Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, May 1938

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1938
1-Month
3.54"
(89.92mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
0.62"
(15.75mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1937 1940
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1927 1962
Apr–May 1938
2-Month
6.05"
(153.67mm)
4.87"
(123.70mm)
1.18"
(29.97mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1937 1934
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1935 1927
Mar–May 1938
3-Month
7.33"
(186.18mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
1.41"
(35.81mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1937 1934
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1935 1942
Feb–May 1938
4-Month
7.91"
(200.91mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
1.45"
(36.83mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1937 1934
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1935 1942
Jan–May 1938
5-Month
8.36"
(212.34mm)
6.93"
(176.02mm)
1.43"
(36.32mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1937 1934
28th Wettest Wettest since: 1935 2019
Dec 1937–May 1938
6-Month
8.90"
(226.06mm)
7.41"
(188.21mm)
1.49"
(37.85mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1937 1934
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1935 2019
Nov 1937–May 1938
7-Month
9.18"
(233.17mm)
8.06"
(204.72mm)
1.12"
(28.45mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1937 1934
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1935 2019
Oct 1937–May 1938
8-Month
9.67"
(245.62mm)
9.34"
(237.24mm)
0.33"
(8.38mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1937 1934
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1935 1995
Ties: 1987
Sep 1937–May 1938
9-Month
10.57"
(268.48mm)
10.97"
(278.64mm)
-0.40"
(-10.16mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 1937 1934
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1935 2019
Aug 1937–May 1938
10-Month
12.21"
(310.13mm)
13.13"
(333.50mm)
-0.92"
(-23.37mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1937 1934
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1935 2019
Jul 1937–May 1938
11-Month
14.94"
(379.48mm)
15.68"
(398.27mm)
-0.74"
(-18.79mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 1937 1934
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1935 2019
Jun 1937–May 1938
12-Month
18.47"
(469.14mm)
19.11"
(485.39mm)
-0.64"
(-16.25mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1937 1934
74th Wettest Wettest since: 1935 2019
Dec 1936–May 1938
18-Month
25.51"
(647.95mm)
26.49"
(672.85mm)
-0.98"
(-24.90mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 1937 1934
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1933 1916
Jun 1936–May 1938
24-Month
31.07"
(789.18mm)
38.16"
(969.26mm)
-7.09"
(-180.08mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1937 1937
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1936 2011
Jun 1935–May 1938
36-Month
44.21"
(1,122.93mm)
57.11"
(1,450.59mm)
-12.90"
(-327.66mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1936 1936
121st Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2011
Jun 1934–May 1938
48-Month
62.83"
(1,595.88mm)
76.05"
(1,931.67mm)
-13.22"
(-335.79mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1937 1937
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1935 2011
Jun 1933–May 1938
60-Month
72.95"
(1,852.93mm)
94.95"
(2,411.73mm)
-22.00"
(-558.80mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1937 1937
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1936 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 17, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/