Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, December 1981

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1981
1-Month
0.57"
(14.48mm)
0.48"
(12.19mm)
0.09"
(2.29mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1980 1986
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1909
Ties: 1984
Nov–Dec 1981
2-Month
1.22"
(30.99mm)
1.14"
(28.96mm)
0.08"
(2.03mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1980 1912
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1922
Ties: 1955
Oct–Dec 1981
3-Month
2.86"
(72.64mm)
2.42"
(61.47mm)
0.44"
(11.17mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1980 1912
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1998
Ties: 1968
Sep–Dec 1981
4-Month
3.79"
(96.27mm)
4.03"
(102.36mm)
-0.24"
(-6.09mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1980 1952
67th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1996
Aug–Dec 1981
5-Month
6.25"
(158.75mm)
6.17"
(156.72mm)
0.08"
(2.03mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1979 1958
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1996
Jul–Dec 1981
6-Month
10.27"
(260.86mm)
8.71"
(221.23mm)
1.56"
(39.63mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1980 1976
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1998
Jun–Dec 1981
7-Month
13.06"
(331.72mm)
12.14"
(308.36mm)
0.92"
(23.36mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1980 1936
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1915
May–Dec 1981
8-Month
15.37"
(390.40mm)
15.06"
(382.52mm)
0.31"
(7.88mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1980 1936
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1915
Apr–Dec 1981
9-Month
15.93"
(404.62mm)
17.01"
(432.05mm)
-1.08"
(-27.43mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1980 1936
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1915
Mar–Dec 1981
10-Month
17.04"
(432.82mm)
18.06"
(458.72mm)
-1.02"
(-25.90mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1980 1936
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1915
Feb–Dec 1981
11-Month
17.29"
(439.17mm)
18.60"
(472.44mm)
-1.31"
(-33.27mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1980 1936
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1915
Jan–Dec 1981
12-Month
17.41"
(442.21mm)
19.07"
(484.38mm)
-1.66"
(-42.17mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1980 1936
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1915
Ties: 1967
Jul 1980–Dec 1981
18-Month
25.50"
(647.70mm)
27.82"
(706.63mm)
-2.32"
(-58.93mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1980 1936
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2010
Jan 1980–Dec 1981
24-Month
32.12"
(815.85mm)
38.15"
(969.01mm)
-6.03"
(-153.16mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1976 1934
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1915
Jan 1979–Dec 1981
36-Month
50.56"
(1,284.22mm)
57.20"
(1,452.88mm)
-6.64"
(-168.66mm)
18th Driest Driest since: 1976 1936
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2010
Jan 1978–Dec 1981
48-Month
69.50"
(1,765.30mm)
76.16"
(1,934.46mm)
-6.66"
(-169.16mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1977 1936
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1998
Jan 1977–Dec 1981
60-Month
94.54"
(2,401.32mm)
95.09"
(2,415.29mm)
-0.55"
(-13.97mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1980 1937
65th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2019, retrieved on November 21, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/