Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, December 2003

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 2003
1-Month
0.29"
(7.37mm)
0.48"
(12.19mm)
-0.19"
(-4.82mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 2002 1986
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 2000 1909
Ties: 1942, 1948, 1976
Nov–Dec 2003
2-Month
1.03"
(26.16mm)
1.14"
(28.96mm)
-0.11"
(-2.80mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 2002 1912
68th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1922
Ties: 1935, 1958
Oct–Dec 2003
3-Month
1.87"
(47.50mm)
2.42"
(61.47mm)
-0.55"
(-13.97mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 2002 1912
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1998
Sep–Dec 2003
4-Month
3.68"
(93.47mm)
4.03"
(102.36mm)
-0.35"
(-8.89mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 2002 1952
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1996
Aug–Dec 2003
5-Month
4.80"
(121.92mm)
6.17"
(156.72mm)
-1.37"
(-34.80mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 2001 1958
100th Wettest Wettest since: 2002 2019
Jul–Dec 2003
6-Month
6.43"
(163.32mm)
8.71"
(221.23mm)
-2.28"
(-57.91mm)
18th Driest Driest since: 1976 1976
108th Wettest Wettest since: 2002 2019
Jun–Dec 2003
7-Month
10.04"
(255.02mm)
12.14"
(308.36mm)
-2.10"
(-53.34mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 2002 1936
105th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2019
May–Dec 2003
8-Month
12.83"
(325.88mm)
15.06"
(382.52mm)
-2.23"
(-56.64mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 2002 1936
98th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2019
Apr–Dec 2003
9-Month
15.11"
(383.79mm)
17.01"
(432.05mm)
-1.90"
(-48.26mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 2002 1936
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2019
Mar–Dec 2003
10-Month
16.05"
(407.67mm)
18.06"
(458.72mm)
-2.01"
(-51.05mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 2002 1936
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2019
Feb–Dec 2003
11-Month
16.68"
(423.67mm)
18.60"
(472.44mm)
-1.92"
(-48.77mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 2002 1936
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2019
Jan–Dec 2003
12-Month
17.13"
(435.10mm)
19.07"
(484.38mm)
-1.94"
(-49.28mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 2002 1936
91st Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2019
Jul 2002–Dec 2003
18-Month
25.54"
(648.72mm)
27.82"
(706.63mm)
-2.28"
(-57.91mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 2002 1936
90th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2019
Jan 2002–Dec 2003
24-Month
31.43"
(798.32mm)
38.15"
(969.01mm)
-6.72"
(-170.69mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1976 1934
116th Wettest Wettest since: 2002 2019
Jan 2001–Dec 2003
36-Month
51.61"
(1,310.89mm)
57.20"
(1,452.88mm)
-5.59"
(-141.99mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1990 1936
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 2002 2019
Jan 2000–Dec 2003
48-Month
70.73"
(1,796.54mm)
76.16"
(1,934.46mm)
-5.43"
(-137.92mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1991 1936
99th Wettest Wettest since: 2002 1998
Jan 1999–Dec 2003
60-Month
92.34"
(2,345.44mm)
95.09"
(2,415.29mm)
-2.75"
(-69.85mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 1992 1937
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 2002 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2020, retrieved on December 1, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/