Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, December 1953

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1953
1-Month
0.62"
(15.75mm)
0.48"
(12.19mm)
0.14"
(3.56mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1952 1986
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1909
Nov–Dec 1953
2-Month
1.29"
(32.77mm)
1.14"
(28.96mm)
0.15"
(3.81mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1952 1912
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1922
Ties: 2014
Oct–Dec 1953
3-Month
2.13"
(54.10mm)
2.42"
(61.47mm)
-0.29"
(-7.37mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1952 1912
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1998
Ties: 1899
Sep–Dec 1953
4-Month
2.60"
(66.04mm)
4.03"
(102.36mm)
-1.43"
(-36.32mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1952 1952
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1996
Ties: 1899
Aug–Dec 1953
5-Month
5.31"
(134.87mm)
6.17"
(156.72mm)
-0.86"
(-21.85mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1952 1958
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1996
Jul–Dec 1953
6-Month
7.62"
(193.55mm)
8.70"
(220.98mm)
-1.08"
(-27.43mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1952 1976
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1998
Jun–Dec 1953
7-Month
12.53"
(318.26mm)
12.14"
(308.36mm)
0.39"
(9.90mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1952 1936
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1915
Ties: 1920
May–Dec 1953
8-Month
15.18"
(385.57mm)
15.06"
(382.52mm)
0.12"
(3.05mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1952 1936
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1915
Apr–Dec 1953
9-Month
18.66"
(473.96mm)
17.01"
(432.05mm)
1.65"
(41.91mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1952 1936
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1915
Mar–Dec 1953
10-Month
19.92"
(505.97mm)
18.06"
(458.72mm)
1.86"
(47.25mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1952 1936
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1915
Feb–Dec 1953
11-Month
21.06"
(534.92mm)
18.60"
(472.44mm)
2.46"
(62.48mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 1952 1936
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1915
Ties: 1991
Jan–Dec 1953
12-Month
21.68"
(550.67mm)
19.07"
(484.38mm)
2.61"
(66.29mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1952 1936
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 1915
Jul 1952–Dec 1953
18-Month
26.56"
(674.62mm)
27.82"
(706.63mm)
-1.26"
(-32.01mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 1952 1936
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2010
Jan 1952–Dec 1953
24-Month
35.39"
(898.91mm)
38.15"
(969.01mm)
-2.76"
(-70.10mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1952 1934
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1915
Jan 1951–Dec 1953
36-Month
57.05"
(1,449.07mm)
57.20"
(1,452.88mm)
-0.15"
(-3.81mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1952 1936
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 2010
Jan 1950–Dec 1953
48-Month
74.47"
(1,891.54mm)
76.16"
(1,934.46mm)
-1.69"
(-42.92mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 1952 1936
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1998
Jan 1949–Dec 1953
60-Month
91.48"
(2,323.59mm)
95.09"
(2,415.29mm)
-3.61"
(-91.70mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1952 1937
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2019, retrieved on November 14, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/