Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, May 1963

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1963
1-Month
2.13"
(54.10mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
-0.79"
(-20.07mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 1958 1940
94th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 1962
Ties: 1975
Apr–May 1963
2-Month
4.32"
(109.73mm)
4.87"
(123.70mm)
-0.55"
(-13.97mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1958 1934
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 1927
Mar–May 1963
3-Month
5.30"
(134.62mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
-0.62"
(-15.75mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 1961 1934
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 1942
Feb–May 1963
4-Month
5.70"
(144.78mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
-0.76"
(-19.30mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1961 1934
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1962 1942
Ties: 1945, 1951
Jan–May 1963
5-Month
6.24"
(158.50mm)
6.93"
(176.02mm)
-0.69"
(-17.52mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 1961 1934
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2019
Dec 1962–May 1963
6-Month
6.42"
(163.07mm)
7.41"
(188.21mm)
-0.99"
(-25.14mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 1961 1934
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2019
Nov 1962–May 1963
7-Month
6.67"
(169.42mm)
8.06"
(204.72mm)
-1.39"
(-35.30mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 1956 1934
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2019
Oct 1962–May 1963
8-Month
7.66"
(194.56mm)
9.34"
(237.24mm)
-1.68"
(-42.68mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 1961 1934
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 1995
Sep 1962–May 1963
9-Month
9.06"
(230.12mm)
10.97"
(278.64mm)
-1.91"
(-48.52mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1961 1934
101st Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2019
Ties: 1937
Aug 1962–May 1963
10-Month
10.83"
(275.08mm)
13.13"
(333.50mm)
-2.30"
(-58.42mm)
18th Driest Driest since: 1959 1934
107th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2019
Jul 1962–May 1963
11-Month
15.32"
(389.13mm)
15.68"
(398.27mm)
-0.36"
(-9.14mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1961 1934
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2019
Jun 1962–May 1963
12-Month
20.16"
(512.06mm)
19.11"
(485.39mm)
1.05"
(26.67mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1961 1934
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2019
Dec 1961–May 1963
18-Month
31.21"
(792.73mm)
26.49"
(672.85mm)
4.72"
(119.88mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 1962 1934
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 1916
Jun 1961–May 1963
24-Month
41.15"
(1,045.21mm)
38.16"
(969.26mm)
2.99"
(75.95mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1962 1937
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2011
Jun 1960–May 1963
36-Month
58.07"
(1,474.98mm)
57.11"
(1,450.59mm)
0.96"
(24.39mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1962 1936
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 2011
Jun 1959–May 1963
48-Month
75.76"
(1,924.30mm)
76.05"
(1,931.67mm)
-0.29"
(-7.37mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1962 1937
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2011
Jun 1958–May 1963
60-Month
90.86"
(2,307.84mm)
94.95"
(2,411.73mm)
-4.09"
(-103.89mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1962 1937
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 16, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/