Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, December 1901

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1901
1-Month
0.70"
(17.78mm)
0.48"
(12.19mm)
0.22"
(5.59mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1900 1986
27th Wettest Wettest to Date 1909
Nov–Dec 1901
2-Month
0.92"
(23.37mm)
1.14"
(28.96mm)
-0.22"
(-5.59mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1900 1912
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 1922
Ties: 1925, 1991
Oct–Dec 1901
3-Month
2.70"
(68.58mm)
2.42"
(61.47mm)
0.28"
(7.11mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1900 1912
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1896 1998
Sep–Dec 1901
4-Month
6.12"
(155.45mm)
4.03"
(102.36mm)
2.09"
(53.09mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1900 1952
14th Wettest Wettest to Date 1996
Aug–Dec 1901
5-Month
8.50"
(215.90mm)
6.17"
(156.72mm)
2.33"
(59.18mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1900 1958
14th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jul–Dec 1901
6-Month
10.49"
(266.45mm)
8.71"
(221.23mm)
1.78"
(45.22mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1899 1976
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1900 2019
Jun–Dec 1901
7-Month
16.24"
(412.50mm)
12.14"
(308.36mm)
4.10"
(104.14mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1900 1936
8th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
May–Dec 1901
8-Month
17.73"
(450.34mm)
15.06"
(382.52mm)
2.67"
(67.82mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1900 1936
26th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Ties: 1965
Apr–Dec 1901
9-Month
19.19"
(487.43mm)
17.01"
(432.05mm)
2.18"
(55.38mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1900 1936
38th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Mar–Dec 1901
10-Month
20.12"
(511.05mm)
18.06"
(458.72mm)
2.06"
(52.33mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1900 1936
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1896 2019
Feb–Dec 1901
11-Month
20.56"
(522.22mm)
18.60"
(472.44mm)
1.96"
(49.78mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1900 1936
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1896 2019
Jan–Dec 1901
12-Month
20.68"
(525.27mm)
19.07"
(484.38mm)
1.61"
(40.89mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1900 1936
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1896 2019
Ties: 1922, 2016
Jul 1900–Dec 1901
18-Month
32.85"
(834.39mm)
27.82"
(706.63mm)
5.03"
(127.76mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1900 1936
20th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jan 1900–Dec 1901
24-Month
40.15"
(1,019.81mm)
38.15"
(969.01mm)
2.00"
(50.80mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1900 1934
47th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 2019
Jan 1899–Dec 1901
36-Month
59.15"
(1,502.41mm)
57.20"
(1,452.88mm)
1.95"
(49.53mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 1900 1936
56th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jan 1898–Dec 1901
48-Month
74.25"
(1,885.95mm)
76.16"
(1,934.46mm)
-1.91"
(-48.51mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1900 1936
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1899 1998
Jan 1897–Dec 1901
60-Month
93.08"
(2,364.23mm)
95.09"
(2,415.29mm)
-2.01"
(-51.06mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 1899 1937
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1900 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published January 2021, retrieved on January 23, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/