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 37.5 inches -
Highest Temperatures in Rapid City in 1978
Rank Temperature Date
1 104 °F Sep 6
2 102 °F Aug 12
3 101 °F Sep 5
4 100 °F Sep 4
5 99 °F Sep 7
5 99 °F Sep 3
7 98 °F Jul 11
8 97 °F Aug 11
8 97 °F Jul 16
10 96 °F Aug 25
10 96 °F Aug 13
10 96 °F Jul 24
10 96 °F Jul 15
Lowest Temperatures in Rapid City in 1978
Rank Temperature Date
1 -19 °F December 31
2 -16 °F December 30
3 -13 °F January 19
4 -11 °F January 10
4 -11 °F January 1
6 -10 °F January 16
7 -9 °F December 29
7 -9 °F February 16
7 -9 °F February 1
10 -8 °F February 17
10 -8 °F January 18
January 1978 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
13 -11 0.00 0.0
24 5 0.00 0.0
30 9 0.00 0.0
19 1 0.00 0.0
46 1 0.00 0.0
43 17 0.00 0.0
36 -4 0.03 0.5
4 -5 0.02 0.2
3 -7 0.06 0.7
10 -11 0.00 0.0
14 6 0.00 0.0
38 8 0.00 0.0
20 8 0.01 0.3
16 5 0.00 0.0
13 1 0.01 0.3
6 -10 0.00 0.0
17 0 0.00 0.0
14 -8 0.03 0.5
7 -13 0.00 0.0
15 -2 0.00 0.0
32 4 0.00 0.0
34 15 0.00 0.0
34 21 0.00 0.0
34 13 0.01 0.2
22 0 0.01 0.2
10 -5 0.00 0.0
22 -2 0.00 0.0
17 2 0.00 0.0
19 4 0.00 0.0
17 1 0.00 0.0
10 -1 0.01 0.2
February 1978 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
5 -9 0.08 1.2
5 -7 0.00 0.0
37 -3 0.00 0.0
33 14 0.00 0.0
21 9 0.01 0.1
22 15 0.00 0.0
18 13 0.00 0.0
16 13 0.01 0.2
20 13 0.02 0.3
19 12 0.10 1.0
16 13 0.14 2.2
13 8 0.24 4.6
14 7 0.03 0.5
16 0 0.01 0.2
16 -6 0.00 0.0
12 -9 0.00 0.0
22 -8 0.00 0.0
30 7 0.00 0.0
34 18 0.05 2.4
21 8 0.00 0.0
43 8 0.00 0.0
41 25 0.00 0.0
41 22 0.00 0.0
39 17 0.00 0.0
29 11 0.00 0.0
30 11 0.00 0.0
22 12 0.00 0.0
12 -3 0.15 2.3
March 1978 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
17 -4 0.00 0.0
12 1 0.00 0.0
13 -5 0.00 0.0
25 -5 0.00 0.0
24 13 0.10 0.3
22 13 0.00 0.0
38 20 0.00 0.0
45 16 0.00 0.0
47 33 0.00 0.0
43 28 0.00 0.0
47 23 0.00 0.0
40 28 0.01 0.1
39 28 0.00 0.0
41 24 0.00 0.0
40 24 0.02 0.4
39 21 0.00 0.0
60 25 0.00 0.0
64 34 0.00 0.0
55 29 0.00 0.0
57 33 0.00 0.0
67 31 0.00 0.0
47 33 0.01 0.1
34 30 0.22 2.1
45 27 0.03 0.0
58 33 0.01 0.0
68 32 0.00 0.0
71 41 0.00 0.0
63 34 0.00 0.0
79 32 0.00 0.0
79 41 0.00 0.0
67 35 0.00 0.0
April 1978 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
53 34 0.00 0.0
63 38 0.00 0.0
59 33 0.00 0.0
70 30 0.00 0.0
68 38 0.00 0.0
68 32 0.00 0.0
52 34 0.00 0.0
56 34 0.02 0.0
52 31 0.00 0.0
53 28 0.00 0.0
77 26 0.06 0.0
52 26 0.00 0.0
55 23 0.00 0.0
46 30 0.01 0.0
43 36 0.20 0.0
48 35 0.02 0.0
54 37 0.03 0.0
37 33 0.62 2.6
45 29 0.02 0.0
47 30 0.00 0.0
57 29 0.00 0.0
49 34 0.00 0.0
59 31 0.00 0.0
55 36 0.00 0.0
68 33 0.00 0.0
69 44 0.00 0.0
70 44 0.02 0.0
58 48 0.48 0.0
49 47 0.64 0.0
49 46 0.07 0.0
May 1978 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
58 40 0.03 0.0
61 36 0.00 0.0
63 38 0.09 0.0
52 42 0.35 0.0
54 39 0.25 0.0
49 37 0.29 0.0
43 34 0.40 0.0
52 36 0.09 0.0
70 36 0.00 0.0
78 44 0.00 0.0
73 40 0.00 0.0
59 39 0.04 0.0
69 35 0.00 0.0
81 42 0.00 0.0
87 51 0.00 0.0
70 56 0.00 0.0
62 53 0.17 0.0
62 50 0.56 0.0
64 43 0.00 0.0
66 40 0.00 0.0
76 44 0.10 0.0
73 49 0.00 0.0
79 51 0.00 0.0
85 54 0.01 0.0
74 55 0.00 0.0
70 51 0.00 0.0
64 50 0.14 0.0
64 50 0.01 0.0
73 47 0.22 0.0
62 38 0.34 0.0
61 38 0.03 0.0
June 1978 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
59 38 0.00 0.0
69 36 0.00 0.0
70 44 0.00 0.0
74 49 0.00 0.0
73 48 0.00 0.0
83 49 0.20 0.0
67 47 0.01 0.0
76 44 0.00 0.0
87 52 0.00 0.0
73 53 0.00 0.0
68 46 0.02 0.0
76 40 0.00 0.0
90 50 0.00 0.0
87 63 0.14 0.0
85 60 0.00 0.0
76 54 1.00 0.0
66 50 0.32 0.0
82 48 0.00 0.0
77 50 0.00 0.0
70 45 0.00 0.0
78 47 0.00 0.0
84 60 0.01 0.0
93 57 0.09 0.0
91 62 0.03 0.0
86 53 0.00 0.0
78 49 0.00 0.0
87 51 0.00 0.0
86 57 0.00 0.0
93 66 0.19 0.0
85 65 0.00 0.0
July 1978 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
88 61 0.01 0.0
90 59 1.21 0.0
90 57 0.00 0.0
93 63 0.00 0.0
85 60 0.00 0.0
69 57 0.08 0.0
79 54 0.00 0.0
81 59 0.26 0.0
68 53 0.01 0.0
79 53 0.00 0.0
98 57 0.07 0.0
80 54 0.00 0.0
93 53 0.00 0.0
91 63 0.00 0.0
96 61 0.00 0.0
97 69 0.01 0.0
87 60 0.02 0.0
87 58 0.14 0.0
75 52 0.00 0.0
70 58 0.74 0.0
59 55 1.21 0.0
73 54 0.00 0.0
86 53 0.00 0.0
96 61 0.00 0.0
90 65 0.00 0.0
88 62 0.00 0.0
91 57 0.00 0.0
88 61 0.16 0.0
77 58 0.16 0.0
81 57 0.00 0.0
78 60 0.00 0.0
August 1978 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
79 58 0.08 0.0
60 48 0.01 0.0
72 42 0.00 0.0
79 45 0.00 0.0
88 52 0.00 0.0
93 56 0.00 0.0
93 63 0.00 0.0
87 58 0.00 0.0
88 58 0.00 0.0
91 57 0.00 0.0
97 58 0.00 0.0
102 61 0.00 0.0
96 68 0.03 0.0
76 60 0.31 0.0
79 54 0.69 0.0
91 53 0.00 0.0
76 59 0.00 0.0
63 46 0.02 0.0
82 41 0.00 0.0
92 47 0.00 0.0
89 60 0.00 0.0
87 60 0.00 0.0
84 59 0.00 0.0
95 57 0.00 0.0
96 61 0.01 0.0
86 56 0.01 0.0
79 56 0.26 0.0
74 51 0.00 0.0
78 48 0.00 0.0
81 46 0.00 0.0
92 56 0.00 0.0
September 1978 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
89 54 0.00 0.0
94 62 0.00 0.0
99 65 0.00 0.0
100 65 0.00 0.0
101 61 0.00 0.0
104 66 0.00 0.0
99 59 0.00 0.0
94 62 0.00 0.0
87 56 0.00 0.0
95 61 0.03 0.0
73 45 0.07 0.0
71 42 0.00 0.0
69 41 0.00 0.0
77 40 0.00 0.0
87 45 0.00 0.0
75 52 0.00 0.0
57 47 0.03 0.0
75 47 0.05 0.0
56 41 0.00 0.0
59 36 0.00 0.0
68 35 0.00 0.0
84 44 0.00 0.0
84 48 0.00 0.0
83 50 0.00 0.0
89 55 0.00 0.0
89 46 0.00 0.0
89 42 0.00 0.0
77 54 0.00 0.0
68 43 0.00 0.0
80 36 0.00 0.0
October 1978 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
75 47 0.00 0.0
62 47 0.00 0.0
67 32 0.00 0.0
62 42 0.00 0.0
57 32 0.00 0.0
62 26 0.00 0.0
70 32 0.00 0.0
80 39 0.00 0.0
72 42 0.00 0.0
82 36 0.00 0.0
70 49 0.00 0.0
55 32 0.03 0.0
58 30 0.00 0.0
62 27 0.00 0.0
63 33 0.00 0.0
71 28 0.00 0.0
63 41 0.09 0.0
58 36 0.00 0.0
72 33 0.00 0.0
81 41 0.00 0.0
70 39 0.03 0.0
48 30 0.11 0.0
69 30 0.00 0.0
84 38 0.00 0.0
52 34 0.00 0.0
68 27 0.00 0.0
56 33 0.00 0.0
61 29 0.00 0.0
79 36 0.00 0.0
51 35 0.00 0.0
61 32 0.00 0.0
November 1978 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
74 32 0.00 0.0
74 41 0.00 0.0
68 38 0.00 0.0
72 37 0.00 0.0
47 21 0.00 0.0
56 21 0.00 0.0
73 32 0.00 0.0
75 43 0.00 0.0
48 26 0.07 0.3
27 19 0.10 2.8
19 14 0.05 2.2
26 14 0.14 1.2
25 9 0.00 0.0
22 5 0.00 0.0
34 4 0.00 0.0
35 8 0.00 0.0
36 20 0.00 0.0
31 8 0.00 0.0
8 2 0.00 0.0
10 3 0.00 0.1
22 10 0.00 0.0
28 14 0.00 0.0
41 12 0.00 0.0
41 18 0.00 0.0
33 18 0.10 1.3
29 20 0.17 1.9
30 10 0.00 0.0
42 10 0.00 0.0
40 20 0.00 0.0
39 16 0.00 0.0
December 1978 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
25 7 0.13 1.7
12 7 0.02 0.4
22 -3 0.00 0.0
43 18 0.03 0.6
25 4 0.01 0.2
13 -5 0.00 0.0
9 -6 0.00 0.0
19 -4 0.00 0.0
29 -3 0.00 0.0
36 19 0.00 0.0
44 11 0.00 0.0
44 18 0.00 0.0
27 9 0.00 0.0
46 11 0.00 0.0
39 20 0.00 0.0
30 12 0.00 0.0
42 13 0.00 0.0
37 21 0.00 0.0
35 21 0.02 0.4
33 13 0.00 0.0
42 15 0.00 0.0
38 11 0.00 0.0
33 6 0.02 0.3
40 10 0.02 0.3
34 12 0.00 0.0
19 9 0.00 0.0
15 5 0.00 0.0
16 1 0.00 0.0
4 -9 0.00 0.1
0 -16 0.00 0.0
-3 -19 0.00 0.0
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Years Station Coordinates
1948–2024 Rapid City Regional Airport location