Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, December 1945

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1945
1-Month
0.51"
(12.95mm)
0.48"
(12.19mm)
0.03"
(0.76mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1944 1986
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 1909
Nov–Dec 1945
2-Month
0.79"
(20.07mm)
1.14"
(28.96mm)
-0.35"
(-8.89mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1943 1912
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1944 1922
Ties: 1899, 1913, 1929, 1986
Oct–Dec 1945
3-Month
1.02"
(25.91mm)
2.42"
(61.47mm)
-1.40"
(-35.56mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1938 1912
118th Wettest Wettest since: 1944 1998
Ties: 1917
Sep–Dec 1945
4-Month
2.90"
(73.66mm)
4.03"
(102.36mm)
-1.13"
(-28.70mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 1940 1952
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1944 1996
Aug–Dec 1945
5-Month
4.88"
(123.95mm)
6.17"
(156.72mm)
-1.29"
(-32.77mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 1939 1958
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1944 2019
Jul–Dec 1945
6-Month
7.01"
(178.05mm)
8.71"
(221.23mm)
-1.70"
(-43.18mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 1940 1976
99th Wettest Wettest since: 1944 2019
Jun–Dec 1945
7-Month
10.89"
(276.61mm)
12.14"
(308.36mm)
-1.25"
(-31.75mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 1940 1936
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1944 2019
May–Dec 1945
8-Month
13.51"
(343.15mm)
15.06"
(382.52mm)
-1.55"
(-39.37mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1940 1936
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1944 2019
Apr–Dec 1945
9-Month
14.72"
(373.89mm)
17.01"
(432.05mm)
-2.29"
(-58.16mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 1940 1936
97th Wettest Wettest since: 1944 2019
Mar–Dec 1945
10-Month
15.97"
(405.64mm)
18.06"
(458.72mm)
-2.09"
(-53.08mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1940 1936
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1944 2019
Ties: 1935
Feb–Dec 1945
11-Month
16.59"
(421.39mm)
18.60"
(472.44mm)
-2.01"
(-51.05mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 1943 1936
94th Wettest Wettest since: 1944 2019
Jan–Dec 1945
12-Month
17.08"
(433.83mm)
19.07"
(484.38mm)
-1.99"
(-50.55mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1940 1936
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1944 2019
Jul 1944–Dec 1945
18-Month
27.80"
(706.12mm)
27.82"
(706.63mm)
-0.02"
(-0.51mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 1943 1936
64th Wettest Wettest since: 1944 2019
Jan 1944–Dec 1945
24-Month
40.97"
(1,040.64mm)
38.15"
(969.01mm)
2.82"
(71.63mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1943 1934
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1944 2019
Jan 1943–Dec 1945
36-Month
58.19"
(1,478.03mm)
57.20"
(1,452.88mm)
0.99"
(25.15mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 1941 1936
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1944 2019
Jan 1942–Dec 1945
48-Month
81.73"
(2,075.94mm)
76.16"
(1,934.46mm)
5.57"
(141.48mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1943 1936
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1944 1998
Jan 1941–Dec 1945
60-Month
102.89"
(2,613.41mm)
95.09"
(2,415.29mm)
7.80"
(198.12mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1944 1937
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1923 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published October 2020, retrieved on October 29, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/