Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, May 1982

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1982
1-Month
6.32"
(160.53mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
3.40"
(86.36mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1981 1940
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 1962 1962
Apr–May 1982
2-Month
7.36"
(186.94mm)
4.87"
(123.70mm)
2.49"
(63.24mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1927
Mar–May 1982
3-Month
9.03"
(229.36mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
3.11"
(78.99mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 1942
Feb–May 1982
4-Month
9.24"
(234.70mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
2.78"
(70.62mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 1942
Jan–May 1982
5-Month
9.96"
(252.98mm)
6.93"
(176.02mm)
3.03"
(76.96mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2019
Ties: 2007
Dec 1981–May 1982
6-Month
10.53"
(267.46mm)
7.41"
(188.21mm)
3.12"
(79.25mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2019
Nov 1981–May 1982
7-Month
11.18"
(283.97mm)
8.06"
(204.72mm)
3.12"
(79.25mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2019
Ties: 2011
Oct 1981–May 1982
8-Month
12.82"
(325.63mm)
9.34"
(237.24mm)
3.48"
(88.39mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1995
Sep 1981–May 1982
9-Month
13.75"
(349.25mm)
10.97"
(278.64mm)
2.78"
(70.61mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Ties: 2005
Aug 1981–May 1982
10-Month
16.21"
(411.73mm)
13.13"
(333.50mm)
3.08"
(78.23mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Jul 1981–May 1982
11-Month
20.23"
(513.84mm)
15.68"
(398.27mm)
4.55"
(115.57mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Jun 1981–May 1982
12-Month
23.02"
(584.71mm)
19.11"
(485.39mm)
3.91"
(99.32mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Dec 1980–May 1982
18-Month
27.78"
(705.61mm)
26.49"
(672.85mm)
1.29"
(32.76mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1916
Jun 1980–May 1982
24-Month
38.49"
(977.65mm)
38.16"
(969.26mm)
0.33"
(8.39mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1981 1937
64th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2011
Jun 1979–May 1982
36-Month
54.47"
(1,383.54mm)
57.11"
(1,450.59mm)
-2.64"
(-67.05mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1981 1936
87th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2011
Jun 1978–May 1982
48-Month
71.43"
(1,814.32mm)
76.05"
(1,931.67mm)
-4.62"
(-117.35mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 1978 1937
94th Wettest Wettest since: 1981 2011
Jun 1977–May 1982
60-Month
95.34"
(2,421.64mm)
94.95"
(2,411.73mm)
0.39"
(9.91mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 1981 1937
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 1974 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 16, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/