Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, May 1987

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1987
1-Month
3.14"
(79.76mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
0.22"
(5.59mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1985 1940
47th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1962
Apr–May 1987
2-Month
3.50"
(88.90mm)
4.87"
(123.70mm)
-1.37"
(-34.80mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1927
Mar–May 1987
3-Month
6.33"
(160.78mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
0.41"
(10.41mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1942
Feb–May 1987
4-Month
7.71"
(195.83mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
1.25"
(31.75mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1942
Jan–May 1987
5-Month
7.84"
(199.14mm)
6.93"
(176.02mm)
0.91"
(23.12mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2019
Dec 1986–May 1987
6-Month
7.86"
(199.64mm)
7.41"
(188.21mm)
0.45"
(11.43mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2019
Nov 1986–May 1987
7-Month
8.63"
(219.20mm)
8.06"
(204.72mm)
0.57"
(14.48mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2019
Ties: 1922, 2000
Oct 1986–May 1987
8-Month
9.67"
(245.62mm)
9.34"
(237.24mm)
0.33"
(8.38mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1995
Ties: 1938
Sep 1986–May 1987
9-Month
13.86"
(352.04mm)
10.97"
(278.64mm)
2.89"
(73.40mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2019
Aug 1986–May 1987
10-Month
15.75"
(400.05mm)
13.13"
(333.50mm)
2.62"
(66.55mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2019
Ties: 1920
Jul 1986–May 1987
11-Month
18.68"
(474.47mm)
15.68"
(398.27mm)
3.00"
(76.20mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2019
Jun 1986–May 1987
12-Month
22.34"
(567.44mm)
19.11"
(485.39mm)
3.23"
(82.05mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2019
Ties: 1972
Dec 1985–May 1987
18-Month
33.65"
(854.71mm)
26.49"
(672.85mm)
7.16"
(181.86mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1986 1934
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 1916
Jun 1985–May 1987
24-Month
45.93"
(1,166.62mm)
38.16"
(969.26mm)
7.77"
(197.36mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 1986 1937
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1917 2011
Jun 1984–May 1987
36-Month
65.36"
(1,660.14mm)
57.11"
(1,450.59mm)
8.25"
(209.55mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1986 1936
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1917 2011
Jun 1983–May 1987
48-Month
85.99"
(2,184.15mm)
76.05"
(1,931.67mm)
9.94"
(252.48mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1986 1937
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1918 2011
Jun 1982–May 1987
60-Month
107.33"
(2,726.18mm)
94.95"
(2,411.73mm)
12.38"
(314.45mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1985 1937
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 19, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/