Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, January 1986

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1986
1-Month
0.42"
(10.67mm)
0.47"
(11.94mm)
-0.05"
(-1.27mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 1985 1942
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1982 1897
Dec 1985–Jan 1986
2-Month
1.01"
(25.65mm)
0.95"
(24.13mm)
0.06"
(1.52mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1985 1987
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1982 1910
Nov 1985–Jan 1986
3-Month
2.67"
(67.82mm)
1.60"
(40.64mm)
1.07"
(27.18mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1985 1913
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1923
Oct 1985–Jan 1986
4-Month
3.71"
(94.23mm)
2.88"
(73.15mm)
0.83"
(21.08mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1985 1913
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1999
Sep 1985–Jan 1986
5-Month
6.33"
(160.78mm)
4.51"
(114.55mm)
1.82"
(46.23mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1985 1953
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1983 1997
Aug 1985–Jan 1986
6-Month
9.14"
(232.16mm)
6.67"
(169.42mm)
2.47"
(62.74mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1985 1959
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1983 1997, 2020
Jul 1985–Jan 1986
7-Month
11.16"
(283.46mm)
9.22"
(234.19mm)
1.94"
(49.27mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1985 1977
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1983 2020
Jun 1985–Jan 1986
8-Month
13.29"
(337.57mm)
12.65"
(321.31mm)
0.64"
(16.26mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1984 1937
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2020
Ties: 1984
May 1985–Jan 1986
9-Month
15.39"
(390.91mm)
15.55"
(394.97mm)
-0.16"
(-4.06mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1981 1937
64th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2020
Apr 1985–Jan 1986
10-Month
16.88"
(428.75mm)
17.49"
(444.25mm)
-0.61"
(-15.50mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1982 1937
66th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2020
Mar 1985–Jan 1986
11-Month
18.45"
(468.63mm)
18.54"
(470.92mm)
-0.09"
(-2.29mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1982 1937
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2020
Feb 1985–Jan 1986
12-Month
18.53"
(470.66mm)
19.08"
(484.63mm)
-0.55"
(-13.97mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1982 1937
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2020
Aug 1984–Jan 1986
18-Month
24.85"
(631.19mm)
25.74"
(653.80mm)
-0.89"
(-22.61mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1982 1937
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2020
Feb 1984–Jan 1986
24-Month
40.06"
(1,017.52mm)
38.13"
(968.50mm)
1.93"
(49.02mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1982 1935
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2020
Feb 1983–Jan 1986
36-Month
59.42"
(1,509.27mm)
57.09"
(1,450.09mm)
2.33"
(59.18mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 1983 1937
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2020
Feb 1982–Jan 1986
48-Month
83.93"
(2,131.82mm)
76.02"
(1,930.91mm)
7.91"
(200.91mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1985 1937
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2011
Feb 1981–Jan 1986
60-Month
101.94"
(2,589.28mm)
94.93"
(2,411.22mm)
7.01"
(178.06mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1985 1938
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1967 2012

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published February 2020, retrieved on February 28, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/