Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, December 1956

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1956
1-Month
0.25"
(6.35mm)
0.48"
(12.19mm)
-0.23"
(-5.84mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 1954 1986
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1909
Nov–Dec 1956
2-Month
1.64"
(41.66mm)
1.14"
(28.96mm)
0.50"
(12.70mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1955 1912
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1922
Oct–Dec 1956
3-Month
2.52"
(64.01mm)
2.42"
(61.47mm)
0.10"
(2.54mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1955 1912
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1998
Ties: 1959
Sep–Dec 1956
4-Month
3.21"
(81.53mm)
4.03"
(102.36mm)
-0.82"
(-20.83mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 1953 1952
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1996
Aug–Dec 1956
5-Month
6.49"
(164.85mm)
6.17"
(156.72mm)
0.32"
(8.13mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 1955 1958
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2019
Jul–Dec 1956
6-Month
9.85"
(250.19mm)
8.71"
(221.23mm)
1.14"
(28.96mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1955 1976
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2019
Jun–Dec 1956
7-Month
11.91"
(302.51mm)
12.14"
(308.36mm)
-0.23"
(-5.85mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1955 1936
66th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2019
May–Dec 1956
8-Month
14.16"
(359.66mm)
15.06"
(382.52mm)
-0.90"
(-22.86mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1955 1936
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2019
Apr–Dec 1956
9-Month
15.39"
(390.91mm)
17.01"
(432.05mm)
-1.62"
(-41.14mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 1955 1936
87th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2019
Ties: 1943
Mar–Dec 1956
10-Month
16.20"
(411.48mm)
18.06"
(458.72mm)
-1.86"
(-47.24mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1955 1936
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1954 2019
Ties: 1938
Feb–Dec 1956
11-Month
16.44"
(417.58mm)
18.60"
(472.44mm)
-2.16"
(-54.86mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 1955 1936
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 2019
Ties: 1959
Jan–Dec 1956
12-Month
16.98"
(431.29mm)
19.07"
(484.38mm)
-2.09"
(-53.09mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 1955 1936
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2019
Jul 1955–Dec 1956
18-Month
24.56"
(623.82mm)
27.82"
(706.63mm)
-3.26"
(-82.81mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 1955 1936
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2019
Jan 1955–Dec 1956
24-Month
32.79"
(832.87mm)
38.15"
(969.01mm)
-5.36"
(-136.14mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1955 1934
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 2019
Jan 1954–Dec 1956
36-Month
49.70"
(1,262.38mm)
57.20"
(1,452.88mm)
-7.50"
(-190.50mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1940 1936
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2019
Jan 1953–Dec 1956
48-Month
71.38"
(1,813.05mm)
76.16"
(1,934.46mm)
-4.78"
(-121.41mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1955 1936
97th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 1998
Jan 1952–Dec 1956
60-Month
85.09"
(2,161.29mm)
95.09"
(2,415.29mm)
-10.00"
(-254.00mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1940 1937
112th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2020, retrieved on September 25, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/