Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, May 1997

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1997
1-Month
2.92"
(74.17mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
0.00"
(0.00mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1994 1940
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1962
Apr–May 1997
2-Month
5.66"
(143.76mm)
4.87"
(123.70mm)
0.79"
(20.06mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1994 1934
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1927
Ties: 1899, 1964
Mar–May 1997
3-Month
6.10"
(154.94mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
0.18"
(4.57mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1994 1934
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1942
Ties: 1944
Feb–May 1997
4-Month
6.89"
(175.01mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
0.43"
(10.93mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1994 1934
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1942
Jan–May 1997
5-Month
8.07"
(204.98mm)
6.93"
(176.02mm)
1.14"
(28.96mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1994 1934
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2019
Ties: 1975
Dec 1996–May 1997
6-Month
9.22"
(234.19mm)
7.41"
(188.21mm)
1.81"
(45.98mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1996 1934
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2019
Nov 1996–May 1997
7-Month
10.45"
(265.43mm)
8.06"
(204.72mm)
2.39"
(60.71mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1996 1934
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2019
Ties: 1978
Oct 1996–May 1997
8-Month
12.87"
(326.90mm)
9.34"
(237.24mm)
3.53"
(89.66mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1996 1934
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 1995
Sep 1996–May 1997
9-Month
17.16"
(435.86mm)
10.97"
(278.64mm)
6.19"
(157.22mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1996 1934
2nd Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Aug 1996–May 1997
10-Month
18.89"
(479.81mm)
13.13"
(333.50mm)
5.76"
(146.31mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 1996 1934
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2019
Jul 1996–May 1997
11-Month
20.67"
(525.02mm)
15.68"
(398.27mm)
4.99"
(126.75mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1996 1934
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2019
Jun 1996–May 1997
12-Month
22.71"
(576.83mm)
19.11"
(485.39mm)
3.60"
(91.44mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1996 1934
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2019
Dec 1995–May 1997
18-Month
31.20"
(792.48mm)
26.49"
(672.85mm)
4.71"
(119.63mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1995 1934
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1916
Jun 1995–May 1997
24-Month
44.97"
(1,142.24mm)
38.16"
(969.26mm)
6.81"
(172.98mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1993 1937
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2011
Jun 1994–May 1997
36-Month
70.33"
(1,786.38mm)
57.11"
(1,450.59mm)
13.22"
(335.79mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1994 1936
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2011
Jun 1993–May 1997
48-Month
93.06"
(2,363.72mm)
76.05"
(1,931.67mm)
17.01"
(432.05mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1996 1937
3rd Wettest Wettest to Date 2011
Jun 1992–May 1997
60-Month
115.74"
(2,939.80mm)
94.95"
(2,411.73mm)
20.79"
(528.07mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1996 1937
2nd Wettest Wettest to Date 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 23, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/