Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, December 1896

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1896
1-Month
0.18"
(4.57mm)
0.48"
(12.19mm)
-0.30"
(-7.62mm)
17th Driest Driest to Date 1986
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1895 1909
Ties: 1900, 1962, 1999
Nov–Dec 1896
2-Month
1.76"
(44.70mm)
1.14"
(28.96mm)
0.62"
(15.74mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1895 1912
18th Wettest Wettest to Date 1922
Ties: 1971
Oct–Dec 1896
3-Month
3.07"
(77.98mm)
2.42"
(61.47mm)
0.65"
(16.51mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1895 1912
33rd Wettest Wettest to Date 1998
Sep–Dec 1896
4-Month
4.92"
(124.97mm)
4.03"
(102.36mm)
0.89"
(22.61mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1895 1952
30th Wettest Wettest to Date 1996
Aug–Dec 1896
5-Month
5.90"
(149.86mm)
6.17"
(156.72mm)
-0.27"
(-6.86mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 1895 1958
70th Wettest Wettest to Date 1996
Jul–Dec 1896
6-Month
8.33"
(211.58mm)
8.70"
(220.98mm)
-0.37"
(-9.40mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1895 1976
74th Wettest Wettest to Date 1998
Jun–Dec 1896
7-Month
12.23"
(310.64mm)
12.14"
(308.36mm)
0.09"
(2.28mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1895 1936
60th Wettest Wettest to Date 1915
Ties: 2011
May–Dec 1896
8-Month
14.56"
(369.82mm)
15.06"
(382.52mm)
-0.50"
(-12.70mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1895 1936
65th Wettest Wettest to Date 1915
Apr–Dec 1896
9-Month
18.58"
(471.93mm)
17.01"
(432.05mm)
1.57"
(39.88mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1895 1936
45th Wettest Wettest to Date 1915
Mar–Dec 1896
10-Month
20.21"
(513.33mm)
18.06"
(458.72mm)
2.15"
(54.61mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1895 1936
33rd Wettest Wettest to Date 1915
Ties: 1991
Feb–Dec 1896
11-Month
20.84"
(529.34mm)
18.60"
(472.44mm)
2.24"
(56.90mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1895 1936
34th Wettest Wettest to Date 1915
Jan–Dec 1896
12-Month
21.34"
(542.04mm)
19.07"
(484.38mm)
2.27"
(57.66mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1895 1936
32nd Wettest Wettest to Date 1915
Ties: 1984
Jul 1895–Dec 1896
18-Month
26.62"
(676.15mm)
27.82"
(706.63mm)
-1.20"
(-30.48mm)
48th Driest Driest to Date 1936
76th Wettest Wettest to Date 2010
Jan 1895–Dec 1896
24-Month
37.77"
(959.36mm)
38.15"
(969.01mm)
-0.38"
(-9.65mm)
50th Driest Driest to Date 1934
74th Wettest Wettest to Date 1915

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2019, retrieved on November 15, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/