Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, May 1947

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1947
1-Month
1.30"
(33.02mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
-1.62"
(-41.15mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1940 1940
115th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 1962
Apr–May 1947
2-Month
3.52"
(89.41mm)
4.87"
(123.70mm)
-1.35"
(-34.29mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 1943 1934
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 1927
Mar–May 1947
3-Month
4.16"
(105.66mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
-1.76"
(-44.71mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1943 1934
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 1942
Feb–May 1947
4-Month
4.39"
(111.51mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
-2.07"
(-52.57mm)
18th Driest Driest since: 1943 1934
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 1942
Jan–May 1947
5-Month
4.90"
(124.46mm)
6.93"
(176.02mm)
-2.03"
(-51.56mm)
14th Driest Driest since: 1934 1934
112th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Dec 1946–May 1947
6-Month
5.29"
(134.37mm)
7.41"
(188.21mm)
-2.12"
(-53.84mm)
14th Driest Driest since: 1943 1934
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Nov 1946–May 1947
7-Month
6.01"
(152.65mm)
8.06"
(204.72mm)
-2.05"
(-52.07mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1943 1934
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Oct 1946–May 1947
8-Month
9.08"
(230.63mm)
9.34"
(237.24mm)
-0.26"
(-6.61mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1946 1934
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1944 1995
Ties: 1903
Sep 1946–May 1947
9-Month
13.09"
(332.49mm)
10.97"
(278.64mm)
2.12"
(53.85mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1946 1934
28th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
Aug 1946–May 1947
10-Month
14.87"
(377.70mm)
13.13"
(333.50mm)
1.74"
(44.20mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1946 1934
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
Jul 1946–May 1947
11-Month
16.91"
(429.51mm)
15.68"
(398.27mm)
1.23"
(31.24mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1946 1934
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2019
Ties: 1945
Jun 1946–May 1947
12-Month
21.20"
(538.48mm)
19.11"
(485.39mm)
2.09"
(53.09mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 1946 1934
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2019
Dec 1945–May 1947
18-Month
29.61"
(752.09mm)
26.49"
(672.85mm)
3.12"
(79.24mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1946 1934
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1945 1916
Jun 1945–May 1947
24-Month
39.99"
(1,015.75mm)
38.16"
(969.26mm)
1.83"
(46.49mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1944 1937
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2011
Jun 1944–May 1947
36-Month
62.13"
(1,578.10mm)
57.11"
(1,450.59mm)
5.02"
(127.51mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1946 1936
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1944 2011
Jun 1943–May 1947
48-Month
82.38"
(2,092.45mm)
76.05"
(1,931.67mm)
6.33"
(160.78mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1946 1937
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2011
Jun 1942–May 1947
60-Month
99.48"
(2,526.79mm)
94.95"
(2,411.73mm)
4.53"
(115.06mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1944 1937
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1946 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 21, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/