Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, May 1953

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1953
1-Month
2.65"
(67.31mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
-0.27"
(-6.86mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1952 1940
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1962
Apr–May 1953
2-Month
6.13"
(155.70mm)
4.87"
(123.70mm)
1.26"
(32.00mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1952 1934
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 1927
Mar–May 1953
3-Month
7.39"
(187.71mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
1.47"
(37.34mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1952 1934
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1942 1942
Feb–May 1953
4-Month
8.53"
(216.66mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
2.07"
(52.58mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1952 1934
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 1942
Jan–May 1953
5-Month
9.15"
(232.41mm)
6.93"
(176.02mm)
2.22"
(56.39mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 1952 1934
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
Ties: 1965
Dec 1952–May 1953
6-Month
9.38"
(238.25mm)
7.41"
(188.21mm)
1.97"
(50.04mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1952 1934
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
Nov 1952–May 1953
7-Month
10.08"
(256.03mm)
8.06"
(204.72mm)
2.02"
(51.31mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1952 1934
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
Oct 1952–May 1953
8-Month
10.11"
(256.79mm)
9.34"
(237.24mm)
0.77"
(19.55mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1952 1934
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 1995
Sep 1952–May 1953
9-Month
10.44"
(265.18mm)
10.97"
(278.64mm)
-0.53"
(-13.46mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1951 1934
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Ties: 2003
Aug 1952–May 1953
10-Month
12.46"
(316.48mm)
13.13"
(333.50mm)
-0.67"
(-17.02mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1951 1934
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Jul 1952–May 1953
11-Month
14.03"
(356.36mm)
15.68"
(398.27mm)
-1.65"
(-41.91mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1948 1934
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Jun 1952–May 1953
12-Month
17.45"
(443.23mm)
19.11"
(485.39mm)
-1.66"
(-42.16mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1951 1934
89th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Dec 1951–May 1953
18-Month
24.19"
(614.43mm)
26.49"
(672.85mm)
-2.30"
(-58.42mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 1951 1934
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1916
Jun 1951–May 1953
24-Month
38.62"
(980.95mm)
38.16"
(969.26mm)
0.46"
(11.69mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1952 1937
61st Wettest Wettest since: 1949 2011
Jun 1950–May 1953
36-Month
54.79"
(1,391.67mm)
57.11"
(1,450.59mm)
-2.32"
(-58.92mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 1951 1936
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2011
Jun 1949–May 1953
48-Month
72.66"
(1,845.56mm)
76.05"
(1,931.67mm)
-3.39"
(-86.11mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1942 1937
87th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2011
Jun 1948–May 1953
60-Month
92.68"
(2,354.07mm)
94.95"
(2,411.73mm)
-2.27"
(-57.66mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 1943 1937
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 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/