Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, April 1938

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
April 1938
1-Month
2.51"
(63.75mm)
1.95"
(49.53mm)
0.56"
(14.22mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1937 1926
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1935 1986
Mar–Apr 1938
2-Month
3.79"
(96.27mm)
3.00"
(76.20mm)
0.79"
(20.07mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1937 1926
28th Wettest Wettest since: 1935 1986
Feb–Apr 1938
3-Month
4.37"
(111.00mm)
3.54"
(89.92mm)
0.83"
(21.08mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 1937 1926
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1935 1986
Jan–Apr 1938
4-Month
4.82"
(122.43mm)
4.01"
(101.85mm)
0.81"
(20.58mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 1937 2015
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1935 1986
Ties: 1971
Dec 1937–Apr 1938
5-Month
5.36"
(136.14mm)
4.49"
(114.05mm)
0.87"
(22.09mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1937 1980
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1935 1986
Nov 1937–Apr 1938
6-Month
5.64"
(143.26mm)
5.13"
(130.30mm)
0.51"
(12.96mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1936 1934
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1937 1986
Oct 1937–Apr 1938
7-Month
6.13"
(155.70mm)
6.41"
(162.81mm)
-0.28"
(-7.11mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1937 1934
74th Wettest Wettest since: 1935 1999
Sep 1937–Apr 1938
8-Month
7.03"
(178.56mm)
8.05"
(204.47mm)
-1.02"
(-25.91mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 1937 1934
87th Wettest Wettest since: 1935 1997
Aug 1937–Apr 1938
9-Month
8.67"
(220.22mm)
10.20"
(259.08mm)
-1.53"
(-38.86mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1937 1959
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1935 1986
Jul 1937–Apr 1938
10-Month
11.40"
(289.56mm)
12.76"
(324.10mm)
-1.36"
(-34.54mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 1937 1926
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1935 1986
Jun 1937–Apr 1938
11-Month
14.93"
(379.22mm)
16.19"
(411.23mm)
-1.26"
(-32.01mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1937 1934
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1935 1916
May 1937–Apr 1938
12-Month
17.16"
(435.86mm)
19.09"
(484.89mm)
-1.93"
(-49.03mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1937 1937
89th Wettest Wettest since: 1933 2016
Nov 1936–Apr 1938
18-Month
22.85"
(580.39mm)
24.21"
(614.93mm)
-1.36"
(-34.54mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 1937 1937
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1933 1916
May 1936–Apr 1938
24-Month
29.03"
(737.36mm)
38.15"
(969.01mm)
-9.12"
(-231.65mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1937 1937
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1936 1916
May 1935–Apr 1938
36-Month
43.49"
(1,104.65mm)
57.12"
(1,450.85mm)
-13.63"
(-346.20mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1937 1937
121st Wettest Wettest since: 1936 2011
May 1934–Apr 1938
48-Month
59.89"
(1,521.21mm)
76.03"
(1,931.16mm)
-16.14"
(-409.95mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1937 1937
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1936 2012
May 1933–Apr 1938
60-Month
72.54"
(1,842.52mm)
94.91"
(2,410.71mm)
-22.37"
(-568.19mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 1938
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2012

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2019, retrieved on December 9, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/