Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, December 1938

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1938
1-Month
0.20"
(5.08mm)
0.48"
(12.19mm)
-0.28"
(-7.11mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1930 1986
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 1909
Ties: 1950
Nov–Dec 1938
2-Month
0.71"
(18.03mm)
1.14"
(28.96mm)
-0.43"
(-10.93mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1934 1912
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 1922
Ties: 1934
Oct–Dec 1938
3-Month
0.87"
(22.10mm)
2.42"
(61.47mm)
-1.55"
(-39.37mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1912 1912
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1937 1998
Sep–Dec 1938
4-Month
3.07"
(77.98mm)
4.03"
(102.36mm)
-0.96"
(-24.38mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1937 1952
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1934 1996
Ties: 1902
Aug–Dec 1938
5-Month
4.24"
(107.70mm)
6.17"
(156.72mm)
-1.93"
(-49.02mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 1937 1958
110th Wettest Wettest since: 1934 2019
Jul–Dec 1938
6-Month
6.24"
(158.50mm)
8.70"
(220.98mm)
-2.46"
(-62.48mm)
14th Driest Driest since: 1936 1976
112th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2019
Jun–Dec 1938
7-Month
8.87"
(225.30mm)
12.14"
(308.36mm)
-3.27"
(-83.06mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1936 1936
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2019
May–Dec 1938
8-Month
12.41"
(315.21mm)
15.06"
(382.52mm)
-2.65"
(-67.31mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1937 1936
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1932 2019
Apr–Dec 1938
9-Month
14.92"
(378.97mm)
17.01"
(432.05mm)
-2.09"
(-53.08mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1937 1936
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1932 2019
Ties: 1961
Mar–Dec 1938
10-Month
16.20"
(411.48mm)
18.06"
(458.72mm)
-1.86"
(-47.24mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1937 1936
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1932 2019
Ties: 1956
Feb–Dec 1938
11-Month
16.78"
(426.21mm)
18.60"
(472.44mm)
-1.82"
(-46.23mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1937 1936
89th Wettest Wettest since: 1932 2019
Jan–Dec 1938
12-Month
17.23"
(437.64mm)
19.07"
(484.38mm)
-1.84"
(-46.74mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 1937 1936
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1932 2019
Jul 1937–Dec 1938
18-Month
23.81"
(604.77mm)
27.82"
(706.63mm)
-4.01"
(-101.86mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1937 1936
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1932 2019
Jan 1937–Dec 1938
24-Month
34.01"
(863.85mm)
38.15"
(969.01mm)
-4.14"
(-105.16mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1937 1934
99th Wettest Wettest since: 1930 2019
Jan 1936–Dec 1938
36-Month
44.91"
(1,140.71mm)
57.20"
(1,452.88mm)
-12.29"
(-312.17mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 1937 1936
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1934 2019
Jan 1935–Dec 1938
48-Month
61.71"
(1,567.43mm)
76.16"
(1,934.46mm)
-14.45"
(-367.03mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 1937 1936
118th Wettest Wettest since: 1935 1998
Jan 1934–Dec 1938
60-Month
74.11"
(1,882.39mm)
95.09"
(2,415.29mm)
-20.98"
(-532.90mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1937 1937
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1935 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2020, retrieved on December 3, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/