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Rapid City Weather in 1978

Historical record of Rapid City, South Dakota weather for the year 1978 based on NOAA data.
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1978 Rapid City Weather Extremes
Highest temperature 104 °F September 6
Lowest temperature -19 °F December 31
Highest daily low 69 °F July 16
Lowest daily high -3 °F December 31
Most daily precipitation 1.2 inches July 21
Most daily snow 4.6 inches February 12
Total annual precipitation 15.6 inches -
Total annual snow 37.6 inches -
January 1978 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
January 1
13 -11 0.00 0.0
January 2
24 5 0.00 0.0
January 3
30 9 0.00 0.0
January 4
19 1 0.00 0.0
January 5
46 1 0.00 0.0
January 6
43 17 0.00 0.0
January 7
36 -4 0.03 0.5
January 8
4 -5 0.02 0.2
January 9
3 -7 0.06 0.7
January 10
10 -11 0.00 0.0
January 11
14 6 0.00 0.0
January 12
38 8 0.00 0.0
January 13
20 8 0.01 0.3
January 14
16 5 0.00 0.0
January 15
13 1 0.01 0.3
January 16
6 -10 0.00 0.0
January 17
17 0 0.00 0.0
January 18
14 -8 0.03 0.5
January 19
7 -13 0.00 0.0
January 20
15 -2 0.00 0.0
January 21
32 4 0.00 0.0
January 22
34 15 0.00 0.0
January 23
34 21 0.00 0.0
January 24
34 13 0.01 0.2
January 25
22 0 0.01 0.2
January 26
10 -5 0.00 0.0
January 27
22 -2 0.00 0.0
January 28
17 2 0.00 0.0
January 29
19 4 0.00 0.0
January 30
17 1 0.00 0.0
January 31
10 -1 0.01 0.2
February 1978 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
February 1
5 -9 0.08 1.2
February 2
5 -7 0.00 0.0
February 3
37 -3 0.00 0.0
February 4
33 14 0.00 0.0
February 5
21 9 0.01 0.1
February 6
22 15 0.00 0.0
February 7
18 13 0.00 0.0
February 8
16 13 0.01 0.2
February 9
20 13 0.02 0.3
February 10
19 12 0.10 1.0
February 11
16 13 0.14 2.2
February 12
13 8 0.24 4.6
February 13
14 7 0.03 0.5
February 14
16 0 0.01 0.2
February 15
16 -6 0.00 0.0
February 16
12 -9 0.00 0.0
February 17
22 -8 0.00 0.0
February 18
30 7 0.00 0.0
February 19
34 18 0.05 2.4
February 20
21 8 0.00 0.0
February 21
43 8 0.00 0.0
February 22
41 25 0.00 0.0
February 23
41 22 0.00 0.0
February 24
39 17 0.00 0.0
February 25
29 11 0.00 0.0
February 26
30 11 0.00 0.0
February 27
22 12 0.00 0.0
February 28
12 -3 0.15 2.3
March 1978 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
March 1
17 -4 0.00 0.0
March 2
12 1 0.00 0.0
March 3
13 -5 0.00 0.0
March 4
25 -5 0.00 0.0
March 5
24 13 0.10 0.3
March 6
22 13 0.00 0.0
March 7
38 20 0.00 0.0
March 8
45 16 0.00 0.0
March 9
47 33 0.00 0.0
March 10
43 28 0.00 0.0
March 11
47 23 0.00 0.0
March 12
40 28 0.01 0.1
March 13
39 28 0.00 0.0
March 14
41 24 0.00 0.0
March 15
40 24 0.02 0.4
March 16
39 21 0.00 0.0
March 17
60 25 0.00 0.0
March 18
64 34 0.00 0.0
March 19
55 29 0.00 0.0
March 20
57 33 0.00 0.0
March 21
67 31 0.00 0.0
March 22
47 33 0.01 0.1
March 23
34 30 0.22 2.1
March 24
45 27 0.03 0.0
March 25
58 33 0.01 0.0
March 26
68 32 0.00 0.0
March 27
71 41 0.00 0.0
March 28
63 34 0.00 0.0
March 29
79 32 0.00 0.0
March 30
79 41 0.00 0.0
March 31
67 35 0.00 0.0
April 1978 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
April 1
53 34 0.00 0.0
April 2
63 38 0.00 0.0
April 3
59 33 0.00 0.0
April 4
70 30 0.00 0.0
April 5
68 38 0.00 0.0
April 6
68 32 0.00 0.0
April 7
52 34 0.00 0.0
April 8
56 34 0.02 0.0
April 9
52 31 0.00 0.0
April 10
53 28 0.00 0.0
April 11
77 26 0.06 0.0
April 12
52 26 0.00 0.0
April 13
55 23 0.00 0.0
April 14
46 30 0.01 0.0
April 15
43 36 0.20 0.0
April 16
48 35 0.02 0.0
April 17
54 37 0.03 0.0
April 18
37 33 0.62 2.6
April 19
45 29 0.02 0.0
April 20
47 30 0.00 0.0
April 21
57 29 0.00 0.0
April 22
49 34 0.00 0.0
April 23
59 31 0.00 0.0
April 24
55 36 0.00 0.0
April 25
68 33 0.00 0.0
April 26
69 44 0.00 0.0
April 27
70 44 0.02 0.0
April 28
58 48 0.48 0.0
April 29
49 47 0.64 0.0
April 30
49 46 0.07 0.0
May 1978 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
May 1
58 40 0.03 0.0
May 2
61 36 0.00 0.0
May 3
63 38 0.09 0.0
May 4
52 42 0.35 0.0
May 5
54 39 0.25 0.0
May 6
49 37 0.29 0.0
May 7
43 34 0.40 0.0
May 8
52 36 0.09 0.0
May 9
70 36 0.00 0.0
May 10
78 44 0.00 0.0
May 11
73 40 0.00 0.0
May 12
59 39 0.04 0.0
May 13
69 35 0.00 0.0
May 14
81 42 0.00 0.0
May 15
87 51 0.00 0.0
May 16
70 56 0.00 0.0
May 17
62 53 0.17 0.0
May 18
62 50 0.56 0.0
May 19
64 43 0.00 0.0
May 20
66 40 0.00 0.0
May 21
76 44 0.10 0.0
May 22
73 49 0.00 0.0
May 23
79 51 0.00 0.0
May 24
85 54 0.01 0.0
May 25
74 55 0.00 0.0
May 26
70 51 0.00 0.0
May 27
64 50 0.14 0.0
May 28
64 50 0.01 0.0
May 29
73 47 0.22 0.0
May 30
62 38 0.34 0.0
May 31
61 38 0.03 0.0
June 1978 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
June 1
59 38 0.00 0.0
June 2
69 36 0.00 0.0
June 3
70 44 0.00 0.0
June 4
74 49 0.00 0.0
June 5
73 48 0.00 0.0
June 6
83 49 0.20 0.0
June 7
67 47 0.01 0.0
June 8
76 44 0.00 0.0
June 9
87 52 0.00 0.0
June 10
73 53 0.00 0.0
June 11
68 46 0.02 0.0
June 12
76 40 0.00 0.0
June 13
90 50 0.00 0.0
June 14
87 63 0.14 0.0
June 15
85 60 0.00 0.0
June 16
76 54 1.00 0.0
June 17
66 50 0.32 0.0
June 18
82 48 0.00 0.0
June 19
77 50 0.00 0.0
June 20
70 45 0.00 0.0
June 21
78 47 0.00 0.0
June 22
84 60 0.01 0.0
June 23
93 57 0.09 0.0
June 24
91 62 0.03 0.0
June 25
86 53 0.00 0.0
June 26
78 49 0.00 0.0
June 27
87 51 0.00 0.0
June 28
86 57 0.00 0.0
June 29
93 66 0.19 0.0
June 30
85 65 0.00 0.0
July 1978 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
July 1
88 61 0.01 0.0
July 2
90 59 1.21 0.0
July 3
90 57 0.00 0.0
July 4
93 63 0.00 0.0
July 5
85 60 0.00 0.0
July 6
69 57 0.08 0.0
July 7
79 54 0.00 0.0
July 8
81 59 0.26 0.0
July 9
68 53 0.01 0.0
July 10
79 53 0.00 0.0
July 11
98 57 0.07 0.0
July 12
80 54 0.00 0.0
July 13
93 53 0.00 0.0
July 14
91 63 0.00 0.0
July 15
96 61 0.00 0.0
July 16
97 69 0.01 0.0
July 17
87 60 0.02 0.0
July 18
87 58 0.14 0.0
July 19
75 52 0.00 0.0
July 20
70 58 0.74 0.0
July 21
59 55 1.21 0.0
July 22
73 54 0.00 0.0
July 23
86 53 0.00 0.0
July 24
96 61 0.00 0.0
July 25
90 65 0.00 0.0
July 26
88 62 0.00 0.0
July 27
91 57 0.00 0.0
July 28
88 61 0.16 0.0
July 29
77 58 0.16 0.0
July 30
81 57 0.00 0.0
July 31
78 60 0.00 0.0
August 1978 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
August 1
79 58 0.08 0.0
August 2
60 48 0.01 0.0
August 3
72 42 0.00 0.0
August 4
79 45 0.00 0.0
August 5
88 52 0.00 0.0
August 6
93 56 0.00 0.0
August 7
93 63 0.00 0.0
August 8
87 58 0.00 0.0
August 9
88 58 0.00 0.0
August 10
91 57 0.00 0.0
August 11
97 58 0.00 0.0
August 12
102 61 0.00 0.0
August 13
96 68 0.03 0.0
August 14
76 60 0.31 0.0
August 15
79 54 0.69 0.0
August 16
91 53 0.00 0.0
August 17
76 59 0.00 0.0
August 18
63 46 0.02 0.0
August 19
82 41 0.00 0.0
August 20
92 47 0.00 0.0
August 21
89 60 0.00 0.0
August 22
87 60 0.00 0.0
August 23
84 59 0.00 0.0
August 24
95 57 0.00 0.0
August 25
96 61 0.01 0.0
August 26
86 56 0.01 0.0
August 27
79 56 0.26 0.0
August 28
74 51 0.00 0.0
August 29
78 48 0.00 0.0
August 30
81 46 0.00 0.0
August 31
92 56 0.00 0.0
September 1978 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
September 1
89 54 0.00 0.0
September 2
94 62 0.00 0.0
September 3
99 65 0.00 0.0
September 4
100 65 0.00 0.0
September 5
101 61 0.00 0.0
September 6
104 66 0.00 0.0
September 7
99 59 0.00 0.0
September 8
94 62 0.00 0.0
September 9
87 56 0.00 0.0
September 10
95 61 0.03 0.0
September 11
73 45 0.07 0.0
September 12
71 42 0.00 0.0
September 13
69 41 0.00 0.0
September 14
77 40 0.00 0.0
September 15
87 45 0.00 0.0
September 16
75 52 0.00 0.0
September 17
57 47 0.03 0.0
September 18
75 47 0.05 0.0
September 19
56 41 0.00 0.0
September 20
59 36 0.00 0.0
September 21
68 35 0.00 0.0
September 22
84 44 0.00 0.0
September 23
84 48 0.00 0.0
September 24
83 50 0.00 0.0
September 25
89 55 0.00 0.0
September 26
89 46 0.00 0.0
September 27
89 42 0.00 0.0
September 28
77 54 0.00 0.0
September 29
68 43 0.00 0.0
September 30
80 36 0.00 0.0
October 1978 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
October 1
75 47 0.00 0.0
October 2
62 47 0.00 0.0
October 3
67 32 0.00 0.0
October 4
62 42 0.00 0.0
October 5
57 32 0.00 0.0
October 6
62 26 0.00 0.0
October 7
70 32 0.00 0.0
October 8
80 39 0.00 0.0
October 9
72 42 0.00 0.0
October 10
82 36 0.00 0.0
October 11
70 49 0.00 0.0
October 12
55 32 0.03 0.0
October 13
58 30 0.00 0.0
October 14
62 27 0.00 0.0
October 15
63 33 0.00 0.0
October 16
71 28 0.00 0.0
October 17
63 41 0.09 0.0
October 18
58 36 0.00 0.0
October 19
72 33 0.00 0.0
October 20
81 41 0.00 0.0
October 21
70 39 0.03 0.0
October 22
48 30 0.11 0.0
October 23
69 30 0.00 0.0
October 24
84 38 0.00 0.0
October 25
52 34 0.00 0.0
October 26
68 27 0.00 0.0
October 27
56 33 0.00 0.0
October 28
61 29 0.00 0.0
October 29
79 36 0.00 0.0
October 30
51 35 0.00 0.0
October 31
61 32 0.00 0.0
November 1978 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
November 1
74 32 0.00 0.0
November 2
74 41 0.00 0.0
November 3
68 38 0.00 0.0
November 4
72 37 0.00 0.0
November 5
47 21 0.00 0.0
November 6
56 21 0.00 0.0
November 7
73 32 0.00 0.0
November 8
75 43 0.00 0.0
November 9
48 26 0.07 0.3
November 10
27 19 0.10 2.8
November 11
19 14 0.05 2.2
November 12
26 14 0.14 1.2
November 13
25 9 0.00 0.0
November 14
22 5 0.00 0.0
November 15
34 4 0.00 0.0
November 16
35 8 0.00 0.0
November 17
36 20 0.00 0.0
November 18
31 8 0.00 0.0
November 19
8 2 0.00 0.0
November 20
10 3 0.00 0.1
November 21
22 10 0.00 0.0
November 22
28 14 0.00 0.0
November 23
41 12 0.00 0.0
November 24
41 18 0.00 0.0
November 25
33 18 0.10 1.3
November 26
29 20 0.17 1.9
November 27
30 10 0.00 0.0
November 28
42 10 0.00 0.0
November 29
40 20 0.00 0.0
November 30
39 16 0.00 0.0
December 1978 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
December 1
25 7 0.13 1.7
December 2
12 7 0.02 0.4
December 3
22 -3 0.00 0.0
December 4
43 18 0.03 0.6
December 5
25 4 0.01 0.2
December 6
13 -5 0.00 0.0
December 7
9 -6 0.00 0.0
December 8
19 -4 0.00 0.0
December 9
29 -3 0.00 0.0
December 10
36 19 0.00 0.0
December 11
44 11 0.00 0.0
December 12
44 18 0.00 0.0
December 13
27 9 0.00 0.0
December 14
46 11 0.00 0.0
December 15
39 20 0.00 0.0
December 16
30 12 0.00 0.0
December 17
42 13 0.00 0.0
December 18
37 21 0.00 0.0
December 19
35 21 0.02 0.4
December 20
33 13 0.00 0.0
December 21
42 15 0.00 0.0
December 22
38 11 0.00 0.0
December 23
33 6 0.02 0.3
December 24
40 10 0.02 0.3
December 25
34 12 0.00 0.0
December 26
19 9 0.00 0.0
December 27
15 5 0.00 0.0
December 28
16 1 0.00 0.0
December 29
4 -9 0.00 0.1
December 30
0 -16 0.00 0.0
December 31
-3 -19 0.00 0.0
Weather Station Details
Years Station Coordinates
1948–2022 Rapid City Regional Airport location