Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, April 2016

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
April 2016
1-Month
3.76"
(95.50mm)
1.95"
(49.53mm)
1.81"
(45.97mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 2015 1926
7th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1986
Mar–Apr 2016
2-Month
4.80"
(121.92mm)
3.00"
(76.20mm)
1.80"
(45.72mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 2015 1926
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 1986
Feb–Apr 2016
3-Month
5.38"
(136.65mm)
3.54"
(89.92mm)
1.84"
(46.73mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 2015 1926
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 1986
Jan–Apr 2016
4-Month
5.65"
(143.51mm)
4.01"
(101.85mm)
1.64"
(41.66mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 2015 2015
14th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1986
Dec 2015–Apr 2016
5-Month
6.77"
(171.96mm)
4.49"
(114.05mm)
2.28"
(57.91mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 2015 1980
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1986
Nov 2015–Apr 2016
6-Month
7.79"
(197.87mm)
5.13"
(130.30mm)
2.66"
(67.57mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 2015 1934
5th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1986
Oct 2015–Apr 2016
7-Month
9.23"
(234.44mm)
6.41"
(162.81mm)
2.82"
(71.63mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 2015 1934
10th Wettest Wettest since: 2014 1999
Ties: 2019
Sep 2015–Apr 2016
8-Month
10.56"
(268.22mm)
8.05"
(204.47mm)
2.51"
(63.75mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 2015 1934
18th Wettest Wettest since: 2014 1997
Aug 2015–Apr 2016
9-Month
13.92"
(353.57mm)
10.20"
(259.08mm)
3.72"
(94.49mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 2015 1959
6th Wettest Wettest since: 2010 1986
Jul 2015–Apr 2016
10-Month
16.94"
(430.28mm)
12.76"
(324.10mm)
4.18"
(106.18mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 2015 1926
8th Wettest Wettest since: 2010 1986
Jun 2015–Apr 2016
11-Month
20.99"
(533.15mm)
16.19"
(411.23mm)
4.80"
(121.92mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 2015 1934
9th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1916
May 2015–Apr 2016
12-Month
26.71"
(678.43mm)
19.09"
(484.89mm)
7.62"
(193.54mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 2015 1937
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2016
Nov 2014–Apr 2016
18-Month
29.72"
(754.89mm)
24.21"
(614.93mm)
5.51"
(139.96mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 2015 1937
10th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1916
May 2014–Apr 2016
24-Month
45.29"
(1,150.37mm)
38.15"
(969.01mm)
7.14"
(181.36mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 2015 1937
16th Wettest Wettest since: 2012 1916
May 2013–Apr 2016
36-Month
69.41"
(1,763.01mm)
57.12"
(1,450.85mm)
12.29"
(312.16mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 2015 1937
4th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 2011
May 2012–Apr 2016
48-Month
83.17"
(2,112.52mm)
76.03"
(1,931.16mm)
7.14"
(181.36mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 2015 1937
31st Wettest Wettest since: 2014 2012
May 2011–Apr 2016
60-Month
104.87"
(2,663.70mm)
94.91"
(2,410.71mm)
9.96"
(252.99mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 2015 1938
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 2014 2012

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2019, retrieved on December 9, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/