Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

Look up monthly rankings for 1-12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 60-month time periods using the options below. Data and statistics are as of July 2019. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.


South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, May 2019

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 2019
1-Month
5.98"
(151.89mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
3.06"
(77.72mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 2018 1940
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 1982 1962
Apr–May 2019
2-Month
8.62"
(218.95mm)
4.87"
(123.70mm)
3.75"
(95.25mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 2018 1934
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 1927
Mar–May 2019
3-Month
10.31"
(261.87mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
4.39"
(111.50mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 2018 1934
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 1942
Feb–May 2019
4-Month
11.32"
(287.53mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
4.86"
(123.45mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 2018 1934
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jan–May 2019
5-Month
11.81"
(299.97mm)
6.93"
(176.02mm)
4.88"
(123.95mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 2018 1934
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Dec 2018–May 2019
6-Month
12.78"
(324.61mm)
7.41"
(188.21mm)
5.37"
(136.40mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 2018 1934
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Nov 2018–May 2019
7-Month
13.51"
(343.15mm)
8.06"
(204.72mm)
5.45"
(138.43mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 2018 1934
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Oct 2018–May 2019
8-Month
15.21"
(386.33mm)
9.34"
(237.24mm)
5.87"
(149.09mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 2018 1934
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 1995 1995
Sep 2018–May 2019
9-Month
17.76"
(451.10mm)
10.97"
(278.64mm)
6.79"
(172.46mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 2018 1934
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Aug 2018–May 2019
10-Month
19.70"
(500.38mm)
13.13"
(333.50mm)
6.57"
(166.88mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 2018 1934
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jul 2018–May 2019
11-Month
23.10"
(586.74mm)
15.68"
(398.27mm)
7.42"
(188.47mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 2018 1934
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jun 2018–May 2019
12-Month
27.88"
(708.15mm)
19.11"
(485.39mm)
8.77"
(222.76mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 2018 1934
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Dec 2017–May 2019
18-Month
35.48"
(901.19mm)
26.49"
(672.85mm)
8.99"
(228.34mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 2018 1934
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1916
Jun 2017–May 2019
24-Month
46.92"
(1,191.77mm)
38.16"
(969.26mm)
8.76"
(222.51mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 2018 1937
9th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 2011
Jun 2016–May 2019
36-Month
65.18"
(1,655.57mm)
57.11"
(1,450.59mm)
8.07"
(204.98mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 2018 1936
16th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 2011
Jun 2015–May 2019
48-Month
88.71"
(2,253.23mm)
76.05"
(1,931.67mm)
12.66"
(321.56mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 2018 1937
8th Wettest Wettest since: 2012 2011
Jun 2014–May 2019
60-Month
110.59"
(2,808.99mm)
94.95"
(2,411.73mm)
15.64"
(397.26mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 2018 1937
7th Wettest Wettest since: 2012 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published August 2019, retrieved on August 18, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/