Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, May 1952

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1952
1-Month
2.46"
(62.48mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
-0.46"
(-11.69mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1948 1940
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1962
Apr–May 1952
2-Month
2.83"
(71.88mm)
4.87"
(123.70mm)
-2.04"
(-51.82mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1936 1934
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1927
Mar–May 1952
3-Month
3.70"
(93.98mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
-2.22"
(-56.39mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1939 1934
115th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1942
Feb–May 1952
4-Month
4.70"
(119.38mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
-1.76"
(-44.70mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1947 1934
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1942
Jan–May 1952
5-Month
5.41"
(137.41mm)
6.93"
(176.02mm)
-1.52"
(-38.61mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1947 1934
101st Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2019
Dec 1951–May 1952
6-Month
6.74"
(171.20mm)
7.41"
(188.21mm)
-0.67"
(-17.01mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1951 1934
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2019
Nov 1951–May 1952
7-Month
6.95"
(176.53mm)
8.06"
(204.72mm)
-1.11"
(-28.19mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1951 1934
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2019
Oct 1951–May 1952
8-Month
9.00"
(228.60mm)
9.34"
(237.24mm)
-0.34"
(-8.64mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1951 1934
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 1995
Sep 1951–May 1952
9-Month
10.69"
(271.53mm)
10.97"
(278.64mm)
-0.28"
(-7.11mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 1951 1934
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2019
Aug 1951–May 1952
10-Month
14.27"
(362.46mm)
13.13"
(333.50mm)
1.14"
(28.96mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1951 1934
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2019
Jul 1951–May 1952
11-Month
16.65"
(422.91mm)
15.68"
(398.27mm)
0.97"
(24.64mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1951 1934
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2019
Ties: 2001
Jun 1951–May 1952
12-Month
21.17"
(537.72mm)
19.11"
(485.39mm)
2.06"
(52.33mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1951 1934
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2019
Dec 1950–May 1952
18-Month
27.27"
(692.66mm)
26.49"
(672.85mm)
0.78"
(19.81mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1951 1934
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1916
Jun 1950–May 1952
24-Month
37.34"
(948.44mm)
38.16"
(969.26mm)
-0.82"
(-20.82mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1951 1937
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2011
Jun 1949–May 1952
36-Month
55.21"
(1,402.33mm)
57.11"
(1,450.59mm)
-1.90"
(-48.26mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1951 1936
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2011
Jun 1948–May 1952
48-Month
75.23"
(1,910.84mm)
76.05"
(1,931.67mm)
-0.82"
(-20.83mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1951 1937
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2011
Jun 1947–May 1952
60-Month
93.84"
(2,383.54mm)
94.95"
(2,411.73mm)
-1.11"
(-28.19mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1943 1937
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 19, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/