Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, May 2012

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 2012
1-Month
2.79"
(70.87mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
-0.13"
(-3.30mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 2009 1940
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1962
Ties: 2003
Apr–May 2012
2-Month
5.85"
(148.59mm)
4.87"
(123.70mm)
0.98"
(24.89mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 2009 1934
35th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1927
Ties: 1932
Mar–May 2012
3-Month
6.22"
(157.99mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
0.30"
(7.62mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 2009 1934
56th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1942
Feb–May 2012
4-Month
7.35"
(186.69mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
0.89"
(22.61mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 2009 1934
40th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1942
Jan–May 2012
5-Month
7.76"
(197.10mm)
6.93"
(176.02mm)
0.83"
(21.08mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 2009 1934
45th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 2019
Dec 2011–May 2012
6-Month
8.02"
(203.71mm)
7.41"
(188.21mm)
0.61"
(15.50mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 2009 1934
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 2011 2019
Nov 2011–May 2012
7-Month
8.26"
(209.80mm)
8.06"
(204.72mm)
0.20"
(5.08mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 2009 1934
57th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 2019
Oct 2011–May 2012
8-Month
9.37"
(238.00mm)
9.34"
(237.24mm)
0.03"
(0.76mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 2006 1934
61st Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1995
Sep 2011–May 2012
9-Month
10.00"
(254.00mm)
10.97"
(278.64mm)
-0.97"
(-24.64mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 2002 1934
81st Wettest Wettest since: 2011 2019
Aug 2011–May 2012
10-Month
12.32"
(312.93mm)
13.13"
(333.50mm)
-0.81"
(-20.57mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 2006 1934
79th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 2019
Jul 2011–May 2012
11-Month
15.47"
(392.94mm)
15.68"
(398.27mm)
-0.21"
(-5.33mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 2006 1934
67th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 2019
Jun 2011–May 2012
12-Month
19.99"
(507.75mm)
19.11"
(485.39mm)
0.88"
(22.36mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 2006 1934
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 2011 2019
Dec 2010–May 2012
18-Month
30.84"
(783.34mm)
26.49"
(672.85mm)
4.35"
(110.49mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 2009 1934
21st Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1916
Jun 2010–May 2012
24-Month
46.10"
(1,170.94mm)
38.16"
(969.26mm)
7.94"
(201.68mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 2009 1937
10th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 2011
Jun 2009–May 2012
36-Month
70.88"
(1,800.35mm)
57.11"
(1,450.59mm)
13.77"
(349.76mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 2010 1936
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 2011 2011
Jun 2008–May 2012
48-Month
93.55"
(2,376.17mm)
76.05"
(1,931.67mm)
17.50"
(444.50mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 2010 1937
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 2011 2011
Jun 2007–May 2012
60-Month
113.82"
(2,891.03mm)
94.95"
(2,411.73mm)
18.87"
(479.30mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 2010 1937
4th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1999

Citing This Page

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