Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, January 1973

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1973
1-Month
0.41"
(10.41mm)
0.47"
(11.94mm)
-0.06"
(-1.53mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 1972 1942
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1897
Ties: 2012, 2020
Dec 1972–Jan 1973
2-Month
1.27"
(32.26mm)
0.95"
(24.13mm)
0.32"
(8.13mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1972 1987
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1910
Nov 1972–Jan 1973
3-Month
2.07"
(52.58mm)
1.60"
(40.64mm)
0.47"
(11.94mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 1970 1913
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1923
Oct 1972–Jan 1973
4-Month
3.59"
(91.19mm)
2.88"
(73.15mm)
0.71"
(18.04mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1970 1913
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1999
Ties: 1969
Sep 1972–Jan 1973
5-Month
4.07"
(103.38mm)
4.51"
(114.55mm)
-0.44"
(-11.17mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1970 1953
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1997
Aug 1972–Jan 1973
6-Month
5.45"
(138.43mm)
6.67"
(169.42mm)
-1.22"
(-30.99mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 1970 1959
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1997, 2020
Jul 1972–Jan 1973
7-Month
9.10"
(231.14mm)
9.22"
(234.19mm)
-0.12"
(-3.05mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1971 1977
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 1972 2020
Jun 1972–Jan 1973
8-Month
11.89"
(302.01mm)
12.65"
(321.31mm)
-0.76"
(-19.30mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1971 1937
74th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 2020
May 1972–Jan 1973
9-Month
17.49"
(444.25mm)
15.55"
(394.97mm)
1.94"
(49.28mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1972 1937
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1966 2020
Apr 1972–Jan 1973
10-Month
19.61"
(498.09mm)
17.49"
(444.25mm)
2.12"
(53.84mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1972 1937
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2020
Mar 1972–Jan 1973
11-Month
20.34"
(516.64mm)
18.54"
(470.92mm)
1.80"
(45.72mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1972 1937
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2020
Feb 1972–Jan 1973
12-Month
20.69"
(525.53mm)
19.08"
(484.63mm)
1.61"
(40.90mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1971 1937
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1972 2020
Aug 1971–Jan 1973
18-Month
29.29"
(743.97mm)
25.74"
(653.80mm)
3.55"
(90.17mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1972 1937
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1963 2020
Feb 1971–Jan 1973
24-Month
41.50"
(1,054.10mm)
38.13"
(968.50mm)
3.37"
(85.60mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1972 1935
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1964 2020
Feb 1970–Jan 1973
36-Month
60.30"
(1,531.62mm)
57.09"
(1,450.09mm)
3.21"
(81.53mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1972 1937
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 2020
Feb 1969–Jan 1973
48-Month
77.45"
(1,967.23mm)
76.02"
(1,930.91mm)
1.43"
(36.32mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1971 1937
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 2011
Feb 1968–Jan 1973
60-Month
98.93"
(2,512.82mm)
94.93"
(2,411.22mm)
4.00"
(101.60mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1972 1938
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1967 2012

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published April 2021, retrieved on April 13, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/