Climate at a Glance

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, December 1986

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1986
1-Month
0.02"
(0.51mm)
0.48"
(12.19mm)
-0.46"
(-11.68mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 1986
125th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 1909
Nov–Dec 1986
2-Month
0.79"
(20.07mm)
1.14"
(28.96mm)
-0.35"
(-8.89mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1980 1912
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1985 1922
Ties: 1899, 1913, 1929, 1945
Oct–Dec 1986
3-Month
1.83"
(46.48mm)
2.42"
(61.47mm)
-0.59"
(-14.99mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1978 1912
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 1998
Sep–Dec 1986
4-Month
6.02"
(152.91mm)
4.03"
(102.36mm)
1.99"
(50.55mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 1985 1952
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1982 1996
Aug–Dec 1986
5-Month
7.91"
(200.91mm)
6.17"
(156.72mm)
1.74"
(44.19mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1984 1958
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2019
Ties: 2006
Jul–Dec 1986
6-Month
10.84"
(275.34mm)
8.70"
(220.98mm)
2.14"
(54.36mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1985 1976
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1982 2019
Jun–Dec 1986
7-Month
14.50"
(368.30mm)
12.14"
(308.36mm)
2.36"
(59.94mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1985 1936
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1982 2019
May–Dec 1986
8-Month
17.84"
(453.14mm)
15.06"
(382.52mm)
2.78"
(70.62mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1985 1936
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1982 2019
Apr–Dec 1986
9-Month
22.98"
(583.69mm)
17.01"
(432.05mm)
5.97"
(151.64mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1985 1936
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1915 2019
Mar–Dec 1986
10-Month
24.17"
(613.92mm)
18.06"
(458.72mm)
6.11"
(155.20mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 1985 1936
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1915 2019
Ties: 1993
Feb–Dec 1986
11-Month
24.80"
(629.92mm)
18.60"
(472.44mm)
6.20"
(157.48mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1985 1936
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1915 2019
Jan–Dec 1986
12-Month
25.22"
(640.59mm)
19.07"
(484.38mm)
6.15"
(156.21mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1985 1936
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1915 2019
Jul 1985–Dec 1986
18-Month
35.96"
(913.38mm)
27.82"
(706.63mm)
8.14"
(206.75mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1985 1936
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1915 2019
Jan 1985–Dec 1986
24-Month
43.72"
(1,110.49mm)
38.15"
(969.01mm)
5.57"
(141.48mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1983 2019
Jan 1984–Dec 1986
36-Month
65.06"
(1,652.52mm)
57.20"
(1,452.88mm)
7.86"
(199.64mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1985 1936
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Jan 1983–Dec 1986
48-Month
84.45"
(2,145.03mm)
76.16"
(1,934.46mm)
8.29"
(210.57mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1985 1936
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1944 1998
Jan 1982–Dec 1986
60-Month
109.45"
(2,780.03mm)
95.09"
(2,415.29mm)
14.36"
(364.74mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1985 1937
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1909 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published October 2020, retrieved on October 24, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/