Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, December 1987

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1987
1-Month
0.53"
(13.46mm)
0.48"
(12.19mm)
0.05"
(1.27mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1986 1986
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1985 1909
Ties: 1971
Nov–Dec 1987
2-Month
1.09"
(27.69mm)
1.14"
(28.96mm)
-0.05"
(-1.27mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1986 1912
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 1922
Oct–Dec 1987
3-Month
1.47"
(37.34mm)
2.42"
(61.47mm)
-0.95"
(-24.13mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1978 1912
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1998
Ties: 1950, 1988
Sep–Dec 1987
4-Month
2.73"
(69.34mm)
4.03"
(102.36mm)
-1.30"
(-33.02mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1979 1952
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1996
Aug–Dec 1987
5-Month
5.09"
(129.29mm)
6.17"
(156.72mm)
-1.08"
(-27.43mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1978 1958
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2019
Ties: 1943
Jul–Dec 1987
6-Month
8.07"
(204.98mm)
8.70"
(220.98mm)
-0.63"
(-16.00mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 1984 1976
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2019
Jun–Dec 1987
7-Month
9.54"
(242.32mm)
12.14"
(308.36mm)
-2.60"
(-66.04mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1976 1936
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2019
May–Dec 1987
8-Month
12.68"
(322.07mm)
15.06"
(382.52mm)
-2.38"
(-60.45mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1980 1936
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2019
Apr–Dec 1987
9-Month
13.04"
(331.22mm)
17.01"
(432.05mm)
-3.97"
(-100.83mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1976 1936
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2019
Mar–Dec 1987
10-Month
15.87"
(403.10mm)
18.06"
(458.72mm)
-2.19"
(-55.62mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 1980 1936
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2019
Feb–Dec 1987
11-Month
17.25"
(438.15mm)
18.60"
(472.44mm)
-1.35"
(-34.29mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 1980 1936
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2019
Jan–Dec 1987
12-Month
17.38"
(441.45mm)
19.07"
(484.38mm)
-1.69"
(-42.93mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1980 1936
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2019
Jul 1986–Dec 1987
18-Month
28.22"
(716.79mm)
27.82"
(706.63mm)
0.40"
(10.16mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1985 1936
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2019
Jan 1986–Dec 1987
24-Month
42.60"
(1,082.04mm)
38.15"
(969.01mm)
4.45"
(113.03mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2019
Jan 1985–Dec 1987
36-Month
61.10"
(1,551.94mm)
57.20"
(1,452.88mm)
3.90"
(99.06mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1985 1936
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2019
Jan 1984–Dec 1987
48-Month
82.44"
(2,093.98mm)
76.16"
(1,934.46mm)
6.28"
(159.52mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1983 1936
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1998
Jan 1983–Dec 1987
60-Month
101.83"
(2,586.48mm)
95.09"
(2,415.29mm)
6.74"
(171.19mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1985 1937
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2020, retrieved on December 2, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/