1961 45 36 0.15 0.0
1960 45 35 0.00 0.0
1959 62 48 0.00 0.0
1958 70 41 0.00 0.0
1957 69 48 0.05 0.0
1956 39 29 0.14 0.0
1955 56 43 0.00 0.0
1954 45 19 0.00 0.0
1953 46 34 0.15 0.0
1952 93 50 0.00 0.0
1951 66 45 0.00 0.0
1950 35 29 0.15 0.9
1949 72 50 0.00 0.0
1948 60 33 0.00 0.0
All-Time Highest Temperatures in Rapid City on May 3
Rank Temperature Year
1 93 °F 1952
2 91 °F 1985
3 85 °F 1986
4 84 °F 1982
5 83 °F 1977
6 81 °F 1969
6 81 °F 1998
8 80 °F 2004
9 78 °F 1980
10 77 °F 2007
All-Time Lowest Temperatures in Rapid City on May 3
Rank Temperature Year
1 19 °F 1954
2 20 °F 2005
3 25 °F 2013
4 26 °F 1967
4 26 °F 2008
6 27 °F 2011
7 28 °F 1997
8 29 °F 1956
8 29 °F 1991
8 29 °F 1950
8 29 °F 2010
Lowest High Temperatures in Rapid City on May 3
Rank Temperature Year
1 34 °F 1967
2 35 °F 1950
3 36 °F 1991
4 39 °F 1956
5 45 °F 1954
5 45 °F 1961
5 45 °F 1960
8 46 °F 1953
9 49 °F 1996
10 52 °F 2008
10 52 °F 1995
All-Time Most Precipitation in Rapid City on May 3
Rank Precipitation Year
1 0.8 inches 1969
2 0.3 inches 1987
3 0.3 inches 2020
4 0.2 inches 1994
5 0.2 inches 2003
6 0.1 inches 1982
6 0.1 inches 1950
6 0.1 inches 1953
6 0.1 inches 1961
6 0.1 inches 1991
All-Time Most Snow in Rapid City on May 3
Rank Precipitation Year
1 3.3 inches 1991
2 0.9 inches 1950
3 0.5 inches 1967
Weather Station Details
Years Station Coordinates
1948–2022 Rapid City Regional Airport location