Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, May 1948

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1948
1-Month
1.78"
(45.21mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
-1.14"
(-28.96mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1947 1940
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1946 1962
Apr–May 1948
2-Month
4.20"
(106.68mm)
4.87"
(123.70mm)
-0.67"
(-17.02mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 1947 1934
81st Wettest Wettest since: 1946 1927
Ties: 1950
Mar–May 1948
3-Month
4.61"
(117.09mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
-1.31"
(-33.28mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 1947 1934
97th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 1942
Feb–May 1948
4-Month
5.27"
(133.86mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
-1.19"
(-30.22mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1947 1934
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1946 1942
Jan–May 1948
5-Month
5.56"
(141.22mm)
6.93"
(176.02mm)
-1.37"
(-34.80mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 1947 1934
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Dec 1947–May 1948
6-Month
5.72"
(145.29mm)
7.41"
(188.21mm)
-1.69"
(-42.92mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 1947 1934
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Ties: 1923
Nov 1947–May 1948
7-Month
7.41"
(188.21mm)
8.06"
(204.72mm)
-0.65"
(-16.51mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 1947 1934
81st Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Oct 1947–May 1948
8-Month
9.18"
(233.17mm)
9.34"
(237.24mm)
-0.16"
(-4.07mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 1947 1934
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1944 1995
Sep 1947–May 1948
9-Month
10.35"
(262.89mm)
10.97"
(278.64mm)
-0.62"
(-15.75mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1945 1934
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2019
Ties: 2006
Aug 1947–May 1948
10-Month
11.47"
(291.34mm)
13.13"
(333.50mm)
-1.66"
(-42.16mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1943 1934
94th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2019
Jul 1947–May 1948
11-Month
12.48"
(316.99mm)
15.68"
(398.27mm)
-3.20"
(-81.28mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 1940 1934
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2019
Jun 1947–May 1948
12-Month
18.61"
(472.69mm)
19.11"
(485.39mm)
-0.50"
(-12.70mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1943 1934
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2019
Dec 1946–May 1948
18-Month
23.90"
(607.06mm)
26.49"
(672.85mm)
-2.59"
(-65.79mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1916
Jun 1946–May 1948
24-Month
39.81"
(1,011.17mm)
38.16"
(969.26mm)
1.65"
(41.91mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1944 1937
50th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2011
Jun 1945–May 1948
36-Month
58.60"
(1,488.44mm)
57.11"
(1,450.59mm)
1.49"
(37.85mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1942 1936
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2011
Jun 1944–May 1948
48-Month
80.74"
(2,050.80mm)
76.05"
(1,931.67mm)
4.69"
(119.13mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1946 1937
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2011
Ties: 1905
Jun 1943–May 1948
60-Month
100.99"
(2,565.15mm)
94.95"
(2,411.73mm)
6.04"
(153.42mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1947 1937
35th 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 16, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/