Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, May 1956

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1956
1-Month
2.25"
(57.15mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
-0.67"
(-17.02mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1954 1940
89th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1962
Apr–May 1956
2-Month
3.48"
(88.39mm)
4.87"
(123.70mm)
-1.39"
(-35.31mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1954 1934
101st Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1927
Mar–May 1956
3-Month
4.29"
(108.97mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
-1.63"
(-41.40mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1955 1934
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1954 1942
Feb–May 1956
4-Month
4.53"
(115.06mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
-1.93"
(-49.02mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1947 1934
107th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1942
Jan–May 1956
5-Month
5.07"
(128.78mm)
6.93"
(176.02mm)
-1.86"
(-47.24mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1947 1934
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2019
Dec 1955–May 1956
6-Month
5.91"
(150.11mm)
7.41"
(188.21mm)
-1.50"
(-38.10mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1955 1934
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 2019
Nov 1955–May 1956
7-Month
6.29"
(159.77mm)
8.06"
(204.72mm)
-1.77"
(-44.95mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 1955 1934
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 2019
Oct 1955–May 1956
8-Month
6.55"
(166.37mm)
9.34"
(237.24mm)
-2.79"
(-70.87mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1943 1934
113th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1995
Ties: 2002
Sep 1955–May 1956
9-Month
8.37"
(212.60mm)
10.97"
(278.64mm)
-2.60"
(-66.04mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1954 1934
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2019
Aug 1955–May 1956
10-Month
10.31"
(261.87mm)
13.13"
(333.50mm)
-2.82"
(-71.63mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1940 1934
112th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2019
Jul 1955–May 1956
11-Month
12.65"
(321.31mm)
15.68"
(398.27mm)
-3.03"
(-76.96mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1955 1934
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 2019
Jun 1955–May 1956
12-Month
15.74"
(399.80mm)
19.11"
(485.39mm)
-3.37"
(-85.59mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1939 1934
110th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2019
Dec 1954–May 1956
18-Month
21.04"
(534.42mm)
26.49"
(672.85mm)
-5.45"
(-138.43mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1937 1934
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1916
Jun 1954–May 1956
24-Month
32.20"
(817.88mm)
38.16"
(969.26mm)
-5.96"
(-151.38mm)
14th Driest Driest since: 1940 1937
110th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2011
Ties: 1977
Jun 1953–May 1956
36-Month
50.32"
(1,278.13mm)
57.11"
(1,450.59mm)
-6.79"
(-172.46mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 1941 1936
107th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2011
Jun 1952–May 1956
48-Month
67.77"
(1,721.36mm)
76.05"
(1,931.67mm)
-8.28"
(-210.31mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1941 1937
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2011
Jun 1951–May 1956
60-Month
88.94"
(2,259.08mm)
94.95"
(2,411.73mm)
-6.01"
(-152.65mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1941 1937
101st Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 16, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/