Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, January 1953

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1953
1-Month
0.62"
(15.75mm)
0.47"
(11.94mm)
0.15"
(3.81mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1951 1942
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1897
Ties: 1905
Dec 1952–Jan 1953
2-Month
0.85"
(21.59mm)
0.95"
(24.13mm)
-0.10"
(-2.54mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1951 1987
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1910
Nov 1952–Jan 1953
3-Month
1.55"
(39.37mm)
1.60"
(40.64mm)
-0.05"
(-1.27mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1951 1913
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1923
Ties: 1931, 1983
Oct 1952–Jan 1953
4-Month
1.58"
(40.13mm)
2.88"
(73.15mm)
-1.30"
(-33.02mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1946 1913
118th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1999
Sep 1952–Jan 1953
5-Month
1.91"
(48.51mm)
4.51"
(114.55mm)
-2.60"
(-66.04mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 1953
126th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1997
Aug 1952–Jan 1953
6-Month
3.93"
(99.82mm)
6.67"
(169.42mm)
-2.74"
(-69.60mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 1899 1959
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1997, 2020
Jul 1952–Jan 1953
7-Month
5.50"
(139.70mm)
9.22"
(234.19mm)
-3.72"
(-94.49mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1937 1977
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2020
Jun 1952–Jan 1953
8-Month
8.92"
(226.57mm)
12.65"
(321.31mm)
-3.73"
(-94.74mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1937 1937
118th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2020
May 1952–Jan 1953
9-Month
11.38"
(289.05mm)
15.55"
(394.97mm)
-4.17"
(-105.92mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1941 1937
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2020
Apr 1952–Jan 1953
10-Month
11.75"
(298.45mm)
17.49"
(444.25mm)
-5.74"
(-145.80mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 1937 1937
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2020
Mar 1952–Jan 1953
11-Month
12.62"
(320.55mm)
18.54"
(470.92mm)
-5.92"
(-150.37mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 1937 1937
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2020
Feb 1952–Jan 1953
12-Month
13.62"
(345.95mm)
19.08"
(484.63mm)
-5.46"
(-138.68mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 1937 1937
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2020
Aug 1951–Jan 1953
18-Month
23.19"
(589.03mm)
25.74"
(653.80mm)
-2.55"
(-64.77mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1950 1937
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2020
Feb 1951–Jan 1953
24-Month
35.79"
(909.07mm)
38.13"
(968.50mm)
-2.34"
(-59.43mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1951 1935
89th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2020
Ties: 1968
Feb 1950–Jan 1953
36-Month
52.86"
(1,342.64mm)
57.09"
(1,450.09mm)
-4.23"
(-107.45mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 1942 1937
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2020
Feb 1949–Jan 1953
48-Month
69.23"
(1,758.44mm)
76.02"
(1,930.91mm)
-6.79"
(-172.47mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 1942 1937
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2011
Feb 1948–Jan 1953
60-Month
89.42"
(2,271.27mm)
94.93"
(2,411.22mm)
-5.51"
(-139.95mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1942 1938
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2012

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published February 2021, retrieved on February 24, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/