Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, April 1972

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
April 1972
1-Month
2.12"
(53.85mm)
1.95"
(49.53mm)
0.17"
(4.32mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1969 1926
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1986
Mar–Apr 1972
2-Month
2.85"
(72.39mm)
3.00"
(76.20mm)
-0.15"
(-3.81mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 1969 1926
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1986
Ties: 1967
Feb–Apr 1972
3-Month
3.20"
(81.28mm)
3.54"
(89.92mm)
-0.34"
(-8.64mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1969 1926
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1986
Ties: 1974
Jan–Apr 1972
4-Month
3.57"
(90.68mm)
4.01"
(101.85mm)
-0.44"
(-11.17mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1969 2015
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1986
Ties: 1945
Dec 1971–Apr 1972
5-Month
4.10"
(104.14mm)
4.49"
(114.05mm)
-0.39"
(-9.91mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1961 1980
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1986
Ties: 1985
Nov 1971–Apr 1972
6-Month
5.33"
(135.38mm)
5.13"
(130.30mm)
0.20"
(5.08mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1969 1934
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1986
Oct 1971–Apr 1972
7-Month
8.36"
(212.34mm)
6.41"
(162.81mm)
1.95"
(49.53mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1927 1999
Sep 1971–Apr 1972
8-Month
10.29"
(261.37mm)
8.05"
(204.47mm)
2.24"
(56.90mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1997
Ties: 2007
Aug 1971–Apr 1972
9-Month
11.80"
(299.72mm)
10.20"
(259.08mm)
1.60"
(40.64mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1971 1959
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1986
Jul 1971–Apr 1972
10-Month
13.26"
(336.80mm)
12.76"
(324.10mm)
0.50"
(12.70mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1971 1926
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1986
Jun 1971–Apr 1972
11-Month
16.74"
(425.20mm)
16.19"
(411.23mm)
0.55"
(13.97mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1916
May 1971–Apr 1972
12-Month
19.70"
(500.38mm)
19.09"
(484.89mm)
0.61"
(15.49mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1971 1937
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2016
Nov 1970–Apr 1972
18-Month
26.59"
(675.39mm)
24.21"
(614.93mm)
2.38"
(60.46mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1971 1937
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1963 1916
May 1970–Apr 1972
24-Month
37.83"
(960.88mm)
38.15"
(969.01mm)
-0.32"
(-8.13mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 1971 1937
67th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1916
May 1969–Apr 1972
36-Month
57.14"
(1,451.36mm)
57.12"
(1,450.85mm)
0.02"
(0.51mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1969 1937
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2011
Ties: 1967
May 1968–Apr 1972
48-Month
77.19"
(1,960.63mm)
76.03"
(1,931.16mm)
1.16"
(29.47mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 1971 1937
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2012
May 1967–Apr 1972
60-Month
95.27"
(2,419.86mm)
94.91"
(2,410.71mm)
0.36"
(9.15mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1971 1938
61st Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2012
Ties: 1969

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published January 2020, retrieved on January 26, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/