Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, December 2017

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 2017
1-Month
0.42"
(10.67mm)
0.48"
(12.19mm)
-0.06"
(-1.52mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 2011 1986
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 2016 1909
Ties: 1899, 2000
Nov–Dec 2017
2-Month
0.65"
(16.51mm)
1.14"
(28.96mm)
-0.49"
(-12.45mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 2011 1912
98th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 1922
Oct–Dec 2017
3-Month
1.89"
(48.01mm)
2.42"
(61.47mm)
-0.53"
(-13.46mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 2014 1912
79th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 1998
Sep–Dec 2017
4-Month
4.38"
(111.25mm)
4.03"
(102.36mm)
0.35"
(8.89mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 2014 1952
51st Wettest Wettest since: 2016 1996
Aug–Dec 2017
5-Month
7.55"
(191.77mm)
6.17"
(156.72mm)
1.38"
(35.05mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 2014 1958
27th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 1996
Jul–Dec 2017
6-Month
9.67"
(245.62mm)
8.71"
(221.23mm)
0.96"
(24.39mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 2014 1976
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 2016 1998
Jun–Dec 2017
7-Month
11.86"
(301.24mm)
12.14"
(308.36mm)
-0.28"
(-7.12mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 2012 1936
66th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 1915
May–Dec 2017
8-Month
13.98"
(355.09mm)
15.06"
(382.52mm)
-1.08"
(-27.43mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 2012 1936
81st Wettest Wettest since: 2016 1915
Ties: 1969
Apr–Dec 2017
9-Month
15.92"
(404.37mm)
17.01"
(432.05mm)
-1.09"
(-27.68mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 2012 1936
77th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 1915
Ties: 1979
Mar–Dec 2017
10-Month
16.58"
(421.13mm)
18.06"
(458.72mm)
-1.48"
(-37.59mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 2012 1936
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 2016 1915
Ties: 1928
Feb–Dec 2017
11-Month
16.95"
(430.53mm)
18.60"
(472.44mm)
-1.65"
(-41.91mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 2012 1936
84th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 1915
Jan–Dec 2017
12-Month
17.63"
(447.80mm)
19.07"
(484.38mm)
-1.44"
(-36.58mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 2012 1936
79th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 1915
Jul 2016–Dec 2017
18-Month
28.34"
(719.84mm)
27.82"
(706.63mm)
0.52"
(13.21mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 2012 1936
54th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 2010
Jan 2016–Dec 2017
24-Month
38.31"
(973.07mm)
38.15"
(969.01mm)
0.16"
(4.06mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 2012 1934
68th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 1915
Jan 2015–Dec 2017
36-Month
61.09"
(1,551.69mm)
57.20"
(1,452.88mm)
3.89"
(98.81mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 2014 1936
38th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 2010
Jan 2014–Dec 2017
48-Month
81.28"
(2,064.51mm)
76.16"
(1,934.46mm)
5.12"
(130.05mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 2007 1936
39th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 1998
Jan 2013–Dec 2017
60-Month
106.22"
(2,697.99mm)
95.09"
(2,415.29mm)
11.13"
(282.70mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 2016 1937
17th Wettest Wettest since: 2014 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2019, retrieved on November 21, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/