Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, December 1947

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1947
1-Month
0.16"
(4.06mm)
0.48"
(12.19mm)
-0.32"
(-8.13mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1943 1986
113th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 1909
Ties: 1954
Nov–Dec 1947
2-Month
1.85"
(46.99mm)
1.14"
(28.96mm)
0.71"
(18.03mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1946 1912
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1944 1922
Oct–Dec 1947
3-Month
3.62"
(91.95mm)
2.42"
(61.47mm)
1.20"
(30.48mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 1945 1912
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 1998
Ties: 1930
Sep–Dec 1947
4-Month
4.79"
(121.67mm)
4.03"
(102.36mm)
0.76"
(19.31mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1945 1952
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 1996
Aug–Dec 1947
5-Month
5.91"
(150.11mm)
6.17"
(156.72mm)
-0.26"
(-6.61mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1945 1958
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Jul–Dec 1947
6-Month
6.92"
(175.77mm)
8.70"
(220.98mm)
-1.78"
(-45.21mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1939 1976
101st Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Jun–Dec 1947
7-Month
13.05"
(331.47mm)
12.14"
(308.36mm)
0.91"
(23.11mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1945 1936
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Ties: 1997
May–Dec 1947
8-Month
14.35"
(364.49mm)
15.06"
(382.52mm)
-0.71"
(-18.03mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 1945 1936
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Ties: 1960
Apr–Dec 1947
9-Month
16.57"
(420.88mm)
17.01"
(432.05mm)
-0.44"
(-11.17mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1945 1936
66th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Mar–Dec 1947
10-Month
17.21"
(437.13mm)
18.06"
(458.72mm)
-0.85"
(-21.59mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1945 1936
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Feb–Dec 1947
11-Month
17.44"
(442.98mm)
18.60"
(472.44mm)
-1.16"
(-29.46mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1945 1936
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Jan–Dec 1947
12-Month
17.95"
(455.93mm)
19.07"
(484.38mm)
-1.12"
(-28.45mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1945 1936
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Jul 1946–Dec 1947
18-Month
29.96"
(760.98mm)
27.82"
(706.63mm)
2.14"
(54.35mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1945 1936
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Jan 1946–Dec 1947
24-Month
42.15"
(1,070.61mm)
38.15"
(969.01mm)
4.00"
(101.60mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1946 1934
28th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
Jan 1945–Dec 1947
36-Month
59.23"
(1,504.44mm)
57.20"
(1,452.88mm)
2.03"
(51.56mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1945 1936
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Ties: 1985
Jan 1944–Dec 1947
48-Month
83.12"
(2,111.25mm)
76.16"
(1,934.46mm)
6.96"
(176.79mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1946 1936
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1944 1998
Jan 1943–Dec 1947
60-Month
100.34"
(2,548.64mm)
95.09"
(2,415.29mm)
5.25"
(133.35mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1943 1937
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published August 2020, retrieved on August 12, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/