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Rapid City March Weather

Averages and records for weather in Rapid City, South Dakota in the month of March.
Typical Rapid City March Weather
1991–2020
Average daily high 48.7 °F
Average daily low 22.9 °F
Average monthly precipitation 0.9 inches
Average monthly snow 8.4 inches
Rapid City March Weather Records
1948–2022
Highest temperature 84 °F March 15, 2015
Lowest temperature -21 °F March 8, 1996
Highest daily low 48 °F March 1, 1974
Lowest daily high 0 °F March 3, 1960
Hottest average temperature 12.0 °F
above average
2012
Coldest average temperature -14.4 °F
below average
1965
Most daily precipitation 1.4 inches March 16, 1963
Most monthly precipitation 2.7 inches 1973
Most daily snow 14.7 inches March 16, 1963
Most monthly snow 30.6 inches 1950
Note: Daily averages are a moving average which includes 14 days before and after
Day Average (°F) Record (°F)
High Low High Low
March 1 42.7 17.4 73 -17
March 2 43.2 17.8 74 -18
March 3 43.4 18.1 74 -15
March 4 43.7 18.3 71 -16
March 5 44.0 18.7 76 -11
March 6 44.4 18.9 75 -10
March 7 44.8 19.2 74 -13
March 8 45.2 19.5 68 -21
March 9 45.6 19.8 73 -14
March 10 45.9 20.2 80 -14
March 11 46.4 20.5 77 -18
March 12 46.9 21.0 82 -15
March 13 47.4 21.5 75 -9
March 14 47.9 22.0 80 -5
March 15 48.4 22.5 84 -5
March 16 48.9 23.0 82 2
March 17 49.4 23.4 79 -2
March 18 49.8 23.8 78 -4
March 19 50.0 24.0 78 -3
March 20 50.3 24.3 83 -6
March 21 50.8 24.6 78 -5
March 22 51.3 25.0 77 -4
March 23 51.8 25.4 76 -3
March 24 52.1 25.9 78 -4
March 25 52.4 26.2 80 -10
March 26 52.6 26.4 82 -5
March 27 52.7 26.5 80 9
March 28 52.8 26.7 83 7
March 29 52.9 26.9 81 4
March 30 53.1 27.1 80 8
March 31 53.3 27.3 83 10
Weather Station Details
Years Station Coordinates
1948–2022 Rapid City Regional Airport location