Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, January 1961

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1961
1-Month
0.12"
(3.05mm)
0.47"
(11.94mm)
-0.35"
(-8.89mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 1946 1942
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1960 1897
Ties: 1901, 1981
Dec 1960–Jan 1961
2-Month
0.87"
(22.10mm)
0.95"
(24.13mm)
-0.08"
(-2.03mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 1959 1987
67th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 1910
Nov 1960–Jan 1961
3-Month
1.57"
(39.88mm)
1.60"
(40.64mm)
-0.03"
(-0.76mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1959 1913
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 1923
Ties: 1918
Oct 1960–Jan 1961
4-Month
1.93"
(49.02mm)
2.88"
(73.15mm)
-0.95"
(-24.13mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1959 1913
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1960 1999
Ties: 1964
Sep 1960–Jan 1961
5-Month
3.24"
(82.30mm)
4.51"
(114.55mm)
-1.27"
(-32.25mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1959 1953
101st Wettest Wettest since: 1960 1997
Ties: 1937
Aug 1960–Jan 1961
6-Month
6.82"
(173.23mm)
6.67"
(169.42mm)
0.15"
(3.81mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1959 1959
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 1997, 2020
Jul 1960–Jan 1961
7-Month
7.94"
(201.68mm)
9.22"
(234.19mm)
-1.28"
(-32.51mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1959 1977
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2020
Jun 1960–Jan 1961
8-Month
11.39"
(289.31mm)
12.65"
(321.31mm)
-1.26"
(-32.00mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1960 1937
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2020
May 1960–Jan 1961
9-Month
14.47"
(367.54mm)
15.55"
(394.97mm)
-1.08"
(-27.43mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1959 1937
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2020
Ties: 2002
Apr 1960–Jan 1961
10-Month
16.43"
(417.32mm)
17.49"
(444.25mm)
-1.06"
(-26.93mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1960 1937
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2020
Mar 1960–Jan 1961
11-Month
17.18"
(436.37mm)
18.54"
(470.92mm)
-1.36"
(-34.55mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1960 1937
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2020
Feb 1960–Jan 1961
12-Month
17.80"
(452.12mm)
19.08"
(484.63mm)
-1.28"
(-32.51mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1960 1937
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2020
Aug 1959–Jan 1961
18-Month
25.04"
(636.02mm)
25.74"
(653.80mm)
-0.70"
(-17.78mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1960 1937
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2020
Feb 1959–Jan 1961
24-Month
34.75"
(882.65mm)
38.13"
(968.50mm)
-3.38"
(-85.85mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1960 1935
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1959 2020
Feb 1958–Jan 1961
36-Month
49.66"
(1,261.36mm)
57.09"
(1,450.09mm)
-7.43"
(-188.73mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1941 1937
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2020
Feb 1957–Jan 1961
48-Month
72.06"
(1,830.32mm)
76.02"
(1,930.91mm)
-3.96"
(-100.59mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 1960 1937
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2011
Feb 1956–Jan 1961
60-Month
88.73"
(2,253.74mm)
94.93"
(2,411.22mm)
-6.20"
(-157.48mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1960 1938
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2012

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published February 2020, retrieved on February 16, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/