Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, January 1956

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1956
1-Month
0.54"
(13.72mm)
0.47"
(11.94mm)
0.07"
(1.78mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1955 1942
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 1897
Ties: 1963
Dec 1955–Jan 1956
2-Month
1.38"
(35.05mm)
0.95"
(24.13mm)
0.43"
(10.92mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1955 1987
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1910
Ties: 2020
Nov 1955–Jan 1956
3-Month
1.76"
(44.70mm)
1.60"
(40.64mm)
0.16"
(4.06mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1955 1913
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1923
Oct 1955–Jan 1956
4-Month
2.02"
(51.31mm)
2.88"
(73.15mm)
-0.86"
(-21.84mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1953 1913
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1999
Ties: 2012
Sep 1955–Jan 1956
5-Month
3.84"
(97.54mm)
4.51"
(114.55mm)
-0.67"
(-17.01mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 1955 1953
81st Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1997
Aug 1955–Jan 1956
6-Month
5.78"
(146.81mm)
6.67"
(169.42mm)
-0.89"
(-22.61mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1954 1959
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1997, 2020
Jul 1955–Jan 1956
7-Month
8.12"
(206.25mm)
9.22"
(234.19mm)
-1.10"
(-27.94mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1955 1977
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2020
Ties: 2012
Jun 1955–Jan 1956
8-Month
11.21"
(284.73mm)
12.65"
(321.31mm)
-1.44"
(-36.58mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 1953 1937
89th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2020
May 1955–Jan 1956
9-Month
13.58"
(344.93mm)
15.55"
(394.97mm)
-1.97"
(-50.04mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 1953 1937
97th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2020
Apr 1955–Jan 1956
10-Month
14.89"
(378.21mm)
17.49"
(444.25mm)
-2.60"
(-66.04mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 1953 1937
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2020
Mar 1955–Jan 1956
11-Month
15.22"
(386.59mm)
18.54"
(470.92mm)
-3.32"
(-84.33mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 1953 1937
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2020
Feb 1955–Jan 1956
12-Month
16.12"
(409.45mm)
19.08"
(484.63mm)
-2.96"
(-75.18mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 1953 1937
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2020
Ties: 1927
Aug 1954–Jan 1956
18-Month
22.06"
(560.32mm)
25.74"
(653.80mm)
-3.68"
(-93.48mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1941 1937
107th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2020
Feb 1954–Jan 1956
24-Month
33.06"
(839.72mm)
38.13"
(968.50mm)
-5.07"
(-128.78mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1941 1935
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2020
Feb 1953–Jan 1956
36-Month
54.32"
(1,379.73mm)
57.09"
(1,450.09mm)
-2.77"
(-70.36mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1955 1937
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 2020
Feb 1952–Jan 1956
48-Month
67.94"
(1,725.68mm)
76.02"
(1,930.91mm)
-8.08"
(-205.23mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1941 1937
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2011
Feb 1951–Jan 1956
60-Month
90.11"
(2,288.79mm)
94.93"
(2,411.22mm)
-4.82"
(-122.43mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1953 1938
97th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2012

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published April 2021, retrieved on April 12, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/