Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, January 1959

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1959
1-Month
0.27"
(6.86mm)
0.47"
(11.94mm)
-0.20"
(-5.08mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1958 1942
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1956 1897
Ties: 2015, 2016
Dec 1958–Jan 1959
2-Month
0.53"
(13.46mm)
0.95"
(24.13mm)
-0.42"
(-10.67mm)
18th Driest Driest since: 1958 1987
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1956 1910
Ties: 1981
Nov 1958–Jan 1959
3-Month
1.30"
(33.02mm)
1.60"
(40.64mm)
-0.30"
(-7.62mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 1955 1913
81st Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1923
Oct 1958–Jan 1959
4-Month
1.56"
(39.62mm)
2.88"
(73.15mm)
-1.32"
(-33.53mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1946 1913
118th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1999
Sep 1958–Jan 1959
5-Month
2.03"
(51.56mm)
4.51"
(114.55mm)
-2.48"
(-62.99mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1953 1953
124th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1997
Aug 1958–Jan 1959
6-Month
3.00"
(76.20mm)
6.67"
(169.42mm)
-3.67"
(-93.22mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 1959
125th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1997, 2020
Jul 1958–Jan 1959
7-Month
6.27"
(159.26mm)
9.22"
(234.19mm)
-2.95"
(-74.93mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1953 1977
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2020
Jun 1958–Jan 1959
8-Month
9.43"
(239.52mm)
12.65"
(321.31mm)
-3.22"
(-81.79mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1953 1937
115th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2020
May 1958–Jan 1959
9-Month
10.91"
(277.11mm)
15.55"
(394.97mm)
-4.64"
(-117.86mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1937 1937
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2020
Apr 1958–Jan 1959
10-Month
13.45"
(341.63mm)
17.49"
(444.25mm)
-4.04"
(-102.62mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1953 1937
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2020
Mar 1958–Jan 1959
11-Month
14.00"
(355.60mm)
18.54"
(470.92mm)
-4.54"
(-115.32mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1953 1937
118th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2020
Feb 1958–Jan 1959
12-Month
14.91"
(378.71mm)
19.08"
(484.63mm)
-4.17"
(-105.92mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1953 1937
113th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2020
Aug 1957–Jan 1959
18-Month
22.43"
(569.72mm)
25.74"
(653.80mm)
-3.31"
(-84.08mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1956 1937
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2020
Feb 1957–Jan 1959
24-Month
37.31"
(947.67mm)
38.13"
(968.50mm)
-0.82"
(-20.83mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1957 1935
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2020
Feb 1956–Jan 1959
36-Month
53.98"
(1,371.09mm)
57.09"
(1,450.09mm)
-3.11"
(-79.00mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1957 1937
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2020
Feb 1955–Jan 1959
48-Month
70.10"
(1,780.54mm)
76.02"
(1,930.91mm)
-5.92"
(-150.37mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 1956 1937
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2011
Feb 1954–Jan 1959
60-Month
87.04"
(2,210.82mm)
94.93"
(2,411.22mm)
-7.89"
(-200.40mm)
14th Driest Driest since: 1957 1938
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2012

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published January 2021, retrieved on January 25, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/