Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, May 1980

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1980
1-Month
1.36"
(34.54mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
-1.56"
(-39.63mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1966 1940
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1962
Ties: 1928
Apr–May 1980
2-Month
2.19"
(55.63mm)
4.87"
(123.70mm)
-2.68"
(-68.07mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1934 1934
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1927
Mar–May 1980
3-Month
2.89"
(73.41mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
-3.03"
(-76.96mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1934 1934
124th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1942
Ties: 1928
Feb–May 1980
4-Month
3.31"
(84.07mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
-3.15"
(-80.01mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1934 1934
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1942
Jan–May 1980
5-Month
3.59"
(91.19mm)
6.93"
(176.02mm)
-3.34"
(-84.83mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1934 1934
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2019
Dec 1979–May 1980
6-Month
3.68"
(93.47mm)
7.41"
(188.21mm)
-3.73"
(-94.74mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1934 1934
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2019
Nov 1979–May 1980
7-Month
4.08"
(103.63mm)
8.06"
(204.72mm)
-3.98"
(-101.09mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1934 1934
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2019
Oct 1979–May 1980
8-Month
5.65"
(143.51mm)
9.34"
(237.24mm)
-3.69"
(-93.73mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1934 1934
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1995
Sep 1979–May 1980
9-Month
6.25"
(158.75mm)
10.97"
(278.64mm)
-4.72"
(-119.89mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1934 1934
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2019
Aug 1979–May 1980
10-Month
8.77"
(222.76mm)
13.13"
(333.50mm)
-4.36"
(-110.74mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 1959 1934
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2019
Jul 1979–May 1980
11-Month
12.55"
(318.77mm)
15.68"
(398.27mm)
-3.13"
(-79.50mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1976 1934
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2019
Jun 1979–May 1980
12-Month
15.98"
(405.89mm)
19.11"
(485.39mm)
-3.13"
(-79.50mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1976 1934
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2019
Dec 1978–May 1980
18-Month
22.37"
(568.20mm)
26.49"
(672.85mm)
-4.12"
(-104.65mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1975 1934
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1916
Jun 1978–May 1980
24-Month
32.94"
(836.68mm)
38.16"
(969.26mm)
-5.22"
(-132.58mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 1977 1937
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2011
Jun 1977–May 1980
36-Month
56.85"
(1,443.99mm)
57.11"
(1,450.59mm)
-0.26"
(-6.60mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1978 1936
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2011
Jun 1976–May 1980
48-Month
73.42"
(1,864.87mm)
76.05"
(1,931.67mm)
-2.63"
(-66.80mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 1979 1937
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2011
Jun 1975–May 1980
60-Month
89.05"
(2,261.87mm)
94.95"
(2,411.73mm)
-5.90"
(-149.86mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 1979 1937
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 22, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/