Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, December 2004

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 2004
1-Month
0.09"
(2.29mm)
0.48"
(12.19mm)
-0.39"
(-9.90mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 2001 1986
120th Wettest Wettest since: 2003 1909
Ties: 1943, 1979
Nov–Dec 2004
2-Month
0.45"
(11.43mm)
1.14"
(28.96mm)
-0.69"
(-17.53mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 2002 1912
115th Wettest Wettest since: 2003 1922
Oct–Dec 2004
3-Month
2.65"
(67.31mm)
2.42"
(61.47mm)
0.23"
(5.84mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 2003 1912
46th Wettest Wettest since: 2000 1998
Sep–Dec 2004
4-Month
6.53"
(165.86mm)
4.03"
(102.36mm)
2.50"
(63.50mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 2003 1952
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1996
Aug–Dec 2004
5-Month
8.31"
(211.07mm)
6.17"
(156.72mm)
2.14"
(54.35mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 2003 1958
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1996
Jul–Dec 2004
6-Month
11.17"
(283.72mm)
8.71"
(221.23mm)
2.46"
(62.49mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 2003 1976
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1998
Jun–Dec 2004
7-Month
13.81"
(350.77mm)
12.14"
(308.36mm)
1.67"
(42.41mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 2003 1936
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1915
May–Dec 2004
8-Month
17.51"
(444.75mm)
15.06"
(382.52mm)
2.45"
(62.23mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 2003 1936
28th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1915
Ties: 2007
Apr–Dec 2004
9-Month
18.39"
(467.11mm)
17.01"
(432.05mm)
1.38"
(35.06mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 2003 1936
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 1915
Mar–Dec 2004
10-Month
20.00"
(508.00mm)
18.06"
(458.72mm)
1.94"
(49.28mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 2003 1936
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 1915
Feb–Dec 2004
11-Month
20.46"
(519.68mm)
18.60"
(472.44mm)
1.86"
(47.24mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 2003 1936
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 1915
Jan–Dec 2004
12-Month
20.79"
(528.07mm)
19.07"
(484.38mm)
1.72"
(43.69mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 2003 1936
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 1915
Jul 2003–Dec 2004
18-Month
27.22"
(691.39mm)
27.82"
(706.63mm)
-0.60"
(-15.24mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 2003 1936
67th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2010
Jan 2003–Dec 2004
24-Month
37.92"
(963.17mm)
38.15"
(969.01mm)
-0.23"
(-5.84mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 2003 1934
70th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1915
Jan 2002–Dec 2004
36-Month
52.22"
(1,326.39mm)
57.20"
(1,452.88mm)
-4.98"
(-126.49mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 2003 1936
98th Wettest Wettest since: 2002 2010
Jan 2001–Dec 2004
48-Month
72.40"
(1,838.96mm)
76.16"
(1,934.46mm)
-3.76"
(-95.50mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 2003 1936
89th Wettest Wettest since: 2002 1998
Ties: 1900
Jan 2000–Dec 2004
60-Month
91.52"
(2,324.61mm)
95.09"
(2,415.29mm)
-3.57"
(-90.68mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 1992 1937
89th Wettest Wettest since: 2003 2011
Ties: 1990

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2019, retrieved on November 14, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/