Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, December 1988

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1988
1-Month
0.50"
(12.70mm)
0.48"
(12.19mm)
0.02"
(0.51mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1986 1986
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1909
Ties: 1922, 1982
Nov–Dec 1988
2-Month
1.20"
(30.48mm)
1.14"
(28.96mm)
0.06"
(1.52mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1987 1912
50th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 1922
Oct–Dec 1988
3-Month
1.47"
(37.34mm)
2.42"
(61.47mm)
-0.95"
(-24.13mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1987 1912
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1998
Ties: 1950, 1987
Sep–Dec 1988
4-Month
3.58"
(90.93mm)
4.03"
(102.36mm)
-0.45"
(-11.43mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1987 1952
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1996
Aug–Dec 1988
5-Month
5.61"
(142.49mm)
6.17"
(156.72mm)
-0.56"
(-14.23mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1987 1958
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1996
Jul–Dec 1988
6-Month
6.86"
(174.24mm)
8.70"
(220.98mm)
-1.84"
(-46.74mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1976 1976
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1998
Jun–Dec 1988
7-Month
9.24"
(234.70mm)
12.14"
(308.36mm)
-2.90"
(-73.66mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1976 1936
112th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1915
May–Dec 1988
8-Month
12.56"
(319.02mm)
15.06"
(382.52mm)
-2.50"
(-63.50mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1980 1936
101st Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1915
Apr–Dec 1988
9-Month
13.74"
(349.00mm)
17.01"
(432.05mm)
-3.27"
(-83.05mm)
18th Driest Driest since: 1987 1936
107th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1915
Mar–Dec 1988
10-Month
14.47"
(367.54mm)
18.06"
(458.72mm)
-3.59"
(-91.18mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1980 1936
110th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1915
Feb–Dec 1988
11-Month
14.84"
(376.94mm)
18.60"
(472.44mm)
-3.76"
(-95.50mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1980 1936
110th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1915
Jan–Dec 1988
12-Month
15.34"
(389.64mm)
19.07"
(484.38mm)
-3.73"
(-94.74mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1980 1936
110th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1915
Jul 1987–Dec 1988
18-Month
23.41"
(594.61mm)
27.82"
(706.63mm)
-4.41"
(-112.02mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1976 1936
107th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2010
Jan 1987–Dec 1988
24-Month
32.72"
(831.09mm)
38.15"
(969.01mm)
-5.43"
(-137.92mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
107th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1915
Ties: 1955
Jan 1986–Dec 1988
36-Month
57.94"
(1,471.68mm)
57.20"
(1,452.88mm)
0.74"
(18.80mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1982 1936
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2010
Jan 1985–Dec 1988
48-Month
76.44"
(1,941.58mm)
76.16"
(1,934.46mm)
0.28"
(7.12mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 1982 1936
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1998
Jan 1984–Dec 1988
60-Month
97.78"
(2,483.61mm)
95.09"
(2,415.29mm)
2.69"
(68.32mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1983 1937
50th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2011

Citing This Page

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