Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, May 1897

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1897
1-Month
1.10"
(27.94mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
-1.82"
(-46.23mm)
6th Driest Driest to Date 1940
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1896 1962
Apr–May 1897
2-Month
3.76"
(95.50mm)
4.87"
(123.70mm)
-1.11"
(-28.20mm)
34th Driest Driest to Date 1934
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1896 1927
Mar–May 1897
3-Month
5.77"
(146.56mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
-0.15"
(-3.81mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1895 1934
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1896 1942
Ties: 1998
Feb–May 1897
4-Month
6.56"
(166.62mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
0.10"
(2.54mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1895 1934
64th Wettest Wettest since: 1896 1942
Jan–May 1897
5-Month
8.06"
(204.72mm)
6.93"
(176.02mm)
1.13"
(28.70mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1895 1934
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1896 2019
Dec 1896–May 1897
6-Month
8.24"
(209.30mm)
7.41"
(188.21mm)
0.83"
(21.09mm)
83rd Driest Driest to Date 1934
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1896 2019
Nov 1896–May 1897
7-Month
9.82"
(249.43mm)
8.06"
(204.72mm)
1.76"
(44.71mm)
100th Driest Driest to Date 1934
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1896 2019
Oct 1896–May 1897
8-Month
11.13"
(282.70mm)
9.34"
(237.24mm)
1.79"
(45.46mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1896 1934
26th Wettest Wettest to Date 1995
Sep 1896–May 1897
9-Month
12.98"
(329.69mm)
10.97"
(278.64mm)
2.01"
(51.05mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1896 1934
30th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Aug 1896–May 1897
10-Month
13.96"
(354.58mm)
13.13"
(333.50mm)
0.83"
(21.08mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1896 1934
46th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jul 1896–May 1897
11-Month
16.39"
(416.31mm)
15.68"
(398.27mm)
0.71"
(18.04mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 1896 1934
56th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jun 1896–May 1897
12-Month
20.29"
(515.37mm)
19.11"
(485.39mm)
1.18"
(29.98mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1896 1934
44th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Dec 1895–May 1897
18-Month
29.68"
(753.87mm)
26.49"
(672.85mm)
3.19"
(81.02mm)
94th Driest Driest to Date 1934
30th Wettest Wettest to Date 1916
Jun 1895–May 1897
24-Month
38.84"
(986.54mm)
38.16"
(969.26mm)
0.68"
(17.28mm)
67th Driest Driest to Date 1937
57th Wettest Wettest to Date 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 19, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/