Rapid City Weather in 1979

Historical record of Rapid City, South Dakota weather for the year 1979 based on NOAA data.
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1979 Rapid City Weather Extremes
Highest temperature 103 °F June 13
Lowest temperature -23 °F January 14
Highest daily low 70 °F August 6
Lowest daily high -3 °F January 14
Most daily precipitation 1.2 inches August 7
Most daily snow 2.9 inches January 12
Total annual precipitation 14.0 inches -
Total annual snow 19.8 inches -
January 1979 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
9 -19 0.00 0.0
17 -4 0.00 0.0
15 -6 0.00 0.0
2 -13 0.01 0.2
16 -17 0.00 0.0
21 2 0.00 0.0
13 -6 0.00 0.0
27 -5 0.00 0.0
18 0 0.00 0.0
11 1 0.00 0.0
24 8 0.04 0.7
8 -11 0.26 2.9
1 -14 0.00 0.0
-3 -23 0.00 0.0
2 -10 0.06 0.8
28 -3 0.00 0.0
24 1 0.00 0.0
27 8 0.00 0.0
35 10 0.00 0.0
31 14 0.00 0.0
43 18 0.00 0.0
30 1 0.09 0.9
14 -5 0.00 0.0
28 7 0.00 0.0
28 14 0.02 0.4
14 5 0.00 0.0
13 -1 0.00 0.0
13 -6 0.00 0.0
7 -4 0.00 0.0
7 -10 0.01 0.2
10 -9 0.00 0.0
February 1979 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
6 -9 0.00 0.0
2 -13 0.00 0.0
26 -7 0.00 0.0
6 -5 0.01 0.2
40 -1 0.00 0.0
31 17 0.00 0.0
24 0 0.03 0.7
13 -5 0.00 0.0
38 0 0.00 0.0
47 22 0.00 0.0
22 12 0.00 0.0
27 12 0.00 0.0
43 12 0.00 0.0
52 0 0.08 0.9
1 -14 0.09 1.0
-1 -17 0.00 0.0
26 -3 0.00 0.0
39 14 0.00 0.0
43 23 0.00 0.0
34 18 0.00 0.0
32 10 0.00 0.0
31 13 0.11 1.3
15 6 0.00 0.0
20 6 0.01 0.3
40 7 0.00 0.0
48 26 0.00 0.0
37 19 0.00 0.0
34 18 0.00 0.0
March 1979 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
25 20 0.00 0.0
23 14 0.00 0.0
29 12 0.00 0.0
41 10 0.00 0.0
53 23 0.00 0.0
51 32 0.00 0.0
51 30 0.06 0.0
46 32 0.00 0.0
35 13 0.03 0.4
47 11 0.00 0.0
62 27 0.00 0.0
68 30 0.00 0.0
43 22 0.00 0.0
48 21 0.00 0.0
62 20 0.00 0.0
67 33 0.00 0.0
64 36 0.00 0.0
38 27 0.00 0.0
37 25 0.00 0.0
46 19 0.00 0.0
39 34 0.13 0.1
41 32 0.04 0.4
45 28 0.07 0.5
53 25 0.00 0.0
44 22 0.02 0.2
31 14 0.00 0.0
66 29 0.00 0.0
42 25 0.00 0.0
55 21 0.00 0.0
48 32 0.00 0.0
44 30 0.12 1.0
April 1979 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
32 25 0.00 0.0
38 24 0.01 0.2
48 23 0.01 0.1
53 25 0.00 0.0
31 18 0.03 0.4
73 18 0.00 0.0
68 37 0.00 0.0
59 30 0.00 0.0
70 32 0.00 0.0
59 35 0.09 0.0
35 32 0.16 1.1
35 30 0.00 0.0
53 23 0.00 0.0
62 28 0.00 0.0
74 33 0.00 0.0
69 38 0.00 0.0
79 43 0.00 0.0
86 52 0.00 0.0
54 38 0.00 0.0
61 31 0.00 0.0
66 31 0.00 0.0
68 38 0.00 0.0
61 41 0.00 0.0
58 38 0.00 0.0
58 35 0.00 0.0
55 26 0.00 0.0
56 25 0.00 0.0
58 27 0.01 0.0
58 23 0.00 0.0
64 24 0.00 0.0
May 1979 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
65 38 0.00 0.0
50 35 0.00 0.0
60 34 0.00 0.0
75 34 0.00 0.0
75 46 0.00 0.0
71 40 0.00 0.0
62 35 0.00 0.0
44 29 0.18 0.0
36 32 0.31 2.6
45 27 0.02 0.2
57 26 0.03 0.0
63 34 0.00 0.0
65 43 0.08 0.0
68 38 0.00 0.0
78 42 0.00 0.0
91 53 0.00 0.0
66 48 0.10 0.0
59 45 0.20 0.0
68 47 0.04 0.0
64 43 0.00 0.0
79 43 0.00 0.0
72 42 0.00 0.0
67 36 0.00 0.0
79 38 0.00 0.0
74 50 0.00 0.0
81 50 0.00 0.0
87 49 0.07 0.0
83 54 0.00 0.0
54 48 0.00 0.0
60 42 0.04 0.0
63 39 0.10 0.0
June 1979 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
69 36 0.00 0.0
78 47 0.00 0.0
85 52 0.00 0.0
83 58 0.00 0.0
87 53 0.00 0.0
73 49 0.24 0.0
61 45 0.02 0.0
58 40 0.00 0.0
69 44 0.04 0.0
81 43 0.00 0.0
89 50 0.00 0.0
95 61 0.00 0.0
103 58 0.00 0.0
90 57 0.06 0.0
79 51 0.17 0.0
74 55 1.00 0.0
61 53 0.01 0.0
58 52 0.03 0.0
62 53 0.45 0.0
78 56 0.00 0.0
81 55 0.52 0.0
75 58 0.59 0.0
71 58 0.04 0.0
79 55 0.04 0.0
87 55 0.00 0.0
79 57 0.10 0.0
81 58 0.29 0.0
83 55 0.00 0.0
81 56 0.00 0.0
89 60 0.00 0.0
July 1979 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
83 61 0.01 0.0
89 64 0.00 0.0
87 60 0.95 0.0
68 62 0.29 0.0
75 61 0.00 0.0
79 60 0.00 0.0
84 60 0.00 0.0
88 59 0.00 0.0
85 64 0.00 0.0
91 60 0.00 0.0
85 64 0.00 0.0
85 60 0.83 0.0
77 60 0.02 0.0
84 57 0.00 0.0
76 53 0.00 0.0
67 57 0.76 0.0
76 53 0.00 0.0
81 60 0.00 0.0
81 60 0.00 0.0
82 57 0.00 0.0
89 59 0.00 0.0
93 60 0.00 0.0
83 65 0.06 0.0
79 61 0.04 0.0
77 59 0.31 0.0
75 61 0.04 0.0
81 57 0.00 0.0
83 61 0.01 0.0
79 60 0.79 0.0
77 56 0.00 0.0
79 55 0.00 0.0
August 1979 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
88 56 0.28 0.0
85 59 0.00 0.0
89 62 0.00 0.0
86 57 0.00 0.0
89 66 0.00 0.0
93 70 0.01 0.0
89 63 1.23 0.0
78 63 0.01 0.0
78 56 0.00 0.0
76 52 0.00 0.0
82 54 0.00 0.0
80 59 0.06 0.0
64 55 0.09 0.0
61 48 0.09 0.0
74 53 0.00 0.0
83 52 0.05 0.0
86 61 0.00 0.0
77 62 0.01 0.0
67 60 0.34 0.0
71 54 0.00 0.0
74 50 0.05 0.0
80 51 0.04 0.0
78 52 0.00 0.0
80 50 0.00 0.0
80 51 0.00 0.0
75 51 0.00 0.0
82 52 0.00 0.0
80 56 0.00 0.0
87 56 0.00 0.0
96 58 0.06 0.0
88 60 0.00 0.0
September 1979 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
83 52 0.00 0.0
90 50 0.00 0.0
99 52 0.00 0.0
88 59 0.00 0.0
82 57 0.00 0.0
85 53 0.00 0.0
90 53 0.00 0.0
94 55 0.00 0.0
102 67 0.00 0.0
74 52 0.02 0.0
70 42 0.00 0.0
65 43 0.05 0.0
65 35 0.00 0.0
71 33 0.00 0.0
85 47 0.00 0.0
94 45 0.00 0.0
84 50 0.00 0.0
80 48 0.00 0.0
89 58 0.00 0.0
73 48 0.00 0.0
81 40 0.00 0.0
82 50 0.00 0.0
85 45 0.00 0.0
79 53 0.00 0.0
87 50 0.00 0.0
90 57 0.00 0.0
78 47 0.00 0.0
82 45 0.00 0.0
73 52 0.00 0.0
87 50 0.00 0.0
October 1979 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
72 41 0.00 0.0
73 44 0.00 0.0
63 37 0.00 0.0
73 36 0.00 0.0
71 46 0.00 0.0
79 39 0.00 0.0
85 48 0.00 0.0
60 36 0.00 0.0
54 33 0.00 0.0
80 32 0.00 0.0
73 51 0.00 0.0
53 36 0.05 0.0
65 29 0.00 0.0
73 37 0.00 0.0
77 44 0.00 0.0
61 44 0.09 0.0
65 40 0.00 0.0
58 42 0.14 0.0
75 43 0.00 0.0
56 42 0.03 0.0
42 33 0.15 0.0
51 27 0.00 0.0
67 29 0.00 0.0
65 40 0.00 0.0
70 36 0.00 0.0
68 35 0.00 0.0
65 32 0.00 0.0
60 32 0.00 0.0
45 34 0.44 0.0
47 32 0.00 0.0
43 32 0.00 0.0
November 1979 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
44 21 0.00 0.0
47 23 0.00 0.0
52 17 0.00 0.0
41 32 0.00 0.0
35 23 0.00 0.0
46 19 0.00 0.0
49 17 0.00 0.0
47 14 0.00 0.0
28 20 0.00 0.0
37 20 0.00 0.0
38 21 0.00 0.0
49 24 0.00 0.0
50 25 0.00 0.0
60 25 0.00 0.0
69 35 0.00 0.0
67 32 0.00 0.0
68 28 0.00 0.0
60 35 0.00 0.0
50 28 0.00 0.0
34 26 0.10 1.0
31 19 0.02 0.5
39 16 0.00 0.0
38 15 0.00 0.0
40 22 0.03 0.3
37 20 0.00 0.0
39 18 0.00 0.0
29 14 0.00 0.0
23 14 0.00 0.0
35 8 0.00 0.0
46 18 0.00 0.0
December 1979 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
46 18 0.00 0.0
58 16 0.00 0.0
51 29 0.00 0.0
68 29 0.00 0.0
43 31 0.01 0.0
53 24 0.04 0.0
38 19 0.00 0.0
55 20 0.00 0.0
61 31 0.00 0.0
64 16 0.00 0.0
21 6 0.00 0.0
46 7 0.00 0.0
42 14 0.00 0.0
60 20 0.00 0.0
50 -5 0.02 0.3
10 -18 0.00 0.0
47 10 0.00 0.0
70 34 0.00 0.0
55 25 0.00 0.0
56 27 0.00 0.0
48 24 0.00 0.0
42 23 0.00 0.0
40 22 0.00 0.0
45 17 0.00 0.0
59 22 0.00 0.0
49 20 0.00 0.0
44 19 0.00 0.0
39 19 0.00 0.0
42 14 0.00 0.0
43 15 0.00 0.0
45 15 0.00 0.0
Weather Station Details
Years Station Coordinates
1948–2022 Rapid City Regional Airport location