Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, March 1985

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
March 1985
1-Month
1.57"
(39.88mm)
1.05"
(26.67mm)
0.52"
(13.21mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1984 1926
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1983 1977
Feb–Mar 1985
2-Month
1.65"
(41.91mm)
1.59"
(40.39mm)
0.06"
(1.52mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1981 1926
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1977
Jan–Mar 1985
3-Month
2.04"
(51.82mm)
2.06"
(52.32mm)
-0.02"
(-0.50mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1984 2015
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1983 1977
Ties: 1907, 1935
Dec 1984–Mar 1985
4-Month
2.61"
(66.29mm)
2.54"
(64.52mm)
0.07"
(1.77mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1984 2002
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1983 1977
Nov 1984–Mar 1985
5-Month
3.03"
(76.96mm)
3.19"
(81.03mm)
-0.16"
(-4.07mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 1981 1968
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1897
Oct 1984–Mar 1985
6-Month
5.02"
(127.51mm)
4.47"
(113.54mm)
0.55"
(13.97mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1999
Sep 1984–Mar 1985
7-Month
6.04"
(153.42mm)
6.10"
(154.94mm)
-0.06"
(-1.52mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1981 1959
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1997
Aug 1984–Mar 1985
8-Month
7.97"
(202.44mm)
8.26"
(209.80mm)
-0.29"
(-7.36mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1980 1959
67th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1997
Ties: 1990
Jul 1984–Mar 1985
9-Month
10.03"
(254.76mm)
10.81"
(274.57mm)
-0.78"
(-19.81mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1981 2013
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1916
Jun 1984–Mar 1985
10-Month
15.84"
(402.34mm)
14.24"
(361.70mm)
1.60"
(40.64mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1984 1937
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1983 1916
Ties: 1963
May 1984–Mar 1985
11-Month
17.94"
(455.68mm)
17.14"
(435.36mm)
0.80"
(20.32mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1984 1937
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1983 1916
Apr 1984–Mar 1985
12-Month
21.52"
(546.61mm)
19.08"
(484.63mm)
2.44"
(61.98mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1984 1937
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1983 1987
Oct 1983–Mar 1985
18-Month
26.93"
(684.02mm)
23.56"
(598.42mm)
3.37"
(85.60mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1984 1937
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1983 1916
Apr 1983–Mar 1985
24-Month
40.42"
(1,026.67mm)
38.13"
(968.50mm)
2.29"
(58.17mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1982 1935
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1916
Apr 1982–Mar 1985
36-Month
65.17"
(1,655.32mm)
57.09"
(1,450.09mm)
8.08"
(205.23mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1984 1937
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1917 2011
Apr 1981–Mar 1985
48-Month
83.70"
(2,125.98mm)
76.01"
(1,930.65mm)
7.69"
(195.33mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1984 1937
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2011
Apr 1980–Mar 1985
60-Month
98.49"
(2,501.65mm)
94.91"
(2,410.71mm)
3.58"
(90.94mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1984 1938
47th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2000

Citing This Page

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