Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, May 2005

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 2005
1-Month
3.70"
(93.98mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
0.78"
(19.81mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 2004 1940
29th Wettest Wettest since: 2004 1962
Ties: 2004
Apr–May 2005
2-Month
5.77"
(146.56mm)
4.87"
(123.70mm)
0.90"
(22.86mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 2004 1934
39th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1927
Mar–May 2005
3-Month
6.46"
(164.08mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
0.54"
(13.71mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 2004 1934
47th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1942
Ties: 1993
Feb–May 2005
4-Month
6.85"
(173.99mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
0.39"
(9.91mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 2004 1934
55th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1942
Jan–May 2005
5-Month
7.22"
(183.39mm)
6.93"
(176.02mm)
0.29"
(7.37mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 2004 1934
56th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2019
Dec 2004–May 2005
6-Month
7.31"
(185.67mm)
7.41"
(188.21mm)
-0.10"
(-2.54mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 2004 1934
66th Wettest Wettest since: 2003 2019
Nov 2004–May 2005
7-Month
7.67"
(194.82mm)
8.06"
(204.72mm)
-0.39"
(-9.90mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 2003 1934
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 2004 2019
Oct 2004–May 2005
8-Month
9.87"
(250.70mm)
9.34"
(237.24mm)
0.53"
(13.46mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 2004 1934
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1995
Sep 2004–May 2005
9-Month
13.75"
(349.25mm)
10.97"
(278.64mm)
2.78"
(70.61mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 2004 1934
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
Ties: 1982
Aug 2004–May 2005
10-Month
15.53"
(394.46mm)
13.13"
(333.50mm)
2.40"
(60.96mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 2004 1934
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
Jul 2004–May 2005
11-Month
18.39"
(467.11mm)
15.68"
(398.27mm)
2.71"
(68.84mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 2004 1934
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
Jun 2004–May 2005
12-Month
21.03"
(534.16mm)
19.11"
(485.39mm)
1.92"
(48.77mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 2004 1934
34th Wettest Wettest since: 2000 2019
Dec 2003–May 2005
18-Month
28.30"
(718.82mm)
26.49"
(672.85mm)
1.81"
(45.97mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 2004 1934
40th Wettest Wettest since: 2000 1916
Jun 2003–May 2005
24-Month
38.05"
(966.47mm)
38.16"
(969.26mm)
-0.11"
(-2.79mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 2004 1937
68th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2011
Jun 2002–May 2005
36-Month
55.10"
(1,399.54mm)
57.11"
(1,450.59mm)
-2.01"
(-51.05mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 2004 1936
84th Wettest Wettest since: 2002 2011
Jun 2001–May 2005
48-Month
71.15"
(1,807.21mm)
76.05"
(1,931.67mm)
-4.90"
(-124.46mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 2004 1937
95th Wettest Wettest since: 2003 2011
Jun 2000–May 2005
60-Month
90.50"
(2,298.70mm)
94.95"
(2,411.73mm)
-4.45"
(-113.03mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1992 1937
90th Wettest Wettest since: 2004 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 18, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/