Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, January 1981

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1981
1-Month
0.12"
(3.05mm)
0.47"
(11.94mm)
-0.35"
(-8.89mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 1974 1942
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1897
Ties: 1901, 1961
Dec 1980–Jan 1981
2-Month
0.53"
(13.46mm)
0.95"
(24.13mm)
-0.42"
(-10.67mm)
18th Driest Driest since: 1980 1987
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1910
Ties: 1959
Nov 1980–Jan 1981
3-Month
0.71"
(18.03mm)
1.60"
(40.64mm)
-0.89"
(-22.61mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1942 1913
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1923
Oct 1980–Jan 1981
4-Month
2.86"
(72.64mm)
2.88"
(73.15mm)
-0.02"
(-0.51mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1980 1913
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1999
Ties: 1926
Sep 1980–Jan 1981
5-Month
3.46"
(87.88mm)
4.51"
(114.55mm)
-1.05"
(-26.67mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 1980 1953
94th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1997
Ties: 1918
Aug 1980–Jan 1981
6-Month
6.68"
(169.67mm)
6.67"
(169.42mm)
0.01"
(0.25mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1980 1959
61st Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1997, 2020
Ties: 1906, 1919
Jul 1980–Jan 1981
7-Month
8.21"
(208.53mm)
9.22"
(234.19mm)
-1.01"
(-25.66mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
87th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2020
Jun 1980–Jan 1981
8-Month
11.24"
(285.50mm)
12.65"
(321.31mm)
-1.41"
(-35.81mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 1977 1937
87th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2020
May 1980–Jan 1981
9-Month
12.60"
(320.04mm)
15.55"
(394.97mm)
-2.95"
(-74.93mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1977 1937
107th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2020
Apr 1980–Jan 1981
10-Month
13.43"
(341.12mm)
17.49"
(444.25mm)
-4.06"
(-103.13mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1977 1937
115th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2020
Mar 1980–Jan 1981
11-Month
14.13"
(358.90mm)
18.54"
(470.92mm)
-4.41"
(-112.02mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1977 1937
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2020
Feb 1980–Jan 1981
12-Month
14.55"
(369.57mm)
19.08"
(484.63mm)
-4.53"
(-115.06mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1977 1937
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2020
Aug 1979–Jan 1981
18-Month
20.01"
(508.25mm)
25.74"
(653.80mm)
-5.73"
(-145.55mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1977 1937
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2020
Feb 1979–Jan 1981
24-Month
32.50"
(825.50mm)
38.13"
(968.50mm)
-5.63"
(-143.00mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 1977 1935
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2020
Feb 1978–Jan 1981
36-Month
51.95"
(1,319.53mm)
57.09"
(1,450.09mm)
-5.14"
(-130.56mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 1977 1937
97th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2020
Feb 1977–Jan 1981
48-Month
76.86"
(1,952.24mm)
76.02"
(1,930.91mm)
0.84"
(21.33mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1980 1937
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1974 2011
Feb 1976–Jan 1981
60-Month
89.44"
(2,271.78mm)
94.93"
(2,411.22mm)
-5.49"
(-139.44mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1979 1938
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2012

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published February 2020, retrieved on February 19, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/