Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, May 1945

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1945
1-Month
2.62"
(66.55mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
-0.30"
(-7.62mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 1943 1940
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1944 1962
Apr–May 1945
2-Month
3.83"
(97.28mm)
4.87"
(123.70mm)
-1.04"
(-26.42mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1943 1934
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1944 1927
Mar–May 1945
3-Month
5.08"
(129.03mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
-0.84"
(-21.34mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1943 1934
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1944 1942
Feb–May 1945
4-Month
5.70"
(144.78mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
-0.76"
(-19.30mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1943 1934
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1944 1942
Ties: 1951, 1963
Jan–May 1945
5-Month
6.19"
(157.23mm)
6.93"
(176.02mm)
-0.74"
(-18.79mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1943 1934
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1944 2019
Dec 1944–May 1945
6-Month
6.38"
(162.05mm)
7.41"
(188.21mm)
-1.03"
(-26.16mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1943 1934
89th Wettest Wettest since: 1944 2019
Nov 1944–May 1945
7-Month
8.19"
(208.03mm)
8.06"
(204.72mm)
0.13"
(3.31mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 1943 1934
61st Wettest Wettest since: 1944 2019
Oct 1944–May 1945
8-Month
8.79"
(223.27mm)
9.34"
(237.24mm)
-0.55"
(-13.97mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 1943 1934
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1944 1995
Sep 1944–May 1945
9-Month
9.67"
(245.62mm)
10.97"
(278.64mm)
-1.30"
(-33.02mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1943 1934
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1944 2019
Ties: 1904
Aug 1944–May 1945
10-Month
13.27"
(337.06mm)
13.13"
(333.50mm)
0.14"
(3.56mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1944 1934
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
Jul 1944–May 1945
11-Month
16.91"
(429.51mm)
15.68"
(398.27mm)
1.23"
(31.24mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1944 1934
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
Ties: 1947
Jun 1944–May 1945
12-Month
22.14"
(562.36mm)
19.11"
(485.39mm)
3.03"
(76.97mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1944 1934
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
Dec 1943–May 1945
18-Month
30.17"
(766.32mm)
26.49"
(672.85mm)
3.68"
(93.47mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1944 1934
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 1916
Jun 1943–May 1945
24-Month
42.39"
(1,076.71mm)
38.16"
(969.26mm)
4.23"
(107.45mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1944 1937
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1943 2011
Jun 1942–May 1945
36-Month
59.49"
(1,511.05mm)
57.11"
(1,450.59mm)
2.38"
(60.46mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1943 1936
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1944 2011
Jun 1941–May 1945
48-Month
85.05"
(2,160.27mm)
76.05"
(1,931.67mm)
9.00"
(228.60mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1944 1937
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1918 2011
Jun 1940–May 1945
60-Month
101.85"
(2,586.99mm)
94.95"
(2,411.73mm)
6.90"
(175.26mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1944 1937
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1920 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 23, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/