Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, May 1942

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1942
1-Month
5.82"
(147.83mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
2.90"
(73.66mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 1941 1940
4th Wettest Wettest to Date 1962
Apr–May 1942
2-Month
8.92"
(226.57mm)
4.87"
(123.70mm)
4.05"
(102.87mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 1927 1927
Mar–May 1942
3-Month
10.83"
(275.08mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
4.91"
(124.71mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 1942
Feb–May 1942
4-Month
11.30"
(287.02mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
4.84"
(122.94mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
2nd Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jan–May 1942
5-Month
11.35"
(288.29mm)
6.93"
(176.02mm)
4.42"
(112.27mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1927 2019
Dec 1941–May 1942
6-Month
11.66"
(296.16mm)
7.41"
(188.21mm)
4.25"
(107.95mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1927 2019
Nov 1941–May 1942
7-Month
11.85"
(300.99mm)
8.06"
(204.72mm)
3.79"
(96.27mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1927 2019
Oct 1941–May 1942
8-Month
14.04"
(356.62mm)
9.34"
(237.24mm)
4.70"
(119.38mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
4th Wettest Wettest to Date 1995
Sep 1941–May 1942
9-Month
16.86"
(428.24mm)
10.97"
(278.64mm)
5.89"
(149.60mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
3rd Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Aug 1941–May 1942
10-Month
18.78"
(477.01mm)
13.13"
(333.50mm)
5.65"
(143.51mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
4th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jul 1941–May 1942
11-Month
20.51"
(520.95mm)
15.68"
(398.27mm)
4.83"
(122.68mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1927 2019
Jun 1941–May 1942
12-Month
25.56"
(649.22mm)
19.11"
(485.39mm)
6.45"
(163.83mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2019
Dec 1940–May 1942
18-Month
32.90"
(835.66mm)
26.49"
(672.85mm)
6.41"
(162.81mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 1916
Jun 1940–May 1942
24-Month
42.36"
(1,075.94mm)
38.16"
(969.26mm)
4.20"
(106.68mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1941 1937
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1917 2011
Jun 1939–May 1942
36-Month
58.45"
(1,484.63mm)
57.11"
(1,450.59mm)
1.34"
(34.04mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1941 1936
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1929 2011
Jun 1938–May 1942
48-Month
72.60"
(1,844.04mm)
76.05"
(1,931.67mm)
-3.45"
(-87.63mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1941 1937
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1932 2011
Jun 1937–May 1942
60-Month
91.07"
(2,313.18mm)
94.95"
(2,411.73mm)
-3.88"
(-98.55mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1941 1937
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1931 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/