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