Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, May 1960

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1960
1-Month
3.08"
(78.23mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
0.16"
(4.06mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1958 1940
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1959 1962
Apr–May 1960
2-Month
5.04"
(128.02mm)
4.87"
(123.70mm)
0.17"
(4.32mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1959 1934
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 1927
Mar–May 1960
3-Month
5.79"
(147.07mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
-0.13"
(-3.30mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1959 1934
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 1942
Feb–May 1960
4-Month
6.41"
(162.81mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
-0.05"
(-1.27mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 1959 1934
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 1942
Jan–May 1960
5-Month
6.92"
(175.77mm)
6.93"
(176.02mm)
-0.01"
(-0.25mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 1959 1934
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 2019
Dec 1959–May 1960
6-Month
7.38"
(187.45mm)
7.41"
(188.21mm)
-0.03"
(-0.76mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1959 1934
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 1957 2019
Nov 1959–May 1960
7-Month
8.22"
(208.79mm)
8.06"
(204.72mm)
0.16"
(4.07mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1959 1934
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 2019
Oct 1959–May 1960
8-Month
9.44"
(239.78mm)
9.34"
(237.24mm)
0.10"
(2.54mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1959 1934
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 1995
Sep 1959–May 1960
9-Month
12.15"
(308.61mm)
10.97"
(278.64mm)
1.18"
(29.97mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1959 1934
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2019
Ties: 1932
Aug 1959–May 1960
10-Month
13.65"
(346.71mm)
13.13"
(333.50mm)
0.52"
(13.21mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 1959 1934
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1957 2019
Jul 1959–May 1960
11-Month
15.26"
(387.60mm)
15.68"
(398.27mm)
-0.42"
(-10.67mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1959 1934
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Jun 1959–May 1960
12-Month
17.69"
(449.33mm)
19.11"
(485.39mm)
-1.42"
(-36.06mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1959 1934
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Dec 1958–May 1960
18-Month
23.89"
(606.81mm)
26.49"
(672.85mm)
-2.60"
(-66.04mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 1959 1934
97th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1916
Jun 1958–May 1960
24-Month
32.79"
(832.87mm)
38.16"
(969.26mm)
-5.37"
(-136.39mm)
18th Driest Driest since: 1956 1937
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1959 2011
Jun 1957–May 1960
36-Month
52.23"
(1,326.64mm)
57.11"
(1,450.59mm)
-4.88"
(-123.95mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1956 1936
99th Wettest Wettest since: 1959 2011
Jun 1956–May 1960
48-Month
72.81"
(1,849.37mm)
76.05"
(1,931.67mm)
-3.24"
(-82.30mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 1959 1937
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2011
Jun 1955–May 1960
60-Month
88.55"
(2,249.17mm)
94.95"
(2,411.73mm)
-6.40"
(-162.56mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1959 1937
104th 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 22, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/