Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, May 1974

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1974
1-Month
3.04"
(77.22mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
0.12"
(3.05mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1973 1940
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1962
Apr–May 1974
2-Month
5.12"
(130.05mm)
4.87"
(123.70mm)
0.25"
(6.35mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1973 1934
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1927
Mar–May 1974
3-Month
5.91"
(150.11mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
-0.01"
(-0.26mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1969 1934
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1942
Ties: 1912
Feb–May 1974
4-Month
6.24"
(158.50mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
-0.22"
(-5.58mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1969 1934
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1942
Jan–May 1974
5-Month
6.34"
(161.04mm)
6.93"
(176.02mm)
-0.59"
(-14.98mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1969 1934
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2019
Dec 1973–May 1974
6-Month
6.82"
(173.23mm)
7.41"
(188.21mm)
-0.59"
(-14.98mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 1967 1934
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2019
Nov 1973–May 1974
7-Month
7.61"
(193.29mm)
8.06"
(204.72mm)
-0.45"
(-11.43mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1969 1934
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2019
Oct 1973–May 1974
8-Month
9.29"
(235.97mm)
9.34"
(237.24mm)
-0.05"
(-1.27mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 1969 1934
64th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1995
Ties: 1918
Sep 1973–May 1974
9-Month
12.47"
(316.74mm)
10.97"
(278.64mm)
1.50"
(38.10mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1973 1934
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 2019
Aug 1973–May 1974
10-Month
13.85"
(351.79mm)
13.13"
(333.50mm)
0.72"
(18.29mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1973 1934
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 2019
Jul 1973–May 1974
11-Month
15.74"
(399.80mm)
15.68"
(398.27mm)
0.06"
(1.53mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2019
Ties: 1971
Jun 1973–May 1974
12-Month
17.35"
(440.69mm)
19.11"
(485.39mm)
-1.76"
(-44.70mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1961 1934
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2019
Dec 1972–May 1974
18-Month
25.86"
(656.84mm)
26.49"
(672.85mm)
-0.63"
(-16.01mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1968 1934
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1916
Jun 1972–May 1974
24-Month
36.48"
(926.59mm)
38.16"
(969.26mm)
-1.68"
(-42.67mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1967 1937
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2011
Jun 1971–May 1974
36-Month
58.82"
(1,494.03mm)
57.11"
(1,450.59mm)
1.71"
(43.44mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1971 1936
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2011
Jun 1970–May 1974
48-Month
77.23"
(1,961.64mm)
76.05"
(1,931.67mm)
1.18"
(29.97mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1971 1937
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2011
Jun 1969–May 1974
60-Month
96.99"
(2,463.55mm)
94.95"
(2,411.73mm)
2.04"
(51.82mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1971 1937
50th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 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/