Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, August 1988

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
August 1988
1-Month
2.03"
(51.56mm)
2.13"
(54.10mm)
-0.10"
(-2.54mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1986 2001
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1906
Jul–Aug 1988
2-Month
3.28"
(83.31mm)
4.67"
(118.62mm)
-1.39"
(-35.31mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1976 1947
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Jun–Aug 1988
3-Month
5.66"
(143.76mm)
8.11"
(205.99mm)
-2.45"
(-62.23mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1976 1936
113th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1993
Ties: 1898
May–Aug 1988
4-Month
8.98"
(228.09mm)
11.03"
(280.16mm)
-2.05"
(-52.07mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 1976 1936
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1962
Apr–Aug 1988
5-Month
10.16"
(258.06mm)
12.98"
(329.69mm)
-2.82"
(-71.63mm)
14th Driest Driest since: 1980 1936
112th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Mar–Aug 1988
6-Month
10.89"
(276.61mm)
14.03"
(356.36mm)
-3.14"
(-79.75mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1980 1936
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Feb–Aug 1988
7-Month
11.26"
(286.00mm)
14.57"
(370.08mm)
-3.31"
(-84.08mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1980 1936
113th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Jan–Aug 1988
8-Month
11.76"
(298.70mm)
15.04"
(382.02mm)
-3.28"
(-83.32mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1980 1936
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Dec 1987–Aug 1988
9-Month
12.29"
(312.17mm)
15.52"
(394.21mm)
-3.23"
(-82.04mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1980 1936
113th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Ties: 1989
Nov 1987–Aug 1988
10-Month
12.85"
(326.39mm)
16.16"
(410.46mm)
-3.31"
(-84.07mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1980 1934
115th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Oct 1987–Aug 1988
11-Month
13.23"
(336.04mm)
17.44"
(442.98mm)
-4.21"
(-106.94mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1976 1934
118th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Sep 1987–Aug 1988
12-Month
14.49"
(368.05mm)
19.07"
(484.38mm)
-4.58"
(-116.33mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1980 1936
118th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Mar 1987–Aug 1988
18-Month
27.63"
(701.80mm)
33.11"
(840.99mm)
-5.48"
(-139.19mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
113th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Ties: 1981
Sep 1986–Aug 1988
24-Month
35.16"
(893.06mm)
38.14"
(968.76mm)
-2.98"
(-75.70mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Sep 1985–Aug 1988
36-Month
60.27"
(1,530.86mm)
57.14"
(1,451.36mm)
3.13"
(79.50mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1982 1936
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2011
Sep 1984–Aug 1988
48-Month
76.86"
(1,952.24mm)
76.09"
(1,932.69mm)
0.77"
(19.55mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1983 1936
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2011
Sep 1983–Aug 1988
60-Month
98.98"
(2,514.09mm)
94.98"
(2,412.49mm)
4.00"
(101.60mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1984 1937
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published February 2020, retrieved on February 25, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/