Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, January 2003

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 2003
1-Month
0.45"
(11.43mm)
0.47"
(11.94mm)
-0.02"
(-0.51mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 2002 1942
55th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1897
Ties: 1938, 2013
Dec 2002–Jan 2003
2-Month
0.69"
(17.53mm)
0.95"
(24.13mm)
-0.26"
(-6.60mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 2002 1987
89th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1910
Nov 2002–Jan 2003
3-Month
0.75"
(19.05mm)
1.60"
(40.64mm)
-0.85"
(-21.59mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1981 1913
119th Wettest Wettest since: 2002 1923
Oct 2002–Jan 2003
4-Month
2.21"
(56.13mm)
2.88"
(73.15mm)
-0.67"
(-17.02mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 2000 1913
85th Wettest Wettest since: 2002 1999
Ties: 1955
Sep 2002–Jan 2003
5-Month
3.80"
(96.52mm)
4.51"
(114.55mm)
-0.71"
(-18.03mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1991 1953
85th Wettest Wettest since: 2002 1997
Ties: 1914, 1989
Aug 2002–Jan 2003
6-Month
7.07"
(179.58mm)
6.67"
(169.42mm)
0.40"
(10.16mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 2002 1959
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1999 1997, 2020
Jul 2002–Jan 2003
7-Month
8.86"
(225.04mm)
9.22"
(234.19mm)
-0.36"
(-9.15mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 2002 1977
69th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2020
Jun 2002–Jan 2003
8-Month
10.41"
(264.41mm)
12.65"
(321.31mm)
-2.24"
(-56.90mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1989 1937
106th Wettest Wettest since: 2002 2020
May 2002–Jan 2003
9-Month
12.05"
(306.07mm)
15.55"
(394.97mm)
-3.50"
(-88.90mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1990 1937
111th Wettest Wettest since: 2002 2020
Apr 2002–Jan 2003
10-Month
13.34"
(338.84mm)
17.49"
(444.25mm)
-4.15"
(-105.41mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1977 1937
116th Wettest Wettest since: 2002 2020
Mar 2002–Jan 2003
11-Month
14.29"
(362.97mm)
18.54"
(470.92mm)
-4.25"
(-107.95mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1981 1937
114th Wettest Wettest since: 2002 2020
Feb 2002–Jan 2003
12-Month
14.47"
(367.54mm)
19.08"
(484.63mm)
-4.61"
(-117.09mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1977 1937
119th Wettest Wettest since: 2002 2020
Aug 2001–Jan 2003
18-Month
19.46"
(494.28mm)
25.74"
(653.80mm)
-6.28"
(-159.52mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1977 1937
121st Wettest Wettest since: 2002 2020
Feb 2001–Jan 2003
24-Month
34.11"
(866.39mm)
38.13"
(968.50mm)
-4.02"
(-102.11mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 1991 1935
96th Wettest Wettest since: 2002 2020
Feb 2000–Jan 2003
36-Month
53.67"
(1,363.22mm)
57.09"
(1,450.09mm)
-3.42"
(-86.87mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1991 1937
91st Wettest Wettest since: 2002 2020
Feb 1999–Jan 2003
48-Month
75.13"
(1,908.30mm)
76.02"
(1,930.91mm)
-0.89"
(-22.61mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1993 1937
70th Wettest Wettest since: 2002 2011
Feb 1998–Jan 2003
60-Month
100.07"
(2,541.78mm)
94.93"
(2,411.22mm)
5.14"
(130.56mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1993 1938
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 2002 2012

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published February 2020, retrieved on February 27, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/