Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, May 1998

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1998
1-Month
2.55"
(64.77mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
-0.37"
(-9.40mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1994 1940
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1997 1962
Ties: 1902
Apr–May 1998
2-Month
4.07"
(103.38mm)
4.87"
(123.70mm)
-0.80"
(-20.32mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 1994 1934
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1997 1927
Mar–May 1998
3-Month
5.77"
(146.56mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
-0.15"
(-3.81mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1994 1934
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1997 1942
Ties: 1897
Feb–May 1998
4-Month
6.54"
(166.12mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
0.08"
(2.04mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 1994 1934
65th Wettest Wettest since: 1997 1942
Jan–May 1998
5-Month
7.00"
(177.80mm)
6.93"
(176.02mm)
0.07"
(1.78mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1994 1934
61st Wettest Wettest since: 1997 2019
Ties: 1907
Dec 1997–May 1998
6-Month
7.15"
(181.61mm)
7.41"
(188.21mm)
-0.26"
(-6.60mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1994 1934
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1997 2019
Nov 1997–May 1998
7-Month
7.44"
(188.98mm)
8.06"
(204.72mm)
-0.62"
(-15.74mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 1994 1934
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1997 2019
Ties: 1969
Oct 1997–May 1998
8-Month
9.26"
(235.20mm)
9.34"
(237.24mm)
-0.08"
(-2.04mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1994 1934
65th Wettest Wettest since: 1997 1995
Sep 1997–May 1998
9-Month
10.71"
(272.03mm)
10.97"
(278.64mm)
-0.26"
(-6.61mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1994 1934
67th Wettest Wettest since: 1997 2019
Aug 1997–May 1998
10-Month
12.73"
(323.34mm)
13.13"
(333.50mm)
-0.40"
(-10.16mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 1994 1934
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1997 2019
Jul 1997–May 1998
11-Month
16.89"
(429.01mm)
15.68"
(398.27mm)
1.21"
(30.74mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1992 1934
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1997 2019
Jun 1997–May 1998
12-Month
20.05"
(509.27mm)
19.11"
(485.39mm)
0.94"
(23.88mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1992 1934
50th Wettest Wettest since: 1997 2019
Dec 1996–May 1998
18-Month
29.27"
(743.46mm)
26.49"
(672.85mm)
2.78"
(70.61mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1993 1934
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1997 1916
Jun 1996–May 1998
24-Month
42.76"
(1,086.10mm)
38.16"
(969.26mm)
4.60"
(116.84mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1993 1937
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1997 2011
Jun 1995–May 1998
36-Month
65.02"
(1,651.51mm)
57.11"
(1,450.59mm)
7.91"
(200.92mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1994 1936
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1997 2011
Jun 1994–May 1998
48-Month
90.38"
(2,295.65mm)
76.05"
(1,931.67mm)
14.33"
(363.98mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1995 1937
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1997 2011
Jun 1993–May 1998
60-Month
113.11"
(2,872.99mm)
94.95"
(2,411.73mm)
18.16"
(461.26mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1996 1937
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1997 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/