Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, December 1897

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1897
1-Month
0.48"
(12.19mm)
0.48"
(12.19mm)
0.00"
(0.00mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1896 1986
60th Wettest Wettest to Date 1909
Ties: 1973
Nov–Dec 1897
2-Month
1.07"
(27.18mm)
1.14"
(28.96mm)
-0.07"
(-1.78mm)
64th Driest Driest to Date 1912
61st Wettest Wettest since: 1896 1922
Oct–Dec 1897
3-Month
2.22"
(56.39mm)
2.42"
(61.47mm)
-0.20"
(-5.08mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 1895 1912
64th Wettest Wettest since: 1896 1998
Sep–Dec 1897
4-Month
3.00"
(76.20mm)
4.03"
(102.36mm)
-1.03"
(-26.16mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1895 1952
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1896 1996
Aug–Dec 1897
5-Month
4.91"
(124.71mm)
6.17"
(156.72mm)
-1.26"
(-32.01mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 1895 1958
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1896 1996
Ties: 1975
Jul–Dec 1897
6-Month
7.80"
(198.12mm)
8.70"
(220.98mm)
-0.90"
(-22.86mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1895 1976
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1896 1998
Jun–Dec 1897
7-Month
10.77"
(273.56mm)
12.14"
(308.36mm)
-1.37"
(-34.80mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1895 1936
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1896 1915
Ties: 1959
May–Dec 1897
8-Month
11.87"
(301.50mm)
15.06"
(382.52mm)
-3.19"
(-81.02mm)
18th Driest Driest since: 1895 1936
107th Wettest Wettest since: 1896 1915
Apr–Dec 1897
9-Month
14.53"
(369.06mm)
17.01"
(432.05mm)
-2.48"
(-62.99mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 1895 1936
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1896 1915
Mar–Dec 1897
10-Month
16.54"
(420.12mm)
18.06"
(458.72mm)
-1.52"
(-38.60mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1895 1936
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1896 1915
Feb–Dec 1897
11-Month
17.33"
(440.18mm)
18.60"
(472.44mm)
-1.27"
(-32.26mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1895 1936
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1896 1915
Jan–Dec 1897
12-Month
18.83"
(478.28mm)
19.07"
(484.38mm)
-0.24"
(-6.10mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 1895 1936
64th Wettest Wettest since: 1896 1915
Jul 1896–Dec 1897
18-Month
27.16"
(689.86mm)
27.82"
(706.63mm)
-0.66"
(-16.77mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 1896 1936
69th Wettest Wettest to Date 2010
Jan 1896–Dec 1897
24-Month
40.17"
(1,020.32mm)
38.15"
(969.01mm)
2.02"
(51.31mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1896 1934
44th Wettest Wettest to Date 1915
Jan 1895–Dec 1897
36-Month
56.60"
(1,437.64mm)
57.20"
(1,452.88mm)
-0.60"
(-15.24mm)
50th Driest Driest to Date 1936
73rd Wettest Wettest to Date 2010

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2019, retrieved on November 21, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/