Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, May 2006

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 2006
1-Month
1.20"
(30.48mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
-1.72"
(-43.69mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1966 1940
120th Wettest Wettest since: 2005 1962
Apr–May 2006
2-Month
3.56"
(90.42mm)
4.87"
(123.70mm)
-1.31"
(-33.28mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 2002 1934
96th Wettest Wettest since: 2005 1927
Mar–May 2006
3-Month
4.91"
(124.71mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
-1.01"
(-25.66mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 2002 1934
91st Wettest Wettest since: 2005 1942
Feb–May 2006
4-Month
5.20"
(132.08mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
-1.26"
(-32.00mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 2002 1934
96th Wettest Wettest since: 2005 1942
Jan–May 2006
5-Month
5.50"
(139.70mm)
6.93"
(176.02mm)
-1.43"
(-36.32mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 2002 1934
99th Wettest Wettest since: 2005 2019
Dec 2005–May 2006
6-Month
6.24"
(158.50mm)
7.41"
(188.21mm)
-1.17"
(-29.71mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 2002 1934
90th Wettest Wettest since: 2005 2019
Nov 2005–May 2006
7-Month
7.31"
(185.67mm)
8.06"
(204.72mm)
-0.75"
(-19.05mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 2002 1934
84th Wettest Wettest since: 2005 2019
Oct 2005–May 2006
8-Month
8.21"
(208.53mm)
9.34"
(237.24mm)
-1.13"
(-28.71mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 2002 1934
91st Wettest Wettest since: 2005 1995
Sep 2005–May 2006
9-Month
10.35"
(262.89mm)
10.97"
(278.64mm)
-0.62"
(-15.75mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 2002 1934
76th Wettest Wettest since: 2005 2019
Ties: 1948
Aug 2005–May 2006
10-Month
12.28"
(311.91mm)
13.13"
(333.50mm)
-0.85"
(-21.59mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 2004 1934
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 2005 2019
Jul 2005–May 2006
11-Month
13.94"
(354.08mm)
15.68"
(398.27mm)
-1.74"
(-44.19mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 2004 1934
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 2005 2019
Jun 2005–May 2006
12-Month
18.98"
(482.09mm)
19.11"
(485.39mm)
-0.13"
(-3.30mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 2004 1934
65th Wettest Wettest since: 2005 2019
Dec 2004–May 2006
18-Month
26.29"
(667.77mm)
26.49"
(672.85mm)
-0.20"
(-5.08mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 2004 1934
69th Wettest Wettest since: 2005 2020
Jun 2004–May 2006
24-Month
40.01"
(1,016.25mm)
38.16"
(969.26mm)
1.85"
(46.99mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 2005 1937
49th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2020
Jun 2003–May 2006
36-Month
57.03"
(1,448.56mm)
57.11"
(1,450.59mm)
-0.08"
(-2.03mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 2005 1936
70th Wettest Wettest since: 2002 2011
Jun 2002–May 2006
48-Month
74.08"
(1,881.63mm)
76.05"
(1,931.67mm)
-1.97"
(-50.04mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 2005 1937
77th Wettest Wettest since: 2003 2011
Jun 2001–May 2006
60-Month
90.13"
(2,289.30mm)
94.95"
(2,411.73mm)
-4.82"
(-122.43mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 1992 1937
94th Wettest Wettest since: 2005 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published June 2020, retrieved on July 7, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/