Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, December 2018

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 2018
1-Month
0.97"
(24.64mm)
0.48"
(12.19mm)
0.49"
(12.45mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 2017 1986
11th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 1909
Ties: 2019
Nov–Dec 2018
2-Month
1.70"
(43.18mm)
1.14"
(28.96mm)
0.56"
(14.22mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 2017 1912
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 2016 1922
Oct–Dec 2018
3-Month
3.40"
(86.36mm)
2.42"
(61.47mm)
0.98"
(24.89mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 2017 1912
26th Wettest Wettest since: 2015 1998
Sep–Dec 2018
4-Month
5.95"
(151.13mm)
4.03"
(102.36mm)
1.92"
(48.77mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 2017 1952
17th Wettest Wettest since: 2013 1996
Aug–Dec 2018
5-Month
7.89"
(200.41mm)
6.17"
(156.72mm)
1.72"
(43.69mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 2017 1958
24th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 2019
Jul–Dec 2018
6-Month
11.29"
(286.77mm)
8.71"
(221.23mm)
2.58"
(65.54mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 2017 1976
15th Wettest Wettest since: 2015 2019
Ties: 2010, 2015
Jun–Dec 2018
7-Month
16.07"
(408.18mm)
12.14"
(308.36mm)
3.93"
(99.82mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 2017 1936
11th Wettest Wettest since: 2010 2019
May–Dec 2018
8-Month
18.78"
(477.01mm)
15.06"
(382.52mm)
3.72"
(94.49mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 2017 1936
17th Wettest Wettest since: 2015 2019
Apr–Dec 2018
9-Month
20.48"
(520.19mm)
17.01"
(432.05mm)
3.47"
(88.14mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 2017 1936
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 2015 2019
Mar–Dec 2018
10-Month
22.01"
(559.05mm)
18.06"
(458.72mm)
3.95"
(100.33mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 2017 1936
20th Wettest Wettest since: 2015 2019
Feb–Dec 2018
11-Month
22.95"
(582.93mm)
18.60"
(472.44mm)
4.35"
(110.49mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 2017 1936
17th Wettest Wettest since: 2013 2019
Jan–Dec 2018
12-Month
23.25"
(590.55mm)
19.07"
(484.38mm)
4.18"
(106.17mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 2017 1936
18th Wettest Wettest since: 2013 2019
Jul 2017–Dec 2018
18-Month
32.92"
(836.17mm)
27.82"
(706.63mm)
5.10"
(129.54mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 2017 1936
19th Wettest Wettest since: 2014 2019
Jan 2017–Dec 2018
24-Month
40.88"
(1,038.35mm)
38.15"
(969.01mm)
2.73"
(69.34mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 2017 1934
41st Wettest Wettest since: 2016 2019
Jan 2016–Dec 2018
36-Month
61.56"
(1,563.62mm)
57.20"
(1,452.88mm)
4.36"
(110.74mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 2017 1936
35th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 2019
Jan 2015–Dec 2018
48-Month
84.34"
(2,142.24mm)
76.16"
(1,934.46mm)
8.18"
(207.78mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 2017 1936
24th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 1998
Jan 2014–Dec 2018
60-Month
104.53"
(2,655.06mm)
95.09"
(2,415.29mm)
9.44"
(239.77mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 2016 1937
24th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published May 2021, retrieved on May 16, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/