Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, January 1902

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1902
1-Month
0.40"
(10.16mm)
0.47"
(11.94mm)
-0.07"
(-1.78mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1901 1942
64th Wettest Wettest since: 1899 1897
Ties: 1906, 1912, 2009
Dec 1901–Jan 1902
2-Month
1.10"
(27.94mm)
0.95"
(24.13mm)
0.15"
(3.81mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1901 1987
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 1910
Nov 1901–Jan 1902
3-Month
1.32"
(33.53mm)
1.60"
(40.64mm)
-0.28"
(-7.11mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1901 1913
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 1923
Ties: 1990
Oct 1901–Jan 1902
4-Month
3.10"
(78.74mm)
2.88"
(73.15mm)
0.22"
(5.59mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1901 1913
47th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 1999
Sep 1901–Jan 1902
5-Month
6.52"
(165.61mm)
4.51"
(114.55mm)
2.01"
(51.06mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1901 1953
15th Wettest Wettest to Date 1997
Aug 1901–Jan 1902
6-Month
8.90"
(226.06mm)
6.67"
(169.42mm)
2.23"
(56.64mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 1901 1959
14th Wettest Wettest to Date 1997, 2020
Jul 1901–Jan 1902
7-Month
10.89"
(276.61mm)
9.22"
(234.19mm)
1.67"
(42.42mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1900 1977
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1901 2020
Jun 1901–Jan 1902
8-Month
16.64"
(422.66mm)
12.65"
(321.31mm)
3.99"
(101.35mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1901 1937
9th Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
May 1901–Jan 1902
9-Month
18.13"
(460.50mm)
15.55"
(394.97mm)
2.58"
(65.53mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1901 1937
26th Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Apr 1901–Jan 1902
10-Month
19.59"
(497.59mm)
17.49"
(444.25mm)
2.10"
(53.34mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1901 1937
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 2020
Mar 1901–Jan 1902
11-Month
20.52"
(521.21mm)
18.54"
(470.92mm)
1.98"
(50.29mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1901 1937
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 2020
Feb 1901–Jan 1902
12-Month
20.96"
(532.38mm)
19.08"
(484.63mm)
1.88"
(47.75mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1901 1937
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 2020
Aug 1900–Jan 1902
18-Month
29.28"
(743.71mm)
25.74"
(653.80mm)
3.54"
(89.91mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1901 1937
30th Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Feb 1900–Jan 1902
24-Month
40.42"
(1,026.67mm)
38.13"
(968.50mm)
2.29"
(58.17mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1901 1935
45th Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Feb 1899–Jan 1902
36-Month
59.07"
(1,500.38mm)
57.09"
(1,450.09mm)
1.98"
(50.29mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1901 1937
54th Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Feb 1898–Jan 1902
48-Month
74.45"
(1,891.03mm)
76.02"
(1,930.91mm)
-1.57"
(-39.88mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 1901 1937
77th Wettest Wettest to Date 2011
Feb 1897–Jan 1902
60-Month
91.98"
(2,336.29mm)
94.93"
(2,411.22mm)
-2.95"
(-74.93mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 1900 1938
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1901 2012

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published March 2020, retrieved on April 4, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/