Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, January 1938

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1938
1-Month
0.45"
(11.43mm)
0.47"
(11.94mm)
-0.02"
(-0.51mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 1935 1942
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 1897
Ties: 2003, 2013
Dec 1937–Jan 1938
2-Month
0.99"
(25.15mm)
0.95"
(24.13mm)
0.04"
(1.02mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1935 1987
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1937 1910
Ties: 2014
Nov 1937–Jan 1938
3-Month
1.27"
(32.26mm)
1.60"
(40.64mm)
-0.33"
(-8.38mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 1935 1913
87th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 1923
Ties: 1898, 2007
Oct 1937–Jan 1938
4-Month
1.76"
(44.70mm)
2.88"
(73.15mm)
-1.12"
(-28.45mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1934 1913
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 1999
Sep 1937–Jan 1938
5-Month
2.66"
(67.56mm)
4.51"
(114.55mm)
-1.85"
(-46.99mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1936 1953
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 1997
Aug 1937–Jan 1938
6-Month
4.30"
(109.22mm)
6.67"
(169.42mm)
-2.37"
(-60.20mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1936 1959
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 1997, 2020
Jul 1937–Jan 1938
7-Month
7.03"
(178.56mm)
9.22"
(234.19mm)
-2.19"
(-55.63mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1937 1977
107th Wettest Wettest since: 1935 2020
Jun 1937–Jan 1938
8-Month
10.56"
(268.22mm)
12.65"
(321.31mm)
-2.09"
(-53.09mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1937 1937
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1933 2020
May 1937–Jan 1938
9-Month
12.79"
(324.87mm)
15.55"
(394.97mm)
-2.76"
(-70.10mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1937 1937
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1933 2020
Apr 1937–Jan 1938
10-Month
14.53"
(369.06mm)
17.49"
(444.25mm)
-2.96"
(-75.19mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 1937 1937
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1936 2020
Mar 1937–Jan 1938
11-Month
16.02"
(406.91mm)
18.54"
(470.92mm)
-2.52"
(-64.01mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1937 1937
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1936 2020
Feb 1937–Jan 1938
12-Month
16.38"
(416.05mm)
19.08"
(484.63mm)
-2.70"
(-68.58mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1937 1937
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1936 2020
Aug 1936–Jan 1938
18-Month
21.29"
(540.77mm)
25.74"
(653.80mm)
-4.45"
(-113.03mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1937 1937
112th Wettest Wettest since: 1936 2020
Feb 1936–Jan 1938
24-Month
27.44"
(696.98mm)
38.13"
(968.50mm)
-10.69"
(-271.52mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1935 1935
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2020
Feb 1935–Jan 1938
36-Month
44.68"
(1,134.87mm)
57.09"
(1,450.09mm)
-12.41"
(-315.22mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1937 1937
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1935 2020
Feb 1934–Jan 1938
48-Month
57.13"
(1,451.10mm)
76.02"
(1,930.91mm)
-18.89"
(-479.81mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1937 1937
121st Wettest Wettest since: 1936 2011
Feb 1933–Jan 1938
60-Month
71.64"
(1,819.66mm)
94.93"
(2,411.22mm)
-23.29"
(-591.56mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 1938
121st Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2012

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published February 2020, retrieved on February 20, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/