Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, October 1895

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
October 1895
1-Month
0.16"
(4.06mm)
1.28"
(32.51mm)
-1.12"
(-28.45mm)
4th Driest Driest to Date 1952
123rd Wettest Wettest to Date 1998
Ties: 1938
Sep–Oct 1895
2-Month
1.19"
(30.23mm)
2.89"
(73.41mm)
-1.70"
(-43.18mm)
10th Driest Driest to Date 1952
117th Wettest Wettest to Date 1946
Aug–Oct 1895
3-Month
2.49"
(63.25mm)
5.03"
(127.76mm)
-2.54"
(-64.51mm)
5th Driest Driest to Date 1958
122nd Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Ties: 1976
Jul–Oct 1895
4-Month
3.85"
(97.79mm)
7.56"
(192.02mm)
-3.71"
(-94.23mm)
3rd Driest Driest to Date 1936
124th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jun–Oct 1895
5-Month
8.01"
(203.45mm)
11.00"
(279.40mm)
-2.99"
(-75.95mm)
11th Driest Driest to Date 1936
116th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
May–Oct 1895
6-Month
10.27"
(260.86mm)
13.92"
(353.57mm)
-3.65"
(-92.71mm)
14th Driest Driest to Date 1936
113th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Apr–Oct 1895
7-Month
12.63"
(320.80mm)
15.87"
(403.10mm)
-3.24"
(-82.30mm)
16th Driest Driest to Date 1936
111th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Mar–Oct 1895
8-Month
13.66"
(346.96mm)
16.92"
(429.77mm)
-3.26"
(-82.81mm)
17th Driest Driest to Date 1936
110th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Feb–Oct 1895
9-Month
14.35"
(364.49mm)
17.46"
(443.48mm)
-3.11"
(-78.99mm)
17th Driest Driest to Date 1936
110th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jan–Oct 1895
10-Month
15.00"
(381.00mm)
17.93"
(455.42mm)
-2.93"
(-74.42mm)
19th Driest Driest to Date 1936
108th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published May 2021, retrieved on May 8, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/