Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, August 1956

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
August 1956
1-Month
3.28"
(83.31mm)
2.13"
(54.10mm)
1.15"
(29.21mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1955 2001
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1906
Ties: 1912
Jul–Aug 1956
2-Month
6.64"
(168.66mm)
4.67"
(118.62mm)
1.97"
(50.04mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1955 1947
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1944 2019
Jun–Aug 1956
3-Month
8.70"
(220.98mm)
8.11"
(205.99mm)
0.59"
(14.99mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1955 1936
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1953 1993
Ties: 1920, 1941
May–Aug 1956
4-Month
10.95"
(278.13mm)
11.03"
(280.16mm)
-0.08"
(-2.03mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1955 1936
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1953 1962
Apr–Aug 1956
5-Month
12.18"
(309.37mm)
12.98"
(329.69mm)
-0.80"
(-20.32mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1955 1936
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2019
Mar–Aug 1956
6-Month
12.99"
(329.95mm)
14.03"
(356.36mm)
-1.04"
(-26.41mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 1955 1936
81st Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2019
Feb–Aug 1956
7-Month
13.23"
(336.04mm)
14.57"
(370.08mm)
-1.34"
(-34.04mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1955 1936
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2019
Jan–Aug 1956
8-Month
13.77"
(349.76mm)
15.04"
(382.02mm)
-1.27"
(-32.26mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 1955 1936
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2019
Dec 1955–Aug 1956
9-Month
14.61"
(371.09mm)
15.52"
(394.21mm)
-0.91"
(-23.12mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1955 1936
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2019
Nov 1955–Aug 1956
10-Month
14.99"
(380.75mm)
16.16"
(410.46mm)
-1.17"
(-29.71mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 1955 1934
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2019
Oct 1955–Aug 1956
11-Month
15.25"
(387.35mm)
17.44"
(442.98mm)
-2.19"
(-55.63mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1955 1934
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 2019
Sep 1955–Aug 1956
12-Month
17.07"
(433.58mm)
19.07"
(484.38mm)
-2.00"
(-50.80mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1955 1936
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2019
Mar 1955–Aug 1956
18-Month
28.45"
(722.63mm)
33.11"
(840.99mm)
-4.66"
(-118.36mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 1940 1934
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2019
Sep 1954–Aug 1956
24-Month
33.11"
(840.99mm)
38.14"
(968.76mm)
-5.03"
(-127.77mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1955 1934
107th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 2019
Sep 1953–Aug 1956
36-Month
49.09"
(1,246.89mm)
57.14"
(1,451.36mm)
-8.05"
(-204.47mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1940 1936
113th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2011
Sep 1952–Aug 1956
48-Month
69.46"
(1,764.28mm)
76.09"
(1,932.69mm)
-6.63"
(-168.41mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1941 1936
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2011
Sep 1951–Aug 1956
60-Month
87.16"
(2,213.86mm)
94.98"
(2,412.49mm)
-7.82"
(-198.63mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1941 1937
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published January 2020, retrieved on January 26, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/