Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, May 1955

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1955
1-Month
2.37"
(60.20mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
-0.55"
(-13.97mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 1954 1940
81st Wettest Wettest since: 1953 1962
Apr–May 1955
2-Month
3.68"
(93.47mm)
4.87"
(123.70mm)
-1.19"
(-30.23mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1954 1934
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1953 1927
Mar–May 1955
3-Month
4.01"
(101.85mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
-1.91"
(-48.52mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1952 1934
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 1942
Feb–May 1955
4-Month
4.91"
(124.71mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
-1.55"
(-39.37mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1952 1934
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1954 1942
Jan–May 1955
5-Month
5.14"
(130.56mm)
6.93"
(176.02mm)
-1.79"
(-45.46mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 1947 1934
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 2019
Dec 1954–May 1955
6-Month
5.30"
(134.62mm)
7.41"
(188.21mm)
-2.11"
(-53.59mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1947 1934
110th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 2019
Nov 1954–May 1955
7-Month
5.68"
(144.27mm)
8.06"
(204.72mm)
-2.38"
(-60.45mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1943 1934
113th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 2019
Oct 1954–May 1955
8-Month
7.12"
(180.85mm)
9.34"
(237.24mm)
-2.22"
(-56.39mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1943 1934
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 1995
Sep 1954–May 1955
9-Month
8.67"
(220.22mm)
10.97"
(278.64mm)
-2.30"
(-58.42mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1954 1934
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2019
Aug 1954–May 1955
10-Month
10.85"
(275.59mm)
13.13"
(333.50mm)
-2.28"
(-57.91mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1943 1934
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 2019
Jul 1954–May 1955
11-Month
12.26"
(311.40mm)
15.68"
(398.27mm)
-3.42"
(-86.87mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1940 1934
112th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 2019
Jun 1954–May 1955
12-Month
16.46"
(418.08mm)
19.11"
(485.39mm)
-2.65"
(-67.31mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1951 1934
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 2019
Dec 1953–May 1955
18-Month
22.67"
(575.82mm)
26.49"
(672.85mm)
-3.82"
(-97.03mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1940 1934
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 1916
Jun 1953–May 1955
24-Month
34.58"
(878.33mm)
38.16"
(969.26mm)
-3.58"
(-90.93mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 1951 1937
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 2011
Jun 1952–May 1955
36-Month
52.03"
(1,321.56mm)
57.11"
(1,450.59mm)
-5.08"
(-129.03mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1941 1936
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 2011
Jun 1951–May 1955
48-Month
73.20"
(1,859.28mm)
76.05"
(1,931.67mm)
-2.85"
(-72.39mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1954 1937
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2011
Jun 1950–May 1955
60-Month
89.37"
(2,270.00mm)
94.95"
(2,411.73mm)
-5.58"
(-141.73mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1941 1937
97th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 21, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/