Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, May 1954

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1954
1-Month
2.21"
(56.13mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
-0.71"
(-18.04mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1948 1940
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1953 1962
Apr–May 1954
2-Month
3.37"
(85.60mm)
4.87"
(123.70mm)
-1.50"
(-38.10mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1952 1934
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1953 1927
Mar–May 1954
3-Month
4.90"
(124.46mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
-1.02"
(-25.91mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1952 1934
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1953 1942
Feb–May 1954
4-Month
5.39"
(136.91mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
-1.07"
(-27.17mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1952 1934
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1953 1942
Jan–May 1954
5-Month
5.59"
(141.99mm)
6.93"
(176.02mm)
-1.34"
(-34.03mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 1952 1934
97th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2019
Dec 1953–May 1954
6-Month
6.21"
(157.73mm)
7.41"
(188.21mm)
-1.20"
(-30.48mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 1951 1934
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2019
Ties: 1910
Nov 1953–May 1954
7-Month
6.88"
(174.75mm)
8.06"
(204.72mm)
-1.18"
(-29.97mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 1951 1934
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2019
Oct 1953–May 1954
8-Month
7.72"
(196.09mm)
9.34"
(237.24mm)
-1.62"
(-41.15mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1951 1934
94th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 1995
Sep 1953–May 1954
9-Month
8.19"
(208.03mm)
10.97"
(278.64mm)
-2.78"
(-70.61mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1936 1934
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2019
Aug 1953–May 1954
10-Month
10.90"
(276.86mm)
13.13"
(333.50mm)
-2.23"
(-56.64mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 1943 1934
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2019
Jul 1953–May 1954
11-Month
13.21"
(335.53mm)
15.68"
(398.27mm)
-2.47"
(-62.74mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1948 1934
101st Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2019
Ties: 1975
Jun 1953–May 1954
12-Month
18.12"
(460.25mm)
19.11"
(485.39mm)
-0.99"
(-25.14mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 1953 1934
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Ties: 1968
Dec 1952–May 1954
18-Month
27.50"
(698.50mm)
26.49"
(672.85mm)
1.01"
(25.65mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1953 1934
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1916
Jun 1952–May 1954
24-Month
35.57"
(903.48mm)
38.16"
(969.26mm)
-2.59"
(-65.78mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1951 1937
89th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2011
Jun 1951–May 1954
36-Month
56.74"
(1,441.20mm)
57.11"
(1,450.59mm)
-0.37"
(-9.39mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1953 1936
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1949 2011
Jun 1950–May 1954
48-Month
72.91"
(1,851.91mm)
76.05"
(1,931.67mm)
-3.14"
(-79.76mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 1953 1937
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2011
Jun 1949–May 1954
60-Month
90.78"
(2,305.81mm)
94.95"
(2,411.73mm)
-4.17"
(-105.92mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 1943 1937
89th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 22, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/