Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, December 1959

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1959
1-Month
0.46"
(11.68mm)
0.48"
(12.19mm)
-0.02"
(-0.51mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1958 1986
64th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1909
Nov–Dec 1959
2-Month
1.30"
(33.02mm)
1.14"
(28.96mm)
0.16"
(4.06mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1958 1912
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1956 1922
Oct–Dec 1959
3-Month
2.52"
(64.01mm)
2.42"
(61.47mm)
0.10"
(2.54mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1958 1912
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1957 1998
Ties: 1956
Sep–Dec 1959
4-Month
5.23"
(132.84mm)
4.03"
(102.36mm)
1.20"
(30.48mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1958 1952
28th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1996
Aug–Dec 1959
5-Month
6.73"
(170.94mm)
6.17"
(156.72mm)
0.56"
(14.22mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1958 1958
47th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 2019
Jul–Dec 1959
6-Month
8.34"
(211.84mm)
8.70"
(220.98mm)
-0.36"
(-9.14mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1958 1976
74th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 2019
Jun–Dec 1959
7-Month
10.77"
(273.56mm)
12.14"
(308.36mm)
-1.37"
(-34.80mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1958 1936
94th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 2019
Ties: 1897
May–Dec 1959
8-Month
14.55"
(369.57mm)
15.06"
(382.52mm)
-0.51"
(-12.95mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 1958 1936
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 2019
Ties: 1924
Apr–Dec 1959
9-Month
15.43"
(391.92mm)
17.01"
(432.05mm)
-1.58"
(-40.13mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1958 1936
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 2019
Mar–Dec 1959
10-Month
15.82"
(401.83mm)
18.06"
(458.72mm)
-2.24"
(-56.89mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 1958 1936
97th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 2019
Feb–Dec 1959
11-Month
16.44"
(417.58mm)
18.60"
(472.44mm)
-2.16"
(-54.86mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 1958 1936
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 2019
Ties: 1956
Jan–Dec 1959
12-Month
16.71"
(424.43mm)
19.07"
(484.38mm)
-2.36"
(-59.95mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1958 1936
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1957 2019
Jul 1958–Dec 1959
18-Month
22.71"
(576.83mm)
27.82"
(706.63mm)
-5.11"
(-129.80mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1940 1936
115th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Jan 1958–Dec 1959
24-Month
31.59"
(802.39mm)
38.15"
(969.01mm)
-6.56"
(-166.62mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1940 1934
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Jan 1957–Dec 1959
36-Month
53.98"
(1,371.09mm)
57.20"
(1,452.88mm)
-3.22"
(-81.79mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1956 1936
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Jan 1956–Dec 1959
48-Month
70.96"
(1,802.38mm)
76.16"
(1,934.46mm)
-5.20"
(-132.08mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1958 1936
99th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 1998
Jan 1955–Dec 1959
60-Month
86.77"
(2,203.96mm)
95.09"
(2,415.29mm)
-8.32"
(-211.33mm)
14th Driest Driest since: 1956 1937
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published January 2021, retrieved on January 24, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/