Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, January 1944

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1944
1-Month
1.16"
(29.46mm)
0.47"
(11.94mm)
0.69"
(17.52mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1943 1942
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1926 1897
Ties: 1926
Dec 1943–Jan 1944
2-Month
1.25"
(31.75mm)
0.95"
(24.13mm)
0.30"
(7.62mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1943 1987
28th Wettest Wettest since: 1936 1910
Ties: 1936
Nov 1943–Jan 1944
3-Month
1.70"
(43.18mm)
1.60"
(40.64mm)
0.10"
(2.54mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1943 1913
50th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 1923
Oct 1943–Jan 1944
4-Month
3.41"
(86.61mm)
2.88"
(73.15mm)
0.53"
(13.46mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1943 1913
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1932 1999
Sep 1943–Jan 1944
5-Month
4.10"
(104.14mm)
4.51"
(114.55mm)
-0.41"
(-10.41mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1943 1953
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 1997
Aug 1943–Jan 1944
6-Month
6.25"
(158.75mm)
6.67"
(169.42mm)
-0.42"
(-10.67mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1943 1959
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1942 1997, 2020
Jul 1943–Jan 1944
7-Month
8.31"
(211.07mm)
9.22"
(234.19mm)
-0.91"
(-23.12mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1941 1977
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1943 2020
Ties: 1921
Jun 1943–Jan 1944
8-Month
13.47"
(342.14mm)
12.65"
(321.31mm)
0.82"
(20.83mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1943 1937
50th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2020
May 1943–Jan 1944
9-Month
15.76"
(400.30mm)
15.55"
(394.97mm)
0.21"
(5.33mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1941 1937
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1943 2020
Apr 1943–Jan 1944
10-Month
16.55"
(420.37mm)
17.49"
(444.25mm)
-0.94"
(-23.88mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1941 1937
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1943 2020
Mar 1943–Jan 1944
11-Month
17.31"
(439.67mm)
18.54"
(470.92mm)
-1.23"
(-31.25mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1941 1937
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1943 2020
Feb 1943–Jan 1944
12-Month
17.73"
(450.34mm)
19.08"
(484.63mm)
-1.35"
(-34.29mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 1941 1937
81st Wettest Wettest since: 1943 2020
Ties: 1948
Aug 1942–Jan 1944
18-Month
23.87"
(606.30mm)
25.74"
(653.80mm)
-1.87"
(-47.50mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1941 1937
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1943 2020
Feb 1942–Jan 1944
24-Month
41.87"
(1,063.50mm)
38.13"
(968.50mm)
3.74"
(95.00mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 1942 1935
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1943 2020
Feb 1941–Jan 1944
36-Month
62.55"
(1,588.77mm)
57.09"
(1,450.09mm)
5.46"
(138.68mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1943 1937
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1918 2020
Feb 1940–Jan 1944
48-Month
78.48"
(1,993.39mm)
76.02"
(1,930.91mm)
2.46"
(62.48mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 1943 1937
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1925 2011
Feb 1939–Jan 1944
60-Month
93.34"
(2,370.84mm)
94.93"
(2,411.22mm)
-1.59"
(-40.38mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1942 1938
74th Wettest Wettest since: 1943 2012

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2020, retrieved on November 24, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/