Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, January 2020

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 2020
1-Month
0.41"
(10.41mm)
0.47"
(11.94mm)
-0.06"
(-1.53mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 2018 1942
59th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1897
Ties: 1973, 2012
Dec 2019–Jan 2020
2-Month
1.38"
(35.05mm)
0.95"
(24.13mm)
0.43"
(10.92mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 2018 1987
19th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1910
Ties: 1956
Nov 2019–Jan 2020
3-Month
2.32"
(58.93mm)
1.60"
(40.64mm)
0.72"
(18.29mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 2019 1913
18th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1923
Oct 2019–Jan 2020
4-Month
4.45"
(113.03mm)
2.88"
(73.15mm)
1.57"
(39.88mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 2019 1913
16th Wettest Wettest since: 2014 1999
Sep 2019–Jan 2020
5-Month
8.35"
(212.09mm)
4.51"
(114.55mm)
3.84"
(97.54mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 2019 1953
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 1997 1997
Aug 2019–Jan 2020
6-Month
12.00"
(304.80mm)
6.67"
(169.42mm)
5.33"
(135.38mm)
126th Driest Driest since: 2019 1959
1st Wettest Wettest since: 1997 1997, 2020
Ties: 1997
Jul 2019–Jan 2020
7-Month
17.45"
(443.23mm)
9.22"
(234.19mm)
8.23"
(209.04mm)
126th Driest Driest since: 2019 1977
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Jun 2019–Jan 2020
8-Month
20.08"
(510.03mm)
12.65"
(321.31mm)
7.43"
(188.72mm)
126th Driest Driest since: 2019 1937
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
May 2019–Jan 2020
9-Month
25.98"
(659.89mm)
15.55"
(394.97mm)
10.43"
(264.92mm)
126th Driest Driest since: 2019 1937
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Apr 2019–Jan 2020
10-Month
28.62"
(726.95mm)
17.49"
(444.25mm)
11.13"
(282.70mm)
126th Driest Driest since: 2019 1937
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Mar 2019–Jan 2020
11-Month
30.31"
(769.87mm)
18.54"
(470.92mm)
11.77"
(298.95mm)
126th Driest Driest since: 2019 1937
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Feb 2019–Jan 2020
12-Month
31.32"
(795.53mm)
19.08"
(484.63mm)
12.24"
(310.90mm)
126th Driest Driest since: 2019 1937
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Aug 2018–Jan 2020
18-Month
39.70"
(1,008.38mm)
25.74"
(653.80mm)
13.96"
(354.58mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 2019 1937
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Feb 2018–Jan 2020
24-Month
54.76"
(1,390.90mm)
38.13"
(968.50mm)
16.63"
(422.40mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 2019 1935
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Feb 2017–Jan 2020
36-Month
72.01"
(1,829.05mm)
57.09"
(1,450.09mm)
14.92"
(378.96mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 2019 1937
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Feb 2016–Jan 2020
48-Month
93.10"
(2,364.74mm)
76.02"
(1,930.91mm)
17.08"
(433.83mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 2019 1937
5th Wettest Wettest since: 2012 2011
Feb 2015–Jan 2020
60-Month
115.88"
(2,943.35mm)
94.93"
(2,411.22mm)
20.95"
(532.13mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 2019 1938
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 2012 2012

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published February 2021, retrieved on March 5, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/