Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, May 1981

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1981
1-Month
2.31"
(58.67mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
-0.61"
(-15.50mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1980 1940
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1962
Apr–May 1981
2-Month
2.87"
(72.90mm)
4.87"
(123.70mm)
-2.00"
(-50.80mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1980 1934
115th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1927
Ties: 1926
Mar–May 1981
3-Month
3.98"
(101.09mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
-1.94"
(-49.28mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1980 1934
107th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1942
Feb–May 1981
4-Month
4.23"
(107.44mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
-2.23"
(-56.64mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1980 1934
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1942
Jan–May 1981
5-Month
4.35"
(110.49mm)
6.93"
(176.02mm)
-2.58"
(-65.53mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1980 1934
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2019
Dec 1980–May 1981
6-Month
4.76"
(120.90mm)
7.41"
(188.21mm)
-2.65"
(-67.31mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1980 1934
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2019
Nov 1980–May 1981
7-Month
4.94"
(125.48mm)
8.06"
(204.72mm)
-3.12"
(-79.24mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1980 1934
121st Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2019
Oct 1980–May 1981
8-Month
7.09"
(180.09mm)
9.34"
(237.24mm)
-2.25"
(-57.15mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 1980 1934
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1995
Sep 1980–May 1981
9-Month
7.69"
(195.33mm)
10.97"
(278.64mm)
-3.28"
(-83.31mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1980 1934
118th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2019
Aug 1980–May 1981
10-Month
10.91"
(277.11mm)
13.13"
(333.50mm)
-2.22"
(-56.39mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1980 1934
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Jul 1980–May 1981
11-Month
12.44"
(315.98mm)
15.68"
(398.27mm)
-3.24"
(-82.29mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1976 1934
110th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2019
Jun 1980–May 1981
12-Month
15.47"
(392.94mm)
19.11"
(485.39mm)
-3.64"
(-92.45mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1975 1934
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2019
Dec 1979–May 1981
18-Month
19.15"
(486.41mm)
26.49"
(672.85mm)
-7.34"
(-186.44mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1937 1934
121st Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1916
Jun 1979–May 1981
24-Month
31.45"
(798.83mm)
38.16"
(969.26mm)
-6.71"
(-170.43mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1976 1937
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2011
Jun 1978–May 1981
36-Month
48.41"
(1,229.61mm)
57.11"
(1,450.59mm)
-8.70"
(-220.98mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1977 1936
112th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2011
Jun 1977–May 1981
48-Month
72.32"
(1,836.93mm)
76.05"
(1,931.67mm)
-3.73"
(-94.74mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1978 1937
89th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2011
Jun 1976–May 1981
60-Month
88.89"
(2,257.81mm)
94.95"
(2,411.73mm)
-6.06"
(-153.92mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1979 1937
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1980 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/