Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, May 1990

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1990
1-Month
3.25"
(82.55mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
0.33"
(8.38mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1989 1940
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1988 1962
Apr–May 1990
2-Month
4.85"
(123.19mm)
4.87"
(123.70mm)
-0.02"
(-0.51mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 1989 1934
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1927
Mar–May 1990
3-Month
5.98"
(151.89mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
0.06"
(1.52mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1989 1934
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1942
Feb–May 1990
4-Month
6.32"
(160.53mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
-0.14"
(-3.55mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 1989 1934
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1942
Jan–May 1990
5-Month
6.47"
(164.34mm)
6.93"
(176.02mm)
-0.46"
(-11.68mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1989 1934
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Dec 1989–May 1990
6-Month
6.91"
(175.51mm)
7.41"
(188.21mm)
-0.50"
(-12.70mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1989 1934
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Nov 1989–May 1990
7-Month
7.64"
(194.06mm)
8.06"
(204.72mm)
-0.42"
(-10.66mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1989 1934
74th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Oct 1989–May 1990
8-Month
8.54"
(216.92mm)
9.34"
(237.24mm)
-0.80"
(-20.32mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 1989 1934
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1995
Sep 1989–May 1990
9-Month
10.95"
(278.13mm)
10.97"
(278.64mm)
-0.02"
(-0.51mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 1989 1934
61st Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Ties: 2013
Aug 1989–May 1990
10-Month
12.82"
(325.63mm)
13.13"
(333.50mm)
-0.31"
(-7.87mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1989 1934
65th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Jul 1989–May 1990
11-Month
15.25"
(387.35mm)
15.68"
(398.27mm)
-0.43"
(-10.92mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1989 1934
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Jun 1989–May 1990
12-Month
17.02"
(432.31mm)
19.11"
(485.39mm)
-2.09"
(-53.08mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 1989 1934
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Ties: 2004
Dec 1988–May 1990
18-Month
23.24"
(590.30mm)
26.49"
(672.85mm)
-3.25"
(-82.55mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1989 1934
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1988 1916
Jun 1988–May 1990
24-Month
31.98"
(812.29mm)
38.16"
(969.26mm)
-6.18"
(-156.97mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1989 1937
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 2011
Ties: 1900
Jun 1987–May 1990
36-Month
47.62"
(1,209.55mm)
57.11"
(1,450.59mm)
-9.49"
(-241.04mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1977 1936
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1989 2011
Jun 1986–May 1990
48-Month
69.96"
(1,776.98mm)
76.05"
(1,931.67mm)
-6.09"
(-154.69mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1977 1937
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1989 2011
Jun 1985–May 1990
60-Month
93.55"
(2,376.17mm)
94.95"
(2,411.73mm)
-1.40"
(-35.56mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1983 1937
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1989 1999

Citing This Page

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