Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, January 1949

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1949
1-Month
1.19"
(30.23mm)
0.47"
(11.94mm)
0.72"
(18.29mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 1948 1942
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 1897 1897
Dec 1948–Jan 1949
2-Month
1.48"
(37.59mm)
0.95"
(24.13mm)
0.53"
(13.46mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 1948 1987
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1932 1910
Nov 1948–Jan 1949
3-Month
2.38"
(60.45mm)
1.60"
(40.64mm)
0.78"
(19.81mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1948 1913
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 1923
Oct 1948–Jan 1949
4-Month
3.48"
(88.39mm)
2.88"
(73.15mm)
0.60"
(15.24mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1946 1913
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 1999
Sep 1948–Jan 1949
5-Month
4.45"
(113.03mm)
4.51"
(114.55mm)
-0.06"
(-1.52mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1946 1953
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 1997
Ties: 1962
Aug 1948–Jan 1949
6-Month
6.45"
(163.83mm)
6.67"
(169.42mm)
-0.22"
(-5.59mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 1948 1959
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1997, 2020
Ties: 1923
Jul 1948–Jan 1949
7-Month
9.98"
(253.49mm)
9.22"
(234.19mm)
0.76"
(19.30mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1948 1977
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2020
Jun 1948–Jan 1949
8-Month
14.92"
(378.97mm)
12.65"
(321.31mm)
2.27"
(57.66mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1948 1937
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2020
May 1948–Jan 1949
9-Month
16.70"
(424.18mm)
15.55"
(394.97mm)
1.15"
(29.21mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1948 1937
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2020
Apr 1948–Jan 1949
10-Month
19.12"
(485.65mm)
17.49"
(444.25mm)
1.63"
(41.40mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1948 1937
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2020
Mar 1948–Jan 1949
11-Month
19.53"
(496.06mm)
18.54"
(470.92mm)
0.99"
(25.14mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1948 1937
50th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2020
Feb 1948–Jan 1949
12-Month
20.19"
(512.83mm)
19.08"
(484.63mm)
1.11"
(28.20mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1948 1937
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2020
Aug 1947–Jan 1949
18-Month
26.39"
(670.31mm)
25.74"
(653.80mm)
0.65"
(16.51mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 1946 1937
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1948 2020
Feb 1947–Jan 1949
24-Month
37.92"
(963.17mm)
38.13"
(968.50mm)
-0.21"
(-5.33mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1942 1935
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1948 2020
Feb 1946–Jan 1949
36-Month
62.53"
(1,588.26mm)
57.09"
(1,450.09mm)
5.44"
(138.17mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1948 1937
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2020
Feb 1945–Jan 1949
48-Month
79.22"
(2,012.19mm)
76.02"
(1,930.91mm)
3.20"
(81.28mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1944 1937
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 2011
Feb 1944–Jan 1949
60-Month
102.44"
(2,601.98mm)
94.93"
(2,411.22mm)
7.51"
(190.76mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1948 1938
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2012

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published February 2020, retrieved on February 19, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/