Rapid City Weather in 1971

Historical record of Rapid City, South Dakota weather for the year 1971 based on NOAA data.
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1971 Rapid City Weather Extremes
Highest temperature 101 °F September 2
Lowest temperature -22 °F February 7
Highest daily low 67 °F August 9
Lowest daily high 2 °F February 7
Most daily precipitation 1.5 inches May 23
Most daily snow 7.1 inches October 28
Total annual precipitation 19.2 inches -
Total annual snow 67.3 inches -
January 1971 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
32 17 0.00 0.0
24 14 0.00 0.0
15 6 0.00 0.0
14 -3 0.00 0.0
8 -8 0.00 0.0
11 -5 0.01 0.1
21 -8 0.00 0.0
38 11 0.01 0.1
30 8 0.03 0.3
12 0 0.03 0.6
2 -8 0.00 0.0
7 -6 0.00 0.0
12 -4 0.00 0.0
6 -5 0.00 0.0
23 -10 0.00 0.0
46 23 0.00 0.0
40 14 0.07 0.8
21 12 0.05 0.7
35 14 0.00 0.0
47 30 0.07 0.5
36 19 0.00 0.0
30 10 0.00 0.0
46 15 0.00 0.0
44 19 0.00 0.0
44 10 0.00 0.0
20 10 0.03 0.4
48 15 0.00 0.0
52 22 0.00 0.0
56 17 0.00 0.0
17 3 0.65 6.8
12 5 0.23 2.9
February 1971 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
21 5 0.00 0.0
25 10 0.05 0.4
12 2 0.21 2.2
19 -4 0.00 0.0
21 -3 0.00 0.0
10 -11 0.00 0.0
2 -22 0.00 0.0
13 -1 0.15 6.4
44 -3 0.00 0.0
46 30 0.03 0.0
40 31 0.02 0.0
34 20 0.00 0.0
50 26 0.00 0.0
50 34 0.00 0.0
53 30 0.02 0.0
47 27 0.00 0.0
45 25 0.00 0.0
34 24 0.36 4.6
32 22 0.05 0.7
24 21 0.05 0.6
21 4 0.01 0.1
25 4 0.00 0.0
38 6 0.00 0.0
45 16 0.00 0.0
45 31 0.01 0.1
32 21 0.02 0.2
29 14 0.00 0.0
37 12 0.02 0.4
March 1971 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
27 16 0.04 0.4
21 11 0.01 0.1
47 11 0.00 0.0
41 28 0.00 0.0
34 24 0.01 0.1
26 16 0.02 0.2
31 10 0.00 0.0
44 17 0.00 0.0
43 24 0.00 0.0
49 28 0.00 0.0
50 28 0.00 0.0
62 27 0.00 0.0
61 32 0.00 0.0
43 33 0.00 0.0
47 22 0.00 0.0
47 22 0.00 0.0
31 25 0.70 6.8
31 19 0.06 0.5
31 16 0.00 0.0
53 15 0.00 0.0
31 17 0.11 1.1
23 7 0.05 1.0
24 18 0.10 1.8
34 23 0.00 0.0
47 19 0.00 0.0
72 29 0.00 0.0
57 32 0.00 0.0
49 28 0.14 1.7
62 25 0.00 0.0
71 31 0.00 0.0
53 27 0.01 0.1
April 1971 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
40 24 0.00 0.0
52 19 0.00 0.0
51 24 0.00 0.0
44 26 0.03 0.3
53 24 0.00 0.0
73 28 0.00 0.0
81 34 0.00 0.0
60 32 0.00 0.0
73 27 0.00 0.0
83 42 0.00 0.0
55 31 0.00 0.0
55 28 0.00 0.0
61 25 0.00 0.0
75 30 0.00 0.0
81 39 0.00 0.0
63 37 0.00 0.0
77 41 0.00 0.0
59 46 0.00 0.0
46 41 0.95 0.0
58 44 0.45 0.0
55 43 0.15 0.0
46 44 0.06 0.0
65 38 0.00 0.0
59 38 0.29 0.0
42 33 0.44 0.4
33 31 0.42 4.3
44 30 0.03 0.3
52 25 0.00 0.0
63 34 0.02 0.0
62 39 0.02 0.0
May 1971 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
63 37 0.00 0.0
68 32 0.00 0.0
76 43 0.03 0.0
68 46 0.00 0.0
65 42 0.00 0.0
64 35 0.00 0.0
58 35 0.00 0.0
73 39 0.02 0.0
69 48 0.17 0.0
53 42 0.28 0.0
60 37 0.00 0.0
71 39 0.00 0.0
79 42 0.00 0.0
66 49 0.03 0.0
68 44 0.00 0.0
81 48 0.02 0.0
59 37 0.00 0.0
47 34 0.00 0.0
57 33 0.00 0.0
70 32 0.00 0.0
72 41 0.00 0.0
60 47 0.43 0.0
57 41 1.50 0.0
65 42 0.00 0.0
65 39 0.00 0.0
69 40 0.00 0.0
69 45 0.00 0.0
77 48 0.00 0.0
60 50 0.23 0.0
65 50 0.92 0.0
63 50 0.07 0.0
June 1971 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
62 49 0.00 0.0
76 50 0.00 0.0
77 49 0.00 0.0
73 54 0.36 0.0
78 52 0.02 0.0
70 50 0.02 0.0
66 51 0.02 0.0
74 49 0.00 0.0
76 55 0.08 0.0
83 52 0.00 0.0
81 53 0.00 0.0
77 51 0.00 0.0
79 54 0.01 0.0
81 52 0.00 0.0
75 55 0.00 0.0
80 57 0.03 0.0
79 59 0.26 0.0
87 59 0.00 0.0
83 57 0.00 0.0
82 56 0.01 0.0
85 59 0.24 0.0
80 57 0.00 0.0
87 59 0.00 0.0
83 64 0.00 0.0
89 59 0.73 0.0
83 63 0.00 0.0
77 54 0.00 0.0
73 53 0.00 0.0
72 55 0.14 0.0
77 47 0.00 0.0
July 1971 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
83 50 0.02 0.0
89 62 0.14 0.0
79 55 0.68 0.0
76 51 0.10 0.0
84 48 0.01 0.0
90 58 0.00 0.0
73 53 0.00 0.0
78 49 0.00 0.0
87 56 0.00 0.0
90 52 0.00 0.0
89 66 0.00 0.0
83 55 0.00 0.0
82 52 0.00 0.0
86 56 0.00 0.0
89 49 0.00 0.0
96 63 0.00 0.0
91 62 0.00 0.0
81 51 0.00 0.0
83 50 0.00 0.0
88 52 0.00 0.0
88 58 0.00 0.0
89 59 0.00 0.0
88 57 0.00 0.0
92 58 0.04 0.0
70 47 0.34 0.0
75 44 0.00 0.0
77 47 0.00 0.0
63 41 0.13 0.0
73 41 0.00 0.0
79 43 0.00 0.0
89 50 0.00 0.0
August 1971 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
86 52 0.00 0.0
80 47 0.00 0.0
88 49 0.00 0.0
93 59 0.00 0.0
93 58 0.00 0.0
92 57 0.00 0.0
91 57 0.00 0.0
96 56 0.00 0.0
98 67 0.00 0.0
85 53 0.00 0.0
90 53 0.00 0.0
95 63 0.00 0.0
94 63 0.06 0.0
92 55 0.00 0.0
93 61 0.00 0.0
94 63 0.00 0.0
94 64 0.00 0.0
82 60 0.15 0.0
87 58 0.00 0.0
93 56 0.00 0.0
96 62 0.00 0.0
101 64 0.00 0.0
86 59 0.00 0.0
83 45 0.00 0.0
91 53 0.00 0.0
87 55 0.00 0.0
89 61 0.00 0.0
92 57 0.00 0.0
92 63 0.00 0.0
74 62 0.31 0.0
79 60 0.00 0.0
September 1971 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
91 63 0.00 0.0
101 61 0.00 0.0
77 54 0.07 0.0
57 51 1.11 0.0
70 47 0.09 0.0
88 46 0.00 0.0
76 54 0.07 0.0
62 46 0.00 0.0
78 37 0.00 0.0
79 50 0.00 0.0
91 55 0.00 0.0
78 48 0.00 0.0
90 48 0.00 0.0
64 35 0.00 0.0
58 34 0.00 0.0
54 32 0.00 0.0
50 32 0.06 0.0
58 36 0.04 0.0
64 30 0.00 0.0
63 37 0.07 0.0
49 35 0.00 0.0
61 33 0.00 0.0
70 34 0.00 0.0
79 38 0.00 0.0
84 42 0.00 0.0
74 50 0.00 0.0
69 47 0.71 0.0
64 42 0.10 0.0
71 42 0.00 0.0
68 47 0.00 0.0
October 1971 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
53 46 0.41 0.0
47 41 0.21 0.0
64 40 0.00 0.0
73 40 0.00 0.0
71 45 0.00 0.0
76 47 0.00 0.0
65 41 0.00 0.0
54 34 0.00 0.0
70 31 0.00 0.0
80 45 0.00 0.0
72 39 0.00 0.0
61 32 0.00 0.0
77 29 0.00 0.0
55 38 0.00 0.0
42 36 0.06 0.0
38 35 0.05 0.0
47 38 0.67 0.0
56 43 0.01 0.0
59 34 0.00 0.0
67 33 0.00 0.0
62 36 0.00 0.0
57 34 0.00 0.0
68 35 0.00 0.0
74 45 0.00 0.0
60 38 0.00 0.0
72 35 0.00 0.0
51 23 0.09 0.9
24 20 0.38 7.1
20 17 0.11 1.7
24 12 0.03 0.5
36 19 0.00 0.0
November 1971 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
44 24 0.00 0.0
45 28 0.00 0.0
46 24 0.00 0.0
69 29 0.00 0.0
34 18 0.00 0.0
25 8 0.00 0.0
48 9 0.00 0.0
51 23 0.00 0.0
62 22 0.00 0.0
69 32 0.00 0.0
65 31 0.00 0.0
68 32 0.00 0.0
56 38 0.00 0.0
57 32 0.00 0.0
48 30 0.12 0.0
33 28 0.36 3.2
33 19 0.00 0.0
28 7 0.03 0.4
49 8 0.00 0.0
53 27 0.00 0.0
45 22 0.00 0.0
50 28 0.00 0.0
44 19 0.00 0.0
46 22 0.00 0.0
45 27 0.06 0.8
42 25 0.02 0.2
35 27 0.14 1.7
30 22 0.03 0.3
25 20 0.03 0.3
29 15 0.00 0.0
December 1971 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
32 10 0.00 0.0
37 14 0.00 0.0
39 18 0.00 0.0
39 17 0.00 0.0
35 14 0.00 0.0
43 20 0.00 0.0
20 7 0.09 1.0
17 1 0.00 0.0
46 3 0.03 0.4
36 16 0.00 0.0
19 2 0.00 0.0
26 3 0.00 0.0
18 5 0.00 0.0
38 3 0.01 0.2
33 14 0.00 0.0
25 4 0.01 0.3
45 19 0.00 0.0
49 25 0.00 0.0
35 22 0.00 0.0
40 22 0.00 0.0
31 13 0.00 0.0
58 14 0.00 0.0
56 15 0.00 0.0
44 15 0.00 0.0
43 2 0.00 0.0
3 -2 0.01 0.1
31 -2 0.00 0.0
44 8 0.00 0.0
31 14 0.00 0.0
39 14 0.00 0.0
47 13 0.00 0.0
Weather Station Details
Years Station Coordinates
1948–2022 Rapid City Regional Airport location