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Rapid City Weather in 1973

Historical record of Rapid City, South Dakota weather for the year 1973 based on NOAA data.
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1973 Rapid City Weather Extremes
Highest temperature 110 °F July 6
Lowest temperature -18 °F December 31
Highest daily low 68 °F July 10
Lowest daily high 5 °F January 8
Most daily precipitation 1.3 inches March 14
Most daily snow 12.2 inches March 14
Total annual precipitation 15.1 inches -
Total annual snow 40.7 inches -
January 1973 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
January 1
35 9 0.00 0.0
January 2
50 16 0.00 0.0
January 3
30 -3 0.02 0.3
January 4
6 -10 0.01 0.2
January 5
18 -12 0.00 0.0
January 6
13 -7 0.00 0.0
January 7
6 -11 0.04 0.7
January 8
5 -14 0.01 0.2
January 9
10 -15 0.00 0.0
January 10
23 -7 0.00 0.0
January 11
28 4 0.00 0.0
January 12
47 21 0.00 0.0
January 13
55 29 0.00 0.0
January 14
60 35 0.00 0.0
January 15
60 27 0.00 0.0
January 16
68 37 0.00 0.0
January 17
60 37 0.00 0.0
January 18
53 28 0.00 0.0
January 19
36 25 0.00 0.0
January 20
33 29 0.00 0.0
January 21
40 20 0.00 0.0
January 22
40 20 0.00 0.0
January 23
57 20 0.00 0.0
January 24
65 30 0.00 0.0
January 25
58 29 0.00 0.0
January 26
41 25 0.01 0.2
January 27
26 9 0.02 0.4
January 28
32 4 0.00 0.0
January 29
52 16 0.00 0.0
January 30
61 26 0.00 0.0
January 31
50 23 0.00 0.0
February 1973 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
February 1
45 21 0.00 0.0
February 2
54 19 0.00 0.0
February 3
56 25 0.00 0.0
February 4
45 25 0.00 0.0
February 5
41 19 0.00 0.0
February 6
22 8 0.09 0.8
February 7
21 -3 0.00 0.0
February 8
27 -2 0.00 0.0
February 9
32 9 0.00 0.0
February 10
32 7 0.00 0.0
February 11
55 23 0.00 0.0
February 12
45 21 0.12 1.1
February 13
22 4 0.07 0.8
February 14
17 -3 0.00 0.0
February 15
16 -4 0.00 0.0
February 16
38 4 0.00 0.0
February 17
46 21 0.00 0.0
February 18
46 20 0.00 0.0
February 19
37 17 0.03 0.4
February 20
46 16 0.00 0.0
February 21
56 18 0.00 0.0
February 22
57 28 0.00 0.0
February 23
63 27 0.00 0.0
February 24
34 26 0.00 0.0
February 25
34 27 0.00 0.0
February 26
60 22 0.00 0.0
February 27
58 25 0.00 0.0
February 28
60 30 0.00 0.0
March 1973 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
March 1
62 28 0.00 0.0
March 2
55 36 0.00 0.0
March 3
51 28 0.00 0.0
March 4
51 23 0.00 0.0
March 5
38 26 0.04 0.3
March 6
53 25 0.00 0.0
March 7
55 25 0.00 0.0
March 8
37 24 0.00 0.0
March 9
51 26 0.00 0.0
March 10
58 23 0.00 0.0
March 11
58 26 0.00 0.0
March 12
53 28 0.00 0.0
March 13
39 27 0.84 2.7
March 14
34 26 1.26 12.2
March 15
37 24 0.00 0.0
March 16
38 19 0.00 0.0
March 17
48 20 0.00 0.0
March 18
41 34 0.00 0.0
March 19
46 27 0.00 0.0
March 20
54 22 0.00 0.0
March 21
52 33 0.15 0.0
March 22
41 33 0.11 0.1
March 23
44 33 0.00 0.0
March 24
35 33 0.28 1.3
March 25
49 32 0.03 0.3
March 26
59 29 0.00 0.0
March 27
46 30 0.00 0.0
March 28
42 23 0.00 0.0
March 29
45 23 0.00 0.0
March 30
47 30 0.00 0.0
March 31
53 32 0.00 0.0
April 1973 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
April 1
51 27 0.01 0.0
April 2
49 35 0.00 0.0
April 3
45 28 0.03 0.0
April 4
58 26 0.00 0.0
April 5
67 37 0.00 0.0
April 6
54 30 0.04 0.3
April 7
32 23 0.10 1.0
April 8
35 17 0.03 0.5
April 9
38 18 0.00 0.0
April 10
50 15 0.00 0.0
April 11
63 29 0.00 0.0
April 12
64 31 0.00 0.0
April 13
74 33 0.00 0.0
April 14
55 32 0.01 0.1
April 15
45 27 0.00 0.0
April 16
63 23 0.00 0.0
April 17
71 39 0.00 0.0
April 18
63 40 0.56 0.0
April 19
52 40 0.85 0.0
April 20
54 38 0.18 0.0
April 21
51 30 0.00 0.0
April 22
64 28 0.00 0.0
April 23
65 37 0.00 0.0
April 24
53 39 0.00 0.0
April 25
43 33 0.00 0.0
April 26
48 31 0.06 0.0
April 27
62 33 0.00 0.0
April 28
67 41 0.05 0.0
April 29
53 40 0.15 0.0
April 30
42 39 0.62 0.0
May 1973 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
May 1
53 35 0.01 0.0
May 2
57 32 0.00 0.0
May 3
67 31 0.00 0.0
May 4
79 41 0.00 0.0
May 5
69 43 0.00 0.0
May 6
65 44 0.11 0.0
May 7
71 39 0.00 0.0
May 8
73 40 0.31 0.0
May 9
63 39 0.00 0.0
May 10
66 35 0.00 0.0
May 11
60 35 0.00 0.0
May 12
60 33 0.00 0.0
May 13
65 33 0.00 0.0
May 14
64 28 0.00 0.0
May 15
79 37 0.00 0.0
May 16
69 40 0.00 0.0
May 17
82 46 0.00 0.0
May 18
84 50 0.00 0.0
May 19
78 46 0.00 0.0
May 20
83 50 0.00 0.0
May 21
66 42 0.00 0.0
May 22
78 34 0.00 0.0
May 23
76 41 0.00 0.0
May 24
64 39 0.00 0.0
May 25
61 37 0.43 0.0
May 26
50 40 0.75 0.0
May 27
53 40 0.35 0.0
May 28
55 43 0.30 0.0
May 29
56 42 0.11 0.0
May 30
73 42 0.00 0.0
May 31
87 48 0.00 0.0
June 1973 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
June 1
80 50 0.00 0.0
June 2
62 46 0.37 0.0
June 3
68 39 0.00 0.0
June 4
68 42 0.00 0.0
June 5
75 45 0.01 0.0
June 6
82 50 0.00 0.0
June 7
85 55 0.00 0.0
June 8
86 54 0.00 0.0
June 9
87 60 0.00 0.0
June 10
75 58 0.00 0.0
June 11
72 55 0.00 0.0
June 12
76 48 0.00 0.0
June 13
85 62 0.00 0.0
June 14
85 58 0.21 0.0
June 15
79 50 0.00 0.0
June 16
67 45 0.01 0.0
June 17
82 43 0.00 0.0
June 18
60 45 0.00 0.0
June 19
64 46 0.00 0.0
June 20
73 44 0.04 0.0
June 21
77 46 0.00 0.0
June 22
83 48 0.00 0.0
June 23
89 52 0.00 0.0
June 24
86 60 0.00 0.0
June 25
84 54 0.00 0.0
June 26
81 58 0.00 0.0
June 27
82 54 0.00 0.0
June 28
85 53 0.00 0.0
June 29
85 55 0.00 0.0
June 30
82 59 0.00 0.0
July 1973 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
July 1
88 51 0.00 0.0
July 2
86 49 0.00 0.0
July 3
89 56 0.00 0.0
July 4
90 58 0.03 0.0
July 5
98 59 0.00 0.0
July 6
110 59 0.00 0.0
July 7
88 57 0.00 0.0
July 8
94 60 0.30 0.0
July 9
93 58 0.00 0.0
July 10
95 68 0.00 0.0
July 11
104 66 0.00 0.0
July 12
87 63 0.00 0.0
July 13
75 53 0.00 0.0
July 14
80 51 0.00 0.0
July 15
87 50 0.00 0.0
July 16
97 58 0.00 0.0
July 17
90 57 0.00 0.0
July 18
80 56 0.00 0.0
July 19
65 58 0.62 0.0
July 20
59 54 0.44 0.0
July 21
68 54 0.00 0.0
July 22
80 58 0.04 0.0
July 23
79 56 0.02 0.0
July 24
79 52 0.01 0.0
July 25
83 53 0.00 0.0
July 26
85 55 0.00 0.0
July 27
82 54 0.00 0.0
July 28
84 56 0.00 0.0
July 29
85 56 0.00 0.0
July 30
81 54 0.00 0.0
July 31
83 50 0.00 0.0
August 1973 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
August 1
86 52 0.00 0.0
August 2
88 55 0.00 0.0
August 3
94 60 0.00 0.0
August 4
93 59 0.00 0.0
August 5
89 61 0.01 0.0
August 6
82 57 0.00 0.0
August 7
86 55 0.00 0.0
August 8
86 58 0.00 0.0
August 9
84 55 0.01 0.0
August 10
88 53 0.00 0.0
August 11
85 55 0.00 0.0
August 12
80 57 0.18 0.0
August 13
85 56 0.00 0.0
August 14
93 61 0.00 0.0
August 15
94 60 0.00 0.0
August 16
101 59 0.00 0.0
August 17
97 60 0.00 0.0
August 18
97 64 0.00 0.0
August 19
89 61 0.00 0.0
August 20
104 60 0.00 0.0
August 21
95 64 0.15 0.0
August 22
78 64 0.10 0.0
August 23
75 62 0.28 0.0
August 24
90 63 0.00 0.0
August 25
88 56 0.00 0.0
August 26
89 63 0.00 0.0
August 27
101 62 0.01 0.0
August 28
84 59 0.00 0.0
August 29
89 56 0.00 0.0
August 30
96 55 0.00 0.0
August 31
91 64 0.00 0.0
September 1973 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
September 1
72 55 0.13 0.0
September 2
57 44 0.57 0.0
September 3
65 42 0.01 0.0
September 4
73 48 0.00 0.0
September 5
79 46 0.00 0.0
September 6
83 48 0.00 0.0
September 7
87 57 0.00 0.0
September 8
76 54 0.00 0.0
September 9
80 57 0.00 0.0
September 10
80 56 0.00 0.0
September 11
67 53 0.00 0.0
September 12
66 48 0.00 0.0
September 13
69 45 0.00 0.0
September 14
53 35 0.27 0.0
September 15
42 35 0.01 0.0
September 16
42 37 0.02 0.0
September 17
60 31 0.00 0.0
September 18
73 34 0.00 0.0
September 19
70 48 0.00 0.0
September 20
81 44 0.00 0.0
September 21
71 45 0.06 0.0
September 22
74 44 0.00 0.0
September 23
75 46 0.19 0.0
September 24
68 50 0.02 0.0
September 25
67 39 0.11 0.0
September 26
65 41 0.05 0.0
September 27
70 38 0.00 0.0
September 28
67 39 0.00 0.0
September 29
70 45 0.00 0.0
September 30
79 39 0.00 0.0
October 1973 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
October 1
82 44 0.00 0.0
October 2
66 45 0.04 0.0
October 3
60 33 0.00 0.0
October 4
67 32 0.00 0.0
October 5
83 36 0.00 0.0
October 6
81 43 0.00 0.0
October 7
83 45 0.00 0.0
October 8
57 43 0.00 0.0
October 9
44 37 1.10 0.0
October 10
41 27 0.00 0.0
October 11
37 29 0.16 1.0
October 12
61 23 0.00 0.0
October 13
75 39 0.00 0.0
October 14
75 45 0.00 0.0
October 15
57 40 0.00 0.0
October 16
67 40 0.03 0.0
October 17
73 42 0.00 0.0
October 18
83 41 0.00 0.0
October 19
76 40 0.00 0.0
October 20
79 46 0.00 0.0
October 21
74 45 0.00 0.0
October 22
73 40 0.00 0.0
October 23
76 45 0.00 0.0
October 24
62 40 0.00 0.0
October 25
65 37 0.00 0.0
October 26
57 32 0.00 0.0
October 27
52 25 0.00 0.0
October 28
58 22 0.00 0.0
October 29
60 34 0.00 0.0
October 30
57 30 0.00 0.0
October 31
50 31 0.05 0.4
November 1973 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
November 1
32 25 0.26 2.5
November 2
30 23 0.00 0.0
November 3
24 17 0.33 2.9
November 4
17 6 0.11 4.0
November 5
21 0 0.00 0.0
November 6
31 14 0.00 0.0
November 7
29 17 0.02 0.2
November 8
24 19 0.00 0.0
November 9
34 19 0.00 0.0
November 10
47 23 0.00 0.0
November 11
60 34 0.00 0.0
November 12
65 43 0.00 0.0
November 13
64 39 0.00 0.0
November 14
54 36 0.00 0.0
November 15
57 27 0.00 0.0
November 16
63 27 0.00 0.0
November 17
57 22 0.00 0.0
November 18
36 24 0.00 0.0
November 19
33 21 0.01 0.1
November 20
26 14 0.00 0.0
November 21
43 16 0.00 0.0
November 22
49 18 0.00 0.0
November 23
44 18 0.00 0.0
November 24
44 17 0.00 0.0
November 25
47 18 0.00 0.0
November 26
46 20 0.00 0.0
November 27
43 19 0.00 0.0
November 28
58 20 0.00 0.0
November 29
70 29 0.00 0.0
November 30
43 24 0.00 0.0
December 1973 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
December 1
71 30 0.00 0.0
December 2
65 33 0.00 0.0
December 3
41 20 0.00 0.0
December 4
42 19 0.02 0.4
December 5
21 11 0.00 0.0
December 6
42 7 0.00 0.0
December 7
55 30 0.00 0.0
December 8
50 27 0.00 0.0
December 9
39 16 0.00 0.0
December 10
50 14 0.00 0.0
December 11
55 31 0.00 0.0
December 12
45 22 0.12 0.0
December 13
23 15 0.00 0.0
December 14
23 12 0.00 0.0
December 15
21 15 0.00 0.0
December 16
39 20 0.00 0.0
December 17
50 19 0.07 0.3
December 18
19 4 0.30 4.5
December 19
20 -3 0.00 0.0
December 20
32 4 0.00 0.0
December 21
41 25 0.00 0.0
December 22
42 27 0.00 0.0
December 23
28 24 0.00 0.0
December 24
29 13 0.00 0.0
December 25
32 16 0.01 0.1
December 26
32 14 0.00 0.0
December 27
24 12 0.00 0.0
December 28
21 11 0.00 0.0
December 29
17 8 0.00 0.0
December 30
12 1 0.00 0.0
December 31
9 -18 0.02 0.3
Weather Station Details
Years Station Coordinates
1948–2022 Rapid City Regional Airport location