Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, May 1961

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1961
1-Month
3.53"
(89.66mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
0.61"
(15.49mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1960 1940
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1959 1962
Apr–May 1961
2-Month
4.59"
(116.59mm)
4.87"
(123.70mm)
-0.28"
(-7.11mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 1958 1934
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1960 1927
Mar–May 1961
3-Month
5.20"
(132.08mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
-0.72"
(-18.29mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 1959 1934
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1960 1942
Feb–May 1961
4-Month
5.53"
(140.46mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
-0.93"
(-23.62mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 1958 1934
87th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 1942
Jan–May 1961
5-Month
5.65"
(143.51mm)
6.93"
(176.02mm)
-1.28"
(-32.51mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1956 1934
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2019
Dec 1960–May 1961
6-Month
6.40"
(162.56mm)
7.41"
(188.21mm)
-1.01"
(-25.65mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 1959 1934
87th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2019
Nov 1960–May 1961
7-Month
7.10"
(180.34mm)
8.06"
(204.72mm)
-0.96"
(-24.38mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1959 1934
89th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2019
Oct 1960–May 1961
8-Month
7.46"
(189.48mm)
9.34"
(237.24mm)
-1.88"
(-47.76mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1959 1934
99th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 1995
Sep 1960–May 1961
9-Month
8.77"
(222.76mm)
10.97"
(278.64mm)
-2.20"
(-55.88mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1959 1934
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2019
Aug 1960–May 1961
10-Month
12.35"
(313.69mm)
13.13"
(333.50mm)
-0.78"
(-19.81mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1959 1934
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2019
Jul 1960–May 1961
11-Month
13.47"
(342.14mm)
15.68"
(398.27mm)
-2.21"
(-56.13mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 1959 1934
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2019
Jun 1960–May 1961
12-Month
16.92"
(429.77mm)
19.11"
(485.39mm)
-2.19"
(-55.62mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 1959 1934
97th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2019
Dec 1959–May 1961
18-Month
24.30"
(617.22mm)
26.49"
(672.85mm)
-2.19"
(-55.63mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1960 1934
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1916
Jun 1959–May 1961
24-Month
34.61"
(879.09mm)
38.16"
(969.26mm)
-3.55"
(-90.17mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 1960 1937
94th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2011
Jun 1958–May 1961
36-Month
49.71"
(1,262.63mm)
57.11"
(1,450.59mm)
-7.40"
(-187.96mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1941 1936
110th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2011
Jun 1957–May 1961
48-Month
69.15"
(1,756.41mm)
76.05"
(1,931.67mm)
-6.90"
(-175.26mm)
18th Driest Driest since: 1956 1937
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2011
Jun 1956–May 1961
60-Month
89.73"
(2,279.14mm)
94.95"
(2,411.73mm)
-5.22"
(-132.59mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1960 1937
95th 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 15, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/