Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, April 1956

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
April 1956
1-Month
1.23"
(31.24mm)
1.95"
(49.53mm)
-0.72"
(-18.29mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 1954 1926
97th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1986
Ties: 1983
Mar–Apr 1956
2-Month
2.04"
(51.82mm)
3.00"
(76.20mm)
-0.96"
(-24.38mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1955 1926
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 1986
Ties: 1904
Feb–Apr 1956
3-Month
2.28"
(57.91mm)
3.54"
(89.92mm)
-1.26"
(-32.01mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1952 1926
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1986
Ties: 1988
Jan–Apr 1956
4-Month
2.82"
(71.63mm)
4.01"
(101.85mm)
-1.19"
(-30.22mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 1955 2015
110th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 1986
Dec 1955–Apr 1956
5-Month
3.66"
(92.96mm)
4.49"
(114.05mm)
-0.83"
(-21.09mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 1955 1980
97th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 1986
Ties: 1904, 1990
Nov 1955–Apr 1956
6-Month
4.04"
(102.62mm)
5.13"
(130.30mm)
-1.09"
(-27.68mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1955 1934
99th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 1986
Oct 1955–Apr 1956
7-Month
4.30"
(109.22mm)
6.41"
(162.81mm)
-2.11"
(-53.59mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1943 1934
115th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1999
Sep 1955–Apr 1956
8-Month
6.12"
(155.45mm)
8.05"
(204.47mm)
-1.93"
(-49.02mm)
18th Driest Driest since: 1954 1934
107th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1997
Aug 1955–Apr 1956
9-Month
8.06"
(204.72mm)
10.20"
(259.08mm)
-2.14"
(-54.36mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 1939 1959
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1986
Jul 1955–Apr 1956
10-Month
10.40"
(264.16mm)
12.76"
(324.10mm)
-2.36"
(-59.94mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1955 1926
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 1986
Jun 1955–Apr 1956
11-Month
13.49"
(342.65mm)
16.19"
(411.23mm)
-2.70"
(-68.58mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1951 1934
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1916
May 1955–Apr 1956
12-Month
15.86"
(402.84mm)
19.09"
(484.89mm)
-3.23"
(-82.05mm)
18th Driest Driest since: 1941 1937
107th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2016
Nov 1954–Apr 1956
18-Month
19.17"
(486.92mm)
24.21"
(614.93mm)
-5.04"
(-128.01mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1937 1937
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1916
May 1954–Apr 1956
24-Month
32.16"
(816.86mm)
38.15"
(969.01mm)
-5.99"
(-152.15mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1938 1937
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1916
May 1953–Apr 1956
36-Month
50.72"
(1,288.29mm)
57.12"
(1,450.85mm)
-6.40"
(-162.56mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1941 1937
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2011
May 1952–Apr 1956
48-Month
67.98"
(1,726.69mm)
76.03"
(1,931.16mm)
-8.05"
(-204.47mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1941 1937
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2012
May 1951–Apr 1956
60-Month
89.50"
(2,273.30mm)
94.91"
(2,410.71mm)
-5.41"
(-137.41mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1942 1938
97th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2012

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published February 2020, retrieved on February 21, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/