Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, December 1972

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1972
1-Month
0.86"
(21.84mm)
0.48"
(12.19mm)
0.38"
(9.65mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 1971 1986
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1968 1909
Nov–Dec 1972
2-Month
1.66"
(42.16mm)
1.14"
(28.96mm)
0.52"
(13.20mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1969 1912
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1922
Ties: 1968
Oct–Dec 1972
3-Month
3.18"
(80.77mm)
2.42"
(61.47mm)
0.76"
(19.30mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1969 1912
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1998
Sep–Dec 1972
4-Month
3.66"
(92.96mm)
4.03"
(102.36mm)
-0.37"
(-9.40mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1969 1952
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1996
Aug–Dec 1972
5-Month
5.04"
(128.02mm)
6.17"
(156.72mm)
-1.13"
(-28.70mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 1969 1958
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1996
Ties: 1940
Jul–Dec 1972
6-Month
8.69"
(220.73mm)
8.70"
(220.98mm)
-0.01"
(-0.25mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1970 1976
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1998
Jun–Dec 1972
7-Month
11.48"
(291.59mm)
12.14"
(308.36mm)
-0.66"
(-16.77mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1970 1936
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1915
May–Dec 1972
8-Month
17.08"
(433.83mm)
15.06"
(382.52mm)
2.02"
(51.31mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1971 1936
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1965 1915
Apr–Dec 1972
9-Month
19.20"
(487.68mm)
17.01"
(432.05mm)
2.19"
(55.63mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1971 1936
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1968 1915
Ties: 1914
Mar–Dec 1972
10-Month
19.93"
(506.22mm)
18.06"
(458.72mm)
1.87"
(47.50mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1971 1936
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1968 1915
Feb–Dec 1972
11-Month
20.28"
(515.11mm)
18.60"
(472.44mm)
1.68"
(42.67mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1970 1936
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1915
Jan–Dec 1972
12-Month
20.65"
(524.51mm)
19.07"
(484.38mm)
1.58"
(40.13mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1970 1936
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1915
Jul 1971–Dec 1972
18-Month
30.34"
(770.64mm)
27.82"
(706.63mm)
2.52"
(64.01mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1971 1936
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2010
Jan 1971–Dec 1972
24-Month
41.60"
(1,056.64mm)
38.15"
(969.01mm)
3.45"
(87.63mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1963 1915
Jan 1970–Dec 1972
36-Month
60.24"
(1,530.10mm)
57.20"
(1,452.88mm)
3.04"
(77.22mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1971 1936
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1964 2010
Jan 1969–Dec 1972
48-Month
77.77"
(1,975.36mm)
76.16"
(1,934.46mm)
1.61"
(40.90mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1970 1936
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1998
Jan 1968–Dec 1972
60-Month
98.81"
(2,509.77mm)
95.09"
(2,415.29mm)
3.72"
(94.48mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1971 1937
47th Wettest Wettest since: 1966 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2019, retrieved on November 19, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/