Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, May 1920

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1920
1-Month
4.75"
(120.65mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
1.83"
(46.48mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 1919 1940
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1906 1962
Apr–May 1920
2-Month
7.81"
(198.37mm)
4.87"
(123.70mm)
2.94"
(74.67mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1919 1934
8th Wettest Wettest to Date 1927
Mar–May 1920
3-Month
9.29"
(235.97mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
3.37"
(85.60mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1919 1934
6th Wettest Wettest to Date 1942
Feb–May 1920
4-Month
9.79"
(248.67mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
3.33"
(84.59mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1919 1934
8th Wettest Wettest to Date 1942
Jan–May 1920
5-Month
10.07"
(255.78mm)
6.93"
(176.02mm)
3.14"
(79.76mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1919 1934
8th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Dec 1919–May 1920
6-Month
10.30"
(261.62mm)
7.41"
(188.21mm)
2.89"
(73.41mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1919 1934
11th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Nov 1919–May 1920
7-Month
11.80"
(299.72mm)
8.06"
(204.72mm)
3.74"
(95.00mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1919 1934
6th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Oct 1919–May 1920
8-Month
13.74"
(349.00mm)
9.34"
(237.24mm)
4.40"
(111.76mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1919 1934
8th Wettest Wettest to Date 1995
Sep 1919–May 1920
9-Month
14.87"
(377.70mm)
10.97"
(278.64mm)
3.90"
(99.06mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1919 1934
12th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Aug 1919–May 1920
10-Month
15.75"
(400.05mm)
13.13"
(333.50mm)
2.62"
(66.55mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1919 1934
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2019
Ties: 1987
Jul 1919–May 1920
11-Month
18.58"
(471.93mm)
15.68"
(398.27mm)
2.90"
(73.66mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1919 1934
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2019
Jun 1919–May 1920
12-Month
21.85"
(554.99mm)
19.11"
(485.39mm)
2.74"
(69.60mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1919 1934
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2019
Dec 1918–May 1920
18-Month
30.39"
(771.91mm)
26.49"
(672.85mm)
3.90"
(99.06mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1919 1934
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 1916
Jun 1918–May 1920
24-Month
41.53"
(1,054.86mm)
38.16"
(969.26mm)
3.37"
(85.60mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 1919 1937
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1917 2011
Jun 1917–May 1920
36-Month
57.48"
(1,459.99mm)
57.11"
(1,450.59mm)
0.37"
(9.40mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1919 1936
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1918 2011
Jun 1916–May 1920
48-Month
78.13"
(1,984.50mm)
76.05"
(1,931.67mm)
2.08"
(52.83mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1915 1937
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1919 2011
Jun 1915–May 1920
60-Month
104.97"
(2,666.24mm)
94.95"
(2,411.73mm)
10.02"
(254.51mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1918 1937
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1919 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 19, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/