Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, May 1903

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1903
1-Month
3.21"
(81.53mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
0.29"
(7.36mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1902 1940
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1899 1962
Apr–May 1903
2-Month
4.83"
(122.68mm)
4.87"
(123.70mm)
-0.04"
(-1.02mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1902 1934
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1899 1927
Mar–May 1903
3-Month
5.82"
(147.83mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
-0.10"
(-2.54mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 1901 1934
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1902 1942
Feb–May 1903
4-Month
6.42"
(163.07mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
-0.04"
(-1.01mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1901 1934
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1902 1942
Ties: 1941
Jan–May 1903
5-Month
6.75"
(171.45mm)
6.93"
(176.02mm)
-0.18"
(-4.57mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1901 1934
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1902 2019
Dec 1902–May 1903
6-Month
8.04"
(204.22mm)
7.41"
(188.21mm)
0.63"
(16.01mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1901 1934
50th Wettest Wettest since: 1902 2019
Nov 1902–May 1903
7-Month
8.35"
(212.09mm)
8.06"
(204.72mm)
0.29"
(7.37mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1902 1934
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1899 2019
Oct 1902–May 1903
8-Month
9.08"
(230.63mm)
9.34"
(237.24mm)
-0.26"
(-6.61mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1901 1934
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1902 1995
Ties: 1947
Sep 1902–May 1903
9-Month
9.82"
(249.43mm)
10.97"
(278.64mm)
-1.15"
(-29.21mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1901 1934
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1902 2019
Aug 1902–May 1903
10-Month
12.96"
(329.18mm)
13.13"
(333.50mm)
-0.17"
(-4.32mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1901 1934
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 1902 2019
Jul 1902–May 1903
11-Month
14.99"
(380.75mm)
15.68"
(398.27mm)
-0.69"
(-17.52mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1900 1934
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1902 2019
Jun 1902–May 1903
12-Month
18.19"
(462.03mm)
19.11"
(485.39mm)
-0.92"
(-23.36mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1900 1934
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1902 2019
Dec 1901–May 1903
18-Month
26.27"
(667.26mm)
26.49"
(672.85mm)
-0.22"
(-5.59mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 1901 1934
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1902 1916
Jun 1901–May 1903
24-Month
41.81"
(1,061.97mm)
38.16"
(969.26mm)
3.65"
(92.71mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1901 1937
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1902 2011
Jun 1900–May 1903
36-Month
60.67"
(1,541.02mm)
57.11"
(1,450.59mm)
3.56"
(90.43mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1902 1936
37th Wettest Wettest to Date 2011
Jun 1899–May 1903
48-Month
76.73"
(1,948.94mm)
76.05"
(1,931.67mm)
0.68"
(17.27mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1902 1937
62nd Wettest Wettest to Date 2011
Jun 1898–May 1903
60-Month
92.65"
(2,353.31mm)
94.95"
(2,411.73mm)
-2.30"
(-58.42mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 1902 1937
77th 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 21, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/