Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, May 1944

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1944
1-Month
3.36"
(85.34mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
0.44"
(11.17mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1943 1940
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 1962
Ties: 1913
Apr–May 1944
2-Month
5.26"
(133.60mm)
4.87"
(123.70mm)
0.39"
(9.90mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1943 1934
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1942 1927
Mar–May 1944
3-Month
6.10"
(154.94mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
0.18"
(4.57mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1943 1934
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 1942
Ties: 1997
Feb–May 1944
4-Month
6.78"
(172.21mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
0.32"
(8.13mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1943 1934
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 1942
Jan–May 1944
5-Month
7.94"
(201.68mm)
6.93"
(176.02mm)
1.01"
(25.66mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1943 1934
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
Dec 1943–May 1944
6-Month
8.03"
(203.96mm)
7.41"
(188.21mm)
0.62"
(15.75mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1943 1934
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
Ties: 1922
Nov 1943–May 1944
7-Month
8.48"
(215.39mm)
8.06"
(204.72mm)
0.42"
(10.67mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1943 1934
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
Oct 1943–May 1944
8-Month
10.19"
(258.83mm)
9.34"
(237.24mm)
0.85"
(21.59mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1943 1934
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1942 1995
Sep 1943–May 1944
9-Month
10.88"
(276.35mm)
10.97"
(278.64mm)
-0.09"
(-2.29mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 1943 1934
64th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
Aug 1943–May 1944
10-Month
13.03"
(330.96mm)
13.13"
(333.50mm)
-0.10"
(-2.54mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1943 1934
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
Ties: 1896
Jul 1943–May 1944
11-Month
15.09"
(383.29mm)
15.68"
(398.27mm)
-0.59"
(-14.98mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1943 1934
74th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
Jun 1943–May 1944
12-Month
20.25"
(514.35mm)
19.11"
(485.39mm)
1.14"
(28.96mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1943 1934
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
Dec 1942–May 1944
18-Month
25.45"
(646.43mm)
26.49"
(672.85mm)
-1.04"
(-26.42mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1943 1916
Jun 1942–May 1944
24-Month
37.35"
(948.69mm)
38.16"
(969.26mm)
-0.81"
(-20.57mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1941 1937
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1943 2011
Jun 1941–May 1944
36-Month
62.91"
(1,597.91mm)
57.11"
(1,450.59mm)
5.80"
(147.32mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1943 1936
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1918 2011
Jun 1940–May 1944
48-Month
79.71"
(2,024.63mm)
76.05"
(1,931.67mm)
3.66"
(92.96mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1943 1937
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1922 2011
Jun 1939–May 1944
60-Month
95.80"
(2,433.32mm)
94.95"
(2,411.73mm)
0.85"
(21.59mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1943 1937
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1927 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 17, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/