Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, May 1950

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1950
1-Month
2.96"
(75.18mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
0.04"
(1.01mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 1949 1940
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 1962
Ties: 1971
Apr–May 1950
2-Month
4.20"
(106.68mm)
4.87"
(123.70mm)
-0.67"
(-17.02mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 1949 1934
81st Wettest Wettest since: 1948 1927
Ties: 1948
Mar–May 1950
3-Month
6.04"
(153.42mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
0.12"
(3.05mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1949 1934
61st Wettest Wettest since: 1946 1942
Feb–May 1950
4-Month
6.60"
(167.64mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
0.14"
(3.56mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 1949 1934
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 1946 1942
Ties: 1933
Jan–May 1950
5-Month
7.15"
(181.61mm)
6.93"
(176.02mm)
0.22"
(5.59mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1949 1934
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Dec 1949–May 1950
6-Month
7.84"
(199.14mm)
7.41"
(188.21mm)
0.43"
(10.93mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1949 1934
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Nov 1949–May 1950
7-Month
8.06"
(204.72mm)
8.06"
(204.72mm)
0.00"
(0.00mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1949 1934
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Oct 1949–May 1950
8-Month
10.18"
(258.57mm)
9.34"
(237.24mm)
0.84"
(21.33mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1949 1934
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1944 1995
Sep 1949–May 1950
9-Month
11.72"
(297.69mm)
10.97"
(278.64mm)
0.75"
(19.05mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1949 1934
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2019
Aug 1949–May 1950
10-Month
13.60"
(345.44mm)
13.13"
(333.50mm)
0.47"
(11.94mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1949 1934
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2019
Jul 1949–May 1950
11-Month
15.79"
(401.07mm)
15.68"
(398.27mm)
0.11"
(2.80mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 1949 1934
61st Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2019
Jun 1949–May 1950
12-Month
17.87"
(453.90mm)
19.11"
(485.39mm)
-1.24"
(-31.49mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1943 1934
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1949 2019
Dec 1948–May 1950
18-Month
24.45"
(621.03mm)
26.49"
(672.85mm)
-2.04"
(-51.82mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1948 1934
87th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 1916
Jun 1948–May 1950
24-Month
37.89"
(962.41mm)
38.16"
(969.26mm)
-0.27"
(-6.85mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1944 1937
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1949 2011
Jun 1947–May 1950
36-Month
56.50"
(1,435.10mm)
57.11"
(1,450.59mm)
-0.61"
(-15.49mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1941 1936
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 2011
Jun 1946–May 1950
48-Month
77.70"
(1,973.58mm)
76.05"
(1,931.67mm)
1.65"
(41.91mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1943 1937
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 2011
Jun 1945–May 1950
60-Month
96.49"
(2,450.85mm)
94.95"
(2,411.73mm)
1.54"
(39.12mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1944 1937
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1949 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 18, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/