Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, April 1898

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
April 1898
1-Month
1.38"
(35.05mm)
1.95"
(49.53mm)
-0.57"
(-14.48mm)
39th Driest Driest to Date 1926
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 1986
Mar–Apr 1898
2-Month
2.31"
(58.67mm)
3.00"
(76.20mm)
-0.69"
(-17.53mm)
32nd Driest Driest to Date 1926
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 1986
Feb–Apr 1898
3-Month
2.66"
(67.56mm)
3.54"
(89.92mm)
-0.88"
(-22.36mm)
26th Driest Driest to Date 1926
101st Wettest Wettest since: 1897 1986
Jan–Apr 1898
4-Month
2.86"
(72.64mm)
4.01"
(101.85mm)
-1.15"
(-29.21mm)
19th Driest Driest to Date 2015
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 1986
Dec 1897–Apr 1898
5-Month
3.34"
(84.84mm)
4.49"
(114.05mm)
-1.15"
(-29.21mm)
18th Driest Driest to Date 1980
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 1986
Nov 1897–Apr 1898
6-Month
3.93"
(99.82mm)
5.13"
(130.30mm)
-1.20"
(-30.48mm)
21st Driest Driest to Date 1934
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 1986
Oct 1897–Apr 1898
7-Month
5.08"
(129.03mm)
6.41"
(162.81mm)
-1.33"
(-33.78mm)
23rd Driest Driest to Date 1934
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1897 1999
Sep 1897–Apr 1898
8-Month
5.86"
(148.84mm)
8.05"
(204.47mm)
-2.19"
(-55.63mm)
12th Driest Driest to Date 1934
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 1997
Aug 1897–Apr 1898
9-Month
7.77"
(197.36mm)
10.20"
(259.08mm)
-2.43"
(-61.72mm)
10th Driest Driest to Date 1959
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 1986
Jul 1897–Apr 1898
10-Month
10.66"
(270.76mm)
12.76"
(324.10mm)
-2.10"
(-53.34mm)
23rd Driest Driest to Date 1926
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1897 2020
Jun 1897–Apr 1898
11-Month
13.63"
(346.20mm)
16.19"
(411.23mm)
-2.56"
(-65.03mm)
20th Driest Driest to Date 1934
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 1916
May 1897–Apr 1898
12-Month
14.73"
(374.14mm)
19.09"
(484.89mm)
-4.36"
(-110.75mm)
9th Driest Driest to Date 1937
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 2020
Nov 1896–Apr 1898
18-Month
23.45"
(595.63mm)
24.21"
(614.93mm)
-0.76"
(-19.30mm)
53rd Driest Driest to Date 1937
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1897 2020
May 1896–Apr 1898
24-Month
36.25"
(920.75mm)
38.15"
(969.01mm)
-1.90"
(-48.26mm)
42nd Driest Driest to Date 1937
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1897 2020
May 1895–Apr 1898
36-Month
54.73"
(1,390.14mm)
57.12"
(1,450.85mm)
-2.39"
(-60.71mm)
40th Driest Driest to Date 1937
84th Wettest Wettest to Date 2011
Ties: 1975

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published June 2020, retrieved on July 5, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/