September Precipitation Records Set

October 1, 2012 - The Black Hills region experienced one of its driest Septembers on record. Many stations did not record any precipitation for the entire month, setting or tying their driest September records. Most locations received less than 0.25 inches of precipitaton with only Cedar Butte, Martin, and Mission recording more than 0.25 inches. Temperatures were also above normal and several stations also had one of their warmest Septembers.

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Station

Precipitation (inches)

Ranking for Sep

September Record

SOUTH DAKOTA      
Bison Trace 1st tied with 2011, 1969, 1952, 1935
Cottonwood 0.00 1st tied with 1975
Dupree 0.15 9th 0.01" in 1958
Fort Meade Trace 1st previous record: 0.02" in 1975
Hot Springs 0.03 1st previous record: 0.04" in 1958
Interior / Badlands Nat'l Park 0.01 1st previous record: 0.03" in 1979
Lead Trace 1st previous record: 0.04" in 1958
Lemmon 0.08 1st tied with 1952
Maurine / Opal 0.00 1st previous record: 0.06" in 1979, 1976
Milesville 0.05 2nd 0.00" in 1916
Mission 14S 0.20 2nd 0.00" in 1953
Mount Rushmore 0.14 1st tied with 1975
Newell 0.00 1st tied with 1975, 1922
Oelrichs 0.18 11th 0.00" in 1956, 1933, 1920, 1916, 1893
Pactola 0.06 2nd 0.04" in 1975
Rapid City - downtown 0.03 2nd 0.02" in 1888
Rapid City - airport 0.14 4th 0.03" in 1975, 1958
       
WYOMING      
Gillette 4SE 0.04 4th 0.00" in 1952
Newcastle 0.13 8th 0.00" in 1954
Sundance Trace 1st previous record: 0.10" in 1922

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Station

Average Temperature

September Ranking

September Record

Bison 64.3 5th 68.3 degrees in 1998
Interior / Badlands Nat'l Park 69.0 8th 72.9 degrees in 1998
Milesville 66.0 9th 69.7 degrees in 1998
Mission 14S 64.2 8th 69.2 degrees in 1998
Rapid City - downtown 66.4 7th 68.8 degrees in 1897



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