Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, May 1898

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1898
1-Month
4.31"
(109.47mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
1.39"
(35.30mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1897 1940
21st Wettest Wettest to Date 1962
Apr–May 1898
2-Month
5.69"
(144.53mm)
4.87"
(123.70mm)
0.82"
(20.83mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1897 1934
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1896 1927
Mar–May 1898
3-Month
6.62"
(168.15mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
0.70"
(17.78mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1897 1934
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1896 1942
Feb–May 1898
4-Month
6.97"
(177.04mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
0.51"
(12.96mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1897 1934
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1896 1942
Jan–May 1898
5-Month
7.17"
(182.12mm)
6.93"
(176.02mm)
0.24"
(6.10mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1895 1934
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 2019
Dec 1897–May 1898
6-Month
7.65"
(194.31mm)
7.41"
(188.21mm)
0.24"
(6.10mm)
66th Driest Driest to Date 1934
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 2019
Nov 1897–May 1898
7-Month
8.24"
(209.30mm)
8.06"
(204.72mm)
0.18"
(4.58mm)
67th Driest Driest to Date 1934
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 2019
Oct 1897–May 1898
8-Month
9.39"
(238.51mm)
9.34"
(237.24mm)
0.05"
(1.27mm)
65th Driest Driest to Date 1934
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 1995
Sep 1897–May 1898
9-Month
10.17"
(258.32mm)
10.97"
(278.64mm)
-0.80"
(-20.32mm)
47th Driest Driest to Date 1934
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 2019
Aug 1897–May 1898
10-Month
12.08"
(306.83mm)
13.13"
(333.50mm)
-1.05"
(-26.67mm)
40th Driest Driest to Date 1934
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 2019
Ties: 1977
Jul 1897–May 1898
11-Month
14.97"
(380.24mm)
15.68"
(398.27mm)
-0.71"
(-18.03mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 1896 1934
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 2019
Jun 1897–May 1898
12-Month
17.94"
(455.68mm)
19.11"
(485.39mm)
-1.17"
(-29.71mm)
44th Driest Driest to Date 1934
81st Wettest Wettest since: 1897 2019
Dec 1896–May 1898
18-Month
26.18"
(664.97mm)
26.49"
(672.85mm)
-0.31"
(-7.88mm)
52nd Driest Driest to Date 1934
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1897 1916
Jun 1896–May 1898
24-Month
38.23"
(971.04mm)
38.16"
(969.26mm)
0.07"
(1.78mm)
58th Driest Driest to Date 1937
66th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 2011
Jun 1895–May 1898
36-Month
56.78"
(1,442.21mm)
57.11"
(1,450.59mm)
-0.33"
(-8.38mm)
52nd Driest Driest to Date 1936
71st 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 21, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/