Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, January 1997

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1997
1-Month
1.18"
(29.97mm)
0.47"
(11.94mm)
0.71"
(18.03mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 1996 1942
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 1949 1897
Dec 1996–Jan 1997
2-Month
2.33"
(59.18mm)
0.95"
(24.13mm)
1.38"
(35.05mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 1996 1987
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 1910 1910
Nov 1996–Jan 1997
3-Month
3.56"
(90.42mm)
1.60"
(40.64mm)
1.96"
(49.78mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1996 1913
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 1923 1923
Oct 1996–Jan 1997
4-Month
5.98"
(151.89mm)
2.88"
(73.15mm)
3.10"
(78.74mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1996 1913
3rd Wettest Wettest to Date 1999
Sep 1996–Jan 1997
5-Month
10.27"
(260.86mm)
4.51"
(114.55mm)
5.76"
(146.31mm)
126th Driest Driest since: 1996 1953
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 1997
Aug 1996–Jan 1997
6-Month
12.00"
(304.80mm)
6.67"
(169.42mm)
5.33"
(135.38mm)
126th Driest Driest since: 1996 1959
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 1997, 2020
Ties: 2020
Jul 1996–Jan 1997
7-Month
13.78"
(350.01mm)
9.22"
(234.19mm)
4.56"
(115.82mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1996 1977
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2020
Jun 1996–Jan 1997
8-Month
15.82"
(401.83mm)
12.65"
(321.31mm)
3.17"
(80.52mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1996 1937
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1994 2020
May 1996–Jan 1997
9-Month
21.19"
(538.23mm)
15.55"
(394.97mm)
5.64"
(143.26mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1996 1937
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1994 2020
Apr 1996–Jan 1997
10-Month
22.12"
(561.85mm)
17.49"
(444.25mm)
4.63"
(117.60mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 1995 1937
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2020
Mar 1996–Jan 1997
11-Month
22.91"
(581.91mm)
18.54"
(470.92mm)
4.37"
(110.99mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 1995 1937
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2020
Feb 1996–Jan 1997
12-Month
23.22"
(589.79mm)
19.08"
(484.63mm)
4.14"
(105.16mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1995 1937
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2020
Ties: 1945
Aug 1995–Jan 1997
18-Month
31.94"
(811.28mm)
25.74"
(653.80mm)
6.20"
(157.48mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1995 1937
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2020
Feb 1995–Jan 1997
24-Month
49.20"
(1,249.68mm)
38.13"
(968.50mm)
11.07"
(281.18mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1996 1935
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2020
Feb 1994–Jan 1997
36-Month
67.76"
(1,721.10mm)
57.09"
(1,450.09mm)
10.67"
(271.01mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1995 1937
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2020
Feb 1993–Jan 1997
48-Month
93.38"
(2,371.85mm)
76.02"
(1,930.91mm)
17.36"
(440.94mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1996 1937
3rd Wettest Wettest to Date 2011
Feb 1992–Jan 1997
60-Month
113.13"
(2,873.50mm)
94.93"
(2,411.22mm)
18.20"
(462.28mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1996 1938
5th Wettest Wettest to Date 2012

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published February 2021, retrieved on March 3, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/