Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, January 2018

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 2018
1-Month
0.30"
(7.62mm)
0.47"
(11.94mm)
-0.17"
(-4.32mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 2016 1942
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1897
Ties: 2006
Dec 2017–Jan 2018
2-Month
0.72"
(18.29mm)
0.95"
(24.13mm)
-0.23"
(-5.84mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 2012 1987
84th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1910
Ties: 1963, 1989
Nov 2017–Jan 2018
3-Month
0.95"
(24.13mm)
1.60"
(40.64mm)
-0.65"
(-16.51mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 2012 1913
100th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1923
Oct 2017–Jan 2018
4-Month
2.19"
(55.63mm)
2.88"
(73.15mm)
-0.69"
(-17.52mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 2015 1913
88th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1999
Ties: 1924
Sep 2017–Jan 2018
5-Month
4.68"
(118.87mm)
4.51"
(114.55mm)
0.17"
(4.32mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 2015 1953
54th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1997
Aug 2017–Jan 2018
6-Month
7.85"
(199.39mm)
6.67"
(169.42mm)
1.18"
(29.97mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 2015 1959
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1997, 2020
Jul 2017–Jan 2018
7-Month
9.97"
(253.24mm)
9.22"
(234.19mm)
0.75"
(19.05mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 2015 1977
45th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 2020
Jun 2017–Jan 2018
8-Month
12.16"
(308.86mm)
12.65"
(321.31mm)
-0.49"
(-12.45mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 2013 1937
68th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 2020
May 2017–Jan 2018
9-Month
14.28"
(362.71mm)
15.55"
(394.97mm)
-1.27"
(-32.26mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 2013 1937
81st Wettest Wettest since: 2017 2020
Apr 2017–Jan 2018
10-Month
16.22"
(411.99mm)
17.49"
(444.25mm)
-1.27"
(-32.26mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 2013 1937
78th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 2020
Mar 2017–Jan 2018
11-Month
16.88"
(428.75mm)
18.54"
(470.92mm)
-1.66"
(-42.17mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 2013 1937
84th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 2020
Feb 2017–Jan 2018
12-Month
17.25"
(438.15mm)
19.08"
(484.63mm)
-1.83"
(-46.48mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 2013 1937
87th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 2020
Aug 2016–Jan 2018
18-Month
25.90"
(657.86mm)
25.74"
(653.80mm)
0.16"
(4.06mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 2013 1937
61st Wettest Wettest since: 2017 2020
Feb 2016–Jan 2018
24-Month
38.34"
(973.84mm)
38.13"
(968.50mm)
0.21"
(5.34mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 2013 1935
69th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 2020
Feb 2015–Jan 2018
36-Month
61.12"
(1,552.45mm)
57.09"
(1,450.09mm)
4.03"
(102.36mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 2015 1937
39th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 2020
Feb 2014–Jan 2018
48-Month
81.34"
(2,066.04mm)
76.02"
(1,930.91mm)
5.32"
(135.13mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 2015 1937
40th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 2011
Feb 2013–Jan 2018
60-Month
106.07"
(2,694.18mm)
94.93"
(2,411.22mm)
11.14"
(282.96mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 2017 1938
18th Wettest Wettest since: 2015 2012
Ties: 1919

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published January 2021, retrieved on January 19, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/