Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, May 1971

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1971
1-Month
2.96"
(75.18mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
0.04"
(1.01mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 1970 1940
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 1962
Ties: 1950
Apr–May 1971
2-Month
5.99"
(152.15mm)
4.87"
(123.70mm)
1.12"
(28.45mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 1969 1934
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1927
Mar–May 1971
3-Month
6.45"
(163.83mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
0.53"
(13.46mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1969 1934
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1942
Feb–May 1971
4-Month
7.27"
(184.66mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
0.81"
(20.58mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1969 1934
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1942
Jan–May 1971
5-Month
7.78"
(197.61mm)
6.93"
(176.02mm)
0.85"
(21.59mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1969 1934
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2019
Dec 1970–May 1971
6-Month
8.30"
(210.82mm)
7.41"
(188.21mm)
0.89"
(22.61mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1969 1934
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2019
Nov 1970–May 1971
7-Month
9.85"
(250.19mm)
8.06"
(204.72mm)
1.79"
(45.47mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1970 1934
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 2019
Oct 1970–May 1971
8-Month
11.19"
(284.23mm)
9.34"
(237.24mm)
1.85"
(46.99mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1970 1934
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 1995
Ties: 1957
Sep 1970–May 1971
9-Month
12.80"
(325.12mm)
10.97"
(278.64mm)
1.83"
(46.48mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 1970 1934
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2019
Aug 1970–May 1971
10-Month
13.99"
(355.35mm)
13.13"
(333.50mm)
0.86"
(21.85mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1970 1934
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2019
Jul 1970–May 1971
11-Month
15.74"
(399.80mm)
15.68"
(398.27mm)
0.06"
(1.53mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1969 1934
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2019
Ties: 1974
Jun 1970–May 1971
12-Month
18.41"
(467.61mm)
19.11"
(485.39mm)
-0.70"
(-17.78mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1968 1934
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2019
Dec 1969–May 1971
18-Month
27.10"
(688.34mm)
26.49"
(672.85mm)
0.61"
(15.49mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1970 1934
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1916
Jun 1969–May 1971
24-Month
38.17"
(969.52mm)
38.16"
(969.26mm)
0.01"
(0.26mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 1968 1937
67th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2011
Jun 1968–May 1971
36-Month
58.56"
(1,487.42mm)
57.11"
(1,450.59mm)
1.45"
(36.83mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 1970 1936
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 2011
Jun 1967–May 1971
48-Month
76.68"
(1,947.67mm)
76.05"
(1,931.67mm)
0.63"
(16.00mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 1969 1937
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2011
Jun 1966–May 1971
60-Month
95.72"
(2,431.29mm)
94.95"
(2,411.73mm)
0.77"
(19.56mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1970 1937
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1967 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 19, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/