Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, January 1897

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1897
1-Month
1.50"
(38.10mm)
0.47"
(11.94mm)
1.03"
(26.16mm)
127th Driest Driest since: 1896 1942
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 1897
Dec 1896–Jan 1897
2-Month
1.68"
(42.67mm)
0.95"
(24.13mm)
0.73"
(18.54mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1896 1987
12th Wettest Wettest to Date 1910
Nov 1896–Jan 1897
3-Month
3.26"
(82.80mm)
1.60"
(40.64mm)
1.66"
(42.16mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1896 1913
4th Wettest Wettest to Date 1923
Oct 1896–Jan 1897
4-Month
4.57"
(116.08mm)
2.88"
(73.15mm)
1.69"
(42.93mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1896 1913
13th Wettest Wettest to Date 1999
Sep 1896–Jan 1897
5-Month
6.42"
(163.07mm)
4.51"
(114.55mm)
1.91"
(48.52mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1896 1953
18th Wettest Wettest to Date 1997
Aug 1896–Jan 1897
6-Month
7.40"
(187.96mm)
6.67"
(169.42mm)
0.73"
(18.54mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1896 1959
45th Wettest Wettest to Date 1997, 2020
Jul 1896–Jan 1897
7-Month
9.83"
(249.68mm)
9.22"
(234.19mm)
0.61"
(15.49mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1896 1977
48th Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Jun 1896–Jan 1897
8-Month
13.73"
(348.74mm)
12.65"
(321.31mm)
1.08"
(27.43mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1896 1937
45th Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
May 1896–Jan 1897
9-Month
16.06"
(407.92mm)
15.55"
(394.97mm)
0.51"
(12.95mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1896 1937
52nd Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Apr 1896–Jan 1897
10-Month
20.08"
(510.03mm)
17.49"
(444.25mm)
2.59"
(65.78mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1896 1937
31st Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Mar 1896–Jan 1897
11-Month
21.71"
(551.43mm)
18.54"
(470.92mm)
3.17"
(80.51mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1896 1937
27th Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Feb 1896–Jan 1897
12-Month
22.34"
(567.44mm)
19.08"
(484.63mm)
3.26"
(82.81mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1896 1937
27th Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Aug 1895–Jan 1897
18-Month
26.76"
(679.70mm)
25.74"
(653.80mm)
1.02"
(25.90mm)
74th Driest Driest to Date 1937
52nd Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Feb 1895–Jan 1897
24-Month
38.62"
(980.95mm)
38.13"
(968.50mm)
0.49"
(12.45mm)
58th Driest Driest to Date 1935
68th Wettest Wettest to Date 2020

Citing This Page

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