Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, January 1901

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1901
1-Month
0.12"
(3.05mm)
0.47"
(11.94mm)
-0.35"
(-8.89mm)
5th Driest Driest to Date 1942
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1900 1897
Ties: 1961, 1981
Dec 1900–Jan 1901
2-Month
0.30"
(7.62mm)
0.95"
(24.13mm)
-0.65"
(-16.51mm)
2nd Driest Driest to Date 1987
124th Wettest Wettest since: 1900 1910
Nov 1900–Jan 1901
3-Month
0.54"
(13.72mm)
1.60"
(40.64mm)
-1.06"
(-26.92mm)
3rd Driest Driest to Date 1913
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 1900 1923
Oct 1900–Jan 1901
4-Month
1.75"
(44.45mm)
2.88"
(73.15mm)
-1.13"
(-28.70mm)
16th Driest Driest to Date 1913
110th Wettest Wettest since: 1900 1999
Sep 1900–Jan 1901
5-Month
4.41"
(112.01mm)
4.51"
(114.55mm)
-0.10"
(-2.54mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 1900 1953
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 1897 1997
Aug 1900–Jan 1901
6-Month
8.32"
(211.33mm)
6.67"
(169.42mm)
1.65"
(41.91mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1900 1959
26th Wettest Wettest to Date 1997, 2020
Jul 1900–Jan 1901
7-Month
12.29"
(312.17mm)
9.22"
(234.19mm)
3.07"
(77.98mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1900 1977
12th Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Jun 1900–Jan 1901
8-Month
14.54"
(369.32mm)
12.65"
(321.31mm)
1.89"
(48.01mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1900 1937
30th Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
May 1900–Jan 1901
9-Month
15.42"
(391.67mm)
15.55"
(394.97mm)
-0.13"
(-3.30mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1899 1937
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1900 2020
Apr 1900–Jan 1901
10-Month
17.72"
(450.09mm)
17.49"
(444.25mm)
0.23"
(5.84mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1900 1937
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 2020
Mar 1900–Jan 1901
11-Month
19.13"
(485.90mm)
18.54"
(470.92mm)
0.59"
(14.98mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1900 1937
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 2020
Feb 1900–Jan 1901
12-Month
19.46"
(494.28mm)
19.08"
(484.63mm)
0.38"
(9.65mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1900 1937
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 2020
Ties: 1922, 1930
Aug 1899–Jan 1901
18-Month
24.98"
(634.49mm)
25.74"
(653.80mm)
-0.76"
(-19.31mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1900 1937
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1897 2020
Feb 1899–Jan 1901
24-Month
38.11"
(967.99mm)
38.13"
(968.50mm)
-0.02"
(-0.51mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1900 1935
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1898 2020
Feb 1898–Jan 1901
36-Month
53.49"
(1,358.65mm)
57.09"
(1,450.09mm)
-3.60"
(-91.44mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1900 1937
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1899 2020
Feb 1897–Jan 1901
48-Month
71.02"
(1,803.91mm)
76.02"
(1,930.91mm)
-5.00"
(-127.00mm)
27th Driest Driest to Date 1937
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1900 2011
Feb 1896–Jan 1901
60-Month
93.36"
(2,371.34mm)
94.93"
(2,411.22mm)
-1.57"
(-39.88mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1900 1938
72nd Wettest Wettest to Date 2012

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published March 2020, retrieved on April 1, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/