Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, May 1918

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1918
1-Month
3.38"
(85.85mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
0.46"
(11.68mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1917 1940
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 1962
Apr–May 1918
2-Month
5.90"
(149.86mm)
4.87"
(123.70mm)
1.03"
(26.16mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1917 1934
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1915 1927
Mar–May 1918
3-Month
6.94"
(176.28mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
1.02"
(25.91mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1914 1934
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1917 1942
Ties: 1973
Feb–May 1918
4-Month
7.51"
(190.75mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
1.05"
(26.67mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1916 1934
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1917 1942
Ties: 1899
Jan–May 1918
5-Month
8.27"
(210.06mm)
6.93"
(176.02mm)
1.34"
(34.04mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1914 1934
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1917 2019
Ties: 1996
Dec 1917–May 1918
6-Month
8.85"
(224.79mm)
7.41"
(188.21mm)
1.44"
(36.58mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 1914 1934
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1917 2019
Nov 1917–May 1918
7-Month
9.08"
(230.63mm)
8.06"
(204.72mm)
1.02"
(25.91mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1914 1934
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1917 2019
Oct 1917–May 1918
8-Month
9.29"
(235.97mm)
9.34"
(237.24mm)
-0.05"
(-1.27mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 1913 1934
64th Wettest Wettest since: 1917 1995
Ties: 1974
Sep 1917–May 1918
9-Month
10.97"
(278.64mm)
10.97"
(278.64mm)
0.00"
(0.00mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1914 1934
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1917 2019
Aug 1917–May 1918
10-Month
12.48"
(316.99mm)
13.13"
(333.50mm)
-0.65"
(-16.51mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1911 1934
74th Wettest Wettest since: 1917 2019
Jul 1917–May 1918
11-Month
14.05"
(356.87mm)
15.68"
(398.27mm)
-1.63"
(-41.40mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1911 1934
89th Wettest Wettest since: 1917 2019
Jun 1917–May 1918
12-Month
15.95"
(405.13mm)
19.11"
(485.39mm)
-3.16"
(-80.26mm)
18th Driest Driest since: 1911 1934
107th Wettest Wettest since: 1917 2019
Ties: 1992
Dec 1916–May 1918
18-Month
25.35"
(643.89mm)
26.49"
(672.85mm)
-1.14"
(-28.96mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1914 1934
81st Wettest Wettest since: 1917 1916
Jun 1916–May 1918
24-Month
36.60"
(929.64mm)
38.16"
(969.26mm)
-1.56"
(-39.62mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1914 1937
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1917 2011
Jun 1915–May 1918
36-Month
63.44"
(1,611.38mm)
57.11"
(1,450.59mm)
6.33"
(160.79mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1915 1936
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1917 2011
Jun 1914–May 1918
48-Month
86.69"
(2,201.93mm)
76.05"
(1,931.67mm)
10.64"
(270.26mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1916 1937
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1917 2011
Jun 1913–May 1918
60-Month
104.16"
(2,645.66mm)
94.95"
(2,411.73mm)
9.21"
(233.93mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1915 1937
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1917 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 18, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/