Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, August 1971

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
August 1971
1-Month
1.51"
(38.35mm)
2.13"
(54.10mm)
-0.62"
(-15.75mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1970 2001
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1968 1906
Ties: 1917, 1963
Jul–Aug 1971
2-Month
2.97"
(75.44mm)
4.67"
(118.62mm)
-1.70"
(-43.18mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1970 1947
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019
Jun–Aug 1971
3-Month
6.45"
(163.83mm)
8.11"
(205.99mm)
-1.66"
(-42.16mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1970 1936
101st Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1993
May–Aug 1971
4-Month
9.41"
(239.01mm)
11.03"
(280.16mm)
-1.62"
(-41.15mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1970 1936
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1962
Apr–Aug 1971
5-Month
12.44"
(315.98mm)
12.98"
(329.69mm)
-0.54"
(-13.71mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 1970 1936
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1968 2019
Mar–Aug 1971
6-Month
12.90"
(327.66mm)
14.03"
(356.36mm)
-1.13"
(-28.70mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 1969 1936
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2019
Feb–Aug 1971
7-Month
13.72"
(348.49mm)
14.57"
(370.08mm)
-0.85"
(-21.59mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1970 1936
74th Wettest Wettest since: 1968 2019
Ties: 1937
Jan–Aug 1971
8-Month
14.23"
(361.44mm)
15.04"
(382.02mm)
-0.81"
(-20.58mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1970 1936
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1968 2019
Dec 1970–Aug 1971
9-Month
14.75"
(374.65mm)
15.52"
(394.21mm)
-0.77"
(-19.56mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1970 1936
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019
Nov 1970–Aug 1971
10-Month
16.30"
(414.02mm)
16.16"
(410.46mm)
0.14"
(3.56mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1970 1934
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1968 2019
Ties: 2005
Oct 1970–Aug 1971
11-Month
17.64"
(448.06mm)
17.44"
(442.98mm)
0.20"
(5.08mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1970 1934
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1968 2019
Sep 1970–Aug 1971
12-Month
19.25"
(488.95mm)
19.07"
(484.38mm)
0.18"
(4.57mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1970 1936
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1968 2019
Mar 1970–Aug 1971
18-Month
32.30"
(820.42mm)
33.11"
(840.99mm)
-0.81"
(-20.57mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1970 1934
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019
Sep 1969–Aug 1971
24-Month
36.18"
(918.97mm)
38.14"
(968.76mm)
-1.96"
(-49.79mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1970 1934
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019
Sep 1968–Aug 1971
36-Month
55.13"
(1,400.30mm)
57.14"
(1,451.36mm)
-2.01"
(-51.06mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 1961 1936
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2011
Sep 1967–Aug 1971
48-Month
74.69"
(1,897.13mm)
76.09"
(1,932.69mm)
-1.40"
(-35.56mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1970 1936
74th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2011
Sep 1966–Aug 1971
60-Month
92.88"
(2,359.15mm)
94.98"
(2,412.49mm)
-2.10"
(-53.34mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1970 1937
74th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published January 2020, retrieved on January 29, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/