Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, March 1997

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
March 1997
1-Month
0.44"
(11.18mm)
1.05"
(26.67mm)
-0.61"
(-15.49mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1994 1926
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1977
Feb–Mar 1997
2-Month
1.23"
(31.24mm)
1.59"
(40.39mm)
-0.36"
(-9.15mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 1996 1926
87th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 1977
Ties: 1955
Jan–Mar 1997
3-Month
2.41"
(61.21mm)
2.06"
(52.32mm)
0.35"
(8.89mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1996 2015
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1995 1977
Ties: 1924
Dec 1996–Mar 1997
4-Month
3.56"
(90.42mm)
2.54"
(64.52mm)
1.02"
(25.90mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 1996 2002
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1977
Nov 1996–Mar 1997
5-Month
4.79"
(121.67mm)
3.19"
(81.03mm)
1.60"
(40.64mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1996 1968
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1897
Oct 1996–Mar 1997
6-Month
7.21"
(183.13mm)
4.47"
(113.54mm)
2.74"
(69.59mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1996 1934
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1983 1999
Sep 1996–Mar 1997
7-Month
11.50"
(292.10mm)
6.10"
(154.94mm)
5.40"
(137.16mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1996 1959
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 1997
Aug 1996–Mar 1997
8-Month
13.23"
(336.04mm)
8.26"
(209.80mm)
4.97"
(126.24mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1996 1959
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 1997
Jul 1996–Mar 1997
9-Month
15.01"
(381.25mm)
10.81"
(274.57mm)
4.20"
(106.68mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1996 2013
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1916
Jun 1996–Mar 1997
10-Month
17.05"
(433.07mm)
14.24"
(361.70mm)
2.81"
(71.37mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1996 1937
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1994 1916
May 1996–Mar 1997
11-Month
22.42"
(569.47mm)
17.14"
(435.36mm)
5.28"
(134.11mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1996 1937
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1994 1916
Apr 1996–Mar 1997
12-Month
23.35"
(593.09mm)
19.08"
(484.63mm)
4.27"
(108.46mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1995 1937
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1987
Oct 1995–Mar 1997
18-Month
29.33"
(744.98mm)
23.56"
(598.42mm)
5.77"
(146.56mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1995 1937
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1916
Apr 1995–Mar 1997
24-Month
48.12"
(1,222.25mm)
38.13"
(968.50mm)
9.99"
(253.75mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1996 1935
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 1916 1916
Apr 1994–Mar 1997
36-Month
68.03"
(1,727.96mm)
57.09"
(1,450.09mm)
10.94"
(277.87mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1995 1937
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2011
Apr 1993–Mar 1997
48-Month
92.88"
(2,359.15mm)
76.01"
(1,930.65mm)
16.87"
(428.50mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1996 1937
4th Wettest Wettest to Date 2011
Apr 1992–Mar 1997
60-Month
112.49"
(2,857.25mm)
94.91"
(2,410.71mm)
17.58"
(446.54mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1996 1938
5th Wettest Wettest to Date 2000

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published March 2020, retrieved on April 4, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/