Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, May 1985

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1985
1-Month
2.10"
(53.34mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
-0.82"
(-20.83mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 1984 1940
97th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1962
Ties: 1984
Apr–May 1985
2-Month
3.59"
(91.19mm)
4.87"
(123.70mm)
-1.28"
(-32.51mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
94th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1927
Mar–May 1985
3-Month
5.16"
(131.06mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
-0.76"
(-19.31mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1942
Feb–May 1985
4-Month
5.24"
(133.10mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
-1.22"
(-30.98mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1942
Jan–May 1985
5-Month
5.63"
(143.00mm)
6.93"
(176.02mm)
-1.30"
(-33.02mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Dec 1984–May 1985
6-Month
6.20"
(157.48mm)
7.41"
(188.21mm)
-1.21"
(-30.73mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Ties: 1959
Nov 1984–May 1985
7-Month
6.62"
(168.15mm)
8.06"
(204.72mm)
-1.44"
(-36.57mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
99th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Oct 1984–May 1985
8-Month
8.61"
(218.69mm)
9.34"
(237.24mm)
-0.73"
(-18.55mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1995
Sep 1984–May 1985
9-Month
9.63"
(244.60mm)
10.97"
(278.64mm)
-1.34"
(-34.04mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Aug 1984–May 1985
10-Month
11.56"
(293.62mm)
13.13"
(333.50mm)
-1.57"
(-39.88mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Jul 1984–May 1985
11-Month
13.62"
(345.95mm)
15.68"
(398.27mm)
-2.06"
(-52.32mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
94th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Jun 1984–May 1985
12-Month
19.43"
(493.52mm)
19.11"
(485.39mm)
0.32"
(8.13mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Dec 1983–May 1985
18-Month
27.56"
(700.02mm)
26.49"
(672.85mm)
1.07"
(27.17mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1984 1934
47th Wettest Wettest since: 1983 1916
Jun 1983–May 1985
24-Month
40.06"
(1,017.52mm)
38.16"
(969.26mm)
1.90"
(48.26mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1982 1937
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2011
Jun 1982–May 1985
36-Month
61.40"
(1,559.56mm)
57.11"
(1,450.59mm)
4.29"
(108.97mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1983 1936
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2011
Jun 1981–May 1985
48-Month
84.42"
(2,144.27mm)
76.05"
(1,931.67mm)
8.37"
(212.60mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1984 1937
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2011
Jun 1980–May 1985
60-Month
99.89"
(2,537.21mm)
94.95"
(2,411.73mm)
4.94"
(125.48mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1984 1937
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 18, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/