Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, January 1960

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1960
1-Month
0.51"
(12.95mm)
0.47"
(11.94mm)
0.04"
(1.01mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1959 1942
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1956 1897
Ties: 1947, 1971, 1993
Dec 1959–Jan 1960
2-Month
0.97"
(24.64mm)
0.95"
(24.13mm)
0.02"
(0.51mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 1959 1987
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1956 1910
Ties: 1965
Nov 1959–Jan 1960
3-Month
1.81"
(45.97mm)
1.60"
(40.64mm)
0.21"
(5.33mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1959 1913
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 1923
Ties: 1912
Oct 1959–Jan 1960
4-Month
3.03"
(76.96mm)
2.88"
(73.15mm)
0.15"
(3.81mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1959 1913
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1999
Sep 1959–Jan 1960
5-Month
5.74"
(145.80mm)
4.51"
(114.55mm)
1.23"
(31.25mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1959 1953
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1997
Aug 1959–Jan 1960
6-Month
7.24"
(183.90mm)
6.67"
(169.42mm)
0.57"
(14.48mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1959 1959
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1997, 2020
Jul 1959–Jan 1960
7-Month
8.85"
(224.79mm)
9.22"
(234.19mm)
-0.37"
(-9.40mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1959 1977
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2020
Ties: 2007
Jun 1959–Jan 1960
8-Month
11.28"
(286.51mm)
12.65"
(321.31mm)
-1.37"
(-34.80mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1959 1937
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2020
May 1959–Jan 1960
9-Month
15.06"
(382.52mm)
15.55"
(394.97mm)
-0.49"
(-12.45mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 1959 1937
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2020
Apr 1959–Jan 1960
10-Month
15.94"
(404.88mm)
17.49"
(444.25mm)
-1.55"
(-39.37mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1959 1937
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2020
Mar 1959–Jan 1960
11-Month
16.33"
(414.78mm)
18.54"
(470.92mm)
-2.21"
(-56.14mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1959 1937
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2020
Feb 1959–Jan 1960
12-Month
16.95"
(430.53mm)
19.08"
(484.63mm)
-2.13"
(-54.10mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1959 1937
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2020
Aug 1958–Jan 1960
18-Month
19.95"
(506.73mm)
25.74"
(653.80mm)
-5.79"
(-147.07mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1937 1937
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1959 2020
Feb 1958–Jan 1960
24-Month
31.86"
(809.24mm)
38.13"
(968.50mm)
-6.27"
(-159.26mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1941 1935
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1959 2020
Feb 1957–Jan 1960
36-Month
54.26"
(1,378.20mm)
57.09"
(1,450.09mm)
-2.83"
(-71.89mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1959 1937
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2020
Feb 1956–Jan 1960
48-Month
70.93"
(1,801.62mm)
76.02"
(1,930.91mm)
-5.09"
(-129.29mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1959 1937
99th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2011
Feb 1955–Jan 1960
60-Month
87.05"
(2,211.07mm)
94.93"
(2,411.22mm)
-7.88"
(-200.15mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1959 1938
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2012

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published February 2021, retrieved on March 7, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/