Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, May 1959

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1959
1-Month
3.78"
(96.01mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
0.86"
(21.84mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1958 1940
28th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 1962
Apr–May 1959
2-Month
4.66"
(118.36mm)
4.87"
(123.70mm)
-0.21"
(-5.34mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1958 1934
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 1927
Mar–May 1959
3-Month
5.05"
(128.27mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
-0.87"
(-22.10mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 1958 1934
87th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 1942
Feb–May 1959
4-Month
5.67"
(144.02mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
-0.79"
(-20.06mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1958 1934
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 1942
Jan–May 1959
5-Month
5.94"
(150.88mm)
6.93"
(176.02mm)
-0.99"
(-25.14mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1958 1934
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 2019
Dec 1958–May 1959
6-Month
6.20"
(157.48mm)
7.41"
(188.21mm)
-1.21"
(-30.73mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 1958 1934
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 2019
Ties: 1985
Nov 1958–May 1959
7-Month
6.97"
(177.04mm)
8.06"
(204.72mm)
-1.09"
(-27.68mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1958 1934
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1957 2019
Oct 1958–May 1959
8-Month
7.23"
(183.64mm)
9.34"
(237.24mm)
-2.11"
(-53.60mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1956 1934
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1995
Ties: 1940
Sep 1958–May 1959
9-Month
7.70"
(195.58mm)
10.97"
(278.64mm)
-3.27"
(-83.06mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1936 1934
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Aug 1958–May 1959
10-Month
8.67"
(220.22mm)
13.13"
(333.50mm)
-4.46"
(-113.28mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1936 1934
121st Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Jul 1958–May 1959
11-Month
11.94"
(303.28mm)
15.68"
(398.27mm)
-3.74"
(-94.99mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1939 1934
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Jun 1958–May 1959
12-Month
15.10"
(383.54mm)
19.11"
(485.39mm)
-4.01"
(-101.85mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1939 1934
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Dec 1957–May 1959
18-Month
20.95"
(532.13mm)
26.49"
(672.85mm)
-5.54"
(-140.72mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1937 1934
118th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1916
Jun 1957–May 1959
24-Month
34.54"
(877.32mm)
38.16"
(969.26mm)
-3.62"
(-91.94mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 1956 1937
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2011
Jun 1956–May 1959
36-Month
55.12"
(1,400.05mm)
57.11"
(1,450.59mm)
-1.99"
(-50.54mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1957 1936
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2011
Jun 1955–May 1959
48-Month
70.86"
(1,799.84mm)
76.05"
(1,931.67mm)
-5.19"
(-131.83mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1956 1937
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2011
Jun 1954–May 1959
60-Month
87.32"
(2,217.93mm)
94.95"
(2,411.73mm)
-7.63"
(-193.80mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1941 1937
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 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/