Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, May 1900

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1900
1-Month
0.88"
(22.35mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
-2.04"
(-51.82mm)
4th Driest Driest to Date 1940
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1899 1962
Apr–May 1900
2-Month
3.18"
(80.77mm)
4.87"
(123.70mm)
-1.69"
(-42.93mm)
19th Driest Driest to Date 1934
107th Wettest Wettest since: 1899 1927
Mar–May 1900
3-Month
4.59"
(116.59mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
-1.33"
(-33.78mm)
28th Driest Driest to Date 1934
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1899 1942
Feb–May 1900
4-Month
4.92"
(124.97mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
-1.54"
(-39.11mm)
25th Driest Driest to Date 1934
101st Wettest Wettest since: 1899 1942
Jan–May 1900
5-Month
5.05"
(128.27mm)
6.93"
(176.02mm)
-1.88"
(-47.75mm)
19th Driest Driest to Date 1934
107th Wettest Wettest since: 1899 2019
Dec 1899–May 1900
6-Month
5.47"
(138.94mm)
7.41"
(188.21mm)
-1.94"
(-49.27mm)
16th Driest Driest to Date 1934
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1899 2019
Nov 1899–May 1900
7-Month
5.84"
(148.34mm)
8.06"
(204.72mm)
-2.22"
(-56.38mm)
15th Driest Driest to Date 1934
110th Wettest Wettest since: 1899 2019
Oct 1899–May 1900
8-Month
7.18"
(182.37mm)
9.34"
(237.24mm)
-2.16"
(-54.87mm)
18th Driest Driest to Date 1934
107th Wettest Wettest since: 1899 1995
Sep 1899–May 1900
9-Month
7.65"
(194.31mm)
10.97"
(278.64mm)
-3.32"
(-84.33mm)
6th Driest Driest to Date 1934
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1899 2019
Aug 1899–May 1900
10-Month
10.44"
(265.18mm)
13.13"
(333.50mm)
-2.69"
(-68.32mm)
15th Driest Driest to Date 1934
110th Wettest Wettest since: 1899 2019
Jul 1899–May 1900
11-Month
12.34"
(313.44mm)
15.68"
(398.27mm)
-3.34"
(-84.83mm)
14th Driest Driest to Date 1934
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1899 2019
Jun 1899–May 1900
12-Month
16.06"
(407.92mm)
19.11"
(485.39mm)
-3.05"
(-77.47mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1899 1934
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1898 2019
Dec 1898–May 1900
18-Month
24.22"
(615.19mm)
26.49"
(672.85mm)
-2.27"
(-57.66mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1899 1934
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1898 1916
Jun 1898–May 1900
24-Month
31.98"
(812.29mm)
38.16"
(969.26mm)
-6.18"
(-156.97mm)
10th Driest Driest to Date 1937
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1899 2011
Ties: 1990
Jun 1897–May 1900
36-Month
49.92"
(1,267.97mm)
57.11"
(1,450.59mm)
-7.19"
(-182.62mm)
14th Driest Driest to Date 1936
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1899 2011
Jun 1896–May 1900
48-Month
70.21"
(1,783.33mm)
76.05"
(1,931.67mm)
-5.84"
(-148.34mm)
21st Driest Driest to Date 1937
101st Wettest Wettest since: 1899 2011
Jun 1895–May 1900
60-Month
88.76"
(2,254.50mm)
94.95"
(2,411.73mm)
-6.19"
(-157.23mm)
18th Driest Driest to Date 1937
103rd Wettest Wettest to Date 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 15, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/