Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, May 1917

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1917
1-Month
3.11"
(78.99mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
0.19"
(4.82mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1914 1940
50th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 1962
Apr–May 1917
2-Month
5.73"
(145.54mm)
4.87"
(123.70mm)
0.86"
(21.84mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1914 1934
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 1927
Mar–May 1917
3-Month
7.06"
(179.32mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
1.14"
(28.95mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1914 1934
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 1942
Feb–May 1917
4-Month
7.55"
(191.77mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
1.09"
(27.69mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1916 1934
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1915 1942
Jan–May 1917
5-Month
8.66"
(219.96mm)
6.93"
(176.02mm)
1.73"
(43.94mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1916 1934
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1915 2019
Dec 1916–May 1917
6-Month
9.40"
(238.76mm)
7.41"
(188.21mm)
1.99"
(50.55mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1916 1934
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1915 2019
Nov 1916–May 1917
7-Month
9.66"
(245.36mm)
8.06"
(204.72mm)
1.60"
(40.64mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1916 1934
28th Wettest Wettest since: 1915 2019
Oct 1916–May 1917
8-Month
10.28"
(261.11mm)
9.34"
(237.24mm)
0.94"
(23.87mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1914 1934
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1916 1995
Sep 1916–May 1917
9-Month
11.29"
(286.77mm)
10.97"
(278.64mm)
0.32"
(8.13mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1914 1934
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2019
Aug 1916–May 1917
10-Month
14.71"
(373.63mm)
13.13"
(333.50mm)
1.58"
(40.13mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1914 1934
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2019
Jul 1916–May 1917
11-Month
17.11"
(434.59mm)
15.68"
(398.27mm)
1.43"
(36.32mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1914 1934
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2019
Jun 1916–May 1917
12-Month
20.65"
(524.51mm)
19.11"
(485.39mm)
1.54"
(39.12mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1914 1934
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2019
Dec 1915–May 1917
18-Month
29.79"
(756.67mm)
26.49"
(672.85mm)
3.30"
(83.82mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1914 1934
28th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 1916
Ties: 1986
Jun 1915–May 1917
24-Month
47.49"
(1,206.25mm)
38.16"
(969.26mm)
9.33"
(236.99mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1915 1937
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2011
Jun 1914–May 1917
36-Month
70.74"
(1,796.80mm)
57.11"
(1,450.59mm)
13.63"
(346.21mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1916 1936
4th Wettest Wettest to Date 2011
Jun 1913–May 1917
48-Month
88.21"
(2,240.53mm)
76.05"
(1,931.67mm)
12.16"
(308.86mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1916 1937
9th Wettest Wettest to Date 2011
Jun 1912–May 1917
60-Month
106.03"
(2,693.16mm)
94.95"
(2,411.73mm)
11.08"
(281.43mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1916 1937
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1910 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 23, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/