Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, May 1946

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1946
1-Month
3.96"
(100.58mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
1.04"
(26.41mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1945 1940
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 1962
Apr–May 1946
2-Month
5.25"
(133.35mm)
4.87"
(123.70mm)
0.38"
(9.65mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1945 1934
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1944 1927
Mar–May 1946
3-Month
7.26"
(184.40mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
1.34"
(34.03mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1945 1934
28th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 1942
Ties: 2010
Feb–May 1946
4-Month
7.80"
(198.12mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
1.34"
(34.04mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1945 1934
28th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 1942
Jan–May 1946
5-Month
7.90"
(200.66mm)
6.93"
(176.02mm)
0.97"
(24.64mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1945 1934
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1944 2019
Dec 1945–May 1946
6-Month
8.41"
(213.61mm)
7.41"
(188.21mm)
1.00"
(25.40mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1945 1934
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
Nov 1945–May 1946
7-Month
8.69"
(220.73mm)
8.06"
(204.72mm)
0.63"
(16.01mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1945 1934
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
Oct 1945–May 1946
8-Month
8.92"
(226.57mm)
9.34"
(237.24mm)
-0.42"
(-10.67mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1945 1934
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1944 1995
Sep 1945–May 1946
9-Month
10.80"
(274.32mm)
10.97"
(278.64mm)
-0.17"
(-4.32mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 1945 1934
66th Wettest Wettest since: 1944 2019
Ties: 1964
Aug 1945–May 1946
10-Month
12.78"
(324.61mm)
13.13"
(333.50mm)
-0.35"
(-8.89mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1943 1934
67th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2019
Jul 1945–May 1946
11-Month
14.91"
(378.71mm)
15.68"
(398.27mm)
-0.77"
(-19.56mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 1943 1934
81st Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2019
Jun 1945–May 1946
12-Month
18.79"
(477.27mm)
19.11"
(485.39mm)
-0.32"
(-8.12mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 1943 1934
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2019
Dec 1944–May 1946
18-Month
25.17"
(639.32mm)
26.49"
(672.85mm)
-1.32"
(-33.53mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1945 1916
Jun 1944–May 1946
24-Month
40.93"
(1,039.62mm)
38.16"
(969.26mm)
2.77"
(70.36mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1944 1937
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2011
Jun 1943–May 1946
36-Month
61.18"
(1,553.97mm)
57.11"
(1,450.59mm)
4.07"
(103.38mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1945 1936
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1944 2011
Jun 1942–May 1946
48-Month
78.28"
(1,988.31mm)
76.05"
(1,931.67mm)
2.23"
(56.64mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 1943 1937
50th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2011
Jun 1941–May 1946
60-Month
103.84"
(2,637.54mm)
94.95"
(2,411.73mm)
8.89"
(225.81mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1945 1937
28th 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 19, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/