Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, August 1979

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
August 1979
1-Month
2.52"
(64.01mm)
2.13"
(54.10mm)
0.39"
(9.91mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1976 2001
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1906
Jul–Aug 1979
2-Month
6.30"
(160.02mm)
4.67"
(118.62mm)
1.63"
(41.40mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 1978 1947
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1966 2019
Jun–Aug 1979
3-Month
9.73"
(247.14mm)
8.11"
(205.99mm)
1.62"
(41.15mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1978 1936
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1968 1993
May–Aug 1979
4-Month
11.60"
(294.64mm)
11.03"
(280.16mm)
0.57"
(14.48mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1977 1936
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1962
Apr–Aug 1979
5-Month
13.26"
(336.80mm)
12.98"
(329.69mm)
0.28"
(7.11mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 1977 1936
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Mar–Aug 1979
6-Month
14.54"
(369.32mm)
14.03"
(356.36mm)
0.51"
(12.96mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 1976 1936
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Feb–Aug 1979
7-Month
15.01"
(381.25mm)
14.57"
(370.08mm)
0.44"
(11.17mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1976 1936
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Jan–Aug 1979
8-Month
15.78"
(400.81mm)
15.04"
(382.02mm)
0.74"
(18.79mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1976 1936
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Dec 1978–Aug 1979
9-Month
16.12"
(409.45mm)
15.52"
(394.21mm)
0.60"
(15.24mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 1976 1936
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Nov 1978–Aug 1979
10-Month
16.80"
(426.72mm)
16.16"
(410.46mm)
0.64"
(16.26mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1976 1934
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Ties: 1907, 1946
Oct 1978–Aug 1979
11-Month
17.05"
(433.07mm)
17.44"
(442.98mm)
-0.39"
(-9.91mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 1976 1934
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Sep 1978–Aug 1979
12-Month
17.97"
(456.44mm)
19.07"
(484.38mm)
-1.10"
(-27.94mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1976 1936
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Mar 1978–Aug 1979
18-Month
33.69"
(855.73mm)
33.11"
(840.99mm)
0.58"
(14.74mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1977 1934
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Sep 1977–Aug 1979
24-Month
42.38"
(1,076.45mm)
38.14"
(968.76mm)
4.24"
(107.69mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1977 1934
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Sep 1976–Aug 1979
36-Month
61.65"
(1,565.91mm)
57.14"
(1,451.36mm)
4.51"
(114.55mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1978 1936
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1964 2011
Sep 1975–Aug 1979
48-Month
75.29"
(1,912.37mm)
76.09"
(1,932.69mm)
-0.80"
(-20.32mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1978 1936
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1974 2011
Sep 1974–Aug 1979
60-Month
92.44"
(2,347.98mm)
94.98"
(2,412.49mm)
-2.54"
(-64.51mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1978 1937
81st 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/