Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, October 1940

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
October 1940
1-Month
1.03"
(26.16mm)
1.28"
(32.51mm)
-0.25"
(-6.35mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1938 1952
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1939 1998
Sep–Oct 1940
2-Month
1.72"
(43.69mm)
2.89"
(73.41mm)
-1.17"
(-29.72mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1937 1952
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 1946
Aug–Oct 1940
3-Month
3.96"
(100.58mm)
5.03"
(127.76mm)
-1.07"
(-27.18mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 1938 1958
97th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2019
Jul–Oct 1940
4-Month
5.90"
(149.86mm)
7.56"
(192.02mm)
-1.66"
(-42.16mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1939 1936
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1934 2019
Ties: 2000
Jun–Oct 1940
5-Month
8.77"
(222.76mm)
11.00"
(279.40mm)
-2.23"
(-56.64mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1938 1936
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2019
May–Oct 1940
6-Month
9.35"
(237.49mm)
13.92"
(353.57mm)
-4.57"
(-116.08mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1936 1936
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2019
Apr–Oct 1940
7-Month
11.94"
(303.28mm)
15.87"
(403.10mm)
-3.93"
(-99.82mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1936 1936
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2019
Mar–Oct 1940
8-Month
13.72"
(348.49mm)
16.92"
(429.77mm)
-3.20"
(-81.28mm)
18th Driest Driest since: 1939 1936
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2019
Feb–Oct 1940
9-Month
14.32"
(363.73mm)
17.46"
(443.48mm)
-3.14"
(-79.75mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1936 1936
112th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2019
Jan–Oct 1940
10-Month
14.52"
(368.81mm)
17.93"
(455.42mm)
-3.41"
(-86.61mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1936 1936
112th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2019
Dec 1939–Oct 1940
11-Month
14.84"
(376.94mm)
18.41"
(467.61mm)
-3.57"
(-90.67mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1936 1936
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2019
Nov 1939–Oct 1940
12-Month
14.85"
(377.19mm)
19.06"
(484.12mm)
-4.21"
(-106.93mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1936 1936
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2019
May 1939–Oct 1940
18-Month
27.22"
(691.39mm)
33.01"
(838.45mm)
-5.79"
(-147.06mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1937 1936
113th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2019
Nov 1938–Oct 1940
24-Month
30.85"
(783.59mm)
38.14"
(968.76mm)
-7.29"
(-185.17mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 1937 1934
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2019
Nov 1937–Oct 1940
36-Month
48.19"
(1,224.03mm)
57.18"
(1,452.37mm)
-8.99"
(-228.34mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1938 1936
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2019
Nov 1936–Oct 1940
48-Month
65.40"
(1,661.16mm)
76.14"
(1,933.96mm)
-10.74"
(-272.80mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1939 1936
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1932 1998
Nov 1935–Oct 1940
60-Month
76.08"
(1,932.43mm)
95.06"
(2,414.52mm)
-18.98"
(-482.09mm)
4th 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 May 2021, retrieved on May 10, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/