Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, December 1952

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1952
1-Month
0.23"
(5.84mm)
0.48"
(12.19mm)
-0.25"
(-6.35mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 1950 1986
99th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1909
Ties: 1919
Nov–Dec 1952
2-Month
0.93"
(23.62mm)
1.14"
(28.96mm)
-0.21"
(-5.34mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1950 1912
74th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1922
Oct–Dec 1952
3-Month
0.96"
(24.38mm)
2.42"
(61.47mm)
-1.46"
(-37.09mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1938 1912
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1998
Sep–Dec 1952
4-Month
1.29"
(32.77mm)
4.03"
(102.36mm)
-2.74"
(-69.59mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 1952
125th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1996
Aug–Dec 1952
5-Month
3.31"
(84.07mm)
6.17"
(156.72mm)
-2.86"
(-72.65mm)
5th Driest Driest to Date 1958
121st Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2019
Jul–Dec 1952
6-Month
4.88"
(123.95mm)
8.70"
(220.98mm)
-3.82"
(-97.03mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1936 1976
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2019
Jun–Dec 1952
7-Month
8.30"
(210.82mm)
12.14"
(308.36mm)
-3.84"
(-97.54mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1936 1936
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2019
May–Dec 1952
8-Month
10.76"
(273.30mm)
15.06"
(382.52mm)
-4.30"
(-109.22mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1940 1936
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2019
Apr–Dec 1952
9-Month
11.13"
(282.70mm)
17.01"
(432.05mm)
-5.88"
(-149.35mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1936 1936
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2019
Mar–Dec 1952
10-Month
12.00"
(304.80mm)
18.06"
(458.72mm)
-6.06"
(-153.92mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1936 1936
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2019
Feb–Dec 1952
11-Month
13.00"
(330.20mm)
18.60"
(472.44mm)
-5.60"
(-142.24mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1936 1936
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2019
Jan–Dec 1952
12-Month
13.71"
(348.23mm)
19.07"
(484.38mm)
-5.36"
(-136.15mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1936 1936
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2019
Jul 1951–Dec 1952
18-Month
24.95"
(633.73mm)
27.82"
(706.63mm)
-2.87"
(-72.90mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1940 1936
94th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2019
Jan 1951–Dec 1952
24-Month
35.37"
(898.40mm)
38.15"
(969.01mm)
-2.78"
(-70.61mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1950 1934
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2019
Jan 1950–Dec 1952
36-Month
52.79"
(1,340.87mm)
57.20"
(1,452.88mm)
-4.41"
(-112.01mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 1941 1936
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2019
Jan 1949–Dec 1952
48-Month
69.80"
(1,772.92mm)
76.16"
(1,934.46mm)
-6.36"
(-161.54mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1941 1936
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1998
Jan 1948–Dec 1952
60-Month
89.09"
(2,262.89mm)
95.09"
(2,415.29mm)
-6.00"
(-152.40mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1941 1937
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published August 2020, retrieved on August 11, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/