Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, May 1937

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1937
1-Month
2.23"
(56.64mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
-0.69"
(-17.53mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1936 1940
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1935 1962
Ties: 1969
Apr–May 1937
2-Month
3.97"
(100.84mm)
4.87"
(123.70mm)
-0.90"
(-22.86mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1936 1934
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1935 1927
Ties: 1951
Mar–May 1937
3-Month
5.46"
(138.68mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
-0.46"
(-11.69mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1936 1934
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1935 1942
Feb–May 1937
4-Month
5.82"
(147.83mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
-0.64"
(-16.25mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1936 1934
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1935 1942
Jan–May 1937
5-Month
6.67"
(169.42mm)
6.93"
(176.02mm)
-0.26"
(-6.60mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1936 1934
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1935 2019
Dec 1936–May 1937
6-Month
7.04"
(178.82mm)
7.41"
(188.21mm)
-0.37"
(-9.39mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1936 1934
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1935 2019
Nov 1936–May 1937
7-Month
7.92"
(201.17mm)
8.06"
(204.72mm)
-0.14"
(-3.55mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 1936 1934
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1935 2019
Oct 1936–May 1937
8-Month
8.30"
(210.82mm)
9.34"
(237.24mm)
-1.04"
(-26.42mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1936 1934
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1935 1995
Sep 1936–May 1937
9-Month
9.06"
(230.12mm)
10.97"
(278.64mm)
-1.91"
(-48.52mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1936 1934
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1935 2019
Ties: 1963
Aug 1936–May 1937
10-Month
10.73"
(272.54mm)
13.13"
(333.50mm)
-2.40"
(-60.96mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 1936 1934
110th Wettest Wettest since: 1935 2019
Jul 1936–May 1937
11-Month
11.31"
(287.27mm)
15.68"
(398.27mm)
-4.37"
(-111.00mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 1936 1934
121st Wettest Wettest since: 1935 2019
Jun 1936–May 1937
12-Month
12.60"
(320.04mm)
19.11"
(485.39mm)
-6.51"
(-165.35mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1934 1934
124th Wettest Wettest since: 1936 2019
Dec 1935–May 1937
18-Month
18.13"
(460.50mm)
26.49"
(672.85mm)
-8.36"
(-212.35mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1934 1934
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 1936 2020
Jun 1935–May 1937
24-Month
25.74"
(653.80mm)
38.16"
(969.26mm)
-12.42"
(-315.46mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 1937
124th Wettest Wettest since: 1936 2020
Jun 1934–May 1937
36-Month
44.36"
(1,126.74mm)
57.11"
(1,450.59mm)
-12.75"
(-323.85mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1936 1936
121st Wettest Wettest since: 1935 2011
Jun 1933–May 1937
48-Month
54.48"
(1,383.79mm)
76.05"
(1,931.67mm)
-21.57"
(-547.88mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 1937
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1936 2011
Jun 1932–May 1937
60-Month
71.97"
(1,828.04mm)
94.95"
(2,411.73mm)
-22.98"
(-583.69mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 1937
121st Wettest Wettest since: 1936 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published June 2020, retrieved on July 5, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/