Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, May 1991

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1991
1-Month
5.33"
(135.38mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
2.41"
(61.21mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1990 1940
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1982 1962
Apr–May 1991
2-Month
8.42"
(213.87mm)
4.87"
(123.70mm)
3.55"
(90.17mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1990 1934
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1927
Mar–May 1991
3-Month
9.13"
(231.90mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
3.21"
(81.53mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1990 1934
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1942
Feb–May 1991
4-Month
9.98"
(253.49mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
3.52"
(89.41mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1990 1934
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1942
Jan–May 1991
5-Month
10.16"
(258.06mm)
6.93"
(176.02mm)
3.23"
(82.04mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1990 1934
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2019
Dec 1990–May 1991
6-Month
10.59"
(268.99mm)
7.41"
(188.21mm)
3.18"
(80.78mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1990 1934
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2019
Nov 1990–May 1991
7-Month
10.85"
(275.59mm)
8.06"
(204.72mm)
2.79"
(70.87mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1990 1934
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2019
Oct 1990–May 1991
8-Month
11.77"
(298.96mm)
9.34"
(237.24mm)
2.43"
(61.72mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1990 1934
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1995
Ties: 2016
Sep 1990–May 1991
9-Month
12.68"
(322.07mm)
10.97"
(278.64mm)
1.71"
(43.43mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1990 1934
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Aug 1990–May 1991
10-Month
14.64"
(371.86mm)
13.13"
(333.50mm)
1.51"
(38.36mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1990 1934
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Jul 1990–May 1991
11-Month
17.21"
(437.13mm)
15.68"
(398.27mm)
1.53"
(38.86mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1990 1934
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Jun 1990–May 1991
12-Month
21.00"
(533.40mm)
19.11"
(485.39mm)
1.89"
(48.01mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1990 1934
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Dec 1989–May 1991
18-Month
27.91"
(708.91mm)
26.49"
(672.85mm)
1.42"
(36.06mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1990 1934
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1916
Jun 1989–May 1991
24-Month
38.02"
(965.71mm)
38.16"
(969.26mm)
-0.14"
(-3.55mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 1990 1937
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2011
Jun 1988–May 1991
36-Month
52.98"
(1,345.69mm)
57.11"
(1,450.59mm)
-4.13"
(-104.90mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 1990 1936
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 2011
Jun 1987–May 1991
48-Month
68.62"
(1,742.95mm)
76.05"
(1,931.67mm)
-7.43"
(-188.72mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1977 1937
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1990 2011
Jun 1986–May 1991
60-Month
90.96"
(2,310.38mm)
94.95"
(2,411.73mm)
-3.99"
(-101.35mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1981 1937
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1990 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/