Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, August 1978

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
August 1978
1-Month
2.55"
(64.77mm)
2.13"
(54.10mm)
0.42"
(10.67mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1976 2001
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1906
Ties: 1928
Jul–Aug 1978
2-Month
6.11"
(155.19mm)
4.67"
(118.62mm)
1.44"
(36.57mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1977 1947
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1966 2019
Jun–Aug 1978
3-Month
8.72"
(221.49mm)
8.11"
(205.99mm)
0.61"
(15.50mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1977 1936
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1968 1993
May–Aug 1978
4-Month
12.34"
(313.44mm)
11.03"
(280.16mm)
1.31"
(33.28mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1977 1936
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1962
Apr–Aug 1978
5-Month
15.39"
(390.91mm)
12.98"
(329.69mm)
2.41"
(61.22mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1977 1936
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1972 2019
Mar–Aug 1978
6-Month
15.72"
(399.29mm)
14.03"
(356.36mm)
1.69"
(42.93mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1976 1936
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2019
Feb–Aug 1978
7-Month
16.49"
(418.85mm)
14.57"
(370.08mm)
1.92"
(48.77mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1976 1936
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2019
Jan–Aug 1978
8-Month
16.75"
(425.45mm)
15.04"
(382.02mm)
1.71"
(43.43mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1976 1936
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2019
Dec 1977–Aug 1978
9-Month
17.56"
(446.02mm)
15.52"
(394.21mm)
2.04"
(51.81mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1976 1936
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2019
Nov 1977–Aug 1978
10-Month
19.17"
(486.92mm)
16.16"
(410.46mm)
3.01"
(76.46mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1977 1934
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2019
Oct 1977–Aug 1978
11-Month
21.14"
(536.96mm)
17.44"
(442.98mm)
3.70"
(93.98mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1977 1934
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 2019
Sep 1977–Aug 1978
12-Month
24.41"
(620.01mm)
19.07"
(484.38mm)
5.34"
(135.63mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 1977 1936
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2019
Mar 1977–Aug 1978
18-Month
40.55"
(1,029.97mm)
33.11"
(840.99mm)
7.44"
(188.98mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1977 1934
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
Sep 1976–Aug 1978
24-Month
43.68"
(1,109.47mm)
38.14"
(968.76mm)
5.54"
(140.71mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1977 1934
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1963 2019
Sep 1975–Aug 1978
36-Month
57.32"
(1,455.93mm)
57.14"
(1,451.36mm)
0.18"
(4.57mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 1977 1936
66th Wettest Wettest since: 1974 2011
Sep 1974–Aug 1978
48-Month
74.47"
(1,891.54mm)
76.09"
(1,932.69mm)
-1.62"
(-41.15mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 1977 1936
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2011
Sep 1973–Aug 1978
60-Month
92.08"
(2,338.83mm)
94.98"
(2,412.49mm)
-2.90"
(-73.66mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1977 1937
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published January 2020, retrieved on January 23, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/