Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, May 1979

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1979
1-Month
1.87"
(47.50mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
-1.05"
(-26.67mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1976 1940
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1962
Apr–May 1979
2-Month
3.53"
(89.66mm)
4.87"
(123.70mm)
-1.34"
(-34.04mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 1976 1934
97th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1927
Mar–May 1979
3-Month
4.81"
(122.17mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
-1.11"
(-28.20mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 1976 1934
94th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1942
Feb–May 1979
4-Month
5.28"
(134.11mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
-1.18"
(-29.97mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1976 1934
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1942
Jan–May 1979
5-Month
6.05"
(153.67mm)
6.93"
(176.02mm)
-0.88"
(-22.35mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1976 1934
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Dec 1978–May 1979
6-Month
6.39"
(162.31mm)
7.41"
(188.21mm)
-1.02"
(-25.90mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1976 1934
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Nov 1978–May 1979
7-Month
7.07"
(179.58mm)
8.06"
(204.72mm)
-0.99"
(-25.14mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1976 1934
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Oct 1978–May 1979
8-Month
7.32"
(185.93mm)
9.34"
(237.24mm)
-2.02"
(-51.31mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1976 1934
101st Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1995
Sep 1978–May 1979
9-Month
8.24"
(209.30mm)
10.97"
(278.64mm)
-2.73"
(-69.34mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1976 1934
112th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Ties: 1940
Aug 1978–May 1979
10-Month
10.79"
(274.07mm)
13.13"
(333.50mm)
-2.34"
(-59.43mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1976 1934
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Jul 1978–May 1979
11-Month
14.35"
(364.49mm)
15.68"
(398.27mm)
-1.33"
(-33.78mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1977 1934
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Jun 1978–May 1979
12-Month
16.96"
(430.78mm)
19.11"
(485.39mm)
-2.15"
(-54.61mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 1977 1934
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Dec 1977–May 1979
18-Month
25.80"
(655.32mm)
26.49"
(672.85mm)
-0.69"
(-17.53mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1977 1934
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1916
Jun 1977–May 1979
24-Month
40.87"
(1,038.10mm)
38.16"
(969.26mm)
2.71"
(68.84mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1978 1937
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2011
Jun 1976–May 1979
36-Month
57.44"
(1,458.98mm)
57.11"
(1,450.59mm)
0.33"
(8.39mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 1978 1936
64th Wettest Wettest since: 1974 2011
Jun 1975–May 1979
48-Month
73.07"
(1,855.98mm)
76.05"
(1,931.67mm)
-2.98"
(-75.69mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1978 1937
81st Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2011
Jun 1974–May 1979
60-Month
87.85"
(2,231.39mm)
94.95"
(2,411.73mm)
-7.10"
(-180.34mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1977 1937
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 17, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/