Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, May 1962

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1962
1-Month
6.78"
(172.21mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
3.86"
(98.04mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 1961 1940
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 1962
Apr–May 1962
2-Month
7.93"
(201.42mm)
4.87"
(123.70mm)
3.06"
(77.72mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1961 1934
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 1927
Mar–May 1962
3-Month
9.05"
(229.87mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
3.13"
(79.50mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1961 1934
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 1942
Feb–May 1962
4-Month
10.32"
(262.13mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
3.86"
(98.05mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1961 1934
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
Jan–May 1962
5-Month
10.66"
(270.76mm)
6.93"
(176.02mm)
3.73"
(94.74mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1961 1934
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
Dec 1961–May 1962
6-Month
11.05"
(280.67mm)
7.41"
(188.21mm)
3.64"
(92.46mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1961 1934
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
Nov 1961–May 1962
7-Month
11.30"
(287.02mm)
8.06"
(204.72mm)
3.24"
(82.30mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1961 1934
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
Oct 1961–May 1962
8-Month
12.54"
(318.52mm)
9.34"
(237.24mm)
3.20"
(81.28mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1961 1934
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 1995
Sep 1961–May 1962
9-Month
14.77"
(375.16mm)
10.97"
(278.64mm)
3.80"
(96.52mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1961 1934
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
Aug 1961–May 1962
10-Month
16.24"
(412.50mm)
13.13"
(333.50mm)
3.11"
(79.00mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1961 1934
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
Jul 1961–May 1962
11-Month
18.57"
(471.68mm)
15.68"
(398.27mm)
2.89"
(73.41mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1961 1934
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
Jun 1961–May 1962
12-Month
20.99"
(533.15mm)
19.11"
(485.39mm)
1.88"
(47.76mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1961 1934
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Dec 1960–May 1962
18-Month
27.39"
(695.71mm)
26.49"
(672.85mm)
0.90"
(22.86mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1961 1934
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1916
Jun 1960–May 1962
24-Month
37.91"
(962.91mm)
38.16"
(969.26mm)
-0.25"
(-6.35mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1961 1937
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2011
Jun 1959–May 1962
36-Month
55.60"
(1,412.24mm)
57.11"
(1,450.59mm)
-1.51"
(-38.35mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1961 1936
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2011
Jun 1958–May 1962
48-Month
70.70"
(1,795.78mm)
76.05"
(1,931.67mm)
-5.35"
(-135.89mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1961 1937
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2011
Jun 1957–May 1962
60-Month
90.14"
(2,289.56mm)
94.95"
(2,411.73mm)
-4.81"
(-122.17mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 1961 1937
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published August 2019, retrieved on August 21, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/