Rapid City Weather in 1981

Historical record of Rapid City, South Dakota weather for the year 1981 based on NOAA data.
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1981 Rapid City Weather Extremes
Highest temperature 106 °F July 7
Lowest temperature -14 °F February 10
Highest daily low 68 °F July 10
Lowest daily high 0 °F February 10
Most daily precipitation 1.5 inches August 13
Most daily snow 1.7 inches December 15
Total annual precipitation 14.2 inches -
Total annual snow 9.1 inches -
January 1981 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
40 24 0.00 0.0
56 24 0.00 0.0
34 22 0.00 0.0
39 23 0.00 0.0
49 35 0.00 0.0
40 25 0.00 0.0
48 20 0.00 0.0
40 20 0.00 0.0
30 24 0.00 0.0
47 20 0.00 0.0
44 21 0.00 0.0
59 19 0.00 0.0
52 33 0.00 0.0
47 27 0.00 0.0
28 17 0.06 0.4
23 9 0.00 0.0
38 8 0.00 0.0
55 21 0.00 0.0
53 21 0.00 0.0
41 15 0.00 0.0
59 23 0.00 0.0
62 33 0.00 0.0
67 35 0.00 0.0
63 33 0.00 0.0
39 29 0.00 0.0
38 19 0.00 0.0
38 19 0.00 0.0
25 18 0.05 0.5
22 15 0.03 0.3
36 15 0.00 0.0
27 16 0.00 0.0
February 1981 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
16 8 0.01 0.1
22 0 0.00 0.0
30 9 0.00 0.0
38 6 0.00 0.0
32 13 0.00 0.0
39 13 0.00 0.0
26 -4 0.00 0.0
32 -2 0.00 0.0
8 -1 0.06 0.9
0 -14 0.02 0.3
20 -12 0.00 0.0
35 11 0.00 0.0
55 26 0.00 0.0
62 35 0.00 0.0
56 30 0.00 0.0
63 26 0.00 0.0
56 31 0.00 0.0
60 30 0.00 0.0
59 29 0.00 0.0
51 39 0.00 0.0
49 32 0.00 0.0
54 29 0.00 0.0
61 26 0.00 0.0
53 24 0.00 0.0
44 19 0.00 0.0
55 27 0.00 0.0
44 26 0.00 0.0
49 16 0.00 0.0
March 1981 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
51 21 0.00 0.0
54 17 0.00 0.0
53 25 0.00 0.0
51 18 0.00 0.0
57 19 0.00 0.0
34 19 0.00 0.0
48 18 0.00 0.0
54 19 0.00 0.0
53 21 0.00 0.0
51 25 0.00 0.0
60 22 0.00 0.0
57 28 0.00 0.0
57 24 0.00 0.0
65 31 0.00 0.0
59 30 0.00 0.0
68 27 0.00 0.0
51 20 0.00 0.0
48 14 0.00 0.0
48 32 0.00 0.0
55 32 0.01 0.0
48 28 0.07 0.0
58 23 0.00 0.0
60 31 0.01 0.0
60 25 0.00 0.0
61 32 0.00 0.0
57 35 0.00 0.0
51 30 0.03 0.0
53 32 0.00 0.0
62 29 0.00 0.0
60 30 0.00 0.0
53 28 0.00 0.0
April 1981 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
72 25 0.00 0.0
63 40 0.00 0.0
49 35 0.04 0.0
54 27 0.00 0.0
61 27 0.00 0.0
56 36 0.00 0.0
48 26 0.00 0.0
55 26 0.00 0.0
74 28 0.00 0.0
62 38 0.02 0.0
59 33 0.00 0.0
79 30 0.00 0.0
50 30 0.00 0.0
62 21 0.00 0.0
74 41 0.00 0.0
81 43 0.00 0.0
71 45 0.00 0.0
75 37 0.00 0.0
53 35 0.00 0.0
58 39 0.08 0.0
68 41 0.16 0.0
64 42 0.00 0.0
73 38 0.00 0.0
84 40 0.00 0.0
81 53 0.00 0.0
82 49 0.01 0.0
66 49 0.01 0.0
73 43 0.00 0.0
71 45 0.00 0.0
70 40 0.00 0.0
May 1981 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
81 35 0.00 0.0
82 53 0.25 0.0
58 46 0.13 0.0
60 44 0.14 0.0
69 40 0.00 0.0
55 44 0.34 0.0
64 43 0.26 0.0
58 38 0.04 0.0
54 34 0.03 0.0
68 33 0.00 0.0
67 40 0.04 0.0
55 41 0.12 0.0
59 37 0.01 0.0
69 34 0.00 0.0
75 47 0.03 0.0
56 49 0.24 0.0
49 47 0.69 0.0
59 43 0.00 0.0
67 38 0.00 0.0
71 46 0.00 0.0
71 48 0.00 0.0
65 43 0.22 0.0
62 41 0.13 0.0
68 41 0.00 0.0
70 41 0.00 0.0
71 48 0.00 0.0
72 55 0.11 0.0
76 50 0.00 0.0
68 48 0.00 0.0
77 45 0.00 0.0
82 52 0.03 0.0
June 1981 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
73 44 0.15 0.0
68 44 0.00 0.0
81 46 0.02 0.0
77 53 0.00 0.0
77 55 0.00 0.0
94 52 0.50 0.0
71 56 0.00 0.0
77 55 0.32 0.0
72 51 0.24 0.0
73 50 0.01 0.0
81 57 0.00 0.0
83 57 0.01 0.0
74 54 0.15 0.0
64 48 0.13 0.0
62 43 0.00 0.0
81 42 0.00 0.0
73 49 0.00 0.0
75 44 0.00 0.0
76 44 0.00 0.0
72 56 0.22 0.0
74 55 0.00 0.0
81 51 0.00 0.0
87 55 0.00 0.0
81 54 0.00 0.0
83 55 0.03 0.0
93 57 0.00 0.0
93 62 0.11 0.0
71 57 0.00 0.0
81 47 0.00 0.0
92 60 0.00 0.0
July 1981 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
92 64 0.73 0.0
79 58 0.01 0.0
81 54 0.00 0.0
91 58 0.00 0.0
97 61 0.00 0.0
102 65 0.00 0.0
106 66 0.00 0.0
79 52 0.00 0.0
93 53 0.00 0.0
100 68 0.00 0.0
98 66 0.00 0.0
78 65 0.00 0.0
81 62 0.41 0.0
84 66 0.03 0.0
83 60 0.85 0.0
78 59 0.00 0.0
83 57 0.01 0.0
85 59 0.05 0.0
87 59 0.00 0.0
89 57 0.04 0.0
86 61 0.03 0.0
81 53 0.15 0.0
87 53 0.71 0.0
79 59 0.02 0.0
66 53 1.31 0.0
60 52 0.05 0.0
61 54 0.05 0.0
80 53 0.00 0.0
86 58 0.00 0.0
91 63 0.02 0.0
85 64 0.00 0.0
August 1981 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
87 63 0.00 0.0
88 62 0.00 0.0
85 60 0.00 0.0
74 60 0.00 0.0
83 59 0.18 0.0
80 58 0.00 0.0
83 55 0.00 0.0
81 58 0.07 0.0
74 55 0.00 0.0
80 50 0.00 0.0
86 55 0.00 0.0
90 57 0.00 0.0
79 64 1.47 0.0
83 61 0.00 0.0
84 58 0.00 0.0
73 58 0.00 0.0
80 57 0.00 0.0
84 58 0.00 0.0
91 56 0.00 0.0
95 62 0.00 0.0
90 62 0.00 0.0
80 59 0.00 0.0
83 58 0.02 0.0
83 55 0.00 0.0
80 55 0.00 0.0
74 55 0.00 0.0
78 53 0.00 0.0
82 50 0.00 0.0
91 53 0.00 0.0
99 58 0.00 0.0
72 44 0.00 0.0
September 1981 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
85 41 0.00 0.0
80 52 0.00 0.0
72 53 0.02 0.0
84 50 0.00 0.0
93 62 0.00 0.0
69 52 0.05 0.0
81 52 0.00 0.0
88 50 0.00 0.0
95 54 0.00 0.0
94 59 0.00 0.0
84 55 0.00 0.0
95 53 0.00 0.0
88 56 0.00 0.0
75 48 0.00 0.0
69 44 0.00 0.0
66 38 0.00 0.0
72 35 0.00 0.0
86 37 0.00 0.0
86 46 0.00 0.0
73 46 0.00 0.0
76 41 0.00 0.0
73 51 0.00 0.0
75 53 0.00 0.0
62 53 0.05 0.0
85 50 0.01 0.0
65 42 0.00 0.0
65 38 0.00 0.0
89 50 0.00 0.0
73 48 0.00 0.0
64 41 0.03 0.0
October 1981 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
71 38 0.00 0.0
89 40 0.00 0.0
67 47 0.00 0.0
63 38 0.17 0.0
52 36 0.36 0.0
63 28 0.00 0.0
80 44 0.00 0.0
70 42 0.12 0.0
63 38 0.00 0.0
73 37 0.00 0.0
68 51 0.84 0.0
57 37 0.03 0.0
47 35 0.06 0.0
47 31 0.07 0.0
58 32 0.00 0.0
60 44 0.00 0.0
55 40 0.00 0.0
55 35 0.00 0.0
75 33 0.00 0.0
46 32 0.12 1.2
35 22 0.00 0.0
34 13 0.02 0.2
42 12 0.00 0.0
47 32 0.02 0.2
48 32 0.00 0.0
74 33 0.00 0.0
66 39 0.00 0.0
76 41 0.00 0.0
74 38 0.00 0.0
56 34 0.00 0.0
60 30 0.00 0.0
November 1981 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
69 33 0.00 0.0
64 38 0.00 0.0
64 34 0.00 0.0
66 33 0.00 0.0
55 28 0.00 0.0
64 25 0.00 0.0
69 35 0.00 0.0
43 27 0.00 0.0
64 24 0.00 0.0
64 35 0.00 0.0
66 28 0.00 0.0
69 28 0.00 0.0
70 37 0.00 0.0
66 33 0.05 0.0
57 34 0.00 0.0
63 34 0.00 0.0
59 34 0.00 0.0
41 30 0.07 0.0
31 23 0.00 0.0
28 19 0.00 0.0
55 26 0.00 0.0
60 30 0.00 0.0
51 31 0.00 0.0
45 27 0.00 0.0
34 28 0.02 0.2
40 16 0.00 0.0
33 16 0.00 0.0
28 17 0.09 1.0
36 9 0.00 0.0
36 22 0.00 0.0
December 1981 Rapid City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
43 17 0.00 0.0
48 26 0.00 0.0
42 16 0.00 0.0
47 15 0.00 0.0
53 22 0.00 0.0
65 36 0.00 0.0
51 30 0.00 0.0
49 28 0.00 0.0
46 26 0.00 0.0
59 23 0.00 0.0
43 20 0.00 0.0
43 16 0.00 0.0
28 20 0.00 0.0
36 14 0.00 0.0
26 16 0.17 1.7
17 10 0.11 1.1
24 14 0.00 0.0
21 -7 0.00 0.0
27 -9 0.00 0.0
47 25 0.00 0.0
40 24 0.00 0.0
33 17 0.00 0.0
30 15 0.00 0.0
41 17 0.00 0.0
36 17 0.00 0.0
33 15 0.00 0.0
29 15 0.00 0.0
20 5 0.00 0.0
11 2 0.00 0.0
13 7 0.05 0.7
10 -3 0.02 0.3
Weather Station Details
Years Station Coordinates
1948–2022 Rapid City Regional Airport location