Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, May 1939

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1939
1-Month
2.36"
(59.94mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
-0.56"
(-14.23mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 1937 1940
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1962
Apr–May 1939
2-Month
3.32"
(84.33mm)
4.87"
(123.70mm)
-1.55"
(-39.37mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 1936 1934
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1927
Mar–May 1939
3-Month
3.64"
(92.46mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
-2.28"
(-57.91mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1936 1934
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1942
Feb–May 1939
4-Month
4.32"
(109.73mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
-2.14"
(-54.35mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1936 1934
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1942
Ties: 1901, 1994
Jan–May 1939
5-Month
5.28"
(134.11mm)
6.93"
(176.02mm)
-1.65"
(-41.91mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1936 1934
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2019
Dec 1938–May 1939
6-Month
5.48"
(139.19mm)
7.41"
(188.21mm)
-1.93"
(-49.02mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1934 1934
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2019
Nov 1938–May 1939
7-Month
5.99"
(152.15mm)
8.06"
(204.72mm)
-2.07"
(-52.57mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1934 1934
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2019
Oct 1938–May 1939
8-Month
6.15"
(156.21mm)
9.34"
(237.24mm)
-3.19"
(-81.03mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1934 1934
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1995
Sep 1938–May 1939
9-Month
8.35"
(212.09mm)
10.97"
(278.64mm)
-2.62"
(-66.55mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1936 1934
110th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2019
Ties: 2002
Aug 1938–May 1939
10-Month
9.52"
(241.81mm)
13.13"
(333.50mm)
-3.61"
(-91.69mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1936 1934
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2019
Jul 1938–May 1939
11-Month
11.52"
(292.61mm)
15.68"
(398.27mm)
-4.16"
(-105.66mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1937 1934
118th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2019
Jun 1938–May 1939
12-Month
14.15"
(359.41mm)
19.11"
(485.39mm)
-4.96"
(-125.98mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 1937 1934
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2019
Dec 1937–May 1939
18-Month
23.05"
(585.47mm)
26.49"
(672.85mm)
-3.44"
(-87.38mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 1937 1934
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1916
Jun 1937–May 1939
24-Month
32.62"
(828.55mm)
38.16"
(969.26mm)
-5.54"
(-140.71mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1938 1937
107th Wettest Wettest since: 1933 2011
Jun 1936–May 1939
36-Month
45.22"
(1,148.59mm)
57.11"
(1,450.59mm)
-11.89"
(-302.00mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 1938 1936
118th Wettest Wettest since: 1935 2011
Jun 1935–May 1939
48-Month
58.36"
(1,482.34mm)
76.05"
(1,931.67mm)
-17.69"
(-449.33mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1937 1937
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2011
Jun 1934–May 1939
60-Month
76.98"
(1,955.29mm)
94.95"
(2,411.73mm)
-17.97"
(-456.44mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 1938 1937
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1935 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 16, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/