Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, August 1959

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
August 1959
1-Month
1.50"
(38.10mm)
2.13"
(54.10mm)
-0.63"
(-16.00mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1958 2001
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1957 1906
Jul–Aug 1959
2-Month
3.11"
(78.99mm)
4.67"
(118.62mm)
-1.56"
(-39.63mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1947 1947
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Ties: 1925
Jun–Aug 1959
3-Month
5.54"
(140.72mm)
8.11"
(205.99mm)
-2.57"
(-65.27mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1936 1936
118th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1993
May–Aug 1959
4-Month
9.32"
(236.73mm)
11.03"
(280.16mm)
-1.71"
(-43.43mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 1958 1936
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 1962
Apr–Aug 1959
5-Month
10.20"
(259.08mm)
12.98"
(329.69mm)
-2.78"
(-70.61mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1952 1936
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Mar–Aug 1959
6-Month
10.59"
(268.99mm)
14.03"
(356.36mm)
-3.44"
(-87.37mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1936 1936
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Feb–Aug 1959
7-Month
11.21"
(284.73mm)
14.57"
(370.08mm)
-3.36"
(-85.35mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1936 1936
115th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Jan–Aug 1959
8-Month
11.48"
(291.59mm)
15.04"
(382.02mm)
-3.56"
(-90.43mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1936 1936
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Ties: 1974
Dec 1958–Aug 1959
9-Month
11.74"
(298.20mm)
15.52"
(394.21mm)
-3.78"
(-96.01mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1936 1936
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Nov 1958–Aug 1959
10-Month
12.51"
(317.75mm)
16.16"
(410.46mm)
-3.65"
(-92.71mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1936 1934
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Oct 1958–Aug 1959
11-Month
12.77"
(324.36mm)
17.44"
(442.98mm)
-4.67"
(-118.62mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 1936 1934
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Sep 1958–Aug 1959
12-Month
13.24"
(336.30mm)
19.07"
(484.38mm)
-5.83"
(-148.08mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1936 1936
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Mar 1958–Aug 1959
18-Month
25.21"
(640.33mm)
33.11"
(840.99mm)
-7.90"
(-200.66mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 1937 1934
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Sep 1957–Aug 1959
24-Month
30.83"
(783.08mm)
38.14"
(968.76mm)
-7.31"
(-185.68mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1937 1934
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Sep 1956–Aug 1959
36-Month
51.96"
(1,319.78mm)
57.14"
(1,451.36mm)
-5.18"
(-131.58mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1956 1936
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2011
Sep 1955–Aug 1959
48-Month
69.03"
(1,753.36mm)
76.09"
(1,932.69mm)
-7.06"
(-179.33mm)
14th Driest Driest since: 1941 1936
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2011
Sep 1954–Aug 1959
60-Month
85.07"
(2,160.78mm)
94.98"
(2,412.49mm)
-9.91"
(-251.71mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1941 1937
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published January 2020, retrieved on January 24, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/