Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, December 1939

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1939
1-Month
0.32"
(8.13mm)
0.48"
(12.19mm)
-0.16"
(-4.06mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1938 1986
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 1909
Nov–Dec 1939
2-Month
0.33"
(8.38mm)
1.14"
(28.96mm)
-0.81"
(-20.58mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1912 1912
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1922
Oct–Dec 1939
3-Month
1.48"
(37.59mm)
2.42"
(61.47mm)
-0.94"
(-23.88mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1938 1912
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1936 1998
Ties: 1898, 1955
Sep–Dec 1939
4-Month
2.49"
(63.25mm)
4.03"
(102.36mm)
-1.54"
(-39.11mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1937 1952
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1996
Aug–Dec 1939
5-Month
4.34"
(110.24mm)
6.17"
(156.72mm)
-1.83"
(-46.48mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1938 1958
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1934 2019
Jul–Dec 1939
6-Month
6.21"
(157.73mm)
8.70"
(220.98mm)
-2.49"
(-63.25mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1936 1976
113th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2019
Jun–Dec 1939
7-Month
10.34"
(262.64mm)
12.14"
(308.36mm)
-1.80"
(-45.72mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1938 1936
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1932 2019
May–Dec 1939
8-Month
12.70"
(322.58mm)
15.06"
(382.52mm)
-2.36"
(-59.94mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 1938 1936
99th Wettest Wettest since: 1932 2019
Apr–Dec 1939
9-Month
13.66"
(346.96mm)
17.01"
(432.05mm)
-3.35"
(-85.09mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1936 1936
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2019
Mar–Dec 1939
10-Month
13.98"
(355.09mm)
18.06"
(458.72mm)
-4.08"
(-103.63mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1936 1936
115th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2019
Feb–Dec 1939
11-Month
14.66"
(372.36mm)
18.60"
(472.44mm)
-3.94"
(-100.08mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1936 1936
113th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2019
Ties: 1925
Jan–Dec 1939
12-Month
15.62"
(396.75mm)
19.07"
(484.38mm)
-3.45"
(-87.63mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1936 1936
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2019
Jul 1938–Dec 1939
18-Month
21.86"
(555.24mm)
27.82"
(706.63mm)
-5.96"
(-151.39mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1937 1936
118th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2019
Jan 1938–Dec 1939
24-Month
32.85"
(834.39mm)
38.15"
(969.01mm)
-5.30"
(-134.62mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1937 1934
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2019
Jan 1937–Dec 1939
36-Month
49.63"
(1,260.60mm)
57.20"
(1,452.88mm)
-7.57"
(-192.28mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1938 1936
112th Wettest Wettest since: 1932 2019
Jan 1936–Dec 1939
48-Month
60.53"
(1,537.46mm)
76.16"
(1,934.46mm)
-15.63"
(-397.00mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1937 1936
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1998
Jan 1935–Dec 1939
60-Month
77.33"
(1,964.18mm)
95.09"
(2,415.29mm)
-17.76"
(-451.11mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1938 1937
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1934 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2020, retrieved on December 2, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/