Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, December 1996

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1996
1-Month
1.15"
(29.21mm)
0.48"
(12.19mm)
0.67"
(17.02mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1995 1986
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1909
Ties: 2009
Nov–Dec 1996
2-Month
2.38"
(60.45mm)
1.14"
(28.96mm)
1.24"
(31.49mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 1995 1912
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1922
Oct–Dec 1996
3-Month
4.80"
(121.92mm)
2.42"
(61.47mm)
2.38"
(60.45mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1995 1912
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1982 1998
Sep–Dec 1996
4-Month
9.09"
(230.89mm)
4.03"
(102.36mm)
5.06"
(128.53mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 1995 1952
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 1996
Aug–Dec 1996
5-Month
10.82"
(274.83mm)
6.17"
(156.72mm)
4.65"
(118.11mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1995 1958
2nd Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jul–Dec 1996
6-Month
12.60"
(320.04mm)
8.70"
(220.98mm)
3.90"
(99.06mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1995 1976
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2019
Jun–Dec 1996
7-Month
14.64"
(371.86mm)
12.14"
(308.36mm)
2.50"
(63.50mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1995 1936
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1993 2019
May–Dec 1996
8-Month
20.01"
(508.25mm)
15.06"
(382.52mm)
4.95"
(125.73mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1995 1936
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1993 2019
Apr–Dec 1996
9-Month
20.94"
(531.88mm)
17.01"
(432.05mm)
3.93"
(99.83mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1994 1936
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2019
Mar–Dec 1996
10-Month
21.73"
(551.94mm)
18.06"
(458.72mm)
3.67"
(93.22mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1994 1936
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2019
Feb–Dec 1996
11-Month
22.04"
(559.82mm)
18.60"
(472.44mm)
3.44"
(87.38mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1994 1936
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2019
Jan–Dec 1996
12-Month
22.91"
(581.91mm)
19.07"
(484.38mm)
3.84"
(97.53mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1994 1936
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2019
Jul 1995–Dec 1996
18-Month
33.61"
(853.69mm)
27.82"
(706.63mm)
5.79"
(147.06mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 1994 1936
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2019
Jan 1995–Dec 1996
24-Month
48.38"
(1,228.85mm)
38.15"
(969.01mm)
10.23"
(259.84mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1995 1934
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2019
Jan 1994–Dec 1996
36-Month
67.28"
(1,708.91mm)
57.20"
(1,452.88mm)
10.08"
(256.03mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1994 1936
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2019
Jan 1993–Dec 1996
48-Month
92.71"
(2,354.83mm)
76.16"
(1,934.46mm)
16.55"
(420.37mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1995 1936
5th Wettest Wettest to Date 1998
Jan 1992–Dec 1996
60-Month
112.54"
(2,858.52mm)
95.09"
(2,415.29mm)
17.45"
(443.23mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1995 1937
6th Wettest Wettest to Date 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published August 2020, retrieved on August 12, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/