Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, December 1979

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1979
1-Month
0.09"
(2.29mm)
0.48"
(12.19mm)
-0.39"
(-9.90mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 1943 1986
121st Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1909
Ties: 1943, 2004
Nov–Dec 1979
2-Month
0.49"
(12.45mm)
1.14"
(28.96mm)
-0.65"
(-16.51mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1976 1912
113th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1922
Oct–Dec 1979
3-Month
2.06"
(52.32mm)
2.42"
(61.47mm)
-0.36"
(-9.15mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1978 1912
74th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1998
Sep–Dec 1979
4-Month
2.66"
(67.56mm)
4.03"
(102.36mm)
-1.37"
(-34.80mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1978 1952
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1996
Aug–Dec 1979
5-Month
5.18"
(131.57mm)
6.17"
(156.72mm)
-0.99"
(-25.15mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1978 1958
89th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2019
Jul–Dec 1979
6-Month
8.96"
(227.58mm)
8.70"
(220.98mm)
0.26"
(6.60mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 1978 1976
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2019
Jun–Dec 1979
7-Month
12.39"
(314.71mm)
12.14"
(308.36mm)
0.25"
(6.35mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1978 1936
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2019
Ties: 1965
May–Dec 1979
8-Month
14.26"
(362.20mm)
15.06"
(382.52mm)
-0.80"
(-20.32mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1976 1936
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Apr–Dec 1979
9-Month
15.92"
(404.37mm)
17.01"
(432.05mm)
-1.09"
(-27.68mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1976 1936
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Ties: 2017
Mar–Dec 1979
10-Month
17.20"
(436.88mm)
18.06"
(458.72mm)
-0.86"
(-21.84mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1976 1936
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Feb–Dec 1979
11-Month
17.67"
(448.82mm)
18.60"
(472.44mm)
-0.93"
(-23.62mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1976 1936
74th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Jan–Dec 1979
12-Month
18.44"
(468.38mm)
19.07"
(484.38mm)
-0.63"
(-16.00mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1976 1936
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Jul 1978–Dec 1979
18-Month
26.74"
(679.20mm)
27.82"
(706.63mm)
-1.08"
(-27.43mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1976 1936
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Jan 1978–Dec 1979
24-Month
37.38"
(949.45mm)
38.15"
(969.01mm)
-0.77"
(-19.56mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1976 1934
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Jan 1977–Dec 1979
36-Month
62.42"
(1,585.47mm)
57.20"
(1,452.88mm)
5.22"
(132.59mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1978 1936
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Jan 1976–Dec 1979
48-Month
75.19"
(1,909.83mm)
76.16"
(1,934.46mm)
-0.97"
(-24.63mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1978 1936
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1998
Jan 1975–Dec 1979
60-Month
93.53"
(2,375.66mm)
95.09"
(2,415.29mm)
-1.56"
(-39.63mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1978 1937
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2020, retrieved on December 2, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/