Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, May 1986

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1986
1-Month
3.34"
(84.84mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
0.42"
(10.67mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1985 1940
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1982 1962
Apr–May 1986
2-Month
8.48"
(215.39mm)
4.87"
(123.70mm)
3.61"
(91.69mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 1927
Mar–May 1986
3-Month
9.67"
(245.62mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
3.75"
(95.25mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 1942
Feb–May 1986
4-Month
10.30"
(261.62mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
3.84"
(97.54mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 1942
Jan–May 1986
5-Month
10.72"
(272.29mm)
6.93"
(176.02mm)
3.79"
(96.27mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
Dec 1985–May 1986
6-Month
11.31"
(287.27mm)
7.41"
(188.21mm)
3.90"
(99.06mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
Nov 1985–May 1986
7-Month
12.97"
(329.44mm)
8.06"
(204.72mm)
4.91"
(124.72mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
2nd Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Oct 1985–May 1986
8-Month
14.01"
(355.85mm)
9.34"
(237.24mm)
4.67"
(118.61mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 1995
Sep 1985–May 1986
9-Month
16.63"
(422.40mm)
10.97"
(278.64mm)
5.66"
(143.76mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
Aug 1985–May 1986
10-Month
19.44"
(493.78mm)
13.13"
(333.50mm)
6.31"
(160.28mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
2nd Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jul 1985–May 1986
11-Month
21.46"
(545.08mm)
15.68"
(398.27mm)
5.78"
(146.81mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2019
Jun 1985–May 1986
12-Month
23.59"
(599.19mm)
19.11"
(485.39mm)
4.48"
(113.80mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Dec 1984–May 1986
18-Month
29.79"
(756.67mm)
26.49"
(672.85mm)
3.30"
(83.82mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
28th Wettest Wettest since: 1983 1916
Ties: 1917
Jun 1984–May 1986
24-Month
43.02"
(1,092.71mm)
38.16"
(969.26mm)
4.86"
(123.45mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1985 1937
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1983 2011
Jun 1983–May 1986
36-Month
63.65"
(1,616.71mm)
57.11"
(1,450.59mm)
6.54"
(166.12mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1985 1936
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2011
Jun 1982–May 1986
48-Month
84.99"
(2,158.75mm)
76.05"
(1,931.67mm)
8.94"
(227.08mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1985 1937
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2011
Jun 1981–May 1986
60-Month
108.01"
(2,743.45mm)
94.95"
(2,411.73mm)
13.06"
(331.72mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1985 1937
12th Wettest Wettest to Date 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 17, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/