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