Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, December 1971

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1971
1-Month
0.53"
(13.46mm)
0.48"
(12.19mm)
0.05"
(1.27mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1970 1986
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1909
Ties: 1987
Nov–Dec 1971
2-Month
1.76"
(44.70mm)
1.14"
(28.96mm)
0.62"
(15.74mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1969 1912
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1922
Ties: 1896
Oct–Dec 1971
3-Month
4.79"
(121.67mm)
2.42"
(61.47mm)
2.37"
(60.20mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1970 1912
6th Wettest Wettest to Date 1998
Sep–Dec 1971
4-Month
6.72"
(170.69mm)
4.03"
(102.36mm)
2.69"
(68.33mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1970 1952
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 1996
Aug–Dec 1971
5-Month
8.23"
(209.04mm)
6.17"
(156.72mm)
2.06"
(52.32mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1970 1958
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1996
Jul–Dec 1971
6-Month
9.69"
(246.13mm)
8.71"
(221.23mm)
0.98"
(24.90mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1970 1976
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1966 1998
Ties: 1929
Jun–Dec 1971
7-Month
13.17"
(334.52mm)
12.14"
(308.36mm)
1.03"
(26.16mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1970 1936
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1968 1915
May–Dec 1971
8-Month
16.13"
(409.70mm)
15.06"
(382.52mm)
1.07"
(27.18mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1970 1936
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1968 1915
Apr–Dec 1971
9-Month
19.16"
(486.66mm)
17.01"
(432.05mm)
2.15"
(54.61mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1970 1936
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1968 1915
Mar–Dec 1971
10-Month
19.62"
(498.35mm)
18.06"
(458.72mm)
1.56"
(39.63mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1970 1936
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1968 1915
Feb–Dec 1971
11-Month
20.44"
(519.18mm)
18.60"
(472.44mm)
1.84"
(46.74mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1970 1936
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1968 1915
Jan–Dec 1971
12-Month
20.95"
(532.13mm)
19.07"
(484.38mm)
1.88"
(47.75mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1970 1936
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1968 1915
Jul 1970–Dec 1971
18-Month
28.91"
(734.31mm)
27.82"
(706.63mm)
1.09"
(27.68mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1970 1936
50th Wettest Wettest since: 1963 2010
Jan 1970–Dec 1971
24-Month
39.59"
(1,005.59mm)
38.15"
(969.01mm)
1.44"
(36.58mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1970 1934
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1966 1915
Ties: 1922
Jan 1969–Dec 1971
36-Month
57.12"
(1,450.85mm)
57.20"
(1,452.88mm)
-0.08"
(-2.03mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 1969 1936
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2010
Ties: 1982
Jan 1968–Dec 1971
48-Month
78.16"
(1,985.26mm)
76.16"
(1,934.46mm)
2.00"
(50.80mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1970 1936
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1968 1998
Jan 1967–Dec 1971
60-Month
95.57"
(2,427.48mm)
95.09"
(2,415.29mm)
0.48"
(12.19mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1970 1937
59th 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 21, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/