Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, December 1940

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1940
1-Month
0.39"
(9.91mm)
0.48"
(12.19mm)
-0.09"
(-2.28mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1939 1986
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 1909
Ties: 1923, 1946, 1961
Nov–Dec 1940
2-Month
1.08"
(27.43mm)
1.14"
(28.96mm)
-0.06"
(-1.53mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1939 1912
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1936 1922
Ties: 1926, 2006
Oct–Dec 1940
3-Month
2.11"
(53.59mm)
2.42"
(61.47mm)
-0.31"
(-7.88mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 1939 1912
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1931 1998
Sep–Dec 1940
4-Month
2.80"
(71.12mm)
4.03"
(102.36mm)
-1.23"
(-31.24mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 1939 1952
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1996
Aug–Dec 1940
5-Month
5.04"
(128.02mm)
6.17"
(156.72mm)
-1.13"
(-28.70mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 1939 1958
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1934 1996
Ties: 1972
Jul–Dec 1940
6-Month
6.98"
(177.29mm)
8.70"
(220.98mm)
-1.72"
(-43.69mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1939 1976
99th Wettest Wettest since: 1931 1998
Jun–Dec 1940
7-Month
9.85"
(250.19mm)
12.14"
(308.36mm)
-2.29"
(-58.17mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1938 1936
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 1915
May–Dec 1940
8-Month
10.43"
(264.92mm)
15.06"
(382.52mm)
-4.63"
(-117.60mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1936 1936
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 1915
Apr–Dec 1940
9-Month
13.02"
(330.71mm)
17.01"
(432.05mm)
-3.99"
(-101.34mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1936 1936
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 1915
Mar–Dec 1940
10-Month
14.80"
(375.92mm)
18.06"
(458.72mm)
-3.26"
(-82.80mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1939 1936
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1915
Feb–Dec 1940
11-Month
15.40"
(391.16mm)
18.60"
(472.44mm)
-3.20"
(-81.28mm)
18th Driest Driest since: 1939 1936
107th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1915
Jan–Dec 1940
12-Month
15.60"
(396.24mm)
19.07"
(484.38mm)
-3.47"
(-88.14mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 1936 1936
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 1915
Jul 1939–Dec 1940
18-Month
21.81"
(553.97mm)
27.82"
(706.63mm)
-6.01"
(-152.66mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1937 1936
118th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2010
Jan 1939–Dec 1940
24-Month
31.22"
(792.99mm)
38.15"
(969.01mm)
-6.93"
(-176.02mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1937 1934
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 1915
Jan 1938–Dec 1940
36-Month
48.45"
(1,230.63mm)
57.20"
(1,452.88mm)
-8.75"
(-222.25mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1938 1936
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2010
Jan 1937–Dec 1940
48-Month
65.23"
(1,656.84mm)
76.16"
(1,934.46mm)
-10.93"
(-277.62mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1939 1936
112th Wettest Wettest since: 1932 1998
Jan 1936–Dec 1940
60-Month
76.13"
(1,933.70mm)
95.09"
(2,415.29mm)
-18.96"
(-481.59mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1938 1937
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2019, retrieved on November 13, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/