Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, December 2016

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 2016
1-Month
1.25"
(31.75mm)
0.48"
(12.19mm)
0.77"
(19.56mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 2015 1986
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1909
Nov–Dec 2016
2-Month
2.16"
(54.86mm)
1.14"
(28.96mm)
1.02"
(25.90mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 2015 1912
8th Wettest Wettest since: 2000 1922
Oct–Dec 2016
3-Month
3.39"
(86.11mm)
2.42"
(61.47mm)
0.97"
(24.64mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 2014 1912
27th Wettest Wettest since: 2015 1998
Sep–Dec 2016
4-Month
5.36"
(136.14mm)
4.03"
(102.36mm)
1.33"
(33.78mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 2015 1952
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 2013 1996
Aug–Dec 2016
5-Month
7.97"
(202.44mm)
6.17"
(156.72mm)
1.80"
(45.72mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 2014 1958
21st Wettest Wettest since: 2015 2019
Jul–Dec 2016
6-Month
10.71"
(272.03mm)
8.71"
(221.23mm)
2.00"
(50.80mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 2014 1976
30th Wettest Wettest since: 2015 2019
Jun–Dec 2016
7-Month
12.49"
(317.25mm)
12.14"
(308.36mm)
0.35"
(8.89mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 2012 1936
56th Wettest Wettest since: 2015 2019
Ties: 1926
May–Dec 2016
8-Month
15.03"
(381.76mm)
15.06"
(382.52mm)
-0.03"
(-0.76mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 2012 1936
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 2015 2019
Apr–Dec 2016
9-Month
18.79"
(477.27mm)
17.01"
(432.05mm)
1.78"
(45.22mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 2012 1936
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 2015 2019
Mar–Dec 2016
10-Month
19.83"
(503.68mm)
18.06"
(458.72mm)
1.77"
(44.96mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 2014 1936
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 2015 2019
Feb–Dec 2016
11-Month
20.41"
(518.41mm)
18.60"
(472.44mm)
1.81"
(45.97mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 2014 1936
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 2015 2019
Jan–Dec 2016
12-Month
20.68"
(525.27mm)
19.07"
(484.38mm)
1.61"
(40.89mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 2014 1936
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 2015 2019
Ties: 1901, 1922
Jul 2015–Dec 2016
18-Month
31.97"
(812.04mm)
27.82"
(706.63mm)
4.15"
(105.41mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 2015 1936
26th Wettest Wettest since: 2014 2019
Jan 2015–Dec 2016
24-Month
43.46"
(1,103.88mm)
38.15"
(969.01mm)
5.31"
(134.87mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 2015 1934
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 2014 2019
Jan 2014–Dec 2016
36-Month
63.65"
(1,616.71mm)
57.20"
(1,452.88mm)
6.45"
(163.83mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 2014 1936
25th Wettest Wettest since: 2015 2019
Jan 2013–Dec 2016
48-Month
88.59"
(2,250.19mm)
76.16"
(1,934.46mm)
12.43"
(315.73mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 2015 1936
9th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1998
Jan 2012–Dec 2016
60-Month
103.17"
(2,620.52mm)
95.09"
(2,415.29mm)
8.08"
(205.23mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 2007 1937
29th Wettest Wettest since: 2015 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published May 2021, retrieved on May 9, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/