Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, May 1895

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1895
1-Month
2.26"
(57.40mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
-0.66"
(-16.77mm)
38th Driest Driest to Date 1940
88th Wettest Wettest to Date 1962
Apr–May 1895
2-Month
4.62"
(117.35mm)
4.87"
(123.70mm)
-0.25"
(-6.35mm)
56th Driest Driest to Date 1934
70th Wettest Wettest to Date 1927
Mar–May 1895
3-Month
5.65"
(143.51mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
-0.27"
(-6.86mm)
51st Driest Driest to Date 1934
75th Wettest Wettest to Date 1942
Feb–May 1895
4-Month
6.34"
(161.04mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
-0.12"
(-3.04mm)
56th Driest Driest to Date 1934
70th Wettest Wettest to Date 1942
Jan–May 1895
5-Month
6.99"
(177.55mm)
6.93"
(176.02mm)
0.06"
(1.53mm)
62nd Driest Driest to Date 1934
64th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Ties: 1964

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 23, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/