Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, August 1938

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
August 1938
1-Month
1.17"
(29.72mm)
2.13"
(54.10mm)
-0.96"
(-24.38mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1919 2001
115th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 1906
Jul–Aug 1938
2-Month
3.17"
(80.52mm)
4.67"
(118.62mm)
-1.50"
(-38.10mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1936 1947
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2019
Jun–Aug 1938
3-Month
5.80"
(147.32mm)
8.11"
(205.99mm)
-2.31"
(-58.67mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1936 1936
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 1993
May–Aug 1938
4-Month
9.34"
(237.24mm)
11.03"
(280.16mm)
-1.69"
(-42.92mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 1936 1936
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 1962
Apr–Aug 1938
5-Month
11.85"
(300.99mm)
12.98"
(329.69mm)
-1.13"
(-28.70mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1936 1936
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2019
Ties: 1996
Mar–Aug 1938
6-Month
13.13"
(333.50mm)
14.03"
(356.36mm)
-0.90"
(-22.86mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1936 1936
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2019
Feb–Aug 1938
7-Month
13.71"
(348.23mm)
14.57"
(370.08mm)
-0.86"
(-21.85mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1936 1936
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2019
Jan–Aug 1938
8-Month
14.16"
(359.66mm)
15.04"
(382.02mm)
-0.88"
(-22.36mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1936 1936
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2019
Ties: 1967
Dec 1937–Aug 1938
9-Month
14.70"
(373.38mm)
15.52"
(394.21mm)
-0.82"
(-20.83mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1936 1936
74th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2019
Nov 1937–Aug 1938
10-Month
14.98"
(380.49mm)
16.16"
(410.46mm)
-1.18"
(-29.97mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1936 1934
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2019
Ties: 1901, 1967
Oct 1937–Aug 1938
11-Month
15.47"
(392.94mm)
17.44"
(442.98mm)
-1.97"
(-50.04mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 1936 1934
97th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2019
Sep 1937–Aug 1938
12-Month
16.37"
(415.80mm)
19.07"
(484.38mm)
-2.70"
(-68.58mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1936 1936
99th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2019
Mar 1937–Aug 1938
18-Month
29.73"
(755.14mm)
33.11"
(840.99mm)
-3.38"
(-85.85mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 1937 1934
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1933 2019
Sep 1936–Aug 1938
24-Month
33.33"
(846.58mm)
38.14"
(968.76mm)
-4.81"
(-122.18mm)
18th Driest Driest since: 1937 1934
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1933 2019
Sep 1935–Aug 1938
36-Month
43.50"
(1,104.90mm)
57.14"
(1,451.36mm)
-13.64"
(-346.46mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1936 1936
121st Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2011
Sep 1934–Aug 1938
48-Month
62.45"
(1,586.23mm)
76.09"
(1,932.69mm)
-13.64"
(-346.46mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 1937 1936
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1935 2011
Sep 1933–Aug 1938
60-Month
73.01"
(1,854.45mm)
94.98"
(2,412.49mm)
-21.97"
(-558.04mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1937 1937
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1936 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published January 2020, retrieved on January 23, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/