Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, December 2012

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 2012
1-Month
0.63"
(16.00mm)
0.48"
(12.19mm)
0.15"
(3.81mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 2011 1986
31st Wettest Wettest since: 2010 1909
Ties: 1993
Nov–Dec 2012
2-Month
0.95"
(24.13mm)
1.14"
(28.96mm)
-0.19"
(-4.83mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 2011 1912
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 2010 1922
Oct–Dec 2012
3-Month
1.78"
(45.21mm)
2.42"
(61.47mm)
-0.64"
(-16.26mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 2011 1912
86th Wettest Wettest since: 2010 1998
Sep–Dec 2012
4-Month
1.98"
(50.29mm)
4.03"
(102.36mm)
-2.05"
(-52.07mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1976 1952
117th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1996
Aug–Dec 2012
5-Month
3.10"
(78.74mm)
6.17"
(156.72mm)
-3.07"
(-77.98mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1976 1958
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1996
Jul–Dec 2012
6-Month
4.64"
(117.86mm)
8.70"
(220.98mm)
-4.06"
(-103.12mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1976 1976
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1998
Ties: 1936
Jun–Dec 2012
7-Month
6.82"
(173.23mm)
12.14"
(308.36mm)
-5.32"
(-135.13mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1974 1936
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1915
May–Dec 2012
8-Month
9.61"
(244.09mm)
15.06"
(382.52mm)
-5.45"
(-138.43mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1976 1936
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1915
Apr–Dec 2012
9-Month
12.67"
(321.82mm)
17.01"
(432.05mm)
-4.34"
(-110.23mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1976 1936
116th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1915
Mar–Dec 2012
10-Month
13.04"
(331.22mm)
18.06"
(458.72mm)
-5.02"
(-127.50mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1976 1936
118th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1915
Feb–Dec 2012
11-Month
14.17"
(359.92mm)
18.60"
(472.44mm)
-4.43"
(-112.52mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 2002 1936
116th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1915
Jan–Dec 2012
12-Month
14.58"
(370.33mm)
19.07"
(484.38mm)
-4.49"
(-114.05mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 2002 1936
115th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1915
Jul 2011–Dec 2012
18-Month
22.29"
(566.17mm)
27.82"
(706.63mm)
-5.53"
(-140.46mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1976 1936
116th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 2010
Jan 2011–Dec 2012
24-Month
36.71"
(932.43mm)
38.15"
(969.01mm)
-1.44"
(-36.58mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 2006 1934
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1915
Jan 2010–Dec 2012
36-Month
61.39"
(1,559.31mm)
57.20"
(1,452.88mm)
4.19"
(106.43mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 2007 1936
36th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 2010
Jan 2009–Dec 2012
48-Month
83.98"
(2,133.09mm)
76.16"
(1,934.46mm)
7.82"
(198.63mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 2008 1936
24th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1998
Jan 2008–Dec 2012
60-Month
107.66"
(2,734.56mm)
95.09"
(2,415.29mm)
12.57"
(319.27mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 2009 1937
12th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2019, retrieved on November 20, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/