Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, May 1973

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1973
1-Month
2.82"
(71.63mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
-0.10"
(-2.54mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1970 1940
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1962
Ties: 1935
Apr–May 1973
2-Month
4.63"
(117.60mm)
4.87"
(123.70mm)
-0.24"
(-6.10mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 1969 1934
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1927
Mar–May 1973
3-Month
6.94"
(176.28mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
1.02"
(25.91mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1942
Ties: 1918
Feb–May 1973
4-Month
7.24"
(183.90mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
0.78"
(19.82mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1969 1934
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1942
Jan–May 1973
5-Month
7.65"
(194.31mm)
6.93"
(176.02mm)
0.72"
(18.29mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1969 1934
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 2019
Dec 1972–May 1973
6-Month
8.51"
(216.15mm)
7.41"
(188.21mm)
1.10"
(27.94mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 2019
Nov 1972–May 1973
7-Month
9.31"
(236.47mm)
8.06"
(204.72mm)
1.25"
(31.75mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1970 1934
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 2019
Oct 1972–May 1973
8-Month
10.83"
(275.08mm)
9.34"
(237.24mm)
1.49"
(37.84mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 1970 1934
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1995
Sep 1972–May 1973
9-Month
11.31"
(287.27mm)
10.97"
(278.64mm)
0.34"
(8.63mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1969 1934
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 2019
Aug 1972–May 1973
10-Month
12.69"
(322.33mm)
13.13"
(333.50mm)
-0.44"
(-11.17mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 1970 1934
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 2019
Ties: 1913
Jul 1972–May 1973
11-Month
16.34"
(415.04mm)
15.68"
(398.27mm)
0.66"
(16.77mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 2019
Jun 1972–May 1973
12-Month
19.13"
(485.90mm)
19.11"
(485.39mm)
0.02"
(0.51mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 2019
Dec 1971–May 1973
18-Month
28.83"
(732.28mm)
26.49"
(672.85mm)
2.34"
(59.43mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1916
Jun 1971–May 1973
24-Month
41.47"
(1,053.34mm)
38.16"
(969.26mm)
3.31"
(84.08mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1972 1937
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2011
Jun 1970–May 1973
36-Month
59.88"
(1,520.95mm)
57.11"
(1,450.59mm)
2.77"
(70.36mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1971 1936
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1972 2011
Jun 1969–May 1973
48-Month
79.64"
(2,022.86mm)
76.05"
(1,931.67mm)
3.59"
(91.19mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1971 1937
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1972 2011
Jun 1968–May 1973
60-Month
100.03"
(2,540.76mm)
94.95"
(2,411.73mm)
5.08"
(129.03mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1972 1937
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 20, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/