Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, February 1972

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
February 1972
1-Month
0.35"
(8.89mm)
0.54"
(13.72mm)
-0.19"
(-4.83mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1970 1985
89th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1915
Ties: 1898
Jan–Feb 1972
2-Month
0.72"
(18.29mm)
1.01"
(25.65mm)
-0.29"
(-7.36mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1970 1983
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1915
Dec 1971–Feb 1972
3-Month
1.25"
(31.75mm)
1.49"
(37.85mm)
-0.24"
(-6.10mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1970 2002
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1997
Ties: 1970
Nov 1971–Feb 1972
4-Month
2.48"
(62.99mm)
2.14"
(54.36mm)
0.34"
(8.63mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1970 1913
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1997
Oct 1971–Feb 1972
5-Month
5.51"
(139.95mm)
3.42"
(86.87mm)
2.09"
(53.08mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1909 1999
Ties: 1909
Sep 1971–Feb 1972
6-Month
7.44"
(188.98mm)
5.05"
(128.27mm)
2.39"
(60.71mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1997
Aug 1971–Feb 1972
7-Month
8.95"
(227.33mm)
7.21"
(183.13mm)
1.74"
(44.20mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1971 1959
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1997
Ties: 1915
Jul 1971–Feb 1972
8-Month
10.41"
(264.41mm)
9.76"
(247.90mm)
0.65"
(16.51mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1971 1977
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1997
Ties: 1957
Jun 1971–Feb 1972
9-Month
13.89"
(352.81mm)
13.19"
(335.03mm)
0.70"
(17.78mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1971 1937
50th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1916
May 1971–Feb 1972
10-Month
16.85"
(427.99mm)
16.09"
(408.69mm)
0.76"
(19.30mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1971 1937
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1916
Ties: 1897, 1949
Apr 1971–Feb 1972
11-Month
19.88"
(504.95mm)
18.03"
(457.96mm)
1.85"
(46.99mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1971 1937
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1916
Mar 1971–Feb 1972
12-Month
20.34"
(516.64mm)
19.08"
(484.63mm)
1.26"
(32.01mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1971 1937
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1916
Sep 1970–Feb 1972
18-Month
26.69"
(677.93mm)
24.12"
(612.65mm)
2.57"
(65.28mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1971 1937
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1963 1916
Mar 1970–Feb 1972
24-Month
39.74"
(1,009.40mm)
38.13"
(968.50mm)
1.61"
(40.90mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 1971 1935
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1967 1997
Ties: 1958
Mar 1969–Feb 1972
36-Month
55.91"
(1,420.11mm)
57.10"
(1,450.34mm)
-1.19"
(-30.23mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1970 1937
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2011
Ties: 1978
Mar 1968–Feb 1972
48-Month
78.42"
(1,991.87mm)
76.02"
(1,930.91mm)
2.40"
(60.96mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1971 1937
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2011
Mar 1967–Feb 1972
60-Month
95.27"
(2,419.86mm)
94.94"
(2,411.48mm)
0.33"
(8.38mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1971 1938
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2012

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published February 2020, retrieved on February 27, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/