Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, May 1957

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1957
1-Month
5.03"
(127.76mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
2.11"
(53.59mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1956 1940
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 1962
Apr–May 1957
2-Month
7.44"
(188.98mm)
4.87"
(123.70mm)
2.57"
(65.28mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1956 1934
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 1927
Mar–May 1957
3-Month
8.11"
(205.99mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
2.19"
(55.62mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 1956 1934
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 1942
Feb–May 1957
4-Month
8.44"
(214.38mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
1.98"
(50.30mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1956 1934
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 1942
Jan–May 1957
5-Month
8.67"
(220.22mm)
6.93"
(176.02mm)
1.74"
(44.20mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1956 1934
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2019
Dec 1956–May 1957
6-Month
8.92"
(226.57mm)
7.41"
(188.21mm)
1.51"
(38.36mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1956 1934
28th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2019
Nov 1956–May 1957
7-Month
10.31"
(261.87mm)
8.06"
(204.72mm)
2.25"
(57.15mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1956 1934
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
Oct 1956–May 1957
8-Month
11.19"
(284.23mm)
9.34"
(237.24mm)
1.85"
(46.99mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1956 1934
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 1995
Ties: 1971
Sep 1956–May 1957
9-Month
11.88"
(301.75mm)
10.97"
(278.64mm)
0.91"
(23.11mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1956 1934
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2019
Aug 1956–May 1957
10-Month
15.16"
(385.06mm)
13.13"
(333.50mm)
2.03"
(51.56mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1956 1934
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
Jul 1956–May 1957
11-Month
18.52"
(470.41mm)
15.68"
(398.27mm)
2.84"
(72.14mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1956 1934
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
Jun 1956–May 1957
12-Month
20.58"
(522.73mm)
19.11"
(485.39mm)
1.47"
(37.34mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1956 1934
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Dec 1955–May 1957
18-Month
26.49"
(672.85mm)
26.49"
(672.85mm)
0.00"
(0.00mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 1956 1934
65th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 1916
Jun 1955–May 1957
24-Month
36.32"
(922.53mm)
38.16"
(969.26mm)
-1.84"
(-46.73mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 1956 1937
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2011
Jun 1954–May 1957
36-Month
52.78"
(1,340.61mm)
57.11"
(1,450.59mm)
-4.33"
(-109.98mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1956 1936
97th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 2011
Jun 1953–May 1957
48-Month
70.90"
(1,800.86mm)
76.05"
(1,931.67mm)
-5.15"
(-130.81mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1956 1937
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2011
Jun 1952–May 1957
60-Month
88.35"
(2,244.09mm)
94.95"
(2,411.73mm)
-6.60"
(-167.64mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 1941 1937
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1956 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 19, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/