Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, December 1948

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1948
1-Month
0.29"
(7.37mm)
0.48"
(12.19mm)
-0.19"
(-4.82mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1947 1986
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1946 1909
Ties: 1942, 1976, 2003
Nov–Dec 1948
2-Month
1.19"
(30.23mm)
1.14"
(28.96mm)
0.05"
(1.27mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1946 1912
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1922
Oct–Dec 1948
3-Month
2.29"
(58.17mm)
2.42"
(61.47mm)
-0.13"
(-3.30mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1945 1912
61st Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1998
Sep–Dec 1948
4-Month
3.26"
(82.80mm)
4.03"
(102.36mm)
-0.77"
(-19.56mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1945 1952
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1996
Aug–Dec 1948
5-Month
5.26"
(133.60mm)
6.17"
(156.72mm)
-0.91"
(-23.12mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1945 1958
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2019
Jul–Dec 1948
6-Month
8.79"
(223.27mm)
8.71"
(221.23mm)
0.08"
(2.04mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 1947 1976
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Jun–Dec 1948
7-Month
13.73"
(348.74mm)
12.14"
(308.36mm)
1.59"
(40.38mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1947 1936
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Ties: 1924
May–Dec 1948
8-Month
15.51"
(393.95mm)
15.06"
(382.52mm)
0.45"
(11.43mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1947 1936
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Apr–Dec 1948
9-Month
17.93"
(455.42mm)
17.01"
(432.05mm)
0.92"
(23.37mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1947 1936
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Ties: 1963
Mar–Dec 1948
10-Month
18.34"
(465.84mm)
18.06"
(458.72mm)
0.28"
(7.12mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1947 1936
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Feb–Dec 1948
11-Month
19.00"
(482.60mm)
18.60"
(472.44mm)
0.40"
(10.16mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1947 1936
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Jan–Dec 1948
12-Month
19.29"
(489.97mm)
19.07"
(484.38mm)
0.22"
(5.59mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1947 1936
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Jul 1947–Dec 1948
18-Month
26.21"
(665.73mm)
27.82"
(706.63mm)
-1.61"
(-40.90mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1943 1936
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2019
Jan 1947–Dec 1948
24-Month
37.24"
(945.90mm)
38.15"
(969.01mm)
-0.91"
(-23.11mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2019
Jan 1946–Dec 1948
36-Month
61.44"
(1,560.58mm)
57.20"
(1,452.88mm)
4.24"
(107.70mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1947 1936
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Jan 1945–Dec 1948
48-Month
78.52"
(1,994.41mm)
76.16"
(1,934.46mm)
2.36"
(59.95mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1943 1936
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1998
Jan 1944–Dec 1948
60-Month
102.41"
(2,601.21mm)
95.09"
(2,415.29mm)
7.32"
(185.92mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1947 1937
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published October 2020, retrieved on October 30, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/