Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, May 1951

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1951
1-Month
2.81"
(71.37mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
-0.11"
(-2.80mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1949 1940
61st Wettest Wettest since: 1950 1962
Apr–May 1951
2-Month
3.97"
(100.84mm)
4.87"
(123.70mm)
-0.90"
(-22.86mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1949 1934
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 1927
Ties: 1937
Mar–May 1951
3-Month
5.04"
(128.02mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
-0.88"
(-22.35mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 1949 1934
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 1942
Feb–May 1951
4-Month
5.70"
(144.78mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
-0.76"
(-19.30mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1949 1934
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1950 1942
Ties: 1945, 1963
Jan–May 1951
5-Month
5.90"
(149.86mm)
6.93"
(176.02mm)
-1.03"
(-26.16mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 1948 1934
87th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2019
Dec 1950–May 1951
6-Month
6.10"
(154.94mm)
7.41"
(188.21mm)
-1.31"
(-33.27mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 1948 1934
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2019
Nov 1950–May 1951
7-Month
6.46"
(164.08mm)
8.06"
(204.72mm)
-1.60"
(-40.64mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1947 1934
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2019
Ties: 1976
Oct 1950–May 1951
8-Month
7.37"
(187.20mm)
9.34"
(237.24mm)
-1.97"
(-50.04mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1943 1934
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 1995
Sep 1950–May 1951
9-Month
10.05"
(255.27mm)
10.97"
(278.64mm)
-0.92"
(-23.37mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 1949 1934
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2019
Aug 1950–May 1951
10-Month
12.36"
(313.94mm)
13.13"
(333.50mm)
-0.77"
(-19.56mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1949 1934
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2019
Jul 1950–May 1951
11-Month
14.79"
(375.67mm)
15.68"
(398.27mm)
-0.89"
(-22.60mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1948 1934
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2019
Jun 1950–May 1951
12-Month
16.17"
(410.72mm)
19.11"
(485.39mm)
-2.94"
(-74.67mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1940 1934
101st Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2019
Dec 1949–May 1951
18-Month
24.01"
(609.85mm)
26.49"
(672.85mm)
-2.48"
(-63.00mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 1948 1934
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 1916
Jun 1949–May 1951
24-Month
34.04"
(864.62mm)
38.16"
(969.26mm)
-4.12"
(-104.64mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1941 1937
99th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2011
Jun 1948–May 1951
36-Month
54.06"
(1,373.12mm)
57.11"
(1,450.59mm)
-3.05"
(-77.47mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 1941 1936
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2011
Jun 1947–May 1951
48-Month
72.67"
(1,845.82mm)
76.05"
(1,931.67mm)
-3.38"
(-85.85mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1942 1937
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2011
Jun 1946–May 1951
60-Month
93.87"
(2,384.30mm)
94.95"
(2,411.73mm)
-1.08"
(-27.43mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1943 1937
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 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/