Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, January 1962

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1962
1-Month
0.34"
(8.64mm)
0.47"
(11.94mm)
-0.13"
(-3.30mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1961 1942
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 1897
Ties: 1911
Dec 1961–Jan 1962
2-Month
0.73"
(18.54mm)
0.95"
(24.13mm)
-0.22"
(-5.59mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 1959 1987
81st Wettest Wettest since: 1961 1910
Ties: 1908, 1927, 1983
Nov 1961–Jan 1962
3-Month
0.98"
(24.89mm)
1.60"
(40.64mm)
-0.62"
(-15.75mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 1955 1913
97th Wettest Wettest since: 1961 1923
Oct 1961–Jan 1962
4-Month
2.22"
(56.39mm)
2.88"
(73.15mm)
-0.66"
(-16.76mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1961 1913
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1960 1999
Ties: 1990
Sep 1961–Jan 1962
5-Month
4.45"
(113.03mm)
4.51"
(114.55mm)
-0.06"
(-1.52mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1961 1953
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 1997
Ties: 1949
Aug 1961–Jan 1962
6-Month
5.92"
(150.37mm)
6.67"
(169.42mm)
-0.75"
(-19.05mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 1959 1959
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1961 1997, 2020
Jul 1961–Jan 1962
7-Month
8.25"
(209.55mm)
9.22"
(234.19mm)
-0.97"
(-24.64mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1961 1977
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2020
Jun 1961–Jan 1962
8-Month
10.67"
(271.02mm)
12.65"
(321.31mm)
-1.98"
(-50.29mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1959 1937
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1961 2020
May 1961–Jan 1962
9-Month
14.20"
(360.68mm)
15.55"
(394.97mm)
-1.35"
(-34.29mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1959 1937
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1961 2020
Apr 1961–Jan 1962
10-Month
15.26"
(387.60mm)
17.49"
(444.25mm)
-2.23"
(-56.65mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 1959 1937
97th Wettest Wettest since: 1961 2020
Mar 1961–Jan 1962
11-Month
15.87"
(403.10mm)
18.54"
(470.92mm)
-2.67"
(-67.82mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1959 1937
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1961 2020
Feb 1961–Jan 1962
12-Month
16.20"
(411.48mm)
19.08"
(484.63mm)
-2.88"
(-73.15mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1959 1937
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1961 2020
Ties: 1990
Aug 1960–Jan 1962
18-Month
23.02"
(584.71mm)
25.74"
(653.80mm)
-2.72"
(-69.09mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1960 1937
94th Wettest Wettest since: 1961 2020
Feb 1960–Jan 1962
24-Month
34.00"
(863.60mm)
38.13"
(968.50mm)
-4.13"
(-104.90mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1960 1935
99th Wettest Wettest since: 1961 2020
Feb 1959–Jan 1962
36-Month
50.95"
(1,294.13mm)
57.09"
(1,450.09mm)
-6.14"
(-155.96mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1961 1937
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2020
Feb 1958–Jan 1962
48-Month
65.86"
(1,672.84mm)
76.02"
(1,930.91mm)
-10.16"
(-258.07mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1941 1937
112th Wettest Wettest since: 1961 2011
Feb 1957–Jan 1962
60-Month
88.26"
(2,241.80mm)
94.93"
(2,411.22mm)
-6.67"
(-169.42mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1960 1938
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1961 2012

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published January 2021, retrieved on January 19, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/