Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, May 1899

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1899
1-Month
4.38"
(111.25mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
1.46"
(37.08mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1898 1940
20th Wettest Wettest to Date 1962
Apr–May 1899
2-Month
5.66"
(143.76mm)
4.87"
(123.70mm)
0.79"
(20.06mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1897 1934
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1898 1927
Ties: 1964, 1997
Mar–May 1899
3-Month
7.14"
(181.36mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
1.22"
(30.99mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1898 1934
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1896 1942
Ties: 2000
Feb–May 1899
4-Month
7.51"
(190.75mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
1.05"
(26.67mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1898 1934
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1896 1942
Ties: 1918
Jan–May 1899
5-Month
7.99"
(202.95mm)
6.93"
(176.02mm)
1.06"
(26.93mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1898 1934
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 2019
Dec 1898–May 1899
6-Month
8.16"
(207.26mm)
7.41"
(188.21mm)
0.75"
(19.05mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1898 1934
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 2019
Ties: 1993
Nov 1898–May 1899
7-Month
8.45"
(214.63mm)
8.06"
(204.72mm)
0.39"
(9.91mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1898 1934
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1897 2019
Ties: 1909
Oct 1898–May 1899
8-Month
9.47"
(240.54mm)
9.34"
(237.24mm)
0.13"
(3.30mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1898 1934
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 1995
Sep 1898–May 1899
9-Month
10.26"
(260.60mm)
10.97"
(278.64mm)
-0.71"
(-18.04mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1898 1934
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 2019
Aug 1898–May 1899
10-Month
11.37"
(288.80mm)
13.13"
(333.50mm)
-1.76"
(-44.70mm)
29th Driest Driest to Date 1934
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1898 2019
Ties: 1975
Jul 1898–May 1899
11-Month
14.26"
(362.20mm)
15.68"
(398.27mm)
-1.42"
(-36.07mm)
39th Driest Driest to Date 1934
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1898 2019
Jun 1898–May 1899
12-Month
15.92"
(404.37mm)
19.11"
(485.39mm)
-3.19"
(-81.02mm)
17th Driest Driest to Date 1934
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1898 2019
Dec 1897–May 1899
18-Month
23.57"
(598.68mm)
26.49"
(672.85mm)
-2.92"
(-74.17mm)
24th Driest Driest to Date 1934
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1898 1916
Jun 1897–May 1899
24-Month
33.86"
(860.04mm)
38.16"
(969.26mm)
-4.30"
(-109.22mm)
24th Driest Driest to Date 1937
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1898 2011
Jun 1896–May 1899
36-Month
54.15"
(1,375.41mm)
57.11"
(1,450.59mm)
-2.96"
(-75.18mm)
33rd Driest Driest to Date 1936
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1898 2011
Jun 1895–May 1899
48-Month
72.70"
(1,846.58mm)
76.05"
(1,931.67mm)
-3.35"
(-85.09mm)
37th Driest Driest to Date 1937
85th 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 18, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/