Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, December 1970

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1970
1-Month
0.52"
(13.21mm)
0.48"
(12.19mm)
0.04"
(1.02mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 1966 1986
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1909
Nov–Dec 1970
2-Month
2.07"
(52.58mm)
1.14"
(28.96mm)
0.93"
(23.62mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1969 1912
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1922 1922
Oct–Dec 1970
3-Month
3.41"
(86.61mm)
2.42"
(61.47mm)
0.99"
(25.14mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1969 1912
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1998
Sep–Dec 1970
4-Month
5.02"
(127.51mm)
4.03"
(102.36mm)
0.99"
(25.15mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1969 1952
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1959 1996
Aug–Dec 1970
5-Month
6.21"
(157.73mm)
6.17"
(156.72mm)
0.04"
(1.01mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1969 1958
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1968 1996
Ties: 1902
Jul–Dec 1970
6-Month
7.96"
(202.18mm)
8.70"
(220.98mm)
-0.74"
(-18.80mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1967 1976
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1998
Jun–Dec 1970
7-Month
10.63"
(270.00mm)
12.14"
(308.36mm)
-1.51"
(-38.36mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 1961 1936
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1915
May–Dec 1970
8-Month
13.31"
(338.07mm)
15.06"
(382.52mm)
-1.75"
(-44.45mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1958 1936
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1915
Apr–Dec 1970
9-Month
16.93"
(430.02mm)
17.01"
(432.05mm)
-0.08"
(-2.03mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 1969 1936
61st Wettest Wettest since: 1968 1915
Mar–Dec 1970
10-Month
18.07"
(458.98mm)
18.06"
(458.72mm)
0.01"
(0.26mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 1969 1936
61st Wettest Wettest since: 1968 1915
Feb–Dec 1970
11-Month
18.29"
(464.57mm)
18.60"
(472.44mm)
-0.31"
(-7.87mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 1969 1936
64th Wettest Wettest since: 1968 1915
Jan–Dec 1970
12-Month
18.64"
(473.46mm)
19.07"
(484.38mm)
-0.43"
(-10.92mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1969 1936
67th Wettest Wettest since: 1968 1915
Jul 1969–Dec 1970
18-Month
27.20"
(690.88mm)
27.82"
(706.63mm)
-0.62"
(-15.75mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1969 1936
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1967 2010
Jan 1969–Dec 1970
24-Month
36.17"
(918.72mm)
38.15"
(969.01mm)
-1.98"
(-50.29mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 1967 1934
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1915
Jan 1968–Dec 1970
36-Month
57.21"
(1,453.13mm)
57.20"
(1,452.88mm)
0.01"
(0.25mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1969 1936
65th Wettest Wettest since: 1967 2010
Jan 1967–Dec 1970
48-Month
74.62"
(1,895.35mm)
76.16"
(1,934.46mm)
-1.54"
(-39.11mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1969 1936
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1968 1998
Jan 1966–Dec 1970
60-Month
92.96"
(2,361.18mm)
95.09"
(2,415.29mm)
-2.13"
(-54.11mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1962 1937
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2019, retrieved on November 15, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/