Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, April 1987

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
April 1987
1-Month
0.36"
(9.14mm)
1.95"
(49.53mm)
-1.59"
(-40.39mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1926 1926
124th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1986
Mar–Apr 1987
2-Month
3.19"
(81.03mm)
3.00"
(76.20mm)
0.19"
(4.83mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 1985 1926
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1986
Ties: 1933
Feb–Apr 1987
3-Month
4.57"
(116.08mm)
3.54"
(89.92mm)
1.03"
(26.16mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1985 1926
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1986
Jan–Apr 1987
4-Month
4.70"
(119.38mm)
4.01"
(101.85mm)
0.69"
(17.53mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1985 2015
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1986
Dec 1986–Apr 1987
5-Month
4.72"
(119.89mm)
4.49"
(114.05mm)
0.23"
(5.84mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 1985 1980
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1986
Ties: 1999
Nov 1986–Apr 1987
6-Month
5.49"
(139.45mm)
5.13"
(130.30mm)
0.36"
(9.15mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1986
Oct 1986–Apr 1987
7-Month
6.53"
(165.86mm)
6.41"
(162.81mm)
0.12"
(3.05mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1999
Sep 1986–Apr 1987
8-Month
10.72"
(272.29mm)
8.05"
(204.47mm)
2.67"
(67.82mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1997
Aug 1986–Apr 1987
9-Month
12.61"
(320.29mm)
10.20"
(259.08mm)
2.41"
(61.21mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1985 1959
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1986
Jul 1986–Apr 1987
10-Month
15.54"
(394.72mm)
12.76"
(324.10mm)
2.78"
(70.62mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1985 1926
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1986
Jun 1986–Apr 1987
11-Month
19.20"
(487.68mm)
16.19"
(411.23mm)
3.01"
(76.45mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1916
May 1986–Apr 1987
12-Month
22.54"
(572.52mm)
19.09"
(484.89mm)
3.45"
(87.63mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1986 1937
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1983 2016
Nov 1985–Apr 1987
18-Month
32.17"
(817.12mm)
24.21"
(614.93mm)
7.96"
(202.19mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 1986 1937
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 1916 1916
May 1985–Apr 1987
24-Month
44.89"
(1,140.21mm)
38.15"
(969.01mm)
6.74"
(171.20mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1986 1937
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1916
May 1984–Apr 1987
36-Month
64.32"
(1,633.73mm)
57.12"
(1,450.85mm)
7.20"
(182.88mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1986 1937
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2011
May 1983–Apr 1987
48-Month
85.57"
(2,173.48mm)
76.03"
(1,931.16mm)
9.54"
(242.32mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1985 1937
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2012
May 1982–Apr 1987
60-Month
110.51"
(2,806.95mm)
94.91"
(2,410.71mm)
15.60"
(396.24mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1986 1938
8th Wettest Wettest to Date 2012

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published December 2019, retrieved on December 15, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/