Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, February 2020

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
February 2020
1-Month
0.42"
(10.67mm)
0.54"
(13.72mm)
-0.12"
(-3.05mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 2017 1985
78th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1915
Ties: 1943, 1980, 1995
Jan–Feb 2020
2-Month
0.83"
(21.08mm)
1.01"
(25.65mm)
-0.18"
(-4.57mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 2015 1983
79th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1915
Ties: 1935
Dec 2019–Feb 2020
3-Month
1.80"
(45.72mm)
1.49"
(37.85mm)
0.31"
(7.87mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 2018 2002
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1997
Ties: 1950, 2012
Nov 2019–Feb 2020
4-Month
2.74"
(69.60mm)
2.14"
(54.36mm)
0.60"
(15.24mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 2018 1913
27th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1997
Oct 2019–Feb 2020
5-Month
4.86"
(123.44mm)
3.42"
(86.87mm)
1.44"
(36.57mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 2018 1934
19th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1999
Sep 2019–Feb 2020
6-Month
8.76"
(222.50mm)
5.05"
(128.27mm)
3.71"
(94.23mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 2019 1934
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 1997 1997
Aug 2019–Feb 2020
7-Month
12.41"
(315.21mm)
7.21"
(183.13mm)
5.20"
(132.08mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 2019 1959
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 1997 1997
Jul 2019–Feb 2020
8-Month
17.86"
(453.64mm)
9.76"
(247.90mm)
8.10"
(205.74mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 2019 1977
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Jun 2019–Feb 2020
9-Month
20.49"
(520.45mm)
13.19"
(335.03mm)
7.30"
(185.42mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 2019 1937
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
May 2019–Feb 2020
10-Month
26.39"
(670.31mm)
16.09"
(408.69mm)
10.30"
(261.62mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 2019 1937
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Apr 2019–Feb 2020
11-Month
29.03"
(737.36mm)
18.03"
(457.96mm)
11.00"
(279.40mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 2019 1937
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Mar 2019–Feb 2020
12-Month
30.72"
(780.29mm)
19.08"
(484.63mm)
11.64"
(295.66mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 2019 1937
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Sep 2018–Feb 2020
18-Month
38.17"
(969.52mm)
24.12"
(612.65mm)
14.05"
(356.87mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 2019 1937
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Mar 2018–Feb 2020
24-Month
54.23"
(1,377.44mm)
38.13"
(968.50mm)
16.10"
(408.94mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 2019 1935
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Mar 2017–Feb 2020
36-Month
72.05"
(1,830.07mm)
57.10"
(1,450.34mm)
14.95"
(379.73mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 2019 1937
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 2011 2011
Mar 2016–Feb 2020
48-Month
92.93"
(2,360.42mm)
76.02"
(1,930.91mm)
16.91"
(429.51mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 2019 1937
5th Wettest Wettest since: 2012 2011
Mar 2015–Feb 2020
60-Month
115.95"
(2,945.13mm)
94.94"
(2,411.48mm)
21.01"
(533.65mm)
119th 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 May 2020, retrieved on May 30, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/