Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, January 1972

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1972
1-Month
0.37"
(9.40mm)
0.47"
(11.94mm)
-0.10"
(-2.54mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 1970 1942
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1897
Ties: 1921, 1965, 2005
Dec 1971–Jan 1972
2-Month
0.90"
(22.86mm)
0.95"
(24.13mm)
-0.05"
(-1.27mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 1968 1987
65th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1910
Ties: 1947
Nov 1971–Jan 1972
3-Month
2.13"
(54.10mm)
1.60"
(40.64mm)
0.53"
(13.46mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1970 1913
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1923
Ties: 1916
Oct 1971–Jan 1972
4-Month
5.16"
(131.06mm)
2.88"
(73.15mm)
2.28"
(57.91mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1971 1913
6th Wettest Wettest to Date 1999
Sep 1971–Jan 1972
5-Month
7.09"
(180.09mm)
4.51"
(114.55mm)
2.58"
(65.54mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1971 1953
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1997
Aug 1971–Jan 1972
6-Month
8.60"
(218.44mm)
6.67"
(169.42mm)
1.93"
(49.02mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1971 1959
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1997, 2020
Jul 1971–Jan 1972
7-Month
10.06"
(255.52mm)
9.22"
(234.19mm)
0.84"
(21.33mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1971 1977
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1967 2020
Jun 1971–Jan 1972
8-Month
13.54"
(343.92mm)
12.65"
(321.31mm)
0.89"
(22.61mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1971 1937
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2020
May 1971–Jan 1972
9-Month
16.50"
(419.10mm)
15.55"
(394.97mm)
0.95"
(24.13mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1971 1937
47th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2020
Apr 1971–Jan 1972
10-Month
19.53"
(496.06mm)
17.49"
(444.25mm)
2.04"
(51.81mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1971 1937
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2020
Mar 1971–Jan 1972
11-Month
19.99"
(507.75mm)
18.54"
(470.92mm)
1.45"
(36.83mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1971 1937
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2020
Feb 1971–Jan 1972
12-Month
20.81"
(528.57mm)
19.08"
(484.63mm)
1.73"
(43.94mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1971 1937
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2020
Aug 1970–Jan 1972
18-Month
27.53"
(699.26mm)
25.74"
(653.80mm)
1.79"
(45.46mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1971 1937
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1963 2020
Feb 1970–Jan 1972
24-Month
39.61"
(1,006.09mm)
38.13"
(968.50mm)
1.48"
(37.59mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1971 1935
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1967 2020
Feb 1969–Jan 1972
36-Month
56.76"
(1,441.70mm)
57.09"
(1,450.09mm)
-0.33"
(-8.39mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1970 1937
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2020
Feb 1968–Jan 1972
48-Month
78.24"
(1,987.30mm)
76.02"
(1,930.91mm)
2.22"
(56.39mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1971 1937
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2011
Feb 1967–Jan 1972
60-Month
95.47"
(2,424.94mm)
94.93"
(2,411.22mm)
0.54"
(13.72mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 1971 1938
61st 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 6, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/