Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, May 1970

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1970
1-Month
2.68"
(68.07mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
-0.24"
(-6.10mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 1969 1940
67th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 1962
Apr–May 1970
2-Month
6.30"
(160.02mm)
4.87"
(123.70mm)
1.43"
(36.32mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1969 1934
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 1927
Ties: 1996, 2016
Mar–May 1970
3-Month
7.44"
(188.98mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
1.52"
(38.61mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1969 1934
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1965 1942
Feb–May 1970
4-Month
7.66"
(194.56mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
1.20"
(30.48mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1969 1934
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1965 1942
Jan–May 1970
5-Month
8.01"
(203.45mm)
6.93"
(176.02mm)
1.08"
(27.43mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1969 1934
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 2019
Dec 1969–May 1970
6-Month
8.69"
(220.73mm)
7.41"
(188.21mm)
1.28"
(32.52mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1969 1934
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1965 2019
Nov 1969–May 1970
7-Month
8.92"
(226.57mm)
8.06"
(204.72mm)
0.86"
(21.85mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1969 1934
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1965 2019
Oct 1969–May 1970
8-Month
10.45"
(265.43mm)
9.34"
(237.24mm)
1.11"
(28.19mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1969 1934
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 1995
Sep 1969–May 1970
9-Month
11.32"
(287.53mm)
10.97"
(278.64mm)
0.35"
(8.89mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 1969 1934
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2019
Aug 1969–May 1970
10-Month
12.54"
(318.52mm)
13.13"
(333.50mm)
-0.59"
(-14.98mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1968 1934
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019
Jul 1969–May 1970
11-Month
16.57"
(420.88mm)
15.68"
(398.27mm)
0.89"
(22.61mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1969 1934
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1967 2019
Ties: 1964
Jun 1969–May 1970
12-Month
19.76"
(501.90mm)
19.11"
(485.39mm)
0.65"
(16.51mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1968 1934
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019
Dec 1968–May 1970
18-Month
26.64"
(676.66mm)
26.49"
(672.85mm)
0.15"
(3.81mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1968 1934
61st Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1916
Jun 1968–May 1970
24-Month
40.15"
(1,019.81mm)
38.16"
(969.26mm)
1.99"
(50.55mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1969 1937
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 2011
Jun 1967–May 1970
36-Month
58.27"
(1,480.06mm)
57.11"
(1,450.59mm)
1.16"
(29.47mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1969 1936
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 2011
Jun 1966–May 1970
48-Month
77.31"
(1,963.67mm)
76.05"
(1,931.67mm)
1.26"
(32.00mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 1969 1937
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1966 2011
Jun 1965–May 1970
60-Month
94.72"
(2,405.89mm)
94.95"
(2,411.73mm)
-0.23"
(-5.84mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1963 1937
67th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1999

Citing This Page

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