Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, January 1987

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1987
1-Month
0.13"
(3.30mm)
0.47"
(11.94mm)
-0.34"
(-8.64mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1981 1942
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1897
Ties: 1900
Dec 1986–Jan 1987
2-Month
0.15"
(3.81mm)
0.95"
(24.13mm)
-0.80"
(-20.32mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 1987
126th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1910
Nov 1986–Jan 1987
3-Month
0.92"
(23.37mm)
1.60"
(40.64mm)
-0.68"
(-17.27mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1981 1913
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1923
Ties: 1900
Oct 1986–Jan 1987
4-Month
1.96"
(49.78mm)
2.88"
(73.15mm)
-0.92"
(-23.37mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 1977 1913
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1999
Ties: 1899, 1963
Sep 1986–Jan 1987
5-Month
6.15"
(156.21mm)
4.51"
(114.55mm)
1.64"
(41.66mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1985 1953
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1997
Aug 1986–Jan 1987
6-Month
8.04"
(204.22mm)
6.67"
(169.42mm)
1.37"
(34.80mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1985 1959
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1997, 2020
Jul 1986–Jan 1987
7-Month
10.97"
(278.64mm)
9.22"
(234.19mm)
1.75"
(44.45mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 1985 1977
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2020
Jun 1986–Jan 1987
8-Month
14.63"
(371.60mm)
12.65"
(321.31mm)
1.98"
(50.29mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1986 1937
28th Wettest Wettest since: 1983 2020
May 1986–Jan 1987
9-Month
17.97"
(456.44mm)
15.55"
(394.97mm)
2.42"
(61.47mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1986 1937
28th Wettest Wettest since: 1983 2020
Apr 1986–Jan 1987
10-Month
23.11"
(586.99mm)
17.49"
(444.25mm)
5.62"
(142.74mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1986 1937
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2020
Mar 1986–Jan 1987
11-Month
24.30"
(617.22mm)
18.54"
(470.92mm)
5.76"
(146.30mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1986 1937
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1983 2020
Ties: 1983
Feb 1986–Jan 1987
12-Month
24.93"
(633.22mm)
19.08"
(484.63mm)
5.85"
(148.59mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1986 1937
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2020
Aug 1985–Jan 1987
18-Month
34.07"
(865.38mm)
25.74"
(653.80mm)
8.33"
(211.58mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 1986 1937
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2020
Feb 1985–Jan 1987
24-Month
43.46"
(1,103.88mm)
38.13"
(968.50mm)
5.33"
(135.38mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1986 1935
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2020
Feb 1984–Jan 1987
36-Month
64.99"
(1,650.75mm)
57.09"
(1,450.09mm)
7.90"
(200.66mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1986 1937
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2020
Feb 1983–Jan 1987
48-Month
84.35"
(2,142.49mm)
76.02"
(1,930.91mm)
8.33"
(211.58mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1986 1937
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2011
Feb 1982–Jan 1987
60-Month
108.86"
(2,765.04mm)
94.93"
(2,411.22mm)
13.93"
(353.82mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1986 1938
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1910 2012

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published February 2021, retrieved on March 3, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/