Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, May 1988

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1988
1-Month
3.32"
(84.33mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
0.40"
(10.16mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1987 1940
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1962
Apr–May 1988
2-Month
4.50"
(114.30mm)
4.87"
(123.70mm)
-0.37"
(-9.40mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1987 1934
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1927
Mar–May 1988
3-Month
5.23"
(132.84mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
-0.69"
(-17.53mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
81st Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1942
Feb–May 1988
4-Month
5.60"
(142.24mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
-0.86"
(-21.84mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1942
Jan–May 1988
5-Month
6.10"
(154.94mm)
6.93"
(176.02mm)
-0.83"
(-21.08mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Dec 1987–May 1988
6-Month
6.63"
(168.40mm)
7.41"
(188.21mm)
-0.78"
(-19.81mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Nov 1987–May 1988
7-Month
7.19"
(182.63mm)
8.06"
(204.72mm)
-0.87"
(-22.09mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
87th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Oct 1987–May 1988
8-Month
7.57"
(192.28mm)
9.34"
(237.24mm)
-1.77"
(-44.96mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
97th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1995
Sep 1987–May 1988
9-Month
8.83"
(224.28mm)
10.97"
(278.64mm)
-2.14"
(-54.36mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Aug 1987–May 1988
10-Month
11.19"
(284.23mm)
13.13"
(333.50mm)
-1.94"
(-49.27mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
99th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Jul 1987–May 1988
11-Month
14.17"
(359.92mm)
15.68"
(398.27mm)
-1.51"
(-38.35mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Jun 1987–May 1988
12-Month
15.64"
(397.26mm)
19.11"
(485.39mm)
-3.47"
(-88.13mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
112th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Dec 1986–May 1988
18-Month
23.50"
(596.90mm)
26.49"
(672.85mm)
-2.99"
(-75.95mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
101st Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1916
Jun 1986–May 1988
24-Month
37.98"
(964.69mm)
38.16"
(969.26mm)
-0.18"
(-4.57mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1981 1937
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2011
Jun 1985–May 1988
36-Month
61.57"
(1,563.88mm)
57.11"
(1,450.59mm)
4.46"
(113.29mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 1985 1936
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2011
Jun 1984–May 1988
48-Month
81.00"
(2,057.40mm)
76.05"
(1,931.67mm)
4.95"
(125.73mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1984 1937
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2011
Jun 1983–May 1988
60-Month
101.63"
(2,581.40mm)
94.95"
(2,411.73mm)
6.68"
(169.67mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1985 1937
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 18, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/