Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, May 2003

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 2003
1-Month
2.79"
(70.87mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
-0.13"
(-3.30mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 2002 1940
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 2000 1962
Ties: 2012
Apr–May 2003
2-Month
5.07"
(128.78mm)
4.87"
(123.70mm)
0.20"
(5.08mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 2002 1934
58th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1927
Mar–May 2003
3-Month
6.01"
(152.65mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
0.09"
(2.28mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 2002 1934
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1942
Feb–May 2003
4-Month
6.64"
(168.66mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
0.18"
(4.58mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 2002 1934
61st Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2019
Jan–May 2003
5-Month
7.09"
(180.09mm)
6.93"
(176.02mm)
0.16"
(4.07mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 2002 1934
60th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2019
Dec 2002–May 2003
6-Month
7.33"
(186.18mm)
7.41"
(188.21mm)
-0.08"
(-2.03mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 2002 1934
65th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2019
Ties: 1964
Nov 2002–May 2003
7-Month
7.39"
(187.71mm)
8.06"
(204.72mm)
-0.67"
(-17.01mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 2002 1934
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2019
Oct 2002–May 2003
8-Month
8.85"
(224.79mm)
9.34"
(237.24mm)
-0.49"
(-12.45mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 2002 1934
78th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1995
Ties: 2004
Sep 2002–May 2003
9-Month
10.44"
(265.18mm)
10.97"
(278.64mm)
-0.53"
(-13.46mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 2002 1934
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2019
Ties: 1953
Aug 2002–May 2003
10-Month
13.71"
(348.23mm)
13.13"
(333.50mm)
0.58"
(14.73mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 2002 1934
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2019
Jul 2002–May 2003
11-Month
15.50"
(393.70mm)
15.68"
(398.27mm)
-0.18"
(-4.57mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 2002 1934
66th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2019
Jun 2002–May 2003
12-Month
17.05"
(433.07mm)
19.11"
(485.39mm)
-2.06"
(-52.32mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 2002 1934
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2019
Dec 2001–May 2003
18-Month
21.45"
(544.83mm)
26.49"
(672.85mm)
-5.04"
(-128.02mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
116th Wettest Wettest since: 2002 1916
Jun 2001–May 2003
24-Month
33.10"
(840.74mm)
38.16"
(969.26mm)
-5.06"
(-128.52mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1990 1937
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 2002 2011
Jun 2000–May 2003
36-Month
52.45"
(1,332.23mm)
57.11"
(1,450.59mm)
-4.66"
(-118.36mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1990 1936
98th Wettest Wettest since: 2002 2011
Jun 1999–May 2003
48-Month
74.14"
(1,883.16mm)
76.05"
(1,931.67mm)
-1.91"
(-48.51mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1992 1937
75th Wettest Wettest since: 2002 2011
Jun 1998–May 2003
60-Month
100.17"
(2,544.32mm)
94.95"
(2,411.73mm)
5.22"
(132.59mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1994 1937
37th Wettest Wettest since: 2002 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published August 2019, retrieved on August 22, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/