Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, May 1901

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1901
1-Month
1.49"
(37.85mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
-1.43"
(-36.32mm)
18th Driest Driest since: 1900 1940
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1899 1962
Apr–May 1901
2-Month
2.95"
(74.93mm)
4.87"
(123.70mm)
-1.92"
(-48.77mm)
15th Driest Driest to Date 1934
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1900 1927
Mar–May 1901
3-Month
3.88"
(98.55mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
-2.04"
(-51.82mm)
16th Driest Driest to Date 1934
110th Wettest Wettest since: 1900 1942
Ties: 2002
Feb–May 1901
4-Month
4.32"
(109.73mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
-2.14"
(-54.35mm)
15th Driest Driest to Date 1934
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1900 1942
Ties: 1939, 1994
Jan–May 1901
5-Month
4.44"
(112.78mm)
6.93"
(176.02mm)
-2.49"
(-63.24mm)
9th Driest Driest to Date 1934
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1900 2019
Dec 1900–May 1901
6-Month
4.62"
(117.35mm)
7.41"
(188.21mm)
-2.79"
(-70.86mm)
6th Driest Driest to Date 1934
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1900 2019
Nov 1900–May 1901
7-Month
4.86"
(123.44mm)
8.06"
(204.72mm)
-3.20"
(-81.28mm)
3rd Driest Driest to Date 1934
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1900 2019
Oct 1900–May 1901
8-Month
6.07"
(154.18mm)
9.34"
(237.24mm)
-3.27"
(-83.06mm)
5th Driest Driest to Date 1934
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1900 1995
Sep 1900–May 1901
9-Month
8.73"
(221.74mm)
10.97"
(278.64mm)
-2.24"
(-56.90mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 1900 1934
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1899 2019
Aug 1900–May 1901
10-Month
12.64"
(321.06mm)
13.13"
(333.50mm)
-0.49"
(-12.44mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1900 1934
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1897 2019
Jul 1900–May 1901
11-Month
16.61"
(421.89mm)
15.68"
(398.27mm)
0.93"
(23.62mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1900 1934
48th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Ties: 1967
Jun 1900–May 1901
12-Month
18.86"
(479.04mm)
19.11"
(485.39mm)
-0.25"
(-6.35mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 1900 1934
66th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 2019
Dec 1899–May 1901
18-Month
24.33"
(617.98mm)
26.49"
(672.85mm)
-2.16"
(-54.87mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1900 1934
89th Wettest Wettest since: 1898 1916
Jun 1899–May 1901
24-Month
34.92"
(886.97mm)
38.16"
(969.26mm)
-3.24"
(-82.29mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1900 1937
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1898 2011
Jun 1898–May 1901
36-Month
50.84"
(1,291.34mm)
57.11"
(1,450.59mm)
-6.27"
(-159.25mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1900 1936
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1899 2011
Jun 1897–May 1901
48-Month
68.78"
(1,747.01mm)
76.05"
(1,931.67mm)
-7.27"
(-184.66mm)
14th Driest Driest to Date 1937
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1900 2011
Jun 1896–May 1901
60-Month
89.07"
(2,262.38mm)
94.95"
(2,411.73mm)
-5.88"
(-149.35mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1900 1937
99th 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 17, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/