Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, January 1971

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1971
1-Month
0.51"
(12.95mm)
0.47"
(11.94mm)
0.04"
(1.01mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1970 1942
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1897
Ties: 1947, 1960, 1993
Dec 1970–Jan 1971
2-Month
1.03"
(26.16mm)
0.95"
(24.13mm)
0.08"
(2.03mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1970 1987
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1910
Ties: 1970, 1988
Nov 1970–Jan 1971
3-Month
2.58"
(65.53mm)
1.60"
(40.64mm)
0.98"
(24.89mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1970 1913
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1923 1923
Oct 1970–Jan 1971
4-Month
3.92"
(99.57mm)
2.88"
(73.15mm)
1.04"
(26.42mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1970 1913
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1999
Sep 1970–Jan 1971
5-Month
5.53"
(140.46mm)
4.51"
(114.55mm)
1.02"
(25.91mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 1970 1953
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1960 1997
Aug 1970–Jan 1971
6-Month
6.72"
(170.69mm)
6.67"
(169.42mm)
0.05"
(1.27mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 1970 1959
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1997, 2020
Ties: 1957
Jul 1970–Jan 1971
7-Month
8.47"
(215.14mm)
9.22"
(234.19mm)
-0.75"
(-19.05mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 1968 1977
81st Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2020
Jun 1970–Jan 1971
8-Month
11.14"
(282.96mm)
12.65"
(321.31mm)
-1.51"
(-38.35mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1962 1937
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2020
Ties: 1900
May 1970–Jan 1971
9-Month
13.82"
(351.03mm)
15.55"
(394.97mm)
-1.73"
(-43.94mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1965 1937
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2020
Apr 1970–Jan 1971
10-Month
17.44"
(442.98mm)
17.49"
(444.25mm)
-0.05"
(-1.27mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 1970 1937
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2020
Mar 1970–Jan 1971
11-Month
18.58"
(471.93mm)
18.54"
(470.92mm)
0.04"
(1.01mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 1970 1937
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2020
Feb 1970–Jan 1971
12-Month
18.80"
(477.52mm)
19.08"
(484.63mm)
-0.28"
(-7.11mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1970 1937
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2020
Aug 1969–Jan 1971
18-Month
23.68"
(601.47mm)
25.74"
(653.80mm)
-2.06"
(-52.33mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1965 1937
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2020
Feb 1969–Jan 1971
24-Month
35.95"
(913.13mm)
38.13"
(968.50mm)
-2.18"
(-55.37mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 1968 1935
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2020
Feb 1968–Jan 1971
36-Month
57.43"
(1,458.72mm)
57.09"
(1,450.09mm)
0.34"
(8.63mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 1970 1937
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1967 2020
Feb 1967–Jan 1971
48-Month
74.66"
(1,896.36mm)
76.02"
(1,930.91mm)
-1.36"
(-34.55mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1970 1937
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2011
Feb 1966–Jan 1971
60-Month
93.22"
(2,367.79mm)
94.93"
(2,411.22mm)
-1.71"
(-43.43mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1963 1938
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2012

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published March 2020, retrieved on April 2, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/