Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, May 2018

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 2018
1-Month
2.71"
(68.83mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
-0.21"
(-5.34mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 2017 1940
66th Wettest Wettest since: 2015 1962
Apr–May 2018
2-Month
4.41"
(112.01mm)
4.87"
(123.70mm)
-0.46"
(-11.69mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 2017 1934
74th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 1927
Mar–May 2018
3-Month
5.94"
(150.88mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
0.02"
(0.51mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 2017 1934
66th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 1942
Feb–May 2018
4-Month
6.88"
(174.75mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
0.42"
(10.67mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 2017 1934
54th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 1942
Jan–May 2018
5-Month
7.18"
(182.37mm)
6.93"
(176.02mm)
0.25"
(6.35mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 2017 1934
57th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 2019
Dec 2017–May 2018
6-Month
7.60"
(193.04mm)
7.41"
(188.21mm)
0.19"
(4.83mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 2017 1934
60th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 2019
Ties: 1909
Nov 2017–May 2018
7-Month
7.83"
(198.88mm)
8.06"
(204.72mm)
-0.23"
(-5.84mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 2014 1934
70th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 2019
Oct 2017–May 2018
8-Month
9.07"
(230.38mm)
9.34"
(237.24mm)
-0.27"
(-6.86mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 2006 1934
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1995
Ties: 2000
Sep 2017–May 2018
9-Month
11.56"
(293.62mm)
10.97"
(278.64mm)
0.59"
(14.98mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 2017 1934
49th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 2019
Aug 2017–May 2018
10-Month
14.73"
(374.14mm)
13.13"
(333.50mm)
1.60"
(40.64mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 2017 1934
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 2016 2019
Jul 2017–May 2018
11-Month
16.85"
(427.99mm)
15.68"
(398.27mm)
1.17"
(29.72mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 2017 1934
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 2016 2019
Jun 2017–May 2018
12-Month
19.04"
(483.62mm)
19.11"
(485.39mm)
-0.07"
(-1.77mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 2017 1934
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 2016 2019
Ties: 1967
Dec 2016–May 2018
18-Month
26.06"
(661.92mm)
26.49"
(672.85mm)
-0.43"
(-10.93mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 2013 1934
74th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1916
Jun 2016–May 2018
24-Month
37.30"
(947.42mm)
38.16"
(969.26mm)
-0.86"
(-21.84mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 2013 1937
77th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 2011
Jun 2015–May 2018
36-Month
60.83"
(1,545.08mm)
57.11"
(1,450.59mm)
3.72"
(94.49mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 2015 1936
35th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 2011
Jun 2014–May 2018
48-Month
82.71"
(2,100.83mm)
76.05"
(1,931.67mm)
6.66"
(169.16mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 2015 1937
28th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 2011
Jun 2013–May 2018
60-Month
104.43"
(2,652.52mm)
94.95"
(2,411.73mm)
9.48"
(240.79mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 2017 1937
25th Wettest Wettest since: 2015 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2019, retrieved on November 17, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/