Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, May 1989

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1989
1-Month
1.24"
(31.50mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
-1.68"
(-42.67mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1966 1940
118th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 1962
Apr–May 1989
2-Month
3.54"
(89.92mm)
4.87"
(123.70mm)
-1.33"
(-33.78mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 1987 1934
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 1927
Mar–May 1989
3-Month
5.07"
(128.78mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
-0.85"
(-21.59mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 1942
Feb–May 1989
4-Month
5.50"
(139.70mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
-0.96"
(-24.38mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
89th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 1942
Jan–May 1989
5-Month
5.72"
(145.29mm)
6.93"
(176.02mm)
-1.21"
(-30.73mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
94th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 2019
Ties: 1958, 1967
Dec 1988–May 1989
6-Month
6.22"
(157.99mm)
7.41"
(188.21mm)
-1.19"
(-30.22mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1988 2019
Nov 1988–May 1989
7-Month
6.92"
(175.77mm)
8.06"
(204.72mm)
-1.14"
(-28.95mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1988 2019
Oct 1988–May 1989
8-Month
7.19"
(182.63mm)
9.34"
(237.24mm)
-2.15"
(-54.61mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 1995
Sep 1988–May 1989
9-Month
9.30"
(236.22mm)
10.97"
(278.64mm)
-1.67"
(-42.42mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 1988 1934
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Aug 1988–May 1989
10-Month
11.33"
(287.78mm)
13.13"
(333.50mm)
-1.80"
(-45.72mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 1988 1934
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Jul 1988–May 1989
11-Month
12.58"
(319.53mm)
15.68"
(398.27mm)
-3.10"
(-78.74mm)
18th Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
107th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 2019
Jun 1988–May 1989
12-Month
14.96"
(379.98mm)
19.11"
(485.39mm)
-4.15"
(-105.41mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1975 1934
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 2019
Dec 1987–May 1989
18-Month
21.59"
(548.39mm)
26.49"
(672.85mm)
-4.90"
(-124.46mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
113th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 1916
Jun 1987–May 1989
24-Month
30.60"
(777.24mm)
38.16"
(969.26mm)
-7.56"
(-192.02mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1976 1937
118th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 2011
Jun 1986–May 1989
36-Month
52.94"
(1,344.68mm)
57.11"
(1,450.59mm)
-4.17"
(-105.91mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 1981 1936
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 2011
Jun 1985–May 1989
48-Month
76.53"
(1,943.86mm)
76.05"
(1,931.67mm)
0.48"
(12.19mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 1983 1937
65th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 2011
Jun 1984–May 1989
60-Month
95.96"
(2,437.38mm)
94.95"
(2,411.73mm)
1.01"
(25.65mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 1983 1937
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 16, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/