Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, May 1940

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1940
1-Month
0.58"
(14.73mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
-2.34"
(-59.44mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 1940
125th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 1962
Apr–May 1940
2-Month
3.17"
(80.52mm)
4.87"
(123.70mm)
-1.70"
(-43.18mm)
18th Driest Driest since: 1936 1934
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 1927
Mar–May 1940
3-Month
4.95"
(125.73mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
-0.97"
(-24.64mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1939 1934
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1942
Ties: 1949
Feb–May 1940
4-Month
5.55"
(140.97mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
-0.91"
(-23.11mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1939 1934
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2019
Jan–May 1940
5-Month
5.75"
(146.05mm)
6.93"
(176.02mm)
-1.18"
(-29.97mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1939 1934
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2019
Ties: 2014
Dec 1939–May 1940
6-Month
6.07"
(154.18mm)
7.41"
(188.21mm)
-1.34"
(-34.03mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 1939 1934
97th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2019
Nov 1939–May 1940
7-Month
6.08"
(154.43mm)
8.06"
(204.72mm)
-1.98"
(-50.29mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1939 1934
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2019
Oct 1939–May 1940
8-Month
7.23"
(183.64mm)
9.34"
(237.24mm)
-2.11"
(-53.60mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1939 1934
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1995
Ties: 1959
Sep 1939–May 1940
9-Month
8.24"
(209.30mm)
10.97"
(278.64mm)
-2.73"
(-69.34mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1936 1934
112th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2019
Ties: 1979
Aug 1939–May 1940
10-Month
10.09"
(256.29mm)
13.13"
(333.50mm)
-3.04"
(-77.21mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1939 1934
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2019
Jul 1939–May 1940
11-Month
11.96"
(303.78mm)
15.68"
(398.27mm)
-3.72"
(-94.49mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1939 1934
115th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2019
Ties: 1968
Jun 1939–May 1940
12-Month
16.09"
(408.69mm)
19.11"
(485.39mm)
-3.02"
(-76.70mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1939 1934
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2019
Dec 1938–May 1940
18-Month
21.57"
(547.88mm)
26.49"
(672.85mm)
-4.92"
(-124.97mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1937 1934
115th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 1916
Ties: 1935
Jun 1938–May 1940
24-Month
30.24"
(768.10mm)
38.16"
(969.26mm)
-7.92"
(-201.16mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1937 1937
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2011
Jun 1937–May 1940
36-Month
48.71"
(1,237.23mm)
57.11"
(1,450.59mm)
-8.40"
(-213.36mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1939 1936
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1933 2011
Jun 1936–May 1940
48-Month
61.31"
(1,557.27mm)
76.05"
(1,931.67mm)
-14.74"
(-374.40mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 1939 1937
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2011
Jun 1935–May 1940
60-Month
74.45"
(1,891.03mm)
94.95"
(2,411.73mm)
-20.50"
(-520.70mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1938 1937
118th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published August 2019, retrieved on August 18, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/