Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, May 1949

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1949
1-Month
2.56"
(65.02mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
-0.36"
(-9.15mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 1948 1940
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1946 1962
Apr–May 1949
2-Month
3.78"
(96.01mm)
4.87"
(123.70mm)
-1.09"
(-27.69mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1947 1934
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1948 1927
Mar–May 1949
3-Month
4.95"
(125.73mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
-0.97"
(-24.64mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1948 1934
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 1942
Ties: 1940
Feb–May 1949
4-Month
5.10"
(129.54mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
-1.36"
(-34.54mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 1947 1934
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 1942
Ties: 1904
Jan–May 1949
5-Month
6.29"
(159.77mm)
6.93"
(176.02mm)
-0.64"
(-16.25mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1948 1934
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Dec 1948–May 1949
6-Month
6.58"
(167.13mm)
7.41"
(188.21mm)
-0.83"
(-21.08mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1948 1934
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Nov 1948–May 1949
7-Month
7.48"
(189.99mm)
8.06"
(204.72mm)
-0.58"
(-14.73mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1948 1934
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Oct 1948–May 1949
8-Month
8.58"
(217.93mm)
9.34"
(237.24mm)
-0.76"
(-19.31mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1943 1934
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 1995
Sep 1948–May 1949
9-Month
9.55"
(242.57mm)
10.97"
(278.64mm)
-1.42"
(-36.07mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 1943 1934
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1948 2019
Aug 1948–May 1949
10-Month
11.55"
(293.37mm)
13.13"
(333.50mm)
-1.58"
(-40.13mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 1948 1934
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2019
Jul 1948–May 1949
11-Month
15.08"
(383.03mm)
15.68"
(398.27mm)
-0.60"
(-15.24mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1948 1934
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2019
Jun 1948–May 1949
12-Month
20.02"
(508.51mm)
19.11"
(485.39mm)
0.91"
(23.12mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1948 1934
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2019
Dec 1947–May 1949
18-Month
25.74"
(653.80mm)
26.49"
(672.85mm)
-0.75"
(-19.05mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 1948 1934
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1916
Jun 1947–May 1949
24-Month
38.63"
(981.20mm)
38.16"
(969.26mm)
0.47"
(11.94mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1944 1937
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 2011
Ties: 1993
Jun 1946–May 1949
36-Month
59.83"
(1,519.68mm)
57.11"
(1,450.59mm)
2.72"
(69.09mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1948 1936
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2011
Ties: 1983
Jun 1945–May 1949
48-Month
78.62"
(1,996.95mm)
76.05"
(1,931.67mm)
2.57"
(65.28mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1946 1937
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 2011
Jun 1944–May 1949
60-Month
100.76"
(2,559.30mm)
94.95"
(2,411.73mm)
5.81"
(147.57mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1947 1937
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 22, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/