Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, May 1996

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1996
1-Month
5.37"
(136.40mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
2.45"
(62.23mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1994 1940
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 1962
Apr–May 1996
2-Month
6.30"
(160.02mm)
4.87"
(123.70mm)
1.43"
(36.32mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1994 1934
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 1927
Ties: 1970, 2016
Mar–May 1996
3-Month
7.09"
(180.09mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
1.17"
(29.72mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 1994 1934
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1995 1942
Feb–May 1996
4-Month
7.40"
(187.96mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
0.94"
(23.88mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1994 1934
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2019
Jan–May 1996
5-Month
8.27"
(210.06mm)
6.93"
(176.02mm)
1.34"
(34.04mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1994 1934
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2019
Ties: 1918
Dec 1995–May 1996
6-Month
8.49"
(215.65mm)
7.41"
(188.21mm)
1.08"
(27.44mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1994 1934
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2019
Nov 1995–May 1996
7-Month
9.02"
(229.11mm)
8.06"
(204.72mm)
0.96"
(24.39mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1994 1934
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2019
Oct 1995–May 1996
8-Month
12.28"
(311.91mm)
9.34"
(237.24mm)
2.94"
(74.67mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1994 1934
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 1995
Sep 1995–May 1996
9-Month
14.10"
(358.14mm)
10.97"
(278.64mm)
3.13"
(79.50mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1994 1934
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2019
Aug 1995–May 1996
10-Month
16.12"
(409.45mm)
13.13"
(333.50mm)
2.99"
(75.95mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1994 1934
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2019
Ties: 2008
Jul 1995–May 1996
11-Month
18.97"
(481.84mm)
15.68"
(398.27mm)
3.29"
(83.57mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1994 1934
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2019
Jun 1995–May 1996
12-Month
22.26"
(565.40mm)
19.11"
(485.39mm)
3.15"
(80.01mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1992 1934
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2019
Dec 1994–May 1996
18-Month
34.17"
(867.92mm)
26.49"
(672.85mm)
7.68"
(195.07mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1995 1934
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 1916
Jun 1994–May 1996
24-Month
47.62"
(1,209.55mm)
38.16"
(969.26mm)
9.46"
(240.29mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1994 1937
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2011
Jun 1993–May 1996
36-Month
70.35"
(1,786.89mm)
57.11"
(1,450.59mm)
13.24"
(336.30mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1994 1936
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2011
Jun 1992–May 1996
48-Month
93.03"
(2,362.96mm)
76.05"
(1,931.67mm)
16.98"
(431.29mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1995 1937
4th Wettest Wettest to Date 2011
Jun 1991–May 1996
60-Month
108.98"
(2,768.09mm)
94.95"
(2,411.73mm)
14.03"
(356.36mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1995 1937
10th Wettest Wettest to Date 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published August 2019, retrieved on August 21, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/