Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, May 1976

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1976
1-Month
1.59"
(40.39mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
-1.33"
(-33.78mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1966 1940
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 1962
Apr–May 1976
2-Month
3.51"
(89.15mm)
4.87"
(123.70mm)
-1.36"
(-34.55mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 1969 1934
99th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 1927
Mar–May 1976
3-Month
4.19"
(106.43mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
-1.73"
(-43.94mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1969 1934
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1975 1942
Feb–May 1976
4-Month
4.78"
(121.41mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
-1.68"
(-42.67mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1966 1934
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1975 1942
Jan–May 1976
5-Month
5.36"
(136.14mm)
6.93"
(176.02mm)
-1.57"
(-39.88mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1966 1934
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2019
Dec 1975–May 1976
6-Month
5.83"
(148.08mm)
7.41"
(188.21mm)
-1.58"
(-40.13mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1966 1934
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2019
Nov 1975–May 1976
7-Month
6.46"
(164.08mm)
8.06"
(204.72mm)
-1.60"
(-40.64mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1966 1934
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2019
Ties: 1951
Oct 1975–May 1976
8-Month
7.22"
(183.39mm)
9.34"
(237.24mm)
-2.12"
(-53.85mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 1966 1934
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 1995
Sep 1975–May 1976
9-Month
8.12"
(206.25mm)
10.97"
(278.64mm)
-2.85"
(-72.39mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1959 1934
115th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2019
Aug 1975–May 1976
10-Month
10.27"
(260.86mm)
13.13"
(333.50mm)
-2.86"
(-72.64mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1959 1934
113th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2019
Jul 1975–May 1976
11-Month
11.43"
(290.32mm)
15.68"
(398.27mm)
-4.25"
(-107.95mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1937 1934
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2019
Jun 1975–May 1976
12-Month
15.63"
(397.00mm)
19.11"
(485.39mm)
-3.48"
(-88.39mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1975 1934
113th Wettest Wettest since: 1974 2019
Dec 1974–May 1976
18-Month
23.83"
(605.28mm)
26.49"
(672.85mm)
-2.66"
(-67.57mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1975 1934
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1974 1916
Jun 1974–May 1976
24-Month
30.41"
(772.41mm)
38.16"
(969.26mm)
-7.75"
(-196.85mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 1940 1937
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2011
Jun 1973–May 1976
36-Month
47.76"
(1,213.10mm)
57.11"
(1,450.59mm)
-9.35"
(-237.49mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1941 1936
113th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2011
Jun 1972–May 1976
48-Month
66.89"
(1,699.01mm)
76.05"
(1,931.67mm)
-9.16"
(-232.66mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1941 1937
112th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2011
Jun 1971–May 1976
60-Month
89.23"
(2,266.44mm)
94.95"
(2,411.73mm)
-5.72"
(-145.29mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1960 1937
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 1999

Citing This Page

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