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Rapid City May Precipitation Totals

A time series of total precipitation in the month of May in Rapid City, South Dakota from 1948–2022.
Rainiest May in Rapid City History
The rainiest May in Rapid City, South Dakota history happened in 1996, with 8.19 inches of total precipitation.
Driest May in Rapid City History
The driest May in Rapid City, South Dakota history happened in 1966, with just 0.33 inches of total precipitation.
Rapid City Average May Precipitation by Year
Year Precipitation (inches)
2022 2.58
2021 2.49
2020 2.27
2019 7.80
2018 4.04
2017 1.17
2016 0.84
2015 6.86
2014 1.54
2013 3.16
2012 2.12
2011 5.88
2010 5.19
2009 0.94
2008 7.24
2007 2.93
2006 1.82
2005 5.30
2004 2.55
2003 1.32
2002 1.61
2001 1.73
2000 2.39
1999 4.50
1998 2.35
1997 5.35
1996 8.19
1995 4.03
1994 1.47
1993 2.16
1992 2.47
1991 4.41
1990 4.87
1989 1.40
1988 3.25
1987 3.39
1986 1.43
1985 1.24
1984 1.56
1983 2.19
1982 6.50
1981 2.81
1980 1.58
1979 1.17
1978 3.13
1977 2.49
1976 2.74
1975 1.23
1974 1.32
1973 2.37
1972 3.28
1971 3.70
1970 2.41
1969 2.20
1968 1.69
1967 3.20
1966 0.33
1965 6.97
1964 2.52
1963 1.18
1962 6.91
1961 1.29
1960 2.23
1959 3.26
1958 1.05
1957 7.05
1956 2.09
1955 1.70
1954 2.68
1953 1.69
1952 3.76
1951 1.87
1950 2.44
1949 1.63
1948 1.68