Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, January 1946

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1946
1-Month
0.10"
(2.54mm)
0.47"
(11.94mm)
-0.37"
(-9.40mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1942 1942
125th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 1897
Ties: 1919, 1974
Dec 1945–Jan 1946
2-Month
0.61"
(15.49mm)
0.95"
(24.13mm)
-0.34"
(-8.64mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 1942 1987
99th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 1910
Ties: 1991, 1998
Nov 1945–Jan 1946
3-Month
0.89"
(22.61mm)
1.60"
(40.64mm)
-0.71"
(-18.03mm)
18th Driest Driest since: 1942 1913
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 1923
Ties: 2008
Oct 1945–Jan 1946
4-Month
1.12"
(28.45mm)
2.88"
(73.15mm)
-1.76"
(-44.70mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1934 1913
124th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 1999
Ties: 1934
Sep 1945–Jan 1946
5-Month
3.00"
(76.20mm)
4.51"
(114.55mm)
-1.51"
(-38.35mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1940 1953
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 1997
Aug 1945–Jan 1946
6-Month
4.98"
(126.49mm)
6.67"
(169.42mm)
-1.69"
(-42.93mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1940 1959
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 1997, 2020
Jul 1945–Jan 1946
7-Month
7.11"
(180.59mm)
9.22"
(234.19mm)
-2.11"
(-53.60mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1940 1977
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2020
Jun 1945–Jan 1946
8-Month
10.99"
(279.15mm)
12.65"
(321.31mm)
-1.66"
(-42.16mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1941 1937
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2020
May 1945–Jan 1946
9-Month
13.61"
(345.69mm)
15.55"
(394.97mm)
-1.94"
(-49.28mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1941 1937
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2020
Apr 1945–Jan 1946
10-Month
14.82"
(376.43mm)
17.49"
(444.25mm)
-2.67"
(-67.82mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1941 1937
101st Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2020
Mar 1945–Jan 1946
11-Month
16.07"
(408.18mm)
18.54"
(470.92mm)
-2.47"
(-62.74mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 1941 1937
99th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2020
Feb 1945–Jan 1946
12-Month
16.69"
(423.93mm)
19.08"
(484.63mm)
-2.39"
(-60.70mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 1941 1937
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2020
Aug 1944–Jan 1946
18-Month
24.26"
(616.20mm)
25.74"
(653.80mm)
-1.48"
(-37.60mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 1944 1937
81st Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2020
Feb 1944–Jan 1946
24-Month
39.91"
(1,013.71mm)
38.13"
(968.50mm)
1.78"
(45.21mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1942 1935
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2020
Feb 1943–Jan 1946
36-Month
57.64"
(1,464.06mm)
57.09"
(1,450.09mm)
0.55"
(13.97mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1942 1937
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2020
Feb 1942–Jan 1946
48-Month
81.78"
(2,077.21mm)
76.02"
(1,930.91mm)
5.76"
(146.30mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1944 1937
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2011
Feb 1941–Jan 1946
60-Month
102.46"
(2,602.48mm)
94.93"
(2,411.22mm)
7.53"
(191.26mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1945 1938
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1924 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/